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Where 60 Million People in the U.S. Don't Speak English at Home

The number is on the rise.

How a Glob of Fat the Size of a School Bus Got Stuck in the London Sewers

Blame the wet wipes.

White Families Are on Average 6 Times Wealthier Than Black Families

A look at the wealth gap, and why it's growing.

Detroit's Emergency Manager Could Sell the City's Art Collection

Kevyn Orr asked Christie's auction house to come in and appraise the city-owned collection at the Detroit Institute of Arts.

Eerie, Pixelated Girl Lurks in a British Train Station

Cross that demon child from The Ring with a 16-bit Super Mario, and you might get this uncanny optical illusion.

The Fight to Rescue Lower Manhattan From the Next Sandy

The coastal areas of New York City have two choices: retreat, or advance to the shoreline with a bigger shield.

San Francisco Has Needed This for a Long Time: a 'Hill Mapper'

Rejoice, Bay Area residents: There's now a high-tech way to plot a course around the city's ridiculously steep hills.

Please, Take a Load Off on Copenhagen's Free Street Hammocks

The hammocks, made from old fire hoses, also double as playground swings.

This Amazing New Map Charts 'Moments,' Rather Than Places

With the new Hi app, users can submit stories or pictures of any spot.

Chronicling the Seamier Side of Europe's Hottest Cities

A spate of new blogs seek out the underbelly of Paris, London and Berlin.

Nerdy Infographic of the Day: Which Cities Are Most Popular With the Literati?

See how world cities stack up to each other -- in terms of the amount of books written about them.

The Incredible, Explosive Growth of Chicago, As Seen Through Its Maps

See the first-ever map of the city, and how it evolved over a century.

China's New Tallest Building Will Have the World's Fastest Elevators

They will travel at 40 mph.

A Pedestrian Is Killed in a Traffic Crash in the U.S. Every 2 Hours

A troubling trend that's getting worse.

American Drinkers Are Turning Against Beer

Bad news for brews: Among the youngest Americans, beer preference is collapsing.

Why You Don't Want Your Local Sports Team to Own Your Local Newspaper

Red Sox owner John Henry just bought the Boston Globe, and it could spell trouble.

The Depressing Stuff You'll Find Inside an Abandoned Inner City School

Travel back in time to Buffalo, 1979.

Why San Francisco May Be the New Silicon Valley

A new analysis reveals that venture capital investment is flowing into cities at a startling clip.

Sorry New York and L.A. (and Other Cities), No More CBS (or Showtime) for a While

Time Warner and CBS are locked in a dispute over transmission fees.