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How Twitter Could Help Police Departments Predict Crime

The method recently worked in an experiment that analyzed Chicago crime, but privacy questions abound.

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Seattle News Helicopter Crashes Near the Space Needle, Killing 2

The KOMO copter hit two cars and set off a series of explosions

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Was the Los Angeles Earthquake Caused by Fracking?

The epicenter was just eight miles from a disposal well where oil and gas wastewater is being injected underground at high pressure.

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In the Future, You Might Charge Your Cell Phone by Stroking It

New green-power technology transforms motions like walking and touching into potent jolts of energy.

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Epic Google Street View Hack Turns Cities Into Apocalyptic Jungles

Experience it like an eerie video game.

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This Video Brilliantly Captures Our Fear of Walking In Sync With Strangers

A dramatization of an unspoken sidewalk struggle.

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The Microwave As a Murder Weapon: A Brief History

From 1982 to True Detective.

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Notre Dame Cathedral Just Got an LED Makeover

Can one of the world's most famous historic churches hold up to modern-day lighting?

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Which Sunny Destinations Do Americans Lust for Most When It's Cold?

Depends on where they live.

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Where to Cry in New York City

Cities are a public weeper's dream.

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Tracking Exactly How Much Air Pollution You're Exposed To

A fascinating new project maps the air quality fluctuations within a city.

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Louisiana's Coastline Is Disappearing Too Quickly for Mappers to Keep Up

The challenges of surveying an intricate land mass that's losing 16 square miles a year.

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Planes, Delivered By Trains

Watching Boeing 737s pass via rail is part of daily life in Renton, Washington.

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A World of Water, Seen From Space

Space agencies across the planet launch the most ambitious plan yet to understand how the world's water works.

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A Stealthy Gadget That Gives Clunky Bike-Share Bikes a Turbo Boost

You can reach 18 mph by barely pedaling.

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How We Picture a City: Venice and Google Maps

In Street View mashups, we see not just clever Photoshopping, but two cultures' ways of seeing a place.

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The Most Revealing Broadband Adoption Maps We've Ever Seen

In the era of Google Fiber, there's more reason than ever to confront America's digital divide.

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To 3D Print Coney Island

One artist is recreating a 100-year-old amusement park with very new technology.

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Meet New York's Newly Famous Public Library Crusader

Matthew Zadrozny shared his concerns about the NYPL's renovation with the Humans of New York blog. The post quickly went viral.