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What Exactly Is a 'Knee Defender'?

Turns out this product has actually been around since 2003.

Is This Device To Blind Traffic Cameras Really Legal?

The noPhoto is a license-plate frame that promises to get you out of traffic tickets.

Laugh Along With Mexico's 800 Clowns

The annual Clown Congress meets this week.

Somebody's Watching You: A Style Surveillance Project in Brooklyn

"Our camera does not discriminate."

The 8 Most Interesting Ideas to Revolutionize Urban Farms

These vertical spaces could change how we grow.

The Best Cities for Green Commuters

Which areas have the most bikers, the most walkers, and the most public transit riders?

'Everybody Is Resistant to Change'

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg explains why he'll win you over on sodas, and everything else, in the end.

Passive-Aggressive Notes via Wi-Fi Network Names

A semi-anonymous way of broadcasting how you feel.

This Bird Migrated Into a Skyscraper

Meet the Chicagoans who rescued it (and hundreds others) in what may be the most depressing job in the city.

A Wild Ride Down India's First Bike Lane

In Bangalore, the infrastructure is there. Teaching cyclists (and drivers) how to use it is another matter entirely.

Communities Aren't Just Places, They're Social Networks

A conversation with urban sociologist Zachary Neal on his new book, The Connected City.

Bus Stop of the Day: Beethoven Duets in an English Station

Come one, come all!

Motion-Activated Shrooms Light Up Only When People Are Nearby

Lighting that still lets you see the stars.

Greening Cities Through the Power of Public Urination

A team of San Francisco inventors view drunks and the homeless as reservoirs of golden fertilizer.

Grand Central Could Get a Giant, Elevating Observation Hoop

Architects honor New York's revered train station with a proposal that might make you want to dunk.

This Atlas of 20th Century Architecture Weighs As Much As a Spare Tire

150 specialists, 750 buildings, 5,500 photographs, 100 years. Plus a crucial carrying case with a handle.

Luminous Photos of Phuket's Wild Vegetarian Festival

The celebration, which features massive face piercings, is not for the faint of heart.

Could Twentysomethings Become the Heroes of the Recovery?

It all comes down to two words: household formation.

New York Islanders Will Move to Brooklyn

The announcement is expected to take place at 1 p.m. today.