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Heroic Australian Scientists Try to Make a Hangover-Proof Beer

Why let stupid biology dictate our beer drinking, when we can just switch to an experimental hydrating brewski?

Chicago Has Loads of Surreal, Never-Built Visionary Architecture

Behold the Sears Tower deconstructed into flaccid tubes, a Mies van der Rohe building sunk in Lake Michigan, and other incredible concepts.


Kabul's Utterly Mundane Urban Planning Crisis

The city's biggest problem isn't suicide bombers or militants... it's the traffic.

Moment Factory

Mesmerizing Public Art of the Day: A Video Installation to Distract LAX Travelers

Will this really "bring back the romance" of travel?


Detroit Police Are Learning How to Do Stop-and-Frisk

The department says its traffic unit will evolve its mission "toward the prevention of crimes."


3 U.S. Cities Are Among the World's Most Vulnerable to Flood Disasters

The geography of where rising sea levels will likely cost us the most.

Anti-'Stand Your Ground' Ad Recreates Trayvon Martin's Death

A highly controversial new video from the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence.

Flickr/JoséMa Orsini

Inside the World's Tallest Slum

Torre de David was supposed to be an office skyscraper for Caracas. Then the city's economy collapsed, and squatters took over.

WNY Heritage Press

What Happens When a Town Puts People Before Cars?

Hamburg, New York, rejected the widening of its local main street. Since then, crashes are down and property values are way up.


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.