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This London Traffic Light Has 75 Signals

Stop? Go? Don't walk? Gaaaaah!

Juan Carlos Ulate/Reuters

Halloween Around the World

Scenes from London, Manila, and more.

Thomas MacMillan/New Haven Independent

The Creepiest Sandy Debris: A 200-Year-Old Skeleton

This is why we don't bury people in the center of town.


5 Ideas That Could Have Prevented Flooding in New York

It's time to start seriously planning for climate change in the city.

Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

A Close-Up Look at Breezy Point's Hurricane-Caused Inferno

"I think we all can agree we're seeing complete and utter devastation."


Sandy Was So Big At One Point She Stretched From Chicago to New England

A satellite capture from Tuesday showed the true scale of the massive weather system.

MPI's Zara Matheson

The 2012 Halloween Index

The metros best primed for trick-or-treating and Halloween revelry.


On an Eerie New York Halloween

Hurricane Sandy has cast a long, spooky shadow.


America's Looming Burial Crisis

We have a rapidly aging population but cemetery space is already hard to come by. Are there lessons for us abroad?

Steven Depolo/Flickr

Why the 'Trick-or-Treat Test' Still Matters

Community designers have this same discussion every year, for good reason.

Iwan Baan

Zaha Hadid's SOHO Galaxy Looks Like the Watergate on Steroids

Beijing's newest piece of starchitecture.

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DIY Train Project of the Day: The Norry

Bamboo trains are apparently a relatively common sight in rural Cambodia.

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The U.S. Housing Recovery: Still Uneven

Parsing the latest numbers from the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices.

Simon Landau/WUSA 9

This Could Be the World's Most Awkward Bathroom

Pop a squat for this week's uncomfortable edition of Toilet Tuesday.


What Would New York Look Like If the Storm Surge Was Permanent?

It would be a lot smaller, for one thing.

Sarah Goodyear

Surveying the Damage at Red Hook and Gowanus

Brooklyn is already hard at work cleaning up.

Tom Mihalek/Reuters

14 Stunning Sandy Statistics

A by-the-numbers look at the wreckage left behind.

The 2011 Report That Predicted New York's Subway Flooding Disaster

Climate scientists saw this coming, and their estimates on service restoration are no more encouraging.


These Unbelievable Pictures of Sandy's Destruction Are Actually Real

There are plenty of fake photos floating around this morning, but these images aren't lying.