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Can Chicago Become America's Next Great City for Artists?

It can't compete with New York's amenities and galleries. But it's trying to offer something else altogether - a true middle class art market.

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Why Are There So Many Bosnians in St. Louis?

A mix of international politics and extended networks explain why some cities become hotbeds for refugees.

Here's What Would Happen if a Huge Asteroid Hit Your City

Would you dissolve in fire or would your clothes simply ignite?

Downton Abbey on the Upper West Side

The hidden Old English village in New York (that's off-limits to New Yorkers).

Huge Meteor Rips Apart the Russian Skies; Hundreds Injured, Freaky Videos Ensue

Windows exploded, buildings shook and a billowing pair of smoke trails marked the heavens.

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Holiday Appropriate Public Art of the Day: Giant Heart in Times Square

An installation that "wraps around the visitors," created from Superstorm Sandy-ravaged boardwalks.

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This Name That Neighborhood Game Will Distract You All Afternoon

So you think you know your city?

How This Year's Flu Managed to Outsmart Google

Scientific hindsight shows that Google Flu Trends far overstated this year's flu season, raising questions about accuracy.

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Having Your Own Corner Office Is Like Living in Suburbia

How companies are (or should be) structured like cities.

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Love Celebrations Across the Globe

Balloons, teddy bears, and kissing contests.

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What Mosh Pits Can Teach Us About Crowd Control in Public Spaces

Though they look like a mess of humanity, the pits actually follow a set of rules.

Extreme Skier Takes on Alaska's Abandoned Military Deathtrap

The old Buckner Building in Whittier is full of asbestos, jagged rubbish and collapsed walls – in other words, a perfect place to do a little skiing.

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Mayor Bloomberg Is Coming After Your Coffee Cups

He is expected to propose a sweeping ban on plastic foam food packaging in his State of the City today.

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We've Found the Perfect Valentine’s Day Date for Infrastructure Nerds

What could be more romantic than a trip to the innards of New York’s digestive system?

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Why Is the U.S. Capitol Still Burning Coal?

Also, a London neighbor fights against public gobbing and Sydney's wealthy whine about public-park weddings.

Chicago's Secrets, Revealed Through User-Friendly Apps

The Open City group turns government data into apps on crime, snow plows, even lobbying efforts.

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Can Paris Cool Live Beyond the City Lines?

The view from the city's electronic music scene.

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Why India Keeps Its Cities So Short

Despite an urban development explosion, the country hasn't developed a taste for skyscrapers and tall building.

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The Claustrophobia of Micro-Apartment Living

Sure, tiny spaces look cool. But would you actually want to live in one?