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The Last Telegram Will Be Sent From India Sometime in July

The transformative technology will come to, yes, a FULL STOP.

Whose Idea Was It to Build a Winter Resort in the Warmest Part of Russia?

Putin's biggest critic talks about the troubles facing the Sochi Winter Olympics.

Are Global Cities Really Doomed to Become 'Citadels' for the Rich?

Surely there's something we can do about this.

Hamburg's 'Unwanted' Humans, Caged and on Display

Single mothers, former criminals, homeless people and punks at a "human zoo."

Road Fees Don't Hurt the Poor as Much as You Might Think

They satisfy a "Do No Harm" approach to transportation planning, and they're less pernicious than sales tax measures.

2013 Not a Great Year So Far for Canadian Mayors

Montreal Mayor Michael Applebaum has been arrested on 14 criminal charges, including fraud, conspiracy, and municipal corruption.

Chicago's Violent Weekend Was the Worst of the Year

At least 41 people were shot and 7 killed.

America's Leading Metros for Venture Capital

The Bay Area remains at the top, but several cities are starting to catch up.

Somebody in San Francisco's Public Works Department Is Awesome

A municipal arborist whittled this damaged tree into a street chair for the neighborhood.

The Best Thing We Could Do About Inequality Is Universal Preschool

How we can reduce crime, increase economic mobility, boost college graduation rates, and give communities more tax revenue, all at the same time.

How Federalism Has Failed Cities (And Also Might Reinvigorate Them)

Metros as the new sovereign.

Life Hack of the Day: A Device That Keeps Objects in the Trunk From Sliding Around

Solving an age-old problem.

A Real-Time Bike-Share Map for the Entire World

About 13,000 people were out riding shared bicycles across the globe this afternoon.

Occupy Greek TV: The Fight to Keep the Country's Only Public Station on the Air

Inside ERT, where workers continue to broadcast news even though they've been shut down by the government.

Sure, Apple Maps Stinks, But Look at These Crazy Cool Dalí-Esque Scenes

Developer Peder Norrby collects iOS Maps glitches that have an accidental artistry.

The Data Center Next Door

Can buildings full of machines make good neighbors?

Turkey's Protests Just Might End Peacefully

Officials suspend plans to raze Gezi Park.

The Grim Political Odds Facing the Bloomberg Climate Change Plan

No mayor can get a project this ambitious done on his own, and that's a huge problem for everyone.

In the 8th Century, the Egyptian City of Thonis Fell Into the Sea

In the 21st, you can watch it being rediscovered on YouTube.