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American Hero Beats the British at Their Own Cheese-Rolling Game

England weeps as a man wearing the American flag captures Cooper's Hill's coveted wheel of dairy.

Why You May Not Be Seeing Many 17-Year Brood II Cicadas

Where's the dang swarm, already?

Replica of the Day: Building the Simpsons' Springfield in Florida

We'll finally be able to enjoy Krusty burgers and drink Duff Beer.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford: 'I Do Not Use Crack Cocaine'

Not quite the same thing as "I've never smoked crack," is it?

Flags for the Fallen

The country prepares for Memorial Day.

This Is What the Scar From a Tornado Looks Like Through a Suburban Town

Aerial images of destruction on a stunning scale.

How Waze Became the Hottest Map App Around

Why is the Israeli mobile GPS startup drawing acquisition prices as high as Instagram and Tumblr?

The Feds Are Fighting Forest Fires Wrong

The government pours billions into fighting fires but skimps on cheap, proven methods for stopping megafires before they start.

What We Know So Far About the Skagit River Bridge Collapse

Officials have confirmed a truck collided with the trusses.

Will Brick-and-Mortar Stores Find New Life ... as Datacenters?

Sears is looking into re-purposing its shuttered stores as datacenters, starting with one in Chicago.

The Case for Caution When It Comes to Building Streetcars

There are several reasons to be excited about streetcars — and several others to be skeptical.

Has the Golden Gate Bridge Been Ruined by These 'Ugly' Sculptures?

Some San Franciscans are not happy about the new public art at Crissy Field, which they claim obstructs views and looks like "giant steel droppings."

Did a Well-Meaning Reality TV Show Help Reinvigorate Vancouver's Anti-Gentrification Movement?

The Downtown Eastside neighborhood had a rocky spring.

Brazil's Most Expensive New Stadium Faces Its First Test

Demolished and rebuilt, Brasilia's Mane Garrincha National Stadium is almost ready.

4 Big Questions Looming Over Chicago's School Closings

It's been a bruising and emotional year for Chicago's Board of Education and opponents alike. But the hardest part is still to come.

Technology Alone Won't Save Poor Kids in Struggling Schools

Researchers gave hundreds of computers to California students who didn't have them at home. Nothing changed.

Invention of the Day: Shoes That Generate Power From Your Steps

Soon there will be a windmill for your exhale, too.

Drowning Was the Largest Cause of Death From Superstorm Sandy

A new report examines the human toll of the hurricane.

Anthony Weiner's NYC Mayoral Campaign Website Features ... the Pittsburgh Skyline

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