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Animated Retrospectives of the Day: Watch Iconic Skylines Emerge Before Your Eyes

Corporate real estate data offer unexpectedly riveting views into the past. 

How a Simple Piece of Legislation Transformed a City's Entire Economy

Sioux Falls used to be a sleepy agriculture town. Now, it's one of the country's leading banking centers.

It Really Only Took About 20 Years for the U.S. to Turn Smokers Into Pariahs

How a policy built on very little data has transformed the way we view smoking.

What It's Like to Kill Thousands of NYC Rodents for a Living

"I don't think you can ever come to terms with being a murderer."

Scenes From Pamplona's Crazy, Week-Long Running of the Bulls

There are people in giant masks who chase children and hit bystanders with sponges on sticks.

The Biggest Test Yet of the NYPD's Pledge to Treat Traffic Deaths Seriously

A New York City police officer struck and killed a pedestrian in Brooklyn last weekend. Will there be charges?

Cars and Houses Will Save the American Economy

Unless Washington gets in the way.

How Locavores Are Killing Manhattan's Food Scene and Stealing Its Chefs

The city's top cooks are leaving for greener, less expensive pastures.

The Era of Pay-Per-Mile Driving Has Begun

Oregon just reinvented the gas tax.

In an Alternate Universe, America's Highways Are Paved in Rubber

Faced with crumbling roads, a crack team of researchers proposed a bold rejiggering of asphalt.

Here's Something We All Can Believe In: The 'Church of Beer'

Party people in Denmark built this house of holy brewskies from empty cans.

Your Sedentary Lifestyle Is Turning You Into a Nervous Wreck

But there's an obvious fix.

Prepare to Waste Your Day With This Fascinating City Comparison Tool

Metros across the world don't speak the same language. But maps can.

Vaguely Creepy Interactive Maps of the Day: Spying on Europe's Smart Cities

What would you do if you had access to all available centralized data?

Sydney's Sad Monorail Only Became Popular As It Was Shutting Down For Good

In its final weekend, ridership was up more than 200 percent. 

The Earthquake-Damaged Washington Monument Looks Really Snazzy at Night Now

An illumination project for America's most famous obelisk.

What Does a Comptroller Actually Do?

Could Eliot Spitzer really reinvent the job?

The Connection Between Venture Capital and Diverse, Dense Communities

Start-up activity today is associated with more talent-driven, more innovative metros.

You Won't Be Able to Stop Staring at This Wild, Perspective-Bending Street Art

Walk high above the mountains without ever leaving the ground.