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The Geography of James Bond: Skyfall Edition

An updated map to reflect the newest film.

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Miserable Airport of the Day: Dallas/Fort Worth International

On-time arrivals have plummeted thanks to American Airlines' ongoing dispute with its pilots.

Fearing Political Unrest, Beijing Outlaws Basically Everything: This Week in Bans

Also, a California city outlaws never-ending going-out-of-business signs and a Tucson hotel welcomes back Rod Stewart.

Claire Mitchell

The 'Covert Cloak' Protects the Privacy of the Painfully Shy

This high-tech garment detects the stares of rude people and instantly deploys shields.


There's No Question: Climate Change Made Superstorm Sandy Worse

Here's the logic: Sandy threw the ocean at the land, and because of global warming, there were about eight inches more ocean to throw.


'This Sucks'

A nor'easter adds insult to the injury inflicted by Hurricane Sandy.


Here Are the Places Where You Can Buy Wine From Amazon

Starting today, the internet giant will begin shipping wine to a handful of states, and others may follow.


This DIY Traffic Counter Could Change Everything About Transportation Planning

A $139 device that community groups, neighborhood associations, and advocacy organizations can use to gather data on their own.


The Strike Is Over, But Chicago Public Schools Face an Even Uglier Fight

Officials may close as many as 100 public schools in Chicago this year. But the politics of right-sizing are never easy.


The Homogenization of the Global Music Festival

Pitchfork Paris is a lot more Pitchfork than Paris.


These Are the Cities That Can Show Us How to Create Jobs

America's most competitive large metros for job growth.

Behold the YikeBike, the Super Lightweight Folding E-Bike That Looks Like a 'Star Wars' Droid

Beep boop bip!

Michael Snyder

Beautiful Chaos at Kolkata's Durga Puja

Think of it as the world’s largest, most popular public art fair.


Team Name of the Day: The Denver Nuggets

Heh, heh.

Superstorm Sandy Meets Tim Burton in This Creepy Animation

A most ominous storm was brewing over the East Coast.


The Poverty Gap Between Men and Women Around the World

To the extent that "having it all" means women having the same economic security as men, this chart on relative poverty shows it's still an elusive goal.

2012 Ballot Initiatives: Local Winners and Losers

A cities-focused look at the outcome of key state and local ballot initiatives.


Don't Forget, Local Governments Are Facing a Fiscal Crisis of Their Own

It's not too late for President Obama to help fix this, and it's in his interest anyway.


A One-Ton Gollum Now Greets Visitors to Wellington International Airport

Welcome to New Zealand, now give me back my precious!