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How East Coasters Kept Cool This Weekend

Turning urban infrastructure into de facto cooling equipment.

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Moscow, Super-Sized

The Russian capital has officially added more than 500 square miles to its footprint.

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How Smart Should Our Maps Be?

The future of the map isn't directions, it's information.

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The Secret to London's Tech Boom

A new report makes the case against a top-down approach to developing high-tech districts.

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Don't Hide Cell Phone Antennas, Embrace Them

They're an increasingly important part of our lives, but we've shunned them into hiding on rooftops and in fake trees.

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The Science of Staring

New research explains why we decide to look at what everyone else is looking at.

Feargus O'Sullivan

Olympics Clean-Up, London Style

One month before the games, the city spruces itself up – plus a few rumblings of resentment under the surface.

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How the Garbage Pickers of Athens Predicted the Greek Economic Crisis

A new documentary sheds light on the Greek city's most vulnerable residents.

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Storms Sweep East Coast Cities

Scenes of damage, after the derecho.

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A BBQ Grill Designed to Unify Estranged Neighbors

The "Buurbecue" acts as the food-grade grease that gets friendly chitchat rolling.

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How the Transportation Bill Failed America

Congress had an opportunity to bring America into the 21st century. Instead it chose to pass a bill that will do little to improve access to public transportation.

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Survey of the Day: Police Officers Admit They Downplay Crimes

A survey of retired New York City police officers shows a "rotten barrel," according to the study authors.

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For Sale (on eBay!): A Tuscan Village

Three million dollars will get you 25 cottages and nearly 20 acres of land.

Nate Berg

The Community Television

Seeing a public amenity in a street-facing TV in Ann Arbor.

Reuters

Cities That Wouldn't Exist Without Air Conditioning

The invention of the air conditioner is still shaping the future growth of global metros.

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How Suburban Lawns Can Fight Climate Change

Lawns can play a key role in absorbing carbon dioxide emissions.

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Pop-Up Pools for Cairo's Slums

A trick for keeping residents of sweaty cities cool.

In Barcelona, a 69-Foot Vertical Park

The balconies in the apartment have planters, built-in benches, and even fountains.

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The Book-Burning Campaign That Saved a Public Library

A social media hoax outwitted an anti-tax group and galvanized voters in Troy, Michigan.