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How This Chicago Restaurant Produced Zero Waste

Going green all the way.

Drought Now Covers 100 Percent of California

And the snowpack is melting quickly, too.

The App-Filled Future of Luxury Is Avoiding People

Services like Silvercar, Uber, and pay-to-play airline VIP programs help keep the new aristocracy away from the rabble.

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This Guy Knows Why People 'Unfriend' You on Facebook

It's probably either because you're an opinionated loudmouth or just boring.

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So Helpful: A Map of Housing Prices at Every London Tube Stop

People can figure out what it'd cost to live at different points of their commute. Your city needs something like this. 

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Google Maps Now Lets You Time Travel Through Its Street View Archives

From 2007 to today.

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Uber's Usage Maps Are a Handy Tool for Finding the World's Rich, Young People

A stark pattern repeated around the world.

The High-Tech Shoes That 'Tickle' You Directions

Wearable technology continues to get weirder with these GPS-guided "vibrotactile" sneakers.

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Now You Can Hire a Prostitute Like You Hire an Uber

In Germany, at least.

The NYPD Just Figured Out How to Publicize Its Own Worst Moments on Twitter

Hashtag fail.

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For Smaller Cities, the Airbnb Backlash Can Be Even Bigger

In communities that rely on a handful of special events each year, the sharing economy is complicated.

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How China Will Dominate the U.S. Electric-Bus Market

The country is emerging as an innovator in green tech.

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The South Korea Ferry Disaster Can Be Seen From Space

The massive response to the deadly accident is so bright that it shines like a little city.

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To Go Green, Ikea Plans to Sell a Vegetarian Swedish 'Meatball'

They taste the same if you close your eyes.

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Do You Walk Enough?

This is an easy, passive way to find out.

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What Somalia's New Internet Looks Like From Silicon Valley

Until recently, the country's internet came exclusively through dial-up modems and satellite. Not anymore.

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A Bullseye in the Sky Over Texas

This is a thin glowing layer of Earth's atmosphere rippling in the wake of a huge thunderstorm.

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Why Your Neighbors Will Finance Solar Panels for Your Roof

A California start-up is letting anyone invest in loans to let homeowners go solar.