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19 Metros That Will Hit 1 Million By 2042

A new report predicts that more than half of America will live in a metro area with a million people or more by 2042.

Recycling Cars Is Actually Kind of Bad-Ass

There's fun and profit in having giant shredding rotors tear the flesh off deceased vehicles.

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Olympics Attendees May Wear All the Non-Sponsor Apparel They Wish

Despite what the LOCOG chief said on the radio, Pepsi and Nike gear will not be banned at the London games.

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A Roof That Looks Like Water

The roof of the London Aquatic Center is an undulating wave of aluminum supported by Red Lauro timber and more than 3,000 tons of steel.

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The Park Bench Stretch

Turning this public park staple into a personal gym.

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The Hidden Factor in Bike Commuting: Showers

People are much more likely to ride to work if they have a place to clean up once they get there.

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Romania Walls In Its Roma

The town of Baia Mare has relocated its Roma population to decrepit Communist-era buildings, and walled in their new home.

The Geography of Gun Violence

On the state level, mental illness and stress levels don't play a role. Poverty and gun control policies do.

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How Cranky Are Londoners?

With a Twitter-based mood-measuring lightshow displayed on the London Eye, we're about to find out.

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A New Model for Green Schools

A school in Portland, Oregon, is housed in a super-green building. And that's just the beginning.

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The Secret Lives of Zipcar Drivers

Think the system runs on sharing, community and trust? You're wrong.

Behold, the World's Tallest Concept Building (That Of Course Was Never Built)

There are skyscrapers. And then there are skypenetrators, like the X-Seed 4000.

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How the Suburbs Gave Birth to America's Most Diverse Neighborhoods

Diverse suburban neighborhoods now outnumber those in their central cities by more than two to one. Can we help guarantee their success?

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Debt of the Day: Berlin Owes the Town of Mittenwalde 'Trillions'

Compound interest can really compound when you leave a loan unpaid for 500 years.

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San Francisco's Mission District in 22 Maps

An atlas created by students at UC Berkeley shows just how many layers one neighborhood can have.

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London Olympics Opening Ceremonies Changes Tied to Transportation Concerns

A few scenes have been trimmed to ensure all attendees will be able to catch the last trains home.

What if Coney Island Took Over Manhattan?

With a bit of CGI help, we now know what it would look like if New York City was one big amusement park.

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Why Tehran Shut Down Its Coffee Shops

Police shuttered 87 establishments this weekend. Perhaps gatherings of caffeinated, web-savvy young people make the government nervous?

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This Is Probably the Tiniest House Ever Built

An architect designs a one square meter home that you can sit, stand, even sleep in.