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Solar Eclipse Scenes From the Cities With the Best View

See what Sunday's fearsome "ring of fire" looked like from around the world.

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When an Earthquake Meets Truly Old Buildings

In northern Italy, a 6.0 magnitude earthquake makes a mess of Renaissance-era structures.

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Monkeying Around on an Insanely High Bridge, in Russia

Russian kids have fun climbing the Bridge to Russky Island, world-record holder for Highest Pylons Ever.

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An Urban Garden for Your Bus Stop

A London gardening project aims to plant food up and down a city bus line.

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Want to Shame a Terrible Parker? There's an App for That

In Russia, an app identifies "parking douches."

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A Weekend Rodeo Commemorates World War I

Some 357 cowboys will compete for $45,000 in prizes at the annual Falkland Stampede.

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What Really Matters for Increasing Transit Ridership

Broward County, Florida, has one of the top transit systems for a metro of its size thanks to a multi-destination approach.

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The Right Way to Zone for Transit-Oriented Development

We need a legal framework that creates many different types and scales of building around public transportation.

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Mapping Global Water Stress

An online tool visualizes various unpleasant water-scarce scenarios.

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Can Revel Save Atlantic City?

New Jersey's gambling revenues have fallen every year since 2006. With its newest property, Atlantic City pins its hopes on luxury tourism.

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The NBA's Small-Market Disadvantage

Two teams from smaller metros are doing remarkably well in this year's playoffs. But big city franchises have typically dominated NBA titles.

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Clever Promo of the Day: A 'Prometheus'-Themed Paris Metro Station

Closed since World War II, Saint-Martin's platform is currently being used to promote the new film.

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Dog Poop Goes In, Free WiFi Comes Out

In Mexico City, new devices give pedestrians an unusual incentive to clean up after their pets.

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Nude Portrait of Canada's Prime Minister Inspires Censorship

Get your eye bleach handy, folks.

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Beirut's 'Big Dance'

A dance initiative that encourages fitness and international connections.

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Construction Finally Ends at CCTV's Beijing Headquarters

After many setbacks, Rem Koolhaas's  "reinvention of the skyscraper" is nearly ready to open.

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The Secret to Tokyo's Rail Success

Fares are nice, but real estate and retail holdings are the main reasons why its private rail companies profit.

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U.S. Metros Are Ground Zero for Majority-Minority Populations

More than half of all babies now born in America are minorities. Here's how that's already playing out at the metropolitan level.

Marcus Laws

When a Music Scene Leads to a Boom

As Denton, Texas's music festival grows in popularity, so does interest in the town itself.