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A Startling Number of Americans Use Social Media in the Toilet

Also in this Toilet Tuesday: researchers discover that men experience more "stress" than women when using public bathrooms.

High-Speed Video of the Day: Dozens of Jets Landing at Heathrow

Pretty efficient, contrary to popular opinion.

Would You Ride a Bike That Sounded Like a Trotting Horse?

It's a Monty Python gag, of course.

How Car Insurance Could Actually Convince Us to Drive Less

Letting companies monitor how and how much you drive will save you money, and generate huge spillover benefits.

La Pedrera Becomes a Building-Sized Canvas

Gaudi's famous architectural wonder celebrates its 100th birthday in style.

This New Bike Light Goes the Distance

The attachment projects a symbol 20 feet ahead of the bike, enhancing presence for oncoming traffic and lane mergers.

The Geography of Gun Violence in Cities and Metros

What we learn when we zoom in on the data.

The Many Ways Cities Are Trying to Make Uber Illegal

The company's been banned or fined in pretty much every major American city, and now, regulators are trying to make it illegal across the U.S.

The Portrait of the Artist as Urban Planner

When he's not doing his day job, planner Neil Freeman likes to render the city in abstract and unique ways.

10 Techniques for Making Cities More Walkable

In Walkable City, Jeff Speck lays out ideas for making communities more hospitable to walkers.

The Fight to Save Frank Lloyd Wright's Phoenix Legacy

A builder wants to tear down one of the architect's most prized buildings. And in this developer-friendly city, stopping them is nearly impossible.

Buffalo Residents Team Up to Buy Old Train Station a $3,000 Gift

Happy holidays, Central Terminal.

Nation's Capital Ushers in the Holidays with an Exploding Christmas Tree

Next up: a rocket-propelled menorah?

The Nuts and Bolts of Urban Living: The Best #CityReads of the Week

Our weekly roundup of the most intriguing articles about cities and urbanism we've come across in the past seven days.

2012's Fastest Growing (and Shrinking) Cities

The trend is pretty stark.

Path of the Day: The Russian Trampoline Road

Beats a moving walkway.

China's Emerging Architectural Style

The country's building boom has given rise to a look that's fresh but also uniquely Chinese.

The Weird Weather Phenomena Created by Urban Bike Paths

Why do the bike paths of Virginia glow like rainbows pouring from the earth?

Why the Urban-Rural Voting Divide Matters

Partisan lines that once fell along regional borders can increasingly be found at the county level. What does that mean for the future of the United States?