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Massive Puppet of the Day: A Polar Bear the Size of a Double-Decker Bus

Meet Aurora.

Airbnb Sets Its Sights on the Chinese Tourism Boom

In Asia, a newly-prosperous middle class is traveling like never before. Can Airbnb catch on?

Will Fighting Street Harassment Turn Out Like 'Stop and Frisk'?

A new app allows users to log unwanted interactions in public, but some are concerned it will lead to racial profiling.

Prove You Love Your Girlfriend ... by Having Her Kidnapped

In Kazakhstan, a romantic can order a mock attack that makes his loved one feel threatened, then step in to save the day.

The High, Hidden Cost of Gun Violence

We spend hundreds of millions of dollars each year treating shooting victims at hospitals.

Vivid Scenes of Life Along the Scottish Border

Next year, Scots will get to vote for their independence from the UK. In border towns, the issue hasn't gotten too many people riled up.

This Vending Machine in China Sells Living Crabs

The crab-o-mat is designed to satiate the appetites of boozy, late-night revelers.

Book Lovers Will Adore These Neat New Maps

Two ways to chart the connection between reading and place.

The City of Utrecht Wants to Convince Mentally Ill Marijuana Users to Smoke Better Pot

This fall, the city will distribute a "special cannabis variant" to a select group of mentally ill addicts.

At Least 3 Dead in Colorado Flooding

Thousands are relocating to higher ground.

What's Worse Than an Oil Spill? A Molasses Spill

There is no way to clean it up.

Why Is There So Little Innovation in Water Infrastructure?

For one thing, consumers have no tolerance for risk. 

The Real Reason Creative Workers Are Good for the Economy

A new study shows that creative class workers spur innovation, no matter their field.

The Future of Personal Drone Navigation Is Here

For the particularly cartographically challenged.

Gadget of the Day: A Bike Navigator That Keeps Your Eyes on the Road

The Hammerhead straps onto your handlebars, using bright LEDs to point you in the right direction.

Science Explains Why the Panda Hate Must Stop: Biofuel Researchers See Promise in Their Poop

The microbes in the guts of these gentle giants could make alternative fuel production so much easier.

The Case Against Rebuilding the Coastline After Superstorm Sandy

We should be retreating from the shore, not developing structures that will only flood again.

The Nefarious Ways Sprawl Begets Sprawl

Loudoun County was once one of the most beautiful in Virginia. Now it's just a massively sprawling suburb.

The Problem With Living Wage Bills Aimed at Walmart

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray just vetoed a measure that would have effectively established two very different minimum wages in the city.