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Seeing a City Through Instagram

A real-time stream of every photo taken in five cities.

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How Urban Parks Enhance Your Brain, Part 2

The less city you can see through the trees, the better for your brain, new research suggests.

Updating the American Dream

An interview with innovative architect Peter Calthorpe.

Alberto Garcia

Can the City With the World's Worst Reputation Change People's Minds?

A group of photographers set out to reinvent the image of Ciudad Juarez.

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How the Coney Dog Became Detroit's Signature Food

Served at weddings, parties, even funerals, the chili-doused bundle of goodness offers insight into Detroit's history.

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A Glow-in-the-Dark Skate Park for Nocturnal Thrashing

Now French skaters can Ollie North any time of the day, thanks to the equivalent of a million fireflies' cumulative photon storm.

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London, 1918 Versus Today

Rare footage offers a glimpse of the city right after World War I. Compare those with sleek aerial footage from today.

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Greenland Might Not Be Melting As Fast As We Thought

A new study in Science suggests the ice sheet may be able to slow its melting rate.

Prototype of the Day: A Printer That Can Build a House in 20 Hours

Maybe it could even build structures on Mars.

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The Increasingly Connected Countries of Latin America

The informal shift to a more united (and powerful) continent.

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The Geography of James Bond

Who's been to more cities, you or 007?

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This Week in Bans: New Jersey Town Bullied By Aggressive Turkeys

Also, Spokane bans malt liquor after a rash of drunken crimes and Austria outlaws noisy cows.

A Wild 'Where's Waldo' Portrait of Tokyo

Find the Kabuki actors, sushi rolls, and emoticons hidden in this massive mural.

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The Politics of Skateboarding

A new film explores the conflicted relationship between the skater and the city.

James Cheshire

Mapping a City's Surnames

An amazing new tool tracks the names and nationalities that dominate parts of London.

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The Vast Disposable Income Disparity Between the Rich and Poor

After paying for essentials, the very poorest Americans are left with just a $1 a day.

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Manila, Under Water

Days of rain have flooded giant swaths of the city.

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The Emotional Impact of New Skyscrapers

When you love a city, every change in its skyline is a sign of how it has aged with you.

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We Want You: City Data Edition

A new portal will collect open streams from different cities, making for easier comparisons.