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Living

Seattle vs. Boston: Which Super Bowl city sucks less?

We pitted Boston and Seattle against each other based on some of our favorite urban metrics -- like transit, oysters, and celebrity activists.

Cities

This Edmonton ice path would be amazing

The proposed "Freezeway" would turn bike paths into lanes for skis, sleds, and skates. Bring it on!

desolation of smog

Terrifying video shows smog taking over the earth

NASA scientists tracked atmospheric currents for a year, and found increased air pollution was linked to stronger storms. Yipes.

Hip-hop Hippie?

Lil B brings rap game to veganism, emojis

The rapper's latest venture, VegEMOJI, is an emoji app that puts a green spin on Lil B sayings like, “Plant Based 4 Life."

not kitten around

6 cute animal friendships that will make you love science

This is real science, we swear!

Want free public transportation? Here’s what would happen

The main goal of transportation that costs riders nothing — getting people out of their cars — can't be achieved by eliminating fares.

Let them eat weeds

Can urban foraging actually feed poor people?

Urban foraging won't fill you up or provide miraculous cures, and you'll end up with lots of very bitter greens, but it could be the perfect solution for food deserts.

Politics

Boycotting the Koch brothers? Better get a new brand of toilet paper

You might be contributing to the Kochs' mountain of money without even knowing it.

Food

Why is Walmart making us fat?

A new paper suggests that big box supercenters, higher cigarette prices, and fewer blue-collar jobs all contribute to obesity.