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London Tube Commuters Hunted by Intelligent, Annoying Spotlight

This body heat-sensing spotlight is great if you're egotistical, terrible if you have a hangover.

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Why People Still Post Front Yard Campaign Signs

Is there a more retro feature of American electoral politics, and why hasn't it died out yet?

Jorge Mañes Rubio

One Idea for Crime-Prone 'Hoods: Fill Them With Fake Crowds

An artist uses special effects to make dangerous public areas appear like bustling marketplaces.

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This Is What Google Really Looks Like

Take a street view tour of some of the company's data centers.

David Longman

Countdown To the Last Steam Train

These beloved but antiquated locomotives are disappearing from western China.

Reuters

The World's Weirdest Bikes

Would you ride some of these?

Reuters

What People Worry About in China

The big concerns are much the same as in America: inequality, problems with the government, and the rising price of goods.

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Fear of a Tiny Apartment

By endorsing smaller and smaller living spaces, are we creating a world in which only the very wealthy can live in anything more than sardine-can habitats?

Krista Jahnke

Vancouver Covers Its Sidewalks With Giant Pillows

A city block offered an unusual landscape and a soft place to rest.

WBEZ/Chicago Crime Commission

Is It Harmful to Release Gang Maps?

Probably not, but as a recent case in Chicago shows, it might not be too helpful either.

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Mapping the Potential for Solar Power On Every Roof

Nearly every square meter of rooftop in Cambridge, Massachusetts, has now been evaluated for its suitability to host solar panels.

Liverpool Biennial

Time-Travelling Police Box From 'Doctor Who' Crash-Lands in Liverpool

Among the many artworks in the Liverpool Biennial is this weird thing.

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Why All Those New Fees Your City Is Charging Are Likely Permanent

Cash-strapped local governments overwhelmingly turned to fees instead of raising taxes in recent years. And they like them.

Studio Roosegaarde

Magical Inanimate Object of the Day: The Lotus Dome

Lotus Dome almost seems to have a life of its own.

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South Carolina Town Terrorized By Exploding Toilet

The detonating commode went off in Town Hall and lodged porcelain shrapnel in a door.

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The Shame of Demonizing New York's 'Dangerous' Delivery Cyclists

We love to complain about these guys, but we love cheap, fast delivery more.

Meet the Megapram, the World's Fastest Stroller

This stroller has four gears. And cup holders. And it reaches maximum speeds of 50 mph.

If Grannies Did Graffiti, It Might Look Like This Yarn Tagging

A shadowy Madrid artist is methodically wrapping European cities in chaotic fabric webs.

Reuters

A 'Daughter of the Nation'

Signs of support for Malala Yousufzai from around the world.