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Seattle Museum of History and Industry

Visions of the Seattle That Could Have Been

The city's new Museum of History and Industry offers a portrait of how Seattle innovated its way into the 21st century, and what got lost along the way.

North Korea

Urban Annihilation Fantasy of the Day: Attacking the Nest of Wickedness, a.k.a. New York City

If destructive fantasies are, like imitation, a form of flattery, then New York City should feel pretty good about itself.

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How Mexico City's Drunk Driving Crack Down Is Making the City Safer

Innovative programs have helped turn the city from one of the world's most dangerous places into one of the safest areas in Mexico.

Municipal Art Society of New York

The Surprising Role Jackie Kennedy Onassis Played in Saving Grand Central

A reminder of how celebrities can do good for cities.

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Le Corbusier, the 'Patron Saint of Skate Boarders'?

Skaters fight for their rights in a Philadelphia park designed by modernists.

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Germans' Anti-Stuttgart 21 Protests May Pay Off, 2 Years Later

The country reconsiders a massive rail project.

Reuters

Bemoaning the Decline of Barnes and Noble

Sure, it's not an independent book store. But the franchise is shuttering its big city stores, leaving fewer options for those who want to buy hard copies.

The Boston Harbor Association

These Scary Maps Explain What Sea Level Rise Will Mean in Boston

Today's 100-year storm surge could be tomorrow's high tide.

Chuck Wolfe

What We Can Learn About Walkability From Looking at Pictures

Images of Seattle and Barcelona offer fresh insight into the way pedestrians interact with the built environment.

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How Virtual Traffic Lights Could Cut Down on Congestion

Car-to-car communication could decrease urban congestion by 60 percent, one computer scientist says.

Wikipedia

Wikipedia Nearby Is Basically a List of Interesting Things Near You

The fruits of Wikimedia's new GeoData extension.

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The Link Between Kids Who Walk or Bike to School and Concentration

For too many American families, this is not a problem that's easily solved.

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How to Handle Your Firearm Inside a Public Bathroom

And in other public-bathroom news, plastic seat covers might be germy and they saved Hitler's toilet.

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For These Muralists, It Took 3 Years to Spell Out the Alphabet

Would you get an "S" tattooed on your arm just for the sake of completing an art project? These guys did.

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Skydiving Accessory of the Day: A Folding Bicycle for the Extreme Sports Enthusiast

Sweet.

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Attention Ladies of Paris: It Just Became Legal for You to Wear Pants

More than 200 years after it was initially drafted, the law was repealed. By a lady. Who may or may not have been wearing pants.

Reuters

Sometimes Stuff Just Breaks

Would people be reacting the same way to the Super Bowl power outage if it had happened in any other city?

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The Pre-Lunar New Year Travel Crunch

China's rail systems will handle an average of 5.2 million trips a day.

University of Leicester

How Did King Richard III's Remains End Up Under a Parking Lot?

The sorry tale of the Car Park King.