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How Climate Change May Reshape Tornado Season

Of all the weather phenomena, from droughts to hurricanes, it's hardest to figure out how a warmer planet will impact Tornado Alley. Here's why.

Miami's Newest Proposed Tourist Attraction: A Gigantic Fake Sun

The giant artificial orb would sit in the middle of the harbor and change color throughout the day to replicate solar effects.

The Lopsided Geography of America's Bacteria-Related Deaths

Bacterial infections are killing more people in some parts of country, but not others.

Barclays Center Is So Special, It Even Has Its Own Specially Engineered Smell

The unique, highly engineered scent of citrus or lemons, or "a brand new Benz," depending on who you ask.

Photographic 'Love Letters' to New York and London

Daniella Zalcman blends images of the two cities in a way that's both fantastical and haunting.

America's Declining Teen Birth Rate, Explained in 3 Charts

Contraception access remains vitally important.

Climate Change Will Drive Up Manhattan's Heat-Related Death Toll

Scientists at Columbia University test 32 different projections for the future. None of them look good.

A Treasure Trove of Economic Data on European Metro Areas

On a continent with particularly soft international borders, the success (or failure) of cities in navigating the recession has remained largely unexamined.

The Lost Art of Luggage Labels

A look back at the miniature pieces of graphic art that once defined travel.

Moore, Oklahoma, Has an Uncanny History of Violent Tornadoes

Three major twisters have hit the city since 1999. Here's a look at how improbable that is.

Addictive Geography Game of the Day: A Place-Guessing Challenge for Specific Cities, Parks, and More

Plus thematic challenges!

One of the Craziest Bridge Demolitions You'll Ever See

The explosive takedown of Wuham's 2.2-mile long viaduct was the longest concrete-bridge demolition in China's history.

We're Constructing Dams at a Terrifying Rate

According to a new report, there are now 48,000 "large" dams around the planet.

Why Suburban Poverty Is Less Visible and More Insidious

Today's poor have a new problem: isolation.

Brooklyn's Relentless Changes, As Told By a Single Street Corner

From a Rent-A-Center to an eyesore to a Lululemon.

The Pain of China's Devastating Earthquake, 5 Years Later

The Sichuan earthquake killed more than 70,000 people, and an additional 18,000 are still listed as missing.

China's Property Values Are Skyrocketing, With No End in Sight

Even strict controls haven't been able to stop them.

Another Spate of Wicked Storms Headed for the Midwest

Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, and Arkansas expected to take the next round of brutal thunderstorms and possible tornadoes.

A Visual History of Michigan's Outsize Influence on American Modernism

The state that helped bring design to the masses reflects on its legacy with an upcoming symposium and exhibit.