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Six Freeway Removals That Changed Their Cities Forever

It seems counterintuitive, right? Rip out eight lanes of freeway through the middle of your metropolis and you’ll be rewarded with not only less …

San Francisco

Inside Lavasa, India's first entirely private city built from scratch

Still half-built a decade after construction started, is Lavasa – India’s controversial $30bn mega-project – the brave new world for smart cities, or an expensive flop?<p>The All American Diner plays 1950s rock’n’roll through a tinny speaker, the retro booths are traditional red and the burgers are …

Tesla needs the one thing only rival carmakers can give it

Tesla's market position is solid right now. True, the company is facing challenges, from perfecting its manufacturing processes to ensuring that it can deliver enough vehicles in 2015 to keep Wall Street happy.<p>But Elon Musk's startup has money in the bank, has just debuted its much-anticipated …

Relativity's Long String of Successful Predictions

When he unveiled his general theory of relativity, Albert Einstein wasn’t exactly met with applause. Almost no one else could do the math necessary …

Cities from the air by night – in pictures

Leaning from helicopters, supported by a body harness, photographer Vincent Laforet took thousands of pictures of 10 cities to produce a stunning photoportrait of the modern city by night

Cities

The wackiest art heist ever: Hardly a “Thomas Crown Affair,” this real theft of a masterpiece was a little bit 007 and a whole lot Monty Python

The boosting of Goya’s “Portrait of the Duke of Wellington” so captured imaginations it ended up in “Dr. No”<p>Noah Charney<p>November 14, 2015 7:00pm (UTC)<p>The heist was daring, the ransom negotiations bizarre, and the trial surreal—part Monty Python, part Perry Mason, part Ally McBeal, and yet critical …

British History

South African Cave Yields Strange Bones Of Early Human-Like Species

Scientists have discovered the fossilized remains of an unusual human-like creature that lived long ago. Exactly how long ago is still a mystery — and that's not the only mystery surrounding this newfound species.<p>The bones have a strange mix of primitive and modern features, and were found in an …