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Meet the Former NASA Scientist Who's Teaching Coloradans How to Grow Marijuana Legally

Dale J. Chamberlain's HASH courses are specifically designed to comply with Colorado's new cannabis law. 

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One Day Soon L.A. May Be Known for the Beauty of Its Bridges

A new crop of high-design bridge replacements has L.A. poised to remake its image.

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Commute Highlight Of the Day: The Legendary London Tube Announcer Who Focuses on the Positive

Carl Downer spends his work days giving commuters Rasta-inflected pep talks.

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The Real Forces That Keep Low-Income Kids Out of College

The labyrinth surrounding scholarships and admissions doesn't account for the messy realities of poor families' lives.

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A Chinese Town Famous for Its Creepy Snakes

Residents of Zisiqiao Village raise over 3 million snakes a year.

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Yet Another Reason to Stop Riding Chinatown Buses

One company had to decommission 75 percent of its fleet after structural cracks were found.

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Europe's Emerging Consensus on Low-Emissions Zones

Critics of London Mayor Boris Johnson's ambitious air pollution plan may be missing the bigger picture.

Scientists Hunt for Sewage in New York City’s Harbors

After Sandy, researchers are heading out to sea for a forensic look at the storm’s impacts.

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Exploding Hot Air Balloon Kills 19 in Egypt

All balloon flights have been banned until further notice.

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Does Light Rail Really Encourage People to Stop Driving?

No, but it does pull them off buses, if a new study of British systems is any indicator.

Jacqueline Feldman

The Heated Terraces of Paris Are Safe, For Now

A ban on outdoor gas heaters from Parisian cafés doesn't look like it will be implemented anytime soon.

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How Rioters Act Like Shoppers

Researchers say looters make rational decisions about how far they’re willing to travel to steal what they want.

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Thailand Isn't Too Happy About Switching to Western-Style Toilets

Also, Australia tests the sewer system for drugs and there's a very suspicious-looking porta-potty at an Oklahoma golf course.

Why Computers Alone Can't Eliminate Corruption in Redistricting

America’s political geography makes defining an algorithm that doesn’t disenfranchise voters incredibly difficult.

Vigilante Justice of the Day: The Russian Bus Driver They Call the 'Punisher'

Bus operator Alexei Volkov claims to have precipitated more than 100 traffic accidents – mostly just to teach rude drivers a lesson.

James Koval

Early Fruits of International Open Data Day 2013

Projects from Vancouver to Washington to Kathmandu.

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Can Syracuse Resurrect Its Street Life?

A handful of new buildings bring commerce and artists to the sidewalks.

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The U.S. Simply Doesn't Have Enough Available Rental Housing, Whether You're Rich or Poor

Where do we house 10.3 million households living in extreme poverty?

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Intimate Scenes From India's Railroads

As India contemplates a second fare hike in as many months, a Reuters photographer captures what the system means to its riders.