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NASA

The 500-Pound Fireball Over Pittsburgh

NASA captured video of a bright meteor blazing through the morning sky this week.

Stefanos

There's Something Suspicious About the 'New' Euro Note

Since when does currency show people fleeing buildings in terror?

Reuters/Kevork Djansezian

The Geography of Box Office Success

In honor of the Oscars, we tried mapping where 2014's biggest movies were set and shot. What we learned surprised us.

Mike Bain/Terminal

The Minimalist Art of Airport Runways

The most functional part of airport design gets turned into stark yet elegant art in a new poster series.

Reuters/Steve Marcus

The Vegas Strip Will Go Dark Tonight for an Unlikely Icon

The tradition has marked the passing of such luminaries as J.F.K., Sinatra, and Elvis. Now, it's Jerry Tarkanian's turn.

National Park Service Division of Natural Sounds and Night Skies

The Quietest Places in America, Mapped

New data from National Park Service scientists shows that "most people live in environments where night skies and soundscapes are profoundly degraded."

Reuters/Damir Sagolj

The Ghost of Earthquakes Past

Mega-quakes trigger massive temblors for years after they first hit.

Flickr/Matthew Hurst

Rising Sea Levels Are Already Making Miami's Floods Worse

We don’t have to look 85 years into the future to see what a sinking world looks like.

Russian Railways

The Sochi Light Rail Is the Most Epic Failure in Olympic History

Russian oligarchs who helped finance the most expensive Olympics in history are shedding their shares of the line, leaving it barely running.

GLEH/Triangle Square

Why LGBTQ Seniors Need a Housing Strategy of Their Own

A new coalition of advocacy groups aims to help cities plan affordable housing geared toward the aging LGBTQ community.

Anne Hamersky

How an Audio Booth Changed the Conversation Around a Major S.F. Redevelopment Project

The team reviving a former power plant in Bayview-Hunters Point partnered with StoryCorps, and the community response was pretty incredible.

PinPin Studio

A Playground Made Entirely of Snow and Ice

Leave it to the Swedes to come up with a brilliant winter weather opportunity.

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6 Reasons New York's Latest Traffic Pricing Plan Will Succeed

The growing Move NY coalition has released its final plan—and it has signs of a winner.

Reuters/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Beijing Has Turned Into a Beautiful Ghost Town for Chinese New Year

Witness the largest annual human migration.

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How Much Do Waiters Really Earn in Tips?

Gratuities, often paid in cash, are hard to track. A new report sheds light on an estimated $11 billion of annual unreported income.

Mike Groll/AP

New York in 2080: 9 Degrees Warmer, 39 Inches of Sea Level Rise

And other alarming details from the city's latest climate change report.

Every Year There's a New Viral Video of This Japanese Bike-Parking Robot

It's not hard to see why people love it so much, though.

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Your Streaming Video Guide to Surviving Cabin Fever

Enjoy one movie or TV show for every stage of your snowbound confinement.

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Ithaca Doesn't Actually Want You to Go to Florida

The tourist bureau website has received 108,000 visits since its marketing gag went viral.