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Manhunts Made Smarter

Could better software change how police departments find fugitives?

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Bots Are Battling for Restaurant Reservations in San Francisco

Table for two? It's on.

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Reuters

Death Toll Rises to 78 in Spanish Rail Disaster

Firefighters described a grisly scene that looked like "hell," with train cars torn in half and dozens trapped under burning wreckage.

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City Makers: Global Stories

The people and ideas reshaping urban life

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Public Space Improvement of the Day: Free WiFi for San Francisco's Parks

Google is donating $600,000 to the city, moving it one step closer to free internet for all.

Reuters

You Will Not Believe How Much You Can Carry With a Little Bit of Ingenuity

Amazing feats of DIY transport from around the world.

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The Exquisite Geometry of Global Flight Paths

As revealed by a billion dots of color.

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Could You Run Your City on Oats?

What metros can learn from universities' efforts to go green.

Cell

Human Cells Have a Structure Shaped Like a Parking Garage

Scientists have finally visualized the endoplasmic reticulum, and it looks a place where we'd forget where we left our cars.

This Glasgow Demolition Could Also Be a Gnarly Music Video

You're not born to rock unless you can do it from the center of a choking cloud of demolition dust.

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Twitter Can Tell Whether Your Community Is Happy or Not

The results of a study of 82 million tweets from 1,300 counties.

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Drunk-Driving Deterrent of the Day: Nightclub Urine Analysis

A Singapore nightclub developed a high-tech method of preventing drunk driving, and apparently it works.

Reuters

After 50 Years, Boston's Charles River Just Became Swimmable Again

It took $500 million and nearly two decades of work. Here's how the city did it.

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Department of Energy

Climate-Related Power Outages Aren't Just a Coastal Problem

A new Department of Energy mapping tool reveals that climate change has already contributed to blackouts and raised utility bills for many Americans.

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CDC / Wikipedia

Want to Avoid Scotland's Pesky Insect Hordes? There's an App for That

With "Midge Forecast," Scots can safely navigate their way around clouds of teensy biting flies.

Demolition of the Day: Fort Lauderdale Really Loved This Exploded Power Plant

Locals who watched the Tuesday morning demolition of a oil-burning plant mourned the loss of its fetching, candy-cane-striped smokestacks.

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A Map That Shows When Any Street Aligns With the Sunset

Manhattanhenge for every New York City neighborhood.

A Beautiful, Bewitching Map of Portland's Aging Buildings

Justin Palmer takes a digital chainsaw to Portland and shows the world its rings.

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Photography Tool of the Day: A Throwable Panoramic Camera Ball

This tennis-sized ball can take cool pictures and help save lives.