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What England Wore to London's Fashion Week

Inflatable hair, zebra-striped pants, and more.

The Hidden Poverty Rates of Smaller U.S. Minority Communities

New Census data sheds light on the relationship between poverty and selected racial groups in American cities.

Air Pollution Linked to More Severe Heart Attacks

Heart attack survivors are more likely to die over the following years if they live in an area with higher levels of pollution.

In Oakland, Citizens Learn to Treat Gunshot Wounds

The People's Community Medics can turn anyone into a first responder.

Is Building a Multimillion Dollar Project on Connecticut's Waterfront Really Such a Good Idea?

After Sandy, a major development is in doubt.

An Example of Urban Farming Done Right

In Boise, the link between sustainable farming and sustainable communities is clear.

The 'Insectothopter,' a Teensy-Weensy CIA Drone From the 1970s

The 1-gram listening device that flew like a dragonfly never really got off the ground.

A Peek at Rising Health Care Costs in 5 Major Cities

Premiums for the young and healthy are set to rise 169 percent, according to a new survey.

The Global Geography of Beer Monopolies

That foreign beer you're drinking may not be that exotic.

The Man Who Tried to Change the Soul of Paris

Michel Holley built a mini-city of hulking towers on the Left Bank. He thought he was creating a utopia, but most of the city disagreed.

What Food Desert Maps Get Wrong About How People Eat

Our understanding of food access seldom takes into account a key factor: mobility.

Introducing an Electric Scooter That Folds Up Into Luggage

Hungary's MOVEO scooter looks like something baggage handlers might lose at the airport.

Relationship Killer of the Day: Neutralizing Germany's 'Love' Padlocks

A group of urban hackers spent a day in Bamberg destroying people's public expressions of everlasting love.

A Day in The Life of 3 Million London Commuters, in 1 Minute

Oyster-card data reveals both stark patterns in commuting behavior and land use.

The Temple Where Indians Go to Get Exorcised

This is where you bring your possessed relatives.

The Happiest Cities in America, According to 10 Million Tweets

People in Napa, California, sure are satisfied. And the saddest places all swear too much.

The Incredible Rise of Government Spending on the Poor, in One Chart

Where is all of this spending growth coming from? New programs, new people, and health care.

Why Libraries Should Be the Next Great Start-Up Incubators

An old idea reinvented for the 21st century.

America's Infrastructure Is Under Attack... By Chinese Hackers

A crippling cyber attack that shuts down our power grid and poisons our water? Not so impossible anymore.