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Wildly Futuristic Stop Sign of the Day: A Laser-Powered Water Curtain in Sydney

The most ingenious way to stop too-tall trucks from colliding into bridges.

The Real Life Towns That Inspired 'The Great Gatsby'

Vintage photos of Long Island's mansions.

Where Americans Tweet Messages of Hate

Clear and distressing pockets of hate speech.

Compare Cities, Streets and Other Shapes With This Cartographic Mixing Machine

Curious to know what the Champs-Elysees might look like in Midtown Manhattan? Forget the square footage and just put it there.

Traffic Pollution May Be Harming Kids in Ways We Never Imagined

Another reason to worry if you live near a highway.

A Mesmerizing Timelapse Shows Just How Essential Public Transit Is to Zurich

Trains, trams, streetcars and the people who ride them play a starring role in this kinetic 3-minute film.

What's Your City Watching on YouTube?

A new tool shows the geography of Internet distraction.

More Evidence That Marlins Park Was a Horrible Deal for Miami

The city still can't find tenants to fill up retail spaces along the stadium's parking garages.

How to Resurrect an Urban School District

Cincinnati has improved students' test scores by fostering cooperation between teachers, administrators, and local community service organizations.

Toronto's Gorgeous Old Street Signs Might Soon Be for Sale

The city receives hundreds of requests a year to purchase the signs.

New York's Beloved Folk Art Museum May Be Spared From the Wrecking Ball

The MOMA reconsiders its plan to demolish the building after a fierce opposition campaign.

Powering Ohio Schools With Wind Energy

Building wind turbines isn’t cheap. But it will mean about $100,000 in energy savings each year for two small towns.

Genius 'Iron Man 3' PR Tie-In of the Day: Chattanooga Wants to Remind You Its Internet Is Awesome

Just in case you weren't sure.

Rahm Emanuel's Quid Pro Quo Solution to the Cyclist-Driver Battle in Chicago

Double the fines for bikers that break traffic laws ... and the drivers that door them.

A Live Map of the Manic Ways People Edit Wikipedia

The map offers a nifty live survey of people's utterly random interests (or perceived areas of expertise).

Does Michigan's Emergency-Manager Law Hurt Black Citizens Disproportionately?

"It totally decimates democracy."

New York City May Let Non-Citizens Vote

It would be the first major U.S. city to do so.

Why Did the Ostrich (or Snake, or Llama) Cross the Road?

9 adorable images of animals wandering the streets.

A Terrifying, Fascinating Timelapse of 30 Years of Human Impact on Earth

A new interactive project from Google, NASA and the US Geological Survey.