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NASA's Alarming Map of the Worst Australian Heat Wave on Record

The 114-degree heat in Sydney recently is nothing compared to 121-degrees recorded in Moomba.

A Painstakingly Carved City Skyline the Size of a Coffee Table

"Sketching with a band saw" is how artist James McNabb describes his process for making his micro-lumber-cityscapes.

MTA

Should Manhattan Rebuild This Ruined Subway Station?

The South Ferry station is worth it — but that doesn't mean the money should be squandered.

Zara Matheson/MPI

Class-Divided Cities: New York Edition

Examining America's dramatic socio-economic residential segregation.

Reuters

Urban Planning's Role in Making India Safer for Women

A month after a gruesome gang rape, New Delhi takes aim at the lowest-hanging fruit: Improving public spaces.

Reuters

Can We Finally Declare Peace in the 'War on Cars'?

Recent polling data suggests the public is much less divided than many headlines would have you believe.

Reuters

Beijing Gets Aggressive on Cutting Smog, But It May Not Matter

The municipal government can only do so much without support at the national level.

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Ethics Question of the Day: What Do You Do With an Ice Patch Outside Your Window?

Fix it, or film it?

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An iPhone App Helped Save Algerian Hostages in the Desert

Next time you're in a hostage situation, remember that Apple phone's Compass app just may save your life.

ATTAP

Could These Crazy Intersections Make Us Safer?

Dispatches from the imagination of transportation engineers.

John Gress/Reuters

It's So Cold in Chicago, Firefighters Left This Warehouse Covered in Ice

This is what happens when you fight a fire in below-freezing temperatures.

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Data-Mining NYC's Dog Obsession

New Yorkers: they're just like us.

Reuters

Which Comes First, Contactless Transit Fares or Widespread Adoption of Contactless Credit Cards?

The London Tube is adding the technology, but U.S. rail systems see it as a long way off.

NYC DOT

How to 'Rightsize' a Street

Case studies from cities that have done it well.

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Can an App Get People to Walk More?

Our infrastructure deters walking and encourages driving. But tracking our steps may make plain the importance of staying active.

Reconnecting America

A Guide to America's Most Ambitious Transit Projects

The U.S. is currently planning 721 regional transit projects. Don't hold your breath for their completion, though.

Watch Portland Move an Entire Bridge in One Day

The shifting of the 3,400-ton span is rumored to be the biggest bridge move in history.

RapidCommute.com

Public Transportation ... for Your Car?

Behold the train-ferry for car commuters, and one of the craziest transit ideas we've ever seen.

Instructional Video of the Day: How to Build Skyscrapers Over Moving Trains

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