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London Has an Impossibly Weird House That Defies Physics

OK, who dropped acid into England's water supply?

Steven Reitz

Don't Worry, Philadelphia Isn't Actually Bubbling With Radioactive Waste

At least, that's not what's going on in this widely circulated photo of a sinkhole filled with bright green ooze.

Dave Bledsoe

Where New York's Old Telephone Booths Go to Die

A photographer stumbles on a payphone 'graveyard' in West Harlem.

Flint Public Art Project

When You Think of Flint, Michigan, Think of ... Experimental Public Art?

Can virtual ball drops and bizarre car sculptures help people see the Rust Belt city in new ways?

Sure, Apple Maps Stinks, But Look at These Crazy Cool Dalí-Esque Scenes

Developer Peder Norrby collects iOS Maps glitches that have an accidental artistry.

Pentagram

A Sharp New Look for New York City Beach Signs

Redesigned signage is serving a critical role in post-Sandy coastal wayfinding.

Reuters

The Latest Images From Turkey as Police Continue Their Crackdown on Protesters

Anti-government demonstrations have spread beyond Istanbul's Taksim Square.

Amanda Durbin

The Melancholy Beauty of San Francisco's Street Mattresses

"There could be rotting flesh and feces on a mattress," says photographer Amanda Durbin, "and I'd still snap a photo before I called the authorities."

Chat Travieso

The Tiny, Tri-Lingual Library Hidden on New York's Lower East Side

A bite-sized bookshelf greets readers in English, Spanish and Chinese.

Jennifer Hattam

Occupy Istanbul? Inside the Growing Mini-City at Gezi Park

There are tents, libraries, free food, even free hugs. But how long will it be allowed to last?

Ryann Ford

A Disappearing American Original: The Roadside Rest Area

Photographer Ryann Ford has been traveling around the country documenting roadside rest areas before they're gone for good.

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The Bizarre Fake Storefronts Northern Ireland Is Building for the G8

The country is spending 2 million pounds to hide its blight from world leaders.

Rice+Lipka Architects

Designing Libraries That Encourage Teens to Loiter

An open, airy floor at the New York Public Library offers kids spots to play Wii and Guitar Hero, along with books and homework help.

MTA/Patrick Cashin

The New York Subway Is Back to Full Service For the First Time Since Sandy

Seven months later, the A train is running to the Rockaways.

Colin Selig

Sustainable, Stylish Furniture Made From Cut-Up Propane Tanks

Using a plasma cutter, Colin Selig makes couches that would make Hank Hill jump with joy.

Koichi Shimano

Gorgeous, Surreal Photos of Mount Fuji Show Why It Deserves UNESCO's Respect

Photographer Koichi Shimano portrays the godlike volcano in the grips of seriously profound and weird weather.

Stereotank

World's Tiniest Library Pops Up In New York City

The "inhabitable" library looks more like a weird robot or a doughnut on stilts.

Finding Playful New Uses for Boring Street Infrastructure

Designer Thor ter Kulve transforms garbage cans into communal fire places, lampposts into swings, and more.

Fred Gonzales/City of San Antonio

A Public Art Installation Bridges the Gap Created by an Overpass

A conversation with the Arizona-based duo behind San Antonio's "Ballroom Luminoso," among other projects.