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Pollution Pulled from the Sea Yields Functional Art

UK artists sail across the Atlantic Ocean crafting works from materials that are destroying the marine ecosystem.

Reuters/Mansi Thapliyal

The World's Biggest Cities Will Be in Asia and Africa by 2030

New York, Osaka, and Sao Paulo won't even make the top 10.

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Two Couples, One Mortgage

My partner and I decided to buy a house with our friends, share our space and our lives, and all make a family together.

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Strange As It Seems, Cycling Haters Are a Sign of Cycling Success

Much of the recent nastiness is really a symptom of driver frustration with a changing environment.

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Pensacola, Florida, Wins for 2014's Most Frightening Cloud

Is it safe to come out from under the bed now?

NASA

Where to View This Weekend's East Coast Rocket Launch

On Sunday, set your sights east to catch the fiery ascent of a resupply for the International Space Station.

REUTERS/Yves Herman

Would You Ride a Bicycle Across Europe's 2nd Longest Bridge?

Copenhagen and Malmö are considering the feasibility of an elevated cycle highway over the Øresund.

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Navigating the Future of the L.A. River, by Kayak

An unusual trip down the city's long-dormant waterway hints at an exciting, if complicated, rebirth. 

(All photos by Ben Marcin)

A Photo Project Ponders Skyscrapers Without a Skyline

An artist obsessed with capturing lonesome structures takes on tall, urban buildings.

Reuters/Mansi Thapliyal

Indian Mobile Services Are Now Charging Users Like Cable Companies—One Site at a Time

"Unbundling the internet" could save consumers money by linking them to only their favorite websites.

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Climate Change Could Cause More Kidney Stones

Doctors say that hotter weather is linked with everybody's favorite cause of blood in the urine, and that kids could be most affected.

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Agent Orange Ingredient Could Soon Be Used to Kill Superweeds

Dow Chemical is pushing an herbicide that contains a component used as a weapon in the Vietnam War.

Asthmatic Kitty

How a Tiny Record Label Jump-Started One Midwestern City's Arts Economy

Asthmatic Kitty Records has enmeshed its own growth with building up Indianapolis' cultural infrastructure.

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Teens Are Having a Hard Time Getting Summer Jobs

Since working over school breaks can predict future job prospects, this matters. 

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Meet the Jersey Shore's Giant Algal Blob

The massive bloom floating in the Atlantic seemingly exploded out of nowhere.

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In 1914, Baltimore Wanted You to Know It Was the Best City Ever

A digitally preserved program from the city's Star Spangled Banner centennial festivities boasts about an unparalleled new sewer system, among other amenities.

Courtesy of TransLink

Transportation Projects Don't Need to Take as Long as They Do

Using "lean" concepts, urban mobility can evolve as rapidly as iPhone apps.

Google Maps

Google Maps Has Finally Added a Geodesic Distance Measuring Tool

Helicopter owners and tech-savvy birds, rejoice. You can now map the literal shortest distance to your destination.

Reuters/Arnd Wiegmann

Car Insurance Companies Want to Track Your Every Move—and You're Going to Let Them

The future of the average insured driver lies in telematics.