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Can the Internet Withstand Climate Change?

Extreme weather has already caused a number of online blackouts in the United States.

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Can Architecture Unite a Divided Paris?

The curtain finally rises at the long-awaited, Jean Nouvel-designed venue—unfinished and with its architect protesting on opening night. Can it still fulfill high hopes?

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What Caused D.C.'s Deadly Metro Incident?

A preliminary cause has been identified, but many questions remain.

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Just Because You Can't Find a Place to Park Doesn't Mean There Aren't Way Too Many Parking Spots

A new analysis of 27 mixed-use areas finds that parking in U.S. metro areas is, on average, oversupplied by 65 percent.

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The Train of the Future Might Be Battery-Powered

The U.K. is testing a cleaner, quieter electric rail line that doesn't require power lines.

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What to Do With a Dying Neighborhood

Covington, Georgia, decided not to let a half-completed development sit empty. But the city's solution has been both praised and vilified by observers.

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This Solar-Powered Airplane Is About to Take Its First Around-The-World Flight

The trip could take five months or more, depending on the weather.

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Mohammed Is the Most Common New York Taxi Driver Name

A data scientist ranks the city's top 20 names for cabbies.

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Icy Spines Make Boulder Look Like a Magic Crystal Cave

Trees, bicycles, and swing sets sprouted growths of prickly ice needles.

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In California's Poorest Towns, Tap Water's Legacy Is Toxic for Latinos

Correct or not, perceptions of tap water as unsafe lead many poor immigrant families to make expensive and unhealthy choices.

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Every City Needs Vancouver's Ban on Food Scraps

To kick off 2015, Vancouver has resolved to eliminate food products from its waste stream entirely.

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Why a 10-Minute Commercial Flight Isn't As Dumb As It Might Sound

A brief look into the endlessly complex world of passenger airline scheduling.

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Now Big-Time Celebrities Are Campaigning to 'Save' London's Soho Neighborhood

The city's famed arts-and-sleaze district is set for major redevelopment. But all the movie-star advocates and nostalgia in the world can't preserve what's already gone.

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Not Everyone's Internal Clock Is Set for the 9-to-5

Sleep disorders put some workers out of sync with traditional schedules and are estimated to cost employers $2,000 per employee in lost productivity every year.

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Chicago's Gangster Past, Minus the Romance

A collection of photographs from the Chicago Tribune archives rejects spectacle in favor of brutal, messy truth.

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What $14 Cocktails Say About Neighborhood Housing Prices

Retail prices rise as a direct result of surges in home prices—the same reasons that bar prices do: Wealthier people don't mind.

The Golden Gate Bridge Gets a Big 'Zipper'

The moveable traffic barrier is designed to prevent head-on wrecks.

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Stay Dry as You Pedal with the Bicycle Umbrella

Dutch designers want you to put away that awful-looking rain poncho.

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The Faces of #BlackLivesMatter

Scenes from a recent protest in New York City.