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There's Still A Giant Pile of Unmelted Snow In the Middle of Buffalo 

We’d been tracking the slow demise of Boston’s Tide Street pile: A glacier of trash and black snow that served as a reminder of the worst winter in recent memory. Sadly Boston’s snow melted last week, RIP. But there’s a rival pile in Buffalo that’s just as big, nasty, and, yes, still frozen. » 7/28/15 7:15pm Tuesday 7:15pm

Give the Olympics to Los Angeles

The news that Boston no longer wants to host the 2024 Summer Olympics isn’t really a shock. Few cities these days do. But the Olympics don’t have to be bad for the host city—and done right, they can actually benefit it. Nowhere is that clearer than Los Angeles, the new frontrunner for 2024. The Olympics would be good… » 7/28/15 11:25am Tuesday 11:25am

The Terrifying True Story Of America's Youngest Serial Killer

In 1872, 12-year-old Jesse Pomeroy was briefly sent to reform school after brutally attacking several children. After his release, “the Boy Fiend” progressed to murder. A new book takes a look at this unusual case, one of the first to bring the insanity defense — and all its complications — into the public eye. » 4/17/15 7:19pm 4/17/15 7:19pm

The Olympics Are Broken and Boston Can't Fix Them 

Last week, the United States Olympic Committee chose Boston as tribute to bid for the 2024 Olympics. Many Bostonians were not super happy about it, and it's easy to see why. The prospect of footing the bill for a $4.5 billion party excites very few cities these days. Boston winning the games could be a major loss for… » 1/13/15 10:06am 1/13/15 10:06am

Boston's Thinking of Building Canals Like Venice Because Climate Change

Imagine taking a scenic gondola tour through Boston's historic Back Bay as Red Sox fans saunter towards Fenway over arched bridges. Not far away, the Charles River Basin is padded by wetlands that soak up the rising sea water. This surreal scene, a sort of Venice in New England, could be the reality in a few years. » 10/28/14 5:23pm 10/28/14 5:23pm

New time-lapse technique bends the spacetime fabric

Photographer Julian Tryba sent us this crazy time-lapse of Boston which, actually, is not a time-lapse but a layer-lapse: The objects in each sequence—buildings, vehicles, the sky—run at different speeds and times than others. That's because he has layered them, animating each layer separately. » 10/13/14 3:51pm 10/13/14 3:51pm

The Skyscraper Boom That's Going To Make American Cities Way Taller

It seems like most of the architectural zeitgeist in the U.S. is dominated by news of supertalls sprouting in Manhattan. But that has not been the case in many American cities. Even with widespread housing shortages and proof that density is better for residents, most American cities have had a fear of heights » 8/04/14 3:18pm 8/04/14 3:18pm

Boston's New "Smart Mass Transit" Gets You To Work Faster—For A Price

It's time to go to work. But instead of walking a half-mile to the nearest bus stop and waiting in the searing morning sun, you tap in your location to an app and keep sipping your coffee at your kitchen table. The bus stops mere blocks from your house and delivers you to work in record time. » 6/11/14 5:20pm 6/11/14 5:20pm

Awesome timelapse of Lego Fenway Park built with 28,000 bricks

This massive, 12 sq. ft. Lego replica of Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox, weighs 68 lbs, took 450 hours of design and building time and around 28,000 bricks. All captured in one awesome timelapse. The build went down at the LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Boston, where it will be on display May 23rd. » 4/05/14 10:23pm 4/05/14 10:23pm