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Is Google Maps Changing Our Behavior?

For better or worse, people sacrifice spatial orientation for convenience.

Are London's Public Buses the New Prozac?

Taking the bus makes people feel more social and less lonely, researchers say.

Urbanist Bracket Challenge: Elite Eight

More upsets, a nail-biter, and standings.

The Case Against Saving Midcentury Office Buildings

A new report suggests it would be better for the environment to tear them all down.

How Baseball Stadiums Drive Housing Costs

Neighborhoods near Major League Baseball stadiums cost more – especially if the team has a better shot at winning the 2013 World Series.

TV Show of the Day: '10 Buildings That Changed America'

Architecture television is a rare thing.

This Street Art Will Blow Your Mind

Swiss artist Felice Varini transforms the viewer's perception of space.

This Is What It Looks Like to Stop a Bank Run Before It Starts

After two weeks of chaos, Cyprus opens its banks again. But borrowing was tightly controlled.

A $6.2 Million Apartment for a 2-Year-Old? Such is NYC's Luxury Housing Market

The high-end residential developments that have come to dominate Manhattan have the potential to generate not only tax revenue, but also solitude.

Inside the Thriving World of Bangkok's Semi-Legal Street Vendors

A beautiful video tour of two lives lived in the city's informal economy.

Should You Buy That Beachfront Home in the Sandy-Ravaged Rockaways?

Homes ripped apart by the superstorm are proving to be magnets for bargain hunters—but not everyone is getting a good deal.

America's Jobs Dilemma: Employment Up, Wages Down

One more piece of evidence for the lopsided nature of America's economic recovery.

Is Bloomberg the Right Leader of the Anti-Gun Movement?

The blunt-spoken billionaire mayor may be popular in Washington and New York, but that popularity doesn't extend to other parts of the country.

The Wu-Tang Clan Might Appreciate These Hip-Hop Street Signs

Rappers like to call out street names; New York artist Jay Shells likes to put their lyrics up at the actual intersections they mention.

Why Driverless Cars Are 'Probably' Legal

A recent legal paper makes the case that existing laws don't prohibit automated vehicles.

The Urban Heat Island Could Be Attracting Bugs

The hotter neighborhoods of Raleigh are awash in scale insects, an ominous indicator of how bug populations might swell in a globally warmer world.

Cities Dependent on Air Conditioning Might Be More Sustainable Than We Think

New research suggests that Minneapolis actually uses way more energy staying warm in the winter than Miami does keeping cool.

A Hotel That Travels, Too

Guest accommodations that can be installed just about anywhere.

A Glorious Collection of the Craziest Skyscraper Concepts You've Ever Seen

Eight years of "outstanding ideas for vertical living," courtesy architectural magazine eVolo.