Videos

Anthony Sherin

Urban Artifact of the Day: A Street Corner Piano

Go ahead, play a few notes.

A Gorgeous Documentary of a Drive Across South America

Starring a rusty Land Rover.

The Deadly Fun 'Sport' of Russian Train Surfing

Sure, it could kill you, but there's no thrill quite like riding on the roof of a 125 mph commuter train.

Lifehacker

Temperature of the Day: -41, in Novosibirsk

Colder than the frost on a champagne glass!

How Britain Is Helping Its Citizens Buy Bikes

A government tax incentive program has made cycles affordable for thousands.

Inside the Incredible Secret Mission to Climb Europe's Tallest Building

Russian adventurers dressed like construction workers to reach the ice-covered pinnacle of Mercury City, which is taller than London's Shard.

Kaid Benfield

How an Industrial City Reinvented Itself as a Sustainability Hub

France's Nantes has a powerful plan to cut carbon, eliminate cars, and redevelop the city's heart.

James West

A River in Retreat: In Two Weeks, the Mississippi Could Shut Down

The worst drought in half a century has brought water levels close to historic lows.

Jonathan Lansey

BEEEEEEEEP! This Bike Sounds Like a Car Horn

The "Loud Bicycle" prototype can blast careless drivers with a 30-second trumpet that's as loud as a rock concert.

The Effects of Climate Change in One Gorgeous, Terrifying Video

The largest iceberg breakup ever caught on film.

Dennis Marsico

Behold, the (Highly Desirable) Frankenstein of Green Building

A design firm stitched together 7 distinct buildings of different eras and styles, creating a mixed-use complex in the heart of Pittsburgh.

Humongous Swollen Duckling Paddles Down the Thames

From what hellish port of call did this monstrous waterfowl come?

U.S. DOT

Ray LaHood Answers Atlantic Cities Reader Questions

Find out exactly why LaHood believes "safety" is the number one transportation accomplishment of the first four years of President Obama's administration.

A Hyper-Lapse Music Video of Kaleidoscopic Architecture

Fragments of buildings seem to float and spin in the sky in this mesmerizing clip.

Meet the Woman Tasked With Saving New York From the Next Sandy

Judith Rodin will help design a "climate-conscious overhaul" of New York's infrastructure before the next storm rolls in.

Big Chunk of Turkish Infrastructure Caves In, Eats a Student

This person probably did not imagine spending the day trying to crawl out from a brand new hole in the street.

Myanmar's 2012 Balloon Festival Experiences a Flaming Hiccup

In Southeast Asia, the Hindenburg makes a hair-raising encore.

Mark Dreschler/Flickr

The Greening of America's Taxis

With car ownership falling, taxis are more important than ever.

U.S. Department of Energy

How a City in Decline Sold Itself to Its Own Residents

By the late 1980s, many San Angelinos had given up on their Texas town. But an innovative program reminded them of their architectural heritage.