Good thing it's almost the holiday weekend and you don't need to be productive because the USGS just launched a heck of a time-wasting website. Now you can explore cities through beautiful old maps, some dating all the way back to 1884. But here's the best part: You can mix and match many maps to tell your own…
There should be a sense of pride and revelry overtaking the nation of Brazil, where the World Cup starts today. Yet residents in cities across the country are protesting with transit strikes and tent occupations, hoping to draw attention to the extreme costs and unfinished facilities stunting the sluggish economy.
Today marks the first day of service for Denver's brand new downtown bus and rail concourse built in front of the old Beaux Arts Union Station. The concourse officially opened to public view on Friday in a ceremony featuring U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx. Designed by SOM, the station is part of a much…
It's time for another edition of What's Ruining Our Cities! This week: a factory that pepper-sprays its neighborhood, Canada's favorite crack-smoking mayor, dreary urban shadows, and rural towns banding together to secede from their big-city brethren.
As mind-blowing as science is these days, it's probably safe to say that we're not going to invent a time machine within the next century. Through the magic of code, though, there is an entertaining alternative in the world of interactive maps. Obviously, The Smithsonian is on it.
There's a phrase people like to repeat in Denver: "Be careful when you drink here." The claim is that the altitude (elevation 5,280 feet) makes one drink between 1.5 to 3 times as potent. If you visit the area to ski this winter, the city officials will even warn you about it when you get to town. Is there any thing…
A Class 3 Kill-Storm tore through the greater Denver area last night, knocking down trees with heavy winds and rain, demolishing vehicle windshields with golf ball-sized hail, and no less than six separate tornado sightings. Welcome to June in our new globally warmed future! [Buzzfeed - Image: @CrazyJon85 / weather.com
When Jeffrey Young recently discovered the corpse of his dearly departed friend, he did what any sensible 80s screwball comedy would: called his buddy, took the body to a strip club, and charged $400 to the dead man's debit card.
Apart from the fact that it's the Mile High City, Denver's medical marijuana dispensaries now outnumber their Starbucks. Even as early as January of last year, Denver was being called "America's Cannabis Capital".
Score one for the good guys! A minuscule model robot shut down Denver traffic for hours after someone glued it to the base of a bridge—it was deemed "suspicious." So the police blew it up into "several chunks."
Last year a Denver cop was videotaped manhandling Shawn Johnson after he used a women's restroom in a nightclub. Johnson's pal, Michael DeHerrera was talking on his phone nearby, which angered the arresting officer. So he beat DeHerrera's ass.
Denver is the first city to be hope to B-cycle, a Trek-developed bike sharing system equipped with awesome goodies like GPS route tracking.
Given carrier reputation and our own iPhone call drops, we were pretty surprised to discover, through careful testing in 12 markets, that AT&T's has pretty consistently the fastest 3G network nationwide, followed closely—in downloads at least—by Verizon Wireless.
The fires currently raging in Southern California got us thinking about tools that can help firefighters do their jobs more effectively, and few devices can do more than the T-N-T or "Denver" Multi-tool. It is an axe, a pry bar, a ram, and a D-handled pull hook all-in-one—so it can smash or rip through just about…