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Mark Bergen

A Wild Ride Down India's First Bike Lane

In Bangalore, the infrastructure is there. Teaching cyclists (and drivers) how to use it is another matter entirely.

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Communities Aren't Just Places, They're Social Networks

A conversation with urban sociologist Zachary Neal on his new book, The Connected City.

W.J. Mahler

Bus Stop of the Day: Beethoven Duets in an English Station

Come one, come all!

Oddleif Apneset

Motion-Activated Shrooms Light Up Only When People Are Nearby

Lighting that still lets you see the stars.

The PPlanter Team

Greening Cities Through the Power of Public Urination

A team of San Francisco inventors view drunks and the homeless as reservoirs of golden fertilizer.

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Grand Central Could Get a Giant, Elevating Observation Hoop

Architects honor New York's revered train station with a proposal that might make you want to dunk.

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This Atlas of 20th Century Architecture Weighs As Much As a Spare Tire

150 specialists, 750 buildings, 5,500 photographs, 100 years. Plus a crucial carrying case with a handle.

Luminous Photos of Phuket's Wild Vegetarian Festival

The celebration, which features massive face piercings, is not for the faint of heart.

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Could Twentysomethings Become the Heroes of the Recovery?

It all comes down to two words: household formation.

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New York Islanders Will Move to Brooklyn

The announcement is expected to take place at 1 p.m. today.

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What's the Best Way to Figure Out What Bike Riders Really Want?

A new study takes a real-time approach to see why cyclists choose some routes over others.

Sommer Mathis

Why Sometimes You Can Smell the Sewer Even Though You Mostly Can't

5 reasons you might get a sudden whiff of something unpleasant.

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The Gender Psychology of Losing Your Car in a Parking Lot

It happens to the best of us. But men may be better at finding their way straight back to the right spot.

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A Bicycle That Seats You Plus Two Children (If You're Okay With That)

This Japanese commuting bike mounts kids on the front and back ends of a bicycle, almost like biological bumpers.

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To Fix Municipal Finances, States Need to Back Off

Many cities are powerless when it comes to controlling the money in their coffers. Here's how to fix that.

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Strange Car Feature of the Day: A Seat That Feels Like It's Made of Fingers

Nissan researchers want to build a car with a human touch.

Marlin Peterson

Colossal Arachnids Menace the Space Needle

Artist Marlin Peterson improved the Seattle Center with frighteningly realistic (and large) daddy longlegs.

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Does Tom Wolfe Get Miami Right?

His new novel Back to Blood is set in Miami. But critics are split on whether he captures the essence of the city.

Jo Hedwig Teeuwisse

Visions of the Past: Recreating World War II in Today's Cities

A photography project reminds us that soldiers surrendered and prisoners marched on the same streets we walk along every day.