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The Most Popular Excuses Americans Give For Not Voting

In chart form.

SNAFU of the Day: D.C. Metro Forgets to Turn the Clocks, Strands Revelers

Whoops!

London's Raucous Babble of Languages

Data engineers examined more than 3 million tweets to create this sprawling linguistic cartography.

The Story Behind New York Magazine's Hurricane Sandy Cover

How the photo was shot, and what it means.

Occupy Wall Street's New Gig: Hurricane Relief

Sandy seems to be bringing out the best in a lot of New Yorkers, including the Zucotti Park organizers.

Will Cities Be Ready for the Next Sandy?

Climate change is here. Here's what cities can do to mitigate some of its worst effects.

'Much of the Beach Is Gone'

Fire Island, a beach community off the coast of Long Island, struggles in the wake of massive Sandy damage.

In the Wake of Sandy, Is New Jersey Facing a Voting Crisis?

"We really don't care about the election right now, it's the furthest thing from our minds," one resident says. Still, officials are scrambling to keep the polls open Tuesday.

5 Ways Hurricane Sandy Could Reshape New York's Economy

Using 9/11 as a guide to figure out the super-storm's impact.

Romney's Murky Urban Agenda

As Massachusetts governor, Romney was a believer in smart growth, climate change and mass transit. But the same man may not enter the White House, if he wins.

Nerd Alert: Proposed Los Angeles Pavilion Is Batman-Flavored

The ominous, obsidian graduation pavilion is named the "League of Shadows."

Chris Anderson on Why He's Leaving Digital for DIY

The exiting Wired editor-in-chief explains why the maker revolution is becoming the new industrial revolution.

The Needlessly Inscrutable Geography of Scientific Funding

Data are scarce, but a look at grants from the National Institutes of Health gives us at least a partial picture.

After Sandy: The Best #CityReads of the Week

Our weekly look back at the stories you may have missed.

Staten Island Bands Together

FEMA finally arrives to assess damage, and finds a community already sifting through the rubble.

Manmade Environmental Disaster Movie of the Day: Plastic Paradise

See what I did there?

Power Outlets for the People

Thanks to Sandy, New Yorkers have created an informal network of public phone-charging stations. But why did they have to?

Before-and-After Aerial Shots of New Jersey's Destroyed Neighborhoods

There sure is a lot of new empty space in these depressing images from NOAA.

5 Beneficiaries of Hurricane Sandy

Devastation isn't bad news for everyone.