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Matthew Andrews

British Coastline Gets Set to Glow

Hundreds of "peace tents" will be illuminated to commemorate the ancient Olympic Truce.

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Bookstore Protectionism: Where it Works, and How

In some places, governments consider independent bookstores a vital part of the urban fabric.

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It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's an Old Communist Bunker?

Tour a secret cave that once housed Chinese military leader Lin Biao.

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Visit Antarctica With Google Street View

Newly released panoramics of the world's most remote outposts.

Take a Guided Tour of Amsterdam's Tourists

A wonderful way to spend a Saturday afternoon, turning the watched into the watchers.

John-Paul Palescandolo & Eric Kazmirek

New York's Lovely Abandoned Subway Station

Photographs of the phantom City Hall station capture transit charm of yore.

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The Future of U.S. Redevelopment Financing: China?

China is considering investing in major projects in San Francisco. Could this be the way forward for cash-strapped cities?

Demand for Foreign-Born Workers Is Spiky

Many U.S. cities cannot access the skilled workers they need.

Florian Riviere

Turning Dublin Into One Big Gymnasium

A street artist has laid impossible-to-complete track and swim lanes all throughout the city.

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Demolitions Return to Waterfront Lagos Slum

Stilted homes over the water are being taken down by the government, leaving thousands homeless.

Map of the Day: The Geography of Klout

Which countries have the most social media influence?

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As Olympics-Only Lanes Near Opening, London Taxi Drivers Protest

Upset over being excluded from the lanes, some 200 London cab drivers blocked traffic in Parliament Square.

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UK Bus Passengers Aghast at Poo Tidal Wave

Also, a pilot program to give out free toilet paper in China fails miserably.

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The Latest Pictures of London's Race to the Olympics

With only 10 days until the Opening Ceremonies, images from all over the city as it the Games draw ever closer.

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Why We Should Stop Talking About 'Bus Stigma'

Obsessing over trying to serve different economic classes on mass transit misses the point.

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San Francisco to L.A. in 30 Minutes? Sure, on the Hyperloop

Elon Musk imagines a cheap, faster-than-a-plane, weather-immune, crash-impervious people-mover.

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The Barefoot Run Through Kathmandu

During the "Bol Bom" pilgrimage, the faithful chant the name of Lord Shiva while running some 9 miles.

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A Drone's-Eye View of Detroit

A video camera and an unmanned aerial vehicle offer a unique tour of the city.

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A Brief History of NYU Land Battles

With a City Council vote on NYU 2031 imminent, a look back at four classic town-gown confrontations.