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San Francisco Bay Area Braces for a Transit Strike

The city's notoriously tough commutes are about to get a lot harder.

A Remarkably Simple Idea to End the Cycle of Abandoned Factories

Make the companies that build these places buy insurance policies to pay for dismantling them.

How a New Bird Species Was Discovered Right in the Middle of Phnom Penh

The Cambodian tailorbird somehow managed to elude detection for years, despite being loud and annoying.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Has Inspired an Entire Collection of Fan Fiction

Because of course.

YOLO of the Day: The Yolobus

Next stop #yolo.

44 Percent of Young College Grads Are Underemployed (and That's Good News)

Sure, the number sounds scary. But historically speaking, it's more normal than you think.

Where We're Obsessed With Zombies

And what this says about the geography of the web.

Ethiopia's New Nile Dam Could Destroy Egypt's Way of Life

The massive new project threatens to leave much of Egypt without water.

The Met's Museum Buttons Will Rest in Nostalgic Peace

The world of art lovers couldn't be any sadder that they'll be gone after this weekend.

How the Supreme Court Made It Harder to Prepare for Climate Change

Should waterfront developers have to contribute to flood mitigation? With Koontz, it just got a lot harder to ask them.

A Sustainable City With Cars and Low-Density Homes? It's Possible

A new report explains exactly how.

The Saddest, Most Inspiring Story You'll Ever Read About Thumb Wrestling

James "Tigermonkey" Isaacs was having a rough year. Then he started thumb wrestling.

Hungry? Here's a Map of Every Urban Plant You Can Snack On

Cataloging the fruits, nuts, and herbs hidden in the sidewalk foliage.

12 Very Real Voter-Suppression Tactics Experts Now Worry Will Come Back

These are exactly the kinds of policies the Voting Rights Act was designed to prevent.

Ambitious Crowdfunding Goal of the Day: $2 Million for the Cardboard Bicycle

This world-changing invention is more expensive than we remembered.

Why I Rushed to Stonewall to Celebrate the DOMA Decision, Along With Thousands of Others

In the hours after DOMA was struck down, social media wasn't enough. I needed to go somewhere to share the elation I felt.

The Charming, Forgotten Remains of Route 66

Shells of wigwam hotels, drive-in theaters, and hokey gift shops.

A Small Number of People Are Causing a Huge Share of Our Greenhouse Emissions

Blame their big houses and outsized driving habits.

Homes Near Public Transit Are Less Likely to Go Into Default

Also, living near a freeway or suffering through long commutes ups your risk of foreclosure.