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Jesper Frausig

Leave It to Denmark to Make a Sleek, Solar-Powered, Electric Bicycle

The Solar Bike can purr for 40 miles on sustainable energy.

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The 7 Most Gloriously Disgusting Ballpark Snacks of 2015

Who needs hamburger buns when you can use two entire funnel cakes?

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How Better Data on Bike Crashes Could Lead to Safer Streets for All

A new survey of collision reporting practices reveals a ton of room for improvement.

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California's New Water Restrictions Demand Transparency From Farmers

Governor Jerry Brown has finally called out how poorly the state accounts for agricultural water use.

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Should American Schools Have a 4-Day Week?

With schools strapped for funds, some districts are considering lopping off a full day of teaching.

'Bikes vs. Cars' Wages the Wrong War

A review of Fredrik Gertten's new documentary.

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A Portrait of Cairo Through Its Discarded Street Chairs

Two artists tell the story of the Egyptian capital and its residents through photos of rickety old sidewalk chairs.

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Can Airbnb Disrupt the Cuban Embargo?

Apps make traveling in unfamiliar places easier on Americans. That could turn out to be a real force for change in the Communist republic.

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Further Proof That It's Hard to Be a Mets Fan

Facebook data of baseball allegiances shows the geography of fandom.

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Smile, NYPD Officers, You're Being Recorded

A cop taunts, intimidates, and disrespects an immigrant Uber driverand is caught and punished because a passenger captured it all on video.

The Enduring Appeal of Vienna's Historic Coffeehouses

"In other parts of the world you have new, modern things. But the old things, I think, are more important."

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Can a Whitewater Park Jump-Start Asheville's Economy?

A proposed whitewater park would bring North Carolina's outdoor sports culture to the city—and hopefully encourage more companies to consider moving there.

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The Legacy of a Chicago Suburb's Failed Fight for School Desegregation

Writer Mary Barr tells Chicago magazine how her hometown lost the battle for racial integration.

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The Drought Is Making Bay Area Water Taste Dreadful

Could the smelly stuff coming from the tap be standard in the future?

Kindra Murphy

Farewell to Milwaukee's Classic, Hand-Crafted Bus Passes

An important part of Milwaukee design history is coming to a close to make way for modern transit tech.

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San Francisco's Sewer System Gets Its Very Own Rap Video

In “You Can’t Live Without Me,” the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission reminds residents that “your #2 is our #1.”

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Why Mapping Matters for Amsterdam's Startup Culture

The city is using a unique interactive map to chart its entrepreneurial density—which is good for companies and investors.

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Which European Cities Are Doing the Most to Improve Air Quality?

There are plenty of surprises in this new clean air ranking, including that London and Paris are doing a better job of addressing air quality than Amsterdam is.

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How to Say Goodbye to Mad Men? Why With a Smarty-Pants Viewing Party, Of Course

11 ideas to impress your superfan friends.