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Y. Gao, J.S. Fu

How Bad Will Climate Change Get for the Eastern U.S.? Look at These Crazy Maps

Climate change-related heat waves and intense storms are projected to hit Eastern U.S. cities especially hard.

A Gorgeous Documentary of a Drive Across South America

Starring a rusty Land Rover.

Deutsche + Guggenheim

The Inescapable Patterns of Garbage

Artist Gabriel Orozco has applied a fresh logic to trash-as-art.

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A Few Surprises in New Bike Scores

Austin and Pittsburgh don't fare very well in Walk Score's bikeability ranking.

Reuters

A Transit Chief in the Mayor's Office?

MTA leader Joe Lhota is expected to resign today to prepare for a mayoral run.

Reuters

A Bleak Christmas in Recession-Ravaged Europe

Gift purchases are dow n, Christmas lights are dim, and families are suffering.

Reuters

2012's Biggest Transportation Successes

Amtrak posts a record year, California approves high-speed rail, and more.

The Deadly Fun 'Sport' of Russian Train Surfing

Sure, it could kill you, but there's no thrill quite like riding on the roof of a 125 mph commuter train.

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The Best Open Data Releases of 2012

Our annual look at the extensive information now available from city governments, and the tools people are building with it.

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It's Not Cool to Bring Ponies Onto Berlin's Subway

To its credit, the animal behaved better than many public-transit riders.

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America's Most Cutthroat Christmas Tree Market

A bitter feud between two men has sent the price of trees in New York City sky-high.

Lifehacker

Temperature of the Day: -41, in Novosibirsk

Colder than the frost on a champagne glass!

NASA

A New, Highly Detailed Image of North Korea's (Lack of) Electrical Infrastructure

The energy disparity between Pyongyang and its neighbors is clearer than ever in this awesome NASA satellite shot.

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Too Portland For Portland: Local Man Offers to Eat, Excrete Gourmet Coffee Beans for His Neighbors

Please don't let "Human Kopi Luwak" become a thing.

In Paris, a Wall of 'I Love You's'

Two artists cover a Montmartre wall with more than 200 expressions of adoration.

How Britain Is Helping Its Citizens Buy Bikes

A government tax incentive program has made cycles affordable for thousands.

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Why Is Santa Cruz Awash in Dead Squid?

Beaches are littered with a trail of rotting cephalopods stretching for 11 miles.

Inside the Incredible Secret Mission to Climb Europe's Tallest Building

Russian adventurers dressed like construction workers to reach the ice-covered pinnacle of Mercury City, which is taller than London's Shard.

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A Brief History of the Barnes Dance

Cities have largely given up on pedestrian scrambles — but some are bringing them back.