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Engineering Feat of the Day: A 7-Million Pound Building on 40-Foot Stilts

Oh, and it's 115 years old, too. 

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Does Living Near Fast Food Restaurants Increase Your Risk of Obesity?

Research looking at African Americans in Houston finds a significant correlation.

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New Hampshire Town Sues Parking Meter Vigilantes

Generosity and harassment go hand in hand in Keene.

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Terrifying Images of the Damage Wrought by the Texas Tornadoes

At least 6 people were killed; scores more were injured.

New Yorkers for Parks

The Heart of a New York Park Is for Sale in Stadium Deal

A plan to build a soccer stadium raises this question: If you have enough money, you really can buy anything in New York?

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Did Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Smoke Crack on Video?

Three reporters who have seen the tape agree that's what it looks like.

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This Map Explains Louisville's Entire Economy

Two-thirds of U.S. cities are less than 24 hours from Louisville by ground; and three-fourths can be reached within a 2-hour flight.

Michael Wolf

The Strange Beauty of Density Taken to the Extreme

Photos of Hong Kong high-rises that appear both claustrophobic and stunning.

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A Quest to Save New York City's Disappearing Diners

Preservationist Michael Perlman, who calls diners "cornerstones of Americana," has a unique niche.

Zaha Hadid Architects

The World's Most Luxurious Metro Station?

Here's what a subway station looks like in Saudi Arabia.

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Portland Police: Running Over Ducklings Is 'Not Going to Fare Well for the Agency'

The world cheers as an Oregon cop chooses rescuing ducks over fighting crime.

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The Potential Problem With Personalized Google Maps? We May Never Know What We're Not Seeing

Google is promising a million maps for a million people with its redesign. But can it avoid confining us to customized urban bubbles?

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One Climate Change Era Growth Industry: Giant Sewer Balloons

In a race to meet EPA guidelines, U.S. cities have installed dozens of these devices over the past decade.

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America's Most Bikeable Neighborhoods

And city rankings, based on Bike Score.

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Scheme of the Day: Florida's Secret Plan to Cause More Traffic Violations

Your daily dose of transportation intrigue.

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The Truth About the Fecal Matter the CDC Found in Atlanta's Public Pools

Only you can prevent your municipal swimming pool from being filled with poo.

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Satellite Saw Deadly Tornado Minutes Before It Hit Texas Town

This image was taken right before a huge tornado hit the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, killing at least six people.

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What $27 Will Get You in Gaza City: One Bucket of KFC Chicken

The brand is so popular that Palestinians are willing to pay a team of smugglers to run orders through underground tunnels.

Reuters

Berlin: Barbie's New Home

The famous doll now has a life-sized mansion in the center of European Bohemianism.