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On September 17, Remember the Amphicar

49 years ago, two of history's greatest boat-car hybrids heroically traversed the English Channel.

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Exploring the Art Along Detroit's People Mover

Seen by many as an urban-planning boondoggle, there's a cultured side to the city's humble light rail system.

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Portland: Hardly 'A Retirement Community for the Young'

Hey, New York Times: Portland happens to outshine many U.S. cities in entrepreneurship, job growth, productivity—and the elusive "second paycheck."

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Where Geniuses Live

A look at the highly mobile lives of MacArthur "Genius Grant" winners.

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The L.A. Fire Department Rolls Out New Nepotism Protocols

The city says the practice leads to less diversity among firefighters.

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Houston and San Jose Are Leading U.S. Economic Growth

The continued rise of America's new knowledge-energy economy.

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The Scottish Independence Movement's Final Push Includes a Whole Lot of Chalk Art

The streets of Edinburgh were covered in "Yes" messages on Wednesday.

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How Twitter Detectives Helped Philly Police Find Hate Crime Suspects Fast

A longtime user employed Twitter and Facebook's tracking tools to crowdsource clues that led police to identify suspects in a brutal gaybashing.

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Wait Your Turn for the Swings at Boston's Adult Playground

The wildly successful Lawn on D Street is a temporary park that took no tedious city planning. Should we let more urban design emerge organically?

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The Most Viciously Addictive Stoner Snack Ever Has Arrived in Los Angeles

It's Stoned Oven Gourmet Pizza, served piping hot at select L.A. dispensaries.

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What Happens to the Union Jack Flag If Scotland Leaves the United Kingdom?

Take a look at the many possible options—none of which are likely to stick.

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Americans Who Carry Concealed Weapons Keep Accidentally Shooting Themselves in Public Bathrooms

This year's list of incidents includes an Italian restaurant, a prosecutor's office, a Target, a Burger King ...

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Mapping the Spread of Housing Inequality Over the Great Recession

A new interactive map shows that households hit hardest by the housing crisis are also now locked out of the recovery.

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Honolulu Is Building America's First Fully Driverless Transit System

But there are doubts about whether it will inspire other U.S. cities to follow suit.

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This App Transforms Subway Ads Into Fine Art

Make your commute a "curated art experience" through augmented reality.

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Here's How Newt Gingrich Would Fix the Housing Market

The nation's foremost futurist tackles one of housing's principal frustrations.

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In Los Angeles, Can #Droughtshaming Go Too Far?

A giant waterslide is heading to downtown L.A., whipping up understandable ire from water-conscious citizens. But when is pro-conservation just anti-fun?

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Americans' Waistlines Are Growing Ever Larger

Possible reasons include sleep deprivation and medication, says a new study.

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Attention Cities Looking to Engage Immigrants: Don't Dismiss the Smartphone

A new report highlights how civic smartphone technology could be a huge help to recently arrived immigrants.