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The Strange Tale of an Uber Car Crash and What It Means for the Future of Auto Insurance

When you're hitching a ride with Uber, Sidecar, or Lyft, it's not always clear who's liable in the event of an accident.

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Yes, Amsterdam Really Did Banish an Entire Family to a Shipping Container 'Scum Village'

The city has sent a "socially disruptive" family to Zeeburger Island, an ex-industrial port zone monitored by a heavy police presence.

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Superlative of the Day: Japan Wants to Build the World's Tallest Ferris Wheel

It would be nearly twice the size of the London Eye.

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Most of the World's Tallest Buildings Game the System With 'Vanity Height'

Is all that space actually a waste?

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Mapping the 'Geography' of the Internet

The Internet isn't a place where everyone shouts at each other. It's a collection of lots of small places where people are chatting among themselves.

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How 5 Decades of Hispanic Immigration Gave Miami Its Own Unique English Dialect

Even native English speakers now sound slightly Latino. 

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What Austerity Looks Like in Lisbon

The once-bustling capital is now floundering.

Paolo Venturella

A Solar Building That Twists and Turns to Face the Sun

A Roman concept building would eliminate one of the major problems of solar panels – immobility.

Reuters

China's Newest Market Opportunity: Pollution Control

DIY entrepreneurs have developed ingenious—and affordable—products to satisfy the public's insatiable demand for pure air.

Rueters

Tokyo's Winning 2020 Olympics Bid Will Only Worsen Japan's Debt Headache

The city estimates the Games will cost between $5 and $6 billion and include the construction of 21 new sporting venues.

Jonathan Hull

A Succinct History of 220 Years of U.S. Population Growth, in 52 Seconds

An animation of western expansion.

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Can London Protect Cyclists From the Danger of Trucks?

A whopping 53 percent of bicycle deaths in the city involved trucks.

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One City's Long, Ongoing Struggle to Launch a Transit System

Arlington, Texas, recently got its first bus line — but it's hardly a comprehensive approach to public transportation.

California Gets a New Wildfire, and It's Visible From the Bay Area

A mushroom cloud of gray smoke on the San Francisco horizon is coming from a blaze on, appropriately, Mount Diablo.

Zara Matheson

The Best U.S. Metros for Recent College Grads Looking for Work

Why Baltimore or Austin may be a better bet this year than New York or L.A.

REUTERS

Why Prisoner Education Is Key to Reducing Crime

Educating an inmate reduces their odds of recidivism by 43 percent. 

Elahe Izadi

The Complex Life of Border Towns

For residents in Eagle Pass and other nearby towns, the border is not a political football but a daily reality. 

Reuters

As Cuts to SNAP Benefits Loom, Food Pantries Can Only Guess How to Prepare

Will anti-hunger groups across the country be expected to provide millions of extra meals next year, or billions?

Reuters

Even New York's Projects Are Gentrifying: Best #Cityreads of the Week

Our weekly roundup of the most intriguing articles about cities and urbanism.