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A brilliant visualization of population density across 9 cities

Here's a great graphic from LSE Cities that depicts population density in a much more granular and telling way than a simple summary statistic like people per square mile could:<p>One thing to note here is that while it's tempting to interpret the tall bars as indicating tall buildings, that's not …

Maps

Portland Now Generates Electricity From Turbines Installed In City Water Pipes

You’d be forgiven if the phrase “Portland goes green with innovative water pipes” doesn’t immediately call to mind thoughts of civil engineering and …

Renewable Energy

The world’s most “liveable” cities

WHILE residents of Melbourne enjoy another year in the world’s most liveable city, according to the 2015 Global Liveability Ranking from our …

Cities

Germany set to pay customers for electricity usage as renewable energy generation creates huge power surplus

German power producers are poised to pay customers to use electricity this weekend.<p>Wind generation is forecast to climb to a record on Sunday, …

Renewable Energy

The Most Beautiful Beaches in America

1 of 10<p>Half Moon Bay State Beach, CA<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 10<p>Lanikai Beach, Oahu, Hawaii<p>3 of 10<p>Barefoot Beach, FL<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 10<p>Table Rock Beach, …

Beaches

Tourism ‘takes a hit’ in Catalonia

Catalonia is Spain’s most-visited region, but tourism figures have seen a sharp drop this month, according to an industry lobby group.<p>Exceltur trade association says the north-eastern region is suffering and local business leaders and politicians appear to agree.<p>Councillor Agustí Colom told …

Catalonia

Kenya election official flees country and claims presidential vote will not be free

Roselyn Akombe issues statement from New York saying election scheduled for 26 October cannot be free and fair<p>A senior Kenyan electoral official has resigned and fled the country, in a new blow to the country’s presidential vote due to be held in eight days’ time.<p>Roselyn Akombe quit as a …

Africa

Quebec passes law banning facial coverings in public

The Canadian province is barring public workers from wearing the niqab or burqa and obliging citizens to unveil while using public transit or government services<p>The Canadian province of Quebec has passed a sweeping ban on face coverings – barring public workers from wearing the niqab or burqa and …

Rights & Freedoms

What You Need to Know About China’s Biggest Political Shakeup In Years

In the dead of night, late last month, the enormous portrait of Communist China’s founder Mao Zedong that hangs over Beijing’s Forbidden City was …

China

Why Japan Wants Your Junk

There's treasure to be found in the world's trash.<p>For 30 years China has recycled more cardboard boxes, plastic bottles and old computers than any other nation. By doing so, it's saved millions of tons of resources and indirectly funded thousands of recycling programs and companies globally. But …

Recycling

Google, Bacardi, and others step up to help Puerto Rico

As Puerto Rico continues to hang on by a thread after the island was devastated by two massive hurricanes back-to-back, leaving its residents without power, food, and clean drinking water, many big companies are stepping in to help.<p>Google (GOOGL) CEO Sundar Pichai announced Tuesday that the company …

Caribbean

The Beautiful Italian Lakes Americans Don't Visit Enough

Admittedly, I’m a saltwater kind of person, and a good vacation has always required an ocean beach. The appeal of lakes never truly hit me until I …

Rahm Emanuel wants to make Chicago the center of a multibillion-dollar tech industry

Cities across America are trying to lure technology startups, with the hopes of becoming the next Silicon Valley, Silicon Alley, or Silicon Forest.<p>Chicago's mayor, Rahm Emanuel, thinks his city has an edge in one particular part of the startup scene: health tech. Healthcare technology is a sweeping …

Rahm Emanuel

Seattle retains title of hottest housing market in the country with Portland right behind

Seattle home values continue to skyrocket, rising at a rate of more than double the national average in July.<p>According to the latest installment of …

Real Estate

Are these the greatest travel photographs of all time?

Photography

The 49 U.S. Restaurants We'd Travel For

We asked ourselves to be really honest, like “last meal” honest, about the food we live and fly for, and we canvased our trusted network of writers, chefs, and restaurateurs for the dishes they can’t stop dreaming about thereafter. Below, find the full list of restaurants across the U.S. we'd plan …

This 'All You Can Fly' Pass Gets You Unlimited Flights to Paris for a Year

You'll be in business class, too.<p>In the never-ending battle between quality and quantity, we refuse to pick a side. And French boutique airline La …

Airlines

What’s Your Father’s Name?

Keila OchoaJohn 8:39–47To those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God. John 1:12When I went to buy a cell phone in …

Faith

These are America’s happiest states

Personal finance website WalletHub released 2017’s Happiest States in America today, finding that Minnesota is the “happiest” overall based on their …

North Dakota

The 20 most popular hotels in Orange County, Calif.

The 20 most popular hotels in Orange County, Calif., were mostly located in Anaheim, according to travel booking website Expedia.<p>That’s perhaps not surprising given that Disneyland is located in Anaheim.<p>The most in demand of them all is the Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel, according to a list …

Hospitality

The best 11 beach towns to visit in the offseason

Beach vacations don’t have to end after Labor Day, and you don’t have to live in sunny Hawaii or Florida to extend your summer a little longer.<p>East …

Labor Day

7 ways cities are transforming urban rooftops

With street-level space at a premium, urban rooftops are underused spaces ripe with potential<p>As a sweeping construction boom renders U.S. cities ever denser, there’s one type of urban space that’s still an untapped resource: rooftops.<p>Sure, every city lover can name a handful of rooftop patios with …

This Is What It's Like To Stay At Chip and Joanna Gaines' Magnolia House

Don't expect any visits from a certain dynamic duo.<p>“Fixer Upper” fans likely know that Chip and Joanna Gaines have a pair of vacation homes for rent near the show’s home base in Waco, Texas. But a stay at what one reporter called “shiplap Disney World” may not be exactly as you imagined.<p>For those …

Joanna Gaines

The true cost of moving to a new place

Moving can include a host of costs you might not be expecting. Discover how to plan and prepare for your big move and the ongoing expenses of a new …

National Geographic Guide to National Parks of the United States, 8th Edition (National Geographic Guide to the National Parks of the United States)

Shared via Kindle. Description: National Geographic's flagship, best-selling guide covers all 59 national parks in the U.S. for nature and outdoor …

Seattle Facing Lawsuits After Passing Unconstitutional 'Tax-the-Rich' Measure

YouTube

Phoenix Delays Sanctuary Policy Amid Mounting Pressure After JW Report

Big Data

9 secret spots to chill in Disneyland

Since these benches aren’t in the path for rides or food most visitors usually miss this quiet spot. The backside of the gazebo under the Silly …

Disneyland

Google Earth’s new live video feeds take you to the most unexplored regions of the world

Google Earth is adding live video to its recently released “Voyager” storytelling platform, allowing users to see what is happening around the world …

National Parks