Siberian Town Gets Mysterious Crater and Slow Landslide

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The last place most people in the world want to live is Siberia. After the events of this month, the last place most Siberians want to live is Novokuznetsk. In a span of just a couple of weeks, the town was hit by a massive slow-moving earthflow of rocks and then woke up to one of those mysterious Siberian craters

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Almost 90,000 New Yorkers Are Begging to Get in Through the ‘Poor Door’

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The New York Times reported Monday that more than 88,000 people had applied for 55 modestly priced apartments inside a luxury residential building on the waterfront of Manhattan's Upper West Side. From the Times: “I guess people like it,” said Gary Barnett, founder and president of Extell Development Company, the tower’s developer.

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De Blasio’s Vision for New York: Broadband for All by 2025

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Tackling equity gaps has been a key part of Bill de Blasio's agenda as mayor of New York City. On Wednesday, in keeping with this vision, de Blasio will announce a 10-year grand plan towards a more equal and resilient New York.

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What Are the Bounds of a Traffic Stop, According to the Supreme Court?

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Facebook Updates News Feed Algorithm to Balance Content From Friends Vs. Pages

Today, Facebook announced three brand new updates to the News Feed algorithm specifically meant to improve user experience.

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Yes, This Man Is Really Planning to Swim Brooklyn’s Gowanus Canal for Earth Day

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Christopher Swain already knows that you think he must be crazy to even consider swimming in the Gowanus Canal. This is a waterway, after all, that is most often described with the adjective fetid. Once a lovely tidal stream, prized by the Native Americans who fished in it and gathered oysters along its shores, the Gowanus is now a federal Superfund site, running right through the heart of a rapidly gentrifying section of Brooklyn

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Is Your New City Giving You Allergies?

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Dear CityLab: I recently moved to a new city, and almost as soon as I arrived, I started experiencing seasonal allergy symptoms. Am I allergic to my new city

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The Latest Sign of Bike-Share’s Social Equity Problem

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Bike-share has a promising role to play in city transit networks, but its inability to reach low-income users has become an unsettling problem—and it's a problem that appears to be growing. Take the latest member survey from Capital Bikeshare in Washington, D.C

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Another Reason Brazil’s Olympic Preparations Might Be ‘The Worst Ever’

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Sad for fish, bad for gold-medal hopefuls: Waterways in Rio de Janeiro slated to host Olympic rowing and canoeing events in 2016 are choked with dead twait shad. Pollution and sewage problems have long plagued Brazil's lagoons, bays, and beaches. But in recent months, massive die-offs have left a thick layer of silver-grey fish bobbing on the surface of several water bodies.

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A New Japanese Train Has Broken the World Speed Record Twice This Week

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A Japanese bullet train broke the world speed record for trains in an April 21 test run, clocking in at a blazing 603 km per hour (374 miles per hour) at a track near Mount Fuji. It previously seized the world record when it hit 590 km/h per hour (367 mph) in a test run last week. The train, which is owned by the Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central), is what's known as a "maglev" train—short for magnetic levitation—meaning that the train cars float above the tracks, suspended and propelled by electromagnets.

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