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Rare disorder that made patient 'feel unreal' linked to grim daydreams

Sleep problems and gloomy daydreams may worsen the symptoms of a rare psychiatric disorder that causes people to feel as though they are "unreal," a new report of one man's case suggests.<p>In the report, researchers in the United Kingdom looked at sleep problems and daydreaming habits in a man with a …

Duke Energy inks deal which will turn pig poop into electricity

RALEIGH, N.C. – Duke Energy Corp. said Monday it is expanding its renewable energy from livestock waste, adding poop power to investments the United …

The Novice Gardener: Is It Safe to Grow Food in Urban Soil?

It all started when a close friend refused to eat the rosemary I’d cut from my window box on the grounds that it was “polluted.”<p>Touché—the window box …

Maps Show Where Tourists Go—and Where Locals Do

03/22/2016 · by carylsue · in Current Event Connection, Geography In the News, Main. ·<p><b>GEOGRAPHY</b><p>If you want to find tourists snapping pictures, you probably know where to go—Times Square in New York City, the Embarcadero in San Francisco, or Chicago’s Magnificent Mile. But what locals think is …

Universal Studios

LEED Platinum Skyline Residence is designed to generate as much energy as it consumes

Nathan Good Architects designed a LEED Platinum-certified home that’s helping the city of Portland live up to its green reputation. Located within a …

Story of cities #7: Philadelphia grid marks birth of America's urban dream

The surveyor Thomas Holme’s “Portraiture of the City of Philadelphia”, printed in London in the politically turbulent and deathly cold winter of 1683, is a picture of urban grandeur, civility and order. Designed to encourage shareholders and lure settlers with the prospect of a new and improved …

Urbanism

How a Polluted Industrial Site Became Amsterdam's Most Interesting Neighborhood

The city’s organic, decentralized approach revitalized Buiksloterham even in the midst of a recession.<p>AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands—Just across the River IJ from central Amsterdam’s waterfront sits an old industrial area that once was left for dead.<p>The area known as Buiksloterham was home to a Fokker …

Urban Design

Eco-friendly school is a beacon of hope for one of the poorest neighborhoods in East Baltimore

One of the roughest parts of Baltimore is now home to the first school to earn Baltimore City Green Building Standards 3-Star certification—a …

The stuff of night mayors: Amsterdam pioneers new way to run cities after dark

Amsterdam’s first politician-of-the-night wants revellers to ‘stay classy’ and local residents to be happy. As London joins the growing band of cities imitating the idea, Jon Henley goes out on patrol with the original night mayor<p>At midnight on a freezing Friday, Amsterdam’s Rembrandtplein is …

City Halls

Many Americans want to behave more Swedish on the road

Road safety in Sweden follows a basic concept: human beings are flawed.<p>Following that belief, Swedish Transport planners have squarely put the responsibility for road safety on designers.<p>It's working. Today, Sweden has among the safest streets on the planet.<p>Worldwide, more than 1.2 million people …

Could your morning coffee be the next step forward in sustainable energy?

Coffee fuels the people and, to some extent, the economy. But why stop there?<p>Arthur Kay was studying architecture at The Bartlett, UCL where he was …

8 Cities That Show You What the Future Will Look Like

Cities used to grow by accident. Sure, the location usually made sense—someplace defensible, on a hill or an island, or somewhere near an extractable …

Don't blame 'evil hipsters.' Broader forces caused gentrification.

From the Philadelphia neighborhood of Point Breeze to the corners of Brooklyn, city planners and long-time residents across the country are grappling with urban development. Some call it revitalization; others call it gentrification.<p>Benjamin Grant is urban design policy director at SPUR, a leading …