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Meet the Jersey Shore's Giant Algal Blob

The massive bloom floating in the Atlantic seemingly exploded out of nowhere.

In 1914, Baltimore Wanted You to Know It Was the Best City Ever

A digitally preserved program from the city's Star Spangled Banner centennial festivities boasts about an unparalleled new sewer system, among other amenities.

Transportation Projects Don't Need to Take as Long as They Do

Using "lean" concepts, urban mobility can evolve as rapidly as iPhone apps.

Google Maps Has Finally Added a Geodesic Distance Measuring Tool

Helicopter owners and tech-savvy birds, rejoice. You can now map the literal shortest distance to your destination.

Car Insurance Companies Want to Track Your Every Move—and You're Going to Let Them

The future of the average insured driver lies in telematics. 

New York City Musical References, Mapped

Music is embedded in the streets, like the streets are embedded in the music.

Hey, Congress, Oregon Has Your Long-Term Highway Funding Solution Right Here

The state has released a brief policy history of its pay-per-mile program.

Surrealism Comes to Milan with Garbage-Bag Balloons

It's an experiment that might not immediately catch on in the fashion-conscious city.

Liven Up Your Next Party with Cricket Chips

Well, it really depends on how your friends feel about eating bugs.

Even the IOC Wants Tokyo to Scale Down Plans for 2020

Efforts to save the city's 56-year-old National Stadium won't stop the wrecking ball, but rising costs are forcing officials to pull back on building new venues.

The Nerd Garage of Your Dreams

With state-of-the-art equipment and courses on 3-D printing and personal prototyping, TechShops could change the face of manufacturing. 

The Last, Great Gasp of the American Station Wagon

Few true station wagons remain on the roads, but the imprint of their design influence is everywhere.

Cleveland Finally Wins Something: The 2016 Republican Convention

Hosting the event might not do much for the party or the city.

Restaurant Owner Sues Google for 'Sabotaging' Weekend Sales

The proprietor of D.C. eatery claims that an incorrect—and unvetted—listing on Google Places drove him out of business.

Harlem's Most Inventive New Building Looks Odd, But It's for a Purpose

The Sugar Hill development is an affordable-housing complex full of supportive amenities and innovations. But some are having a hard time with its neo-brutalist style.

The First Super Typhoon of 2014 Is a True Monster

All eyes in Japan are on Super Typhoon Neoguri, a tremendous storm set to create 40-foot-tall waves.

Smartphone Junkies Report Higher Job Satisfaction

That's because distracting the brain with Candy Crush and Facebook "improves employee well-being," according to one researcher.

Transit Projects Are About to Get Much, Much Easier in California

The state's push to end car-first street planning could ripple across the country.

America's Leading Design Cities

New York and L.A. aren't the only epicenters for graphic designers, architects, and fashion designers.