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Starting a Marijuana Business in Colorado Will Cost a Small Fortune

Retail pot licensing fees are going to be massive in the state. 


Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's Friends Have Criminal Histories and Tend to Live With Their Parents

Police and local reporters are slowly putting the complicated puzzle behind Ford and his strange circle of associates together.


Hollywood Has Embraced the High-Tech Scene

The regional geography of venture capital in Southern California.


How One Man Stole $210,000 in Parking Meter Quarters

Every detail of this story is amazing.


Britain's Villages May Not Have Superfast Broadband, But Its Skies Soon Will

The country could soon have a wonderful new technology that'll be too expensive for most people and restricted to short-haul flights.

Nancy Cook

The Secret to Chattanooga's Downtown Revival Was There All Along

How the city turned the Tennessee River into one of its biggest selling points.


The Case for $100,000 Speeding Tickets

If you can afford a ritzy car, should you pay more for breaking the law?


Should We Be Embracing Golf Carts as a Cheaper Alternative to Electric Vehicles?

The trend is a reminder that cities could be doing more to promote EV use.

Modern Mechanix

How to Ease Congestion in Manhattan? Pave Over the Hudson River

An improbable proposal from the 1930s would have joined New York to New Jersey with a new neighborhood built over water.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Throwback Video of the Day: 10 Years of Weather in 3 Minutes

A story told from space.

This Japanese Volcano Just Shot Ash 3 Miles Into the Air

A tremendous eruption this Sunday on Mount Sakurajima delayed trains and turned streets as dark as night.


Bob Filner's Back From Therapy (and No One Wants Him Around)

While rumors whirl of a resignation, a recall effort is under way for the embattled San Diego mayor.


How the Fracking Boom Could Lead to a Housing Bust

People looking to purchase a home anywhere with drilling need to do their homework before buying.


Debt Is Making Young People Sick

Another argument against buying that car or home.

Mark Byrnes

A Visitor's Guide to Florida's Most Notorious Law Enforcement Agencies

Seven police and sheriff's departments that have proven they won't hesitate to wreck your life. 

Wikimedia Commons

Gorgeous 19th Century Cityscapes, Courtesy of Daguerrotype

How we learned to use Polariod's precursor to capture urban life.

One New York Developer's Ingeniously Awful Plan to Segregate the Poor

Send them through the back door!


Bike-Share Is Key to Closing the Cycling Gender Gap

Bike-share is key.


Housing Prices Rose in 69 out of 70 of China's Biggest Cities

That's pretty scary.