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DIY Mapping Goes Mainstream

Some of the best images on Google Earth, brought to you by random people.

Where the Cicadas Are Now Emerging

People have seen bugs belonging to Brood II, aka the mega-prolific 17-year cicada, from Georgia up to New York.

The Best Excuse Ever for Getting Your Groceries Delivered: It's Greener

If used right, online grocery services like Peapod and FreshDirect could help reduce greenhouse-gas emissions.

The Calgary Park That's United Historic Preservationists and Parkour Athletes

The city wants to renovate Century Gardens Park, but two unlikely groups are fighting to save it.

Historic Maps of the Day: The Louisiana Purchase's 210th Birthday

Celebrating 820,000 square miles.

The World's Top 20 Cycling Cities

No American cities made the annual ranking, put together by Copenhagenize Design Co.

We Could Be Doing Something Useful With the Energy Under Our Feet

Some surprisingly not-so-unrealistic plans to capture unused energy all around us.

Dhaka Explodes in Protests After Factory Collapse Kills Hundreds

Workers demand safer conditions; government action after the worst accident in the country's short history.

Announcing the Semi-Finalists for the 2013 AppMyCity! Prize

An international mobile application contest from the New Cities Foundation.

An App to Help You Navigate the Many, Many Car-Share and Transit Options Out There

RideScout makes it easy to compare wait times, prices and travel times.

The Coming Bold Transformation of the American City

The U.S. is expected to add 74.3 million new homes by 2050. How will its city evolve to meet this demand?

There's a Good Reason We're Anxious About Expanding Subway Cell Service

People have an especially hard time ignoring half a conversation because we can't predict what's coming next.

Google's Inside-Business Photos Sure Are Getting Surreal

Yes, that is a body being sucked down a toilet, and it only gets weirder.

What an Urban Planner Should Look Like in the Internet Age

As digital and physical worlds move ever closer together, cities need architects expert in both buildings and information.

Play Tokyo Like a Piano in This Gorgeous Interactive Music Video

The Japanese company behind a new urban center is celebrating it with a rather unusual artwork.

How Do You Get Conservatives to Buy Energy Efficient Products?

For starters, don't tell them it'll help fight climate change or "protect the environment."

Gratitude Map of the Day: Thank You London

Something to be thankful for, from Mitcham to Highgate Hill.

Scenes From the Prague Explosion That Injured 35

A gas break is likely to blame.

The Bike You Pedal With Both Arms and Legs

Put all your limbs to use.