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A World Without Trash Cans?

Early reports suggest at least one of the bombs used in yesterday's Boston Marathon attack was hidden in a garbage can. There's a case to be made for removing them all.

Spokeswoman Productions

In 1894, the 'New Woman' Was a Bicyclist Who Changed History

A documentary details the story of Annie "Londonderry" Kopchovsky, who rode around the world on two wheels in 15 months.

Annette M. Kim

Beijing's Bomb Shelter-Dwellers May Be Making a Rational Choice About Their Commute

The Chinese capital estimates 10 percent of its population lives in tiny, below-ground apartments. Are they crazy or clever?

Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

An 'Eerie' Stillness Lingers in Boston

Locals on social media report a distinct lack of chaos, "just a feeling that everyone is focused."


Major U.S. Cities Remain on High Alert Following Boston Marathon Attacks

New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C. have stepped up police presence on transit, at tourist attractions, and near hotels.


Why People Perceive Some Cities as Safer Than Others

There are reasons why places like Boston have tended to think of themselves as relatively safe compared to say, New Orleans.


Resilience Does Tend to Follow Horror

If there's an uplifting lesson from Boston, it may be the many people who will overcome the trauma of tragedy.

Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

The London Marathon Will Go On This Weekend, Organizers Say

Race officials are reviewing security precautions with local police after the attacks in Boston Monday.


When You Attack a Crowd of People, You Also Get a Crowd of Witnesses

This is more true than ever in the digital age.

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The Boston Marathon Is Held on Patriots' Day, Which Has Become an Unofficial Anti-Government Day of Action

Modern-day militia activists have attempted to hold rallies on this holiday in recent years.


The Best Strategies for Reaching Loved Ones After the Boston Marathon Bombings

Though cell service is spotty, social media is connecting family members and friends.


Key Locations in the Boston Marathon Attacks

Maps of where blasts occurred, the race course, the streets in question.

Associated Press

'America Will Say a Prayer for Boston Tonight'

Apparent terror attacks at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

A Dazzling Totem Pole of Tires in One of Cape Town's Most Dangerous Slums

Rather, it's about a neat community art project dealing with old tires.

Rock Ohio Caesars

If Other Cities Are Demolishing Skywalks, Why Does Cleveland Want a New One?

The fight against outmoded 20th-century infrastructure.

Reuters/Ahmed Jadallah

Dubai to World: Forget Our Debt Crisis, Look at This Shiny Car

Lamborghini logic.

Meet the Judges for the AppMyCity! Prize

There's still time to enter the international mobile application contest from the New Cities Foundation.

The More Diverse a Metro Is, the More Segregated It's Likely to Be

The gains towards greater integration over the last four decades aren’t going to the metro areas that need it the most.


Can a 'Moneyball' Approach Turn Around New Orleans Schools?

Scores are rising as teachers track data and look for patterns to improve classroom learning.