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Anxiety, Traditional Medicine, and Plenty of Purell: Beijing Watches and Waits for Bird Flu

"From day one we were getting a lot of phone calls from nervous patients."

The Simple Philosophy Behind St. Louis's Spectacular Central Library Renovation

In short: The books should be more prominent than ever.

Widget of the Day: A Global Population App From the Census

Watch the world grow.

Forget Hollywood. Filmmakers Are Flocking to New Orleans

How Louisiana became the third most productive state in the film industry.

The Ultimate Bedbug Solution May Have Been Here All Along

Leaves. Leaves!

Trippy, Gorgeous Photos of Salt Mines

The process of mining that salt can produce beautiful landscapes.

'Sandy' Is Retired as a Name for Hurricanes

The super storm was so damaging and deadly that the world's meteorologists will not repeat its name.

Hong Kong's Bookstore of Banned Books

An interview with Paul Tang, whose People's Recreation Community has tapped into an intriguing new market.

'An Exercise in Musical Cooperation' on a Sidewalk Swing Set

Playground furniture for grownups, too, that reminds city-dwellers how to cooperate.

Boston Wants You to Design a Better Transit Map

The MBTA has opened a competition to the public. And a good thing too - the current map has serious flaws.

Vote for Your Favorite City-Changing Bike Proposal

A smart-card-operated storage system and an online anti-theft mapping platform are among the big ideas.

In Praise of Taxi Drivers, In Spite of all the Harrowing, Horrible Trips I've Taken

It is a very strange, urban thing to get in a car with a stranger.

The Surprising Places Where Sprawl Is Still the Building Pattern of Choice

It's not the spread-out icons of Phoenix and Las Vegas, but rather pockets of the South Atlantic, Texas and the Pacific Northwest.

The Little Chimney Stack That Refused to Be Knocked Down

The demolition of a 175-foot-tall smokestack in Washington state experiences a slight hiccup.

You'd Better Not Be Caught With Long Hair in Gaza

Also, politicians in Racine ban weapons (except for their own) and New York battles a slimy lake menace.

New Chicago Plan: Pedestrians Come First

The city's new Complete Streets Design Guidelines creates a paradigm shift in how road crews and transportation workers should look at shared streets.

A Miami Neighborhood Begins to Bristle at its Own Success

The artsy Wynwood district was brought to life by Second Saturday. But the transition from art walk to street party has left some gallery owners cold.

Streetview Hack of the Day: Animate Segments of the Road

A new site lets you turn any stretch of Streetviewed road into a hyperlapse, a timelapse with a mobile camera.

How President Obama's Budget Proposal Would Affect Cities

Three programs to watch as federal budget negotiations kick off.