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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."

Why Do So Many People Think Gun Violence Is Getting Worse?

For the last two decades, the exact opposite has been true.

10 Playgrounds That Would Put Your Childhood Hangout to Shame

Gigantic crocheted alligators, luminous glowing water spurts, and more.

A Watch That Tells You 16 Different Times at Once

The analog face of the "Time Traveller" displays the time in 16 of the world's 24 time zones using famous city landmarks.

This Cutting-Edge Map Tool Turns Anyone Into a Cartographer

OpenStreetMap debuts a new map editor that will close the gap between grassroots mapping and its giant industry rivals.