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This Summer, the Mailboxes in Bristol Will Begin to Talk

Post boxes, trash cans and lamp posts will chat up members of the public in what is perhaps the strangest public-art project to come out of the U.K.

Mary Calvert/Reuters

Tree-Climbing Obama Heckler Exiled From D.C.

Also, politicians in Naples are sick of you assuming they're all criminals, and the U.K. suspends the coolest teacher ever.

This Micro-Apartment Exhibit Is So Enticing, You'll Want to Move In

New York's latest foray into smaller living hits all the right notes.


Why Talking Cars Will Be Good for Buses

Technology is poised to help us better share the roadway.


Stunt of the Day: Can This Guy Get Off a Train at One Metro Stop and Catch It at the Next?

Man against machine.


A Graffiti Artist's Ode to Oscar

Eduardo Kobra honors Oscar Niemeyer with a gigantic mural in Sao Paulo.


Look Out Coastal Cities: Greenland Is Melting, Fast

The summer melt in 2012 alone added a millimeter to the global sea level.


A Striking Pattern to D.C.'s Metrorail Ridership on Inauguration Day

This is what it looks like when hundreds of thousands of people stand still at the exact same time.


A Berlin Neighborhood Clamps Down on Fancy Apartments

No second bathrooms, no fireplaces or under-floor heating, no new balconies and no reserved parking places.


If Only All City Lighting Looked Like This Charming Street in Athens

It's like a lamp store exploded in there!


NASA's Alarming Map of the Worst Australian Heat Wave on Record

The 114-degree heat in Sydney recently is nothing compared to 121-degrees recorded in Moomba.

A Painstakingly Carved City Skyline the Size of a Coffee Table

"Sketching with a band saw" is how artist James McNabb describes his process for making his micro-lumber-cityscapes.


Should Manhattan Rebuild This Ruined Subway Station?

The South Ferry station is worth it — but that doesn't mean the money should be squandered.

Zara Matheson/MPI

Class-Divided Cities: New York Edition

Examining America's dramatic socio-economic residential segregation.


Urban Planning's Role in Making India Safer for Women

A month after a gruesome gang rape, New Delhi takes aim at the lowest-hanging fruit: Improving public spaces.


Can We Finally Declare Peace in the 'War on Cars'?

Recent polling data suggests the public is much less divided than many headlines would have you believe.


Beijing Gets Aggressive on Cutting Smog, But It May Not Matter

The municipal government can only do so much without support at the national level.

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Ethics Question of the Day: What Do You Do With an Ice Patch Outside Your Window?

Fix it, or film it?


An iPhone App Helped Save Algerian Hostages in the Desert

Next time you're in a hostage situation, remember that Apple phone's Compass app just may save your life.