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Reuters

Why All of Grand Central's Clocks Are Wrong

The secret to catching a train there, revealed.

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Baltimore vs. San Francisco, a Stupid Allegory Waiting to Happen

The gritty Ravens take on the laid-back 49ers.

Reuters

Why Did a Skyscraper Just Blow Up in Mexico City?

At least 14 people are dead; scores more are still buried beneath the rubble.

Reuters

8 Pearls of Wisdom From Ed Koch

The late New York Mayor was never for want of words.

Watch a Locksmith Do His Work in New York's Smallest Free-Standing Building

"I wanna see a guy with an MBA in business, give him 125 square feet. He wouldn't be able to do it."

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Why People Choose Cars, Even When Mass Transit Would Serve Them Better

The "car effect" explains why so many people choose to drive even when it's not in their best interest.

Before L.A. Became a Car Town, Commuters Actually Rode Mass Transit

It's true – this 1960s video of L.A.'s "Red Car" rail system proves it!

Philip Gould

What Super Bowl Fans Can Expect From the Revamped Superdome

$185 million in renovations buys you a pretty snazzy facility.

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In Defense of 'Mansionization'

Let's stop fighting developers who are trying to make your neighborhoods more desirable.

Brookings Institution

Innovation and the Wealth of Cities

A new Brookings report looks at the relationship between innovation and regional economic growth.

Squidsoup

Virtual World of the Day: A Luminous Light Show of 8,000 Orbs

Just... wow.

The View from the Shard

When a View Costs More Than Dinner

Observation decks can be good business, and The Shard in London hopes to cash in.

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Landscape Architects: Please Don't Call Us 'Architects'

There's an important distinction here!

Reuters

How This Smoke Cloud Became the Ultimate Symbol of Greece's Depression

You don't need any statistics to fully grasp the depth of the economic crisis. You only need to know about the smoke.

Visio.M

Wanted: A Little Electric Car That Won’t Crumple in a Collision

The Germans – of course – are working on it.

StreetMix

A Digital Mixing Board for Your Street

Go ahead. Add a bike lane.

Reuters

55 Acronyms That Show Why We Should Be Scared for Our Coastlines

VBZD? "Vector-borne and zoonotic disease." SLCS? "Sea level change scenarios." CSO? "Combined sewer overflow."

Detroit Free Press

Deadly Pileup in Detroit Is 'a Mile Long'

"Whiteout conditions" appear to have caused at least 30 drivers to lose control of their vehicles.

These 8 Cities Have America's Crummiest Winters

Celebrate this awful time of year by thinking about the cities that have it even worse.