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How Biofuel Technology Turned Restaurant Grease Into Gold

As its value has risen, a growing class of criminals are focusing on stealing and selling used cooking oil.

Can You Spot the Wild Animals Hidden Behind Brooklyn's Windows and Grates?

The borough appears to have suffered a zoo break, with gorillas, chimps, and even an iguana inside building ventilation shafts.

Twitter Knows Which Parts of New York City Smell Bad

And other glimpses of the mood of the city.

Ridiculous Rent of the Day: $2,100 for a Curbside Bed in San Francisco

A clever commentary on the Bay Area's crazy real estate market.

Why Fewer Students in College Is Good for the Economy

There were nearly half a million fewer people enrolled in higher education in 2012, and that's a good sign.

Enough Already With the Avoid-The-Ghetto Apps

A bad idea that won't go away.

When Renters Invade the Cul-de-Sac

A menace coming to a nice community near you.

Can Reflective Buildings That Produce 'Death Rays' Be Prevented?

A recent car-melting incident in London is not the first time a building has produced high-temperature beams. 

The Moscow Metro Is Like a Gorgeous Russian History Museum

The stations, built as a testament to Stalinism, offer marble walls, high ceilings, stained glass, mosaics and chandeliers.

Fly Along With NASA's Cloud Hunters

Climb aboard NASA's biggest flying laboratory to discover the climate change secrets of clouds.

Why Today's Start-Ups Are Choosing Urban Lofts Over Suburban Office Parks

Today's high tech companies are flocking to downtowns across the country.

Ariel Castro and the Reality of Suicide Behind Bars

He had the perfect profile for a prisoner suicide. 

Even if Private Schools Didn't Exist, There Would Still Be Rich Suburbs

Families with options find all sorts of ways to avoid under-performing schools.

The Myth of Part-Time America

The specter is a scare story that works better as a scare than a story.

Maybe Start Practicing Saying 'New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio'

He's leading two new polls.

Mapping Where You're More Likely to Get Price-Gouged By a Hospital

American hospitals that provide high-quality, affordable treatment tend to hail from the heartland, according to a new visualization.

What the World's Been Waiting For: Some Nice Bicycle Underthings for Ladies

Functional and fabulous.

Let's Make Old Payphones Into Electric Car Chargers

It would address a major barrier to the use of EVs in big cities.

The Coming Battle Over Electric Bicycles

E-bikes are poised for a boom, but are we ready for them?