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The Architectural Legacy of Spain's Building Boom

In the first decade of the 21st century, Spain was defined by bold building. But the recession has brought the country's architectural ambitious to a halt.

Now Boarding the Chicago L: Creepy, Disembodied Animal Heads

Artists modified this train to include gruesome animal specimens, grass growing on the walls and a campsite lit by an electric sunset.

Even Tim Cook Would Not Use Apple's Maps

The CEO apologizes, suggests users bookmark Google maps.

The Little Robot Who Grew Up to Devour a City

This music video tells the classic story of a robot making good, moving to the big city, and eating it.

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When 'Carmageddon' Strikes, How Much of California Feels the Pain?

Warnings have been blaring up and down the state for months. Is this really necessary?

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A Cross-Country Crusade Against Pointless Bike Deaths

The creators of "Spoke" will ride from San Francisco to Orlando exploring the hazards of riding in the United States.

The Craziness of London's Housing Market, Explained in 1 Chart

Only 19 percent of property-buyers are British.

How Driveless Cars Will Revolutionize the Transit System

Transportation-as-a-service models could really take off in a world of hyper-optimized robo-taxis.

Why We Need a Better 'Science of Cities'

Q&A with Planet of Cities author Shlomo Angel.

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Canada's Rail System May Have Peaked...in 1968

The Turbo train once took riders between Toronto and Montreal in less than 4 hours. Now all we have left are these incredible promotional videos.

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The Next Big Financial Crisis That Could Cripple Cities

Pension pay-outs are a ticking time bomb.

A Dazzling Animation of London's Bicycle Commuters

Jo Wood's map of five million British bike rides looks like it came from outer space.

Map of the Day: Where Americans Use the Most Oil

3.5 percent of U.S. counties consume more than 10 percent of the nation's oil.

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Don't Take Your Gun to the Playground in This North Carolina Town: This Week in Bans

Also, the Mongrel Mobsters can't pretty up their tombstones in a New Zealand town and New York City clamps down on blood-sucking circumcisions.

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A House on Penny Road Will Cost More Than a House on Penny Lane

When it comes to home prices, not all street names are created equal.

Tom Downey

The (Not So Great) Economics of Micro Restaurants

Serving a dozen diners a night is getting more popular but not more profitable.

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Traffic Fatalities Are on the Rise in New York. Is Distracted Driving to Blame?

City officials think so, and they've launched a low-tech campaign to get people to pay attention.

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It's Official: Downtowns Are Booming

Neighborhoods within 2 miles of city hall saw huge jumps in population between 2000 and 2010, according to new numbers from the Census.

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Paris Commemmorates Its 2006 World Cup Defeat, in Bronze

"This statue goes against the tradition of making statues to honor victories," a museum official explained. "It is an ode to defeat."