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Japan's Drivers Must Obey Creepy Traffic Robots

Entering a construction zone in Tokyo can involve interactions with waving, dead-eyed humanoids.

Capturing the Least Glamorous Moments of British Nightlife

A journey into the surreal carnival that is nighttime in Manchester and Newcastle.

Robin Adair

What Niagara Falls Looks Like Without Water

In the summer of 1969, engineers stopped the flow of water to the American and Bridal Veil Falls.

5 Remote Sites We Can Now See, Thanks to China's Version of Google 'Street View'

China's most comprehensive on-the-ground photography yet.

Josh Begley

The Eye-Opening Aerial Geography of U.S. Military Might

Fascinating patterns from overhead images of American military installations.

'I Survived the Bloomberg Administration and All I Got Was This S****y Snow Globe'

A Brooklyn artist says good riddance to Mayor Michael Bloomberg with a fairly unusual art project.

How 50 Airbnb Listings Became Adorable Birdhouses

The company commissioned a team of artists to make miniature versions of the homes they rent.

Reuters

2013: The Year Deadly, Suffocating Smog Consumed China

It's not a new problem, but the country's struggle with air pollution has finally gone mainstream.

Nagashima Resort

This Japanese Holiday Light Show Is a Wonder to Behold

The LED-dripping Mount Fuji is almost as spectacular as the real mountain.

Philip Kirkman, Shannon McLaughlin

Yep, There's Now a 'Sexy' Taxi Drivers Calendar

NYC cabbies strut their stuff for 2014.

Corie Spruill

Meet the Sexy Ladies of the '2014 Bike Date Calendar'

But they're not into you – they're all about their cycles.

Associated Press

The Macy's Thanksgiving Parade Balloons Used to Be Extremely Creepy

Eighty years ago, the balloons were instead weird animals and dead-eyed people.

How New Yorkers Reacted When a Stranger Slept on Them in the Subway

To sleep, perchance to freak out some fellow commuters.

Walt Disney Tagged This Door, and Other Early American Graffiti

The National Trust for Historic Preservation has assembled a fantastic collection of art and tagging, including a face from 1777 drawn in a British soldier's blood.

Panoramic Group Photos: The Selfies of the Early 20th Century

How the introduction of new technology led the entire country to take basically the same photograph.

Reuters

Traveling to School Shouldn't Be This Difficult or Dangerous for Children

Examples of just how difficult it is for children around the world to access education

A Gloomy English City Builds an Artificial Sun

It's a faithful, NASA-guided model of our solar system's burning star (just 100 million times smaller).

Chris Devers/Flickr

What Boston Can Teach Us About Linked City Parks

The city's "emerald necklace" is a 1,100-acre chain of green spaces connecting the Boston Common to five additional parks and an arboretum.

An Eerily Beautiful Phone Booth Filled to the Brim With Goldfish

Good luck trying to place a call in this booth-cum-aquarium.