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Reuters

The Geography of Abortion

America's deepest economic and political divides are reflected in the rate of abortions across the 50 states.

BRC Designs

How Ghana's Coffin Builders Inspired 'Zombie Furniture'

Looking for furniture that will both tie the room together and make your guests gag with fear?

Chart(s) of the Day: How D.C.'s Infrastructure Is Changing

There are many more apartment buildings, for one thing.

Blue Sky Mausoleum

Frank Lloyd Wright Hated Cities, Which Might Explain Why Americans Love Him

On his 145th birthday, a look back at Wright's legacy.

Reuters

How an Austrian Mountain Village Ended Up in China

Developers unveil a tourist attraction that mimics a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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This Dresden Drainpipe Will Rock Your World

This byzantine downspout would be a deathtrap for Mario and Luigi.

StreetMuseum

Can Our Smart Phones Convince Us to Walk More?

How Americans might be able to leverage technology to get back in our pedestrian groove.

Reuters

In Spain, a Festival to Ward Off Sea Monsters

Little girls dressed as angels celebrate the Festa da Coca.

Shutterstock

The Fastest Road in America

Texas bets drivers will pay more than $5 to drive 5 mph faster between San Antonio and Austin.

Reuters

What Really Matters for Increasing Transit Ridership: Rail Edition

New research says auto regulations or system expansion — but not fare subsidies — increase transit use.

Flickr

Could Density Actually Reduce Traffic?

Yes, according to one new study.

Flickr/Gunni Cool

Fears of a Tight Fit for Brooklyn's Arena

Despite assurances, concerns that the Barclays Center will bring rowdy crowds and overstuffed streets haven't gone away.

Mark Byrnes

The D.C. Government's All-Star Embarrassments

The hits just keep on coming for the District of Columbia's elected leaders.

Inigo Manglano-Ovalle

In Santa Monica, a Sculpture That Aims to Change the Weather

Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle's "Weather Field" installation is designed to create a "microclimate" in the air.

Video of the Day: Virtual Tiger Prowls the City

This street art puts a new twist on the phrase "urban jungle."

5 Ways Data Can Save After-School Programs

Using information to improve programs, even when money's tight.

Nikolai Alekseev

This Week in Bans: Moscow Outlaws Gay-Pride Parades for Next 100 Years

Also, California cities binge on foie gras before it's banned; Boston knocks down satellite dishes; you can't dress up like Tinker Bell at Disney World; a British city welcomes back meter maids.

Chicago Loop Alliance

See Chicago Coated in Neon Blues and Greens

The city's largest public art project opened this week.

Sustainia

A Guide to Copenhagen From the Future

Imagining a guidebook for the city in 2025.