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How To Jump From China's Monstrous Aizhai Bridge (and Survive)

The bridge is the longest and tallest tunnel-to-tunnel bridge ever built. It's a natural magnet for anybody who likes doing improbable things.

The Connection Between Creativity and Entrepreneurship

Metros with a strong creative class are also more likely to have robust business growth.

What Makes Some Train Station Waits Better Than Others?

"Queueing theory" says we hate the injustice of waiting on chaotic lines.

Using Uber Ridership Data to Compare Cities and Neighborhoods

San Francisco's Financial District is more Manhattan-like than it is San Francisco-like, and other observations.

Why Can't an Entire City Be a Museum?

Curators in Ghent, Belgium, use art to force visitors into far-flung neighborhoods.

'Not Guilty,' Says Boulder's Alleged Poop-Covered Voyeur

And other developments in world bathroom news.

Retirement of the Day: The Poet's Pension

The Argentine capital has a special fund for aging creative contributors.

Portland Might Finally Add Some Fluoride to Its Water

Local groups are calling on officials to add the tooth-protector to public water supplies, citing poor dental health in kids.

Choosing the Paths Less Traveled? There's an App for That

BlankWays keeps track of which streets you've been down, and plots new, untraveled routes.

A Flock of Flying Umbrellas Invades Portugal

The city of Águeda is awash in a strange kind of street art.

How Twitter Is Like a City

For dissidents like Ai Weiwei, the internet is fulfilling roles once played by urban space.

Doing Maintenance Work Atop the World's Tallest Building

Could you be so calm hanging off the pinnacle of Dubai's Burj Khalifa?

Meet Dhaka, the World's Densest Metro Area

The capital of Bangladesh is spinning into an asphalt crisis.

Mexico's Boxcar Children

Life in an abandoned rail car outside of Monterrey.

Political Limbo Puts Buenos Aires Subway at Standstill

Scenes from a city dealing with added congestion as a transit strike drags on.

The Case for Distinctive Taxi Cabs

What we lose when cities begin copying each other.

What Japan Would Look Like if it Were Made of 1.8 Million LEGOs

A group of students recreate the country.

Why Dogs Ride the Subway

Moscow's canine commuters have worked out a clever system to use the city's subway for their benefit.

Which American Cities Won the Most Medals?

When it comes to the Games, the West Coast dominates.