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The Scientific Case for Latte Superiority

Foamy liquids have stronger structural integrity and are less likely to slosh all over your lap, according to new research.

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Blowing Up What 'Success' Means in Inner-City Education Reform

The new documentary Southeast 67 tracks 67 kids from Southeast D.C. who were granted college scholarships in the 1990s.

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Stephen Mallon

The Fantastic Transformation of Subway Cars into Artificial Reefs

A photographer spent years watching heavy machinery hurl MTA cars into the Atlantic.

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Reuters/Eric Miller

Minneapolis's White Lie

Despite being applauded by many, the "miraculous" prosperity of the Twin Cities is only a reality for a certain slice of their population.

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MPI

America's Most Economically Segregated Cities

Can you guess what Tallahassee, Trenton, and Tucson all have in common?

Recology

One City's Trash Is Artistic Treasure

Inside the artist-in-residence program at the San Francisco dump.

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The College of Lost Arts

A small college in Charleston, South Carolina, seeks to revive the centuries-old fine building trades.

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The Town That Laid the Foundation for America's Civil Rights Movement

The Pullman area of Chicago has been declared a national monument.

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Oregon Homebrewers Get Set to Experiment With 'Sewerage Brewerage'

Portland will get to show off just how good its super-pure recycled wastewater is.

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Instead of the Income Gap We Should Be Talking About the Wealth Gap

And these 8 charts explain why.

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Reuters/Kevork Djansezian

The Geography of Box Office Success

In honor of the Oscars, we tried mapping where 2014's biggest movies were set and shot. What we learned surprised us.

Russian Railways

The Sochi Light Rail Is the Most Epic Failure in Olympic History

Russian oligarchs who helped finance the most expensive Olympics in history are shedding their shares of the line, leaving it barely running.

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How Much Do Waiters Really Earn in Tips?

Gratuities, often paid in cash, are hard to track. A new report sheds light on an estimated $11 billion of annual unreported income.

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Reuters/Mark Blinch

The Richest Cities for Young People: 1980 vs. Today

History often intervenes with extrapolated trends, making it hard to predict what the best cities for young people will be in the future.

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Why Big Cities Promote Less Innovation Than They Once Did

When it comes to new ideas, city size may not matter as much today as it did in the past.

Migration Policy Institute

A 'Disheartening Portrait' of the U.S. Labor Force

American workers have a major skills deficit that varies by race, ethnicity, and nativity.

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The Peculiar Way New Orleans Warps Time: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.

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The Jerde Partnership

Remembering America's Mall Maestro, Jon Jerde

America has lost a titan of design and planning. It's time that everyone learned his name.