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In D.C., Medical Marijuana Is All About Location, Location, Location

How a single neighborhood is shaping up to become the city's pot growing district.

Anti-Social Tool of the Day: A Map for People Who Hate People

Presuming your friends use Foursquare, of course.

The Secret Life of American Trains

Some Vernacular Railroad Photographs features over 200 shots of railways and trains, unearthed by the book's authors.

Line Up Now for Your .NYC Domain Names

Prepare for the (online) land grab.

Allow This 1960s Folk Sextet to Sell You on the Virtues of the ZIP Code

The mailing system was born 50 years ago this week. Here's how the Post Office sold it to the country.

The Evolution of an Abandoned Church: From Artistic Commune to Luxury Condos

In Brussels, a hub of alternative housing and arts is being cleared out.

A Heat Map Dining Guide to Hoagies, Hipsters and Bacon

Thanks to Yelp reviews.

The Ridiculous, Revolting, Red-Hot Southwestern Heat Wave

When Las Vegas sets a new all-time high temperature record, something unpleasant is happening with the weather.

How the Sharing Economy Can Save Summer Vacation

A nation of freelancers can't afford their own summer homes. But a return to co-vacationing means they won't have to.

Is Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the Next Boom Town?

Mayor Mike Huether wants you to know that North Dakota isn't the only state boasting low unemployment and a growing population.

A Nighttime Mystery Over the Biggest Cities in Texas

See if you can spot all the different light sources in this International Space Station image.

Poverty Maps From 1980 Look Astonishingly Different Compared to 2010

In every metropolitan area in the U.S.

What Small Towns Can Teach Us About Diabetes Care

A year-old program in Birmingham, Alabama, is finding success by cultivating a tight-knit community.

High-Tech Challengers to Silicon Valley

San Jose's lock on high-tech activity is no longer what it once was.

Social Media Map of the Day: Tweets by 'Hood, Rendered Topographically

Where people Tweet in San Francisco, New York City, and Istanbul.

The Bay Area Survived Its First Morning Without a Metro

The BART strike made for a crowded commute, but not a nightmare.

The Future According to Ray LaHood: High-Speed Rail, But Also Tons of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

Despite being a proponent of walkable communities, the outgoing U.S. Secretary of Transportation just doesn't believe Americans will ever stop buying cars.

The Visual Signature of Your City

In Instagram photos.

The Sexy Cicadas Were Everywhere This Summer and You Didn't Even Know It

Despite all the talk about the "disappointing" cicada season, scientists now insist that this year's horny insects "had a pretty good year."