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When the Sidewalks Were Wider Than the Streets

Compare footage of New York's 23rd Street, shot by Thomas Edison in 1901, to today.

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The Fear and Fortune of Mumbai's Human Pyramids

A short film explores why India's controversial sport is so important for three slum residents.

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Cold, Dark, and Happy: Lessons From Alaska, the New Leader in Well-Being

Years of state rankings paint a picture of the ideal healthiest place to live.

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Suicides Related to Foreclosure and Eviction Doubled During the Housing Crisis

A new report makes plain some of the grim results of housing-related stressors, and suggests practices that could save lives.

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How San Francisco Proved to the World It Had Recovered From the 1906 Earthquake

100 years ago today, the Panama-Pacific International Exposition opened its doors.

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The Science of Cities Applies to Ancient Mexico, Too

New research suggests the social benefits of dense urban areas might follow timeless rules.

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The College of Lost Arts

A small college in Charleston, South Carolina, seeks to revive the centuries-old fine building trades.

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As More Cities Adopt 'Vision Zero,' a Grand Experiment Emerges on U.S. Streets

Seattle has joined a growing list of major American cities trying out the Swedish approach to reducing traffic deaths.

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The Danger of Being Neighborly Without a Permit

All over America, people have put small "give one, take one" book exchanges in front of their homes. Then they were told to tear them down.

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The Social Science Behind Online Shareablity

A number of surprising factors could make images go viral on different social media platforms.

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A Kentucky City Issues an Arrest Warrant for Frozen Queen Elsa

Police in Harlan, Kentucky, put out an all-points bulletin for the character as a suspect behind record-cold temperatures. But what about Mr. Freeze?

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Belfast, Aspiring for Normal

How does a city move on from war?

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Tremble in the Shadow of New York's 50-Foot 'Ice Volcano'

The massive, frozen cone is the product of this winter's bitter temperatures.

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London's Public Art Is Becoming Increasingly Surreal

A car rides an asphalt wave in the city's newest structure.

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The Town That Laid the Foundation for America's Civil Rights Movement

The Pullman area of Chicago has been declared a national monument.

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Oregon Homebrewers Get Set to Experiment With 'Sewerage Brewerage'

Portland will get to show off just how good its super-pure recycled wastewater is.

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Native American Tribes and the Future of Marijuana

Forget the handful of states that have legalized the drug. There are 566 tribes currently mulling whether to sell pot.

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This Tokyo Marathoner Will Wear a Tomato-Loaded Robo-Backpack

The wearable veggie-bot Tomatan will demonstrate how to fuel up on lycopene while on the go.

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Kids in India Are Sparking Urban Planning Changes by Mapping Slums

A new project aims to give young Indians a voice in the city-development process.