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There's a Good Reason We're Anxious About Expanding Subway Cell Service

People have an especially hard time ignoring half a conversation because we can't predict what's coming next.

Google's Inside-Business Photos Sure Are Getting Surreal

Yes, that is a body being sucked down a toilet, and it only gets weirder.

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What an Urban Planner Should Look Like in the Internet Age

As digital and physical worlds move ever closer together, cities need architects expert in both buildings and information.

Play Tokyo Like a Piano in This Gorgeous Interactive Music Video

The Japanese company behind a new urban center is celebrating it with a rather unusual artwork.

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How Do You Get Conservatives to Buy Energy Efficient Products?

For starters, don't tell them it'll help fight climate change or "protect the environment."

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Gratitude Map of the Day: Thank You London

Something to be thankful for, from Mitcham to Highgate Hill.

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Scenes From the Prague Explosion That Injured 35

A gas break is likely to blame.

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The Bike You Pedal With Both Arms and Legs

Put all your limbs to use.

A Sure-Fire Way to Brighten Up Drab Housing Stock, No Razing Required

In Panama City, Spanish urban art collective Boa Mistura decked out a building in a colorful, collaborative graffiti project.

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Could Your Smartphone Help Police Track Gunfire?

Researchers develop an add-on to the Android that can pinpoint the location of shooters.

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Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx Tapped to Head the Department of Transportation

Finally, a replacement for Ray LaHood.

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Domestic Violence Survivors Who Call the Cops Risk Eviction in Some Places

Some cities require landlords to evict tenants who call 911 3 times within 4 months. The rule puts women in grave danger.

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How Historic Architecture Can Anchor Economic Development

The case for turning historic districts into thriving, walkable downtowns.

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China's Lost Rivers

20 years ago, there were 50,000 rivers in China. Now, more than 28,000 of these rivers are missing. Why?

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What the Government Has Spent on Sandy So Far

6 months after Sandy, the feds haven't spent nearly as much as they will on recovery efforts.

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Why Is MoMA Planning to Destroy a Beloved Work of Contemporary Architecture?

The museum's expansion means destroying 'The Folk,' a quirky, celebrated building next door.

The Man Who Turns Toronto's Sewers Into Art

Michael Cook documents city pipes to raise awareness of water infrastructure problems.

Posters of Angry Eyes Actually Scare Off Bike Thieves

A British experiment showed that images of eyes reduced the amount of stolen bikes in certain locations by 62 percent.

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America's Best Performing Cities

Ideas, talent, skills, and density remain key contributors to the growth of America's metros.