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An 'Earth Cooler' Can Chill Your Beer Without Electricity

Denmark's eCool stores two-dozen cans four feet underground. 

Robert Galbraith/Reuters

How to Make Google-Glass Users Really Sad

Shut off their techno-goggles without them knowing how, or why.

Associated Press/David J. Phillip

Are Female-Named Hurricanes Really Deadlier?

A flawed study claims people tend to view feminized hurricanes as less risky and are therefore more likely to be killed by them.

Mack Male

How One City Forgot Who Was Changing the Light Bulbs

Inside Edmonton's pedways, you'll find a confounding mix of public, private, and semi-private space. 

Mark Byrnes

Funeral for a Philadelphia Rowhouse

On the eve of its demolition, a memorial service remembers the life of one of the last homes on a single block in the Mantua neighborhood. 

Reuters

New York's Big Step Toward Safer Streets for All

A package of legislation passed late last week, including "Cooper's Law," shows the city is finally getting serious about reducing traffic fatalities. 

Observatory of Prostitution

Brazil's Ugly Pre-World Cup Sex-Worker Crackdown

While concerns about sex tourists dominate the headlines, the bigger threat for Rio's sex workers may be the local police force.

Reuters/Mario Anzuoni

How Climate Change and a Deadly Fungus Are Threatening the World's Coffee Supply

This is bad not only for global caffeination but also for small Central American farmers.

Flickr user Steven Vance

Protected Bike Lanes Aren't Just Safer, They Can Also Increase Cycling

10 percent of new riders on recently constructed protected lanes switched from other modes.

Will Domes Cover Our Future Cities? Best #Cityreads of the Week

A round-up of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.

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The Streetcar-Minus-Streetcar Plan Worked for D.C.

Should D.C. finish its streetcar system if the growth it promised arrived before the trains did?

Jade Doskow

The Architectural Relics of World's Fairs

Photographer Jade Doskow spent seven years exploring the grounds of former international expos.

Aaron Cassara

Skateboarding Is Transportation, Too

Faster than walking, less of a hassle than biking, and way cheaper than a car.

AP Photo/Kiicharo Sato, File

Cracks in the Willis Tower's Glass Skydeck Were 'Fixed' with Carpet

The carpet will be replaced, but the famed Chicago Skydeck is still open in the meantime.

Reuters

The City Where Blacks Suffer Under 'Stop and Frisk on Steroids'

Police abuses in Miami Gardens, Florida, are staggering, but few Americans seem to care. 

Reuters

We Now Have Highly Detailed Maps of Detroit's Blight

A process called "blexting" and a neighborhood-focused property auction may help fix the city's crippling property woes.

Farewell

An Innovative, If Evil Way to Mess With Public Advertising

Ever want to turn an annoying billboard into a sliced-up mess? Here's how.

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Where College Majors Actually End Up Working

Your graphic-design degree could lead to a job in a funeral parlor.

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Will Self-Driving Cars Have Road Rage?

Technically they could. But in a driverless world we probably won't want them to.