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We May Never Know For Sure Whether Ariel Castro's Neighbors Made Earlier 911 Calls

Cleveland police have released departmental records to try to prove they didn't, despite disturbing statements to the media.

Transforming Public Housing, Minus the Wrecking Ball

New York's overhaul offers room not only for new, revenue-producing housing but the creation of whole neighborhoods.

Putting Inner City Students on a Path to High-Paying Jobs, For Real

How and why Citizen Schools' "apprenticeships" are working.

Record-Breaking Insect of the Day: The Greater Wax Moth

It can detect sounds of up to 300kHz. To compare, the teenagers chilling outside the 7-11 can hear a pathetic 20kHz.

The Demographic Milestone of the 2012 Election

For the first time, blacks voted at a higher rate nationally than whites.

A Tumblr of Utterly Terrible 'Affordable' Apartments

"Top bunk is $500 per month, bottom bunk is $600 per month."

How Much Do Automated License Plate Readers Know About You?

Civil liberties advocates argue that it may be too much.

Beijing's Creepy, Abandoned Theme Park Is Finally Coming Down

Once, developers dreamed of building "the largest amusement park in Asia." But no longer.

In 1954, Americans Were Told to Paint Their Houses to Increase Their Chances of Surviving an Atomic Bomb

How the paint and varnish lobby used the Cold War to sell property upkeep.

5 Common-Sense Ideas to Combat Crime

Measures that have been empirically proven to effectively lower crime and reduce the costs associated with it.

Everybody Already Hates the Google Maps Redesign

And they aren't even coming out until next week.

How You Cross the Street Largely Depends on Where You're From

French pedestrians take more "risks" at crosswalks than the Japanese, says a new study.

What Public Transit Data Teaches Us About How People Use a City

What does a city look like when viewed through the movement of its riders?

The Hidden Geography of America's Surging Suicide Rate

It's not just the recession. Rates of gun ownership also appear to be a major factor.

How the Highway Killed Washington's Waterfront

And how the city plans to bring it back to life.

How to Make Your Town Into a Bike-to-School Mecca

A contest in Ohio gets 4,000 kids biking more than 52,000 miles, while keeping roughly 57,292 pounds of carbon dioxide out of the air.

Taxi Battle of the Day: Uber vs. Lyft

It's heatin' up out there folks.

Fresh Renderings of What San Francisco's New NBA Arena Might Look Like

Evolving designs for the Golden State Warriors' planned new home.

One Man's Quest to Free Street Trees From Their (Literal) Chains

"And I'm just one guy with one set of eyes."