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This Week in Bans: Texas Boy Too Big to Play Pee-Wee Football

Also, zombies are banished in Siberia and Taiwan makes it legal to buy suicide materials.

Sarah Goodyear

The Trendification of Brooklyn and the Perils of a Successful Urban Brand

Now that USA Today has written about it, surely it's time to go back to being uncool again. I can hardly wait.

Reuters

Syncing Traffic Lights Isn't the Fix Everyone Says It Is

Sure it makes travel easier. But that leads to more drivers on the road.

Reuters

Kathmandu's Street Children

Performers struggle to make ends meet.

Reuters

A Chart That Explains the Path to a Global Urban Majority

Which countries became at least half urban the fastest?

Reuters

Chinese Urbanization, By the Numbers

Figures from a new report on China's cities show a rapid transformation.

Tata/MDI

Forget Electric Cars, This One Runs on Compressed Air

Tata Motors zero-pollution Airpod is inching closer to becoming a real thing.

Reuters

Is There a Limit to How Tall Buildings Can Get?

"We could do at least a mile and probably quite a bit more."

Hugh Gentry / Reuters

The Thriving States of America

A new Gallup poll charts levels of "thriving" across U.S. states.

CoLab Radio

An Ode to Abandoned Chairs

Have a seat.

Laurel Roth's Weird, Wonderful Pigeon Sweaters

These bespoke costumes are both cute and acidic, a commentary on all the birds that America has destroyed.

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Vigilante Justice of the Day: Interstate Bike Thief Sting

Next time you think about stealing a bike, remember Jake Gillum.

Reuters

A Visual Guide to Bad Community Meetings

From arguments to interruptions, town hall meetings can be pretty inefficient.

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Happy 80th Birthday, LEGO

The company is celebrating its anniversary this week with a short film on LEGO history.

Palm-Tree Fires: Nature's Tiki Torches

An L.A. firefighter explains how bottle rockets are often to blame when palms catch fire.

These Might Be the World's Worst Parkers

The unreal habits of drivers in Kazakhstan.

Reuters

Meet the Newest Wonder of the World

You're probably already vaguely acquainted. 

Live Art Installations

100 Bassists Recreate the Battle of Copenhagen

Ten-dozen musicians, aerial and aquatic dancers, antique ships and explosives experts join up for a naval spectacular.

Alisa Andrasek and Jose Sanchez

A Massive, Infinitely Reshapable 'Toy' in Trafalgar Square

A new piece of interactive design invites community participation.