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What Hides Behind California's Light Pollution

Lost in Light gradually transports you from light-blighted cities to sanctuaries for star-gazing.

In the 1950s, General Motors Made a Pretty Modern Case for Buses

The automaker produced an earnest, albeit self-interested, pitch for public transportation.

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Saving Langston Hughes's House in Harlem

A group of writers is raising $150,000 to save the poet’s home from becoming another condo or coffeeshop.

Living Off the Electrical Grid in the Middle of the City

Tired of steep electricity bills, one couple stopped power to their home in Washington, D.C., and made a drastic change.

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A Dying Brutalist Project, As Explained by Its Architects 45 Years Ago

East London’s Robin Hood Gardens, designed by Peter and Alison Smithson, were once the future of public housing.


A Space-Station View of 2016's Perseid Meteor Shower

Not many people get to watch shooting stars from above.

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Watch How Global Warming Stresses Corals Out

They expel greenish clouds of beneficial algae, leaving them depleted and vulnerable to death.


This '80s Horror Film Will Make Any Imperfect Subway Expansion Look Great

TFW your mayor is eaten alive by rats on the subway he built.


A Comprehensive Guide on 'How to Vote in Every State'

The Vlogbrothers break down the voting systems of all 50 states, highlighting the easiest and hardest states in which to cast a ballot.

Here's Why You Don't Lock Your Bike to a Tree

A criminal lumberjack can steal it in seconds.

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Life in a Hand-Made Floating Castle in the Sea

A short film documents a Canadian couple’s weird and watery home.


Yes, Equitable Bike-Sharing Is Possible

According to the diverse group of transportation leaders featured in a new short film.  


An Old Film Reminds Us That We Can't Stop Turning Into Monsters Behind the Wheel

The absurdity of our reckless driving is called out in Gentleman Jekyll and Driver Hyde.

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Watch the Empire State Building Get Zapped by Lightning

Here’s something you don’t often see in New York.


To Promote Traffic Safety, Oregon Brings in... Bigfoot?

Because when you think about pedestrian right-of-way, you think “Sasquatch.”

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Artists Switch Off TVs Playing European Soccer, Chaos Ensues

At one Berlin pub, seas of cheers quickly turned into cries of shock and horror.

What On Earth:What on Earth! The Automobile Inherits ...

A 1960s Cartoon Hilariously Mocks America's Car Obsession

When aliens visit Earth, they naturally assume cars run the world. It’s not such an outlandish idea anymore.

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Exploring Northlandz, 52,000 Square Feet of Tiny Towns and Transit

Bruce Zaccagnino has built a detailed microcosm of connected cities, complete with buildings, bridges, and trains.

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Kayakers Spot Humpback Whales Hunting Off Alcatraz Island

The unusual frenzy of whales bursting from the waves lasted at least 45 minutes.