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How Missile Detection Technology Can Help Us Predict Floods

A new radar system can show us exactly how much rain is falling in a given spot.

Should Cities Be in the Business of Issuing Debit Cards?

A proposal to help the unbanked (and often undocumented).

Striking Photos of Mongolia's Hillside Slums

Ulan Bator's explosive growth has left new residents without affordable housing, meaning 60 percent of the city lives in tent settlements off the grid.

Amazingly, Greek Unemployment Is Getting Worse

The generalized collapse of the country’s economy continues.

No Kids Allowed: How Our Street Design Is Killing Play

Somehow, we find ourselves living in a world where children outside is a nuisance.

When Artists and Intellectuals Were Rich

Actually, there's never been a time like that. Why do people think otherwise?

How Many Gentrification Critics Are Actually Gentrifiers Themselves?

Few groups, two researchers argue, are more hypocritical than urbanists discussing gentrification.

Let's All Stop Obsessing About the 'Next Great Thing' in Urban Transportation

Instead of coveting some trendy system, let's spend a little more time fixing the ones we've got.

Figure Out If That IKEA Couch Matches Your Rug Before You Drag It Home

The furniture giant's 2014 catalog lets shoppers "place" virtual furniture around their homes. That idea was prophesied in 1999's Fight Club.

Tokyo Museum Unveils the Spookiest Art Exhibit We've Ever Seen

When was the last time your museum experience involved a painting you can climb into or disembodied eyes following you in a room?

Bucharest Would Like to Remind You, Yet Again, That It Is Not Budapest

What to do when the entire world confuses you with your political rival 500 miles away.

Street Art of the Day: A Breakdancer Comes Alive After Dark

Timing is everything in this ingenious new street art. 

Didn't Pay Your New York Taxes? Then You Can't Drive on New York Roads

A brilliant plan to hit scofflaws where it really hurts.

Gropes and Sloppy Kisses: 13 Women's Accusations Against Bob Filner

What began with the complaints of three women against the San Diego mayor has snowballed into allegations of crude come-ons from more than a dozen.

Watch This Adorable Robot Scoot Down Utility Lines Searching for Damage

Meet the "SkySweeper."

Massive Flames Engulf Nairobi's Airport

International passengers are still stranded while officials come up with alternative plans.

There Was a Dead Shark on the New York Subway This Morning

"I've been riding the subway for 15 years, and this is the weirdest thing I've seen."

Obama Neglected an Awful Lot of People in His Big Housing Speech

The poor, the homeless, renters, and anyone who doesn't aspire to buy a house.

Meet the Town That's Being Swallowed by a Sinkhole

Bayou Corne is the biggest ongoing disaster in the United States you haven't heard of.