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What If Westerners Had Their Safe Toilets Taken Away?

They'd join the ranks of one in three women worldwide who face "shame, disease, harassment and even attack," according to WaterAid.

CARE for Sandy

Restoring Sandy-Damaged Photos, for Free

The storm ruined scores of images. But one organization wants to help bring some back to life.

Alex Bogusky/SRAM

Incredible Sculptures Made From Bike Parts

It's astonishing to see what somebody can conjure from the leavings on a fix-it shop's floor.

Reuters

The Wonder of Moving Things From Place to Place

The often miraculous ways we get our stuff (and ourselves) from one spot to another.

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Resurrected Train Alert: New York's H Is Back

And a brief rundown of some other ghost letter trains.

Rob Pegoraro

Amtrak's New App: Does It Actually Make Travel Easier?

You can buy and cancel your ticket with ease, but the railroad needs to upgrade more of its features.

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An Indirect Damage of Terror Attacks: Higher Traffic Fatalities

New research suggests people drive more after transit is targeted, even though the choice actually elevates their safety risk.

Kaid Benfield

A New Policy That Incentivizes Walkable Neighborhoods

Massachusetts pushes diverse, dense zoning.

Visualizing a City's Prodigious Carbon Emissions

This simulation shows one-ton blobs of carbon dioxide rising from the street in giant blue spheres.

Jean-Christophe Besson/Flickr

How France Built Inequality Into Its Cities

Planners have created isolated urban enclaves that keep the country’s immigrant population separate.

Preparing for the Inevitable: Digitally Preserving San Francisco's Oldest Building

Mission Dolores may not survive the next Big One, but a laser-assisted rendering project could help rebuild it.

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Does the Height Act Actually Cost D.C. Billions of Dollars?

The figure that's been cited lately seems a bit misleading.

Stockton Ports

Goofy Sports Logo of the Day: Stevedore Steve and the 5 O'Clock Dock

Savoring the small intersection between minor league baseball and vegetables.

Ian Springford Architects

A Hotel Room That Comes to You

An idea for a website that uses social media to bring portable, comfy hotel rooms to itinerant travelers the world over.

Rapha

San Francisco's New Bike Parklet Is a Dismembered Citroën H Van

"It was just sitting there, gathering dust."

Reuters

'This Isn't a Way to Live'

What the latest Israel-Palestine conflict looks like on the ground.

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The Urbanist Case for Keeping D.C.'s Height Restrictions

It’s bad enough that our suburbs look like everywhere, USA. Let’s not let that happen to our central city.

Reuters

Why a Browser Called Opera Is So Hot in Europe's Last Police State

Opera is surprisingly popular in Belarus, thanks to the country's socialist regime.

Archello

Inside the International Fight Over the Paris Skyline

Moscow is reportedly putting diplomatic pressure on French President Francois Hollande to allow an orthodox cathedral near the Seine.