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It's Official: The Weather Is Extremely Insane Right Now

Extreme heat in Australia, snow in the Middle East.

It's Lonely Trying to Convince Chinese Hospitals to Go Smoke Free

Dr. Dan Xiao battles attitudes toward tobacco that more closely resemble the U.S. of the 1940s or '50s.

The NHL May Have Been Quiet, But Teams' Real Estate Guys Sure Were Busy

During the lockout, some teams changed arenas, others asked for new ones, and some even pushed forward with condo towers and complexes.

Climate Change Could Destroy San Francisco's Marshes

Thanks to rising seas, 95 percent of the city's marsh area could become mudflats by 2100.

Urban Super Mario Goes On Super Violent Graffiti Crime Spree

This is not the Super Mario Bros. game you want the kids playing.

Silicon Valley Can't Get Transit Right

Less than 1 percent of Santa Clara County residents ride VTA light rail, and taxpayers subsidize 85 percent of the operating costs.

How Economic Segregation Spreads Crime Like a Virus

Integration is the best way to make our cities safer.

A Sanitized Version of Urban Life in Guatemala's Capital

Critics worry Paseo Cayalá is a high-end refuge that will allow the wealthy to ignore the rest of the city.

Is There Less Drunk Driving in the South, Or Just Less Data?

We've got a couple of theories.

Diversity in the 113th Congress Looks Pathetic When You Plot It On a Map

Race and gender ratios in the U.S. House: Still terrible.

Overdue Convenience of the Day: City Hall as Food Truck

In Boston, that pesky paperwork you're supposed to fill out comes to you.

A 'Red Wave' Dust Storm Strikes Australia

As if they didn't have enough to worry about.

What Buenos Aires Can Teach Us About Walkability

And other lessons in urbanism from the South American capital.

Should Hybrid and Electric Cars Have to Sound Like Regular Cars?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has decided that they do.

Why Cruises Start and Stop Where They Do

What it takes to become a port city of a major cruise line.

The Best Aerial Panorama of Manhattan We've Ever Seen

A photographer shot New York City from a helicopter, then stitched together this awesome image.

A Growing Divide in Urban Gun Violence

Homicides were down dramatically in some U.S. cities in 2012, but up in others.

Knocking Down Huge Buildings Quietly, Floor by Floor

A Japanese construction company turns demolition into energy using something it calls a "big hat."

Unless You Live in Takoma Park, Beverly Hills, or Reno, You're Probably Going to Get the Flu

Google knows.