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Watch How American Cities Grew Through Thousands of Historic Maps

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… » 7/02/14 6:00pm 7/02/14 6:00pm

Why Would Any Country Host the World Cup?

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. » 6/12/14 1:40pm 6/12/14 1:40pm

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… » 5/11/14 11:30am 5/11/14 11:30am

Sriracha, Shade, and Other Cities: What's Ruining Our Cities This Week

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. » 11/01/13 5:21pm 11/01/13 5:21pm

These Interactive Maps Compare 19th Century American Cities to Today

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. » 9/02/13 10:00am 9/02/13 10:00am

Do You Really Get Drunker at High Altitude?

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… » 1/11/13 5:00pm 1/11/13 5:00pm

So Many Stones Fell in Last Night's Freak Hail Storm, They Flooded This…

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 / » 6/07/12 2:00pm 6/07/12 2:00pm

Weekend at Bernie's Just Happened in Real Life

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. » 9/16/11 12:00pm 9/16/11 12:00pm

It's Easier to Get High in Denver Than to Buy a Latte

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". » 7/06/11 9:20am 7/06/11 9:20am

Bomb Squad Detonates 8-inch Toy Robot After Terrorizing Rush Hour…

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." » 12/02/10 11:30am 12/02/10 11:30am

Don't Make Phone Calls While Your Friend is Being Arrested

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. » 8/16/10 2:49pm 8/16/10 2:49pm

B-Cycle: the GPS-Equipped Bike Sharing System I Want Right Now

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. » 5/04/10 11:51am 5/04/10 11:51am

Our 2009 12-City 3G Data Mega Test: AT&T Won

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. » 12/21/09 4:30pm 12/21/09 4:30pm

T-N-T Multi-Tool Helps Firefighters Kick Ass and Break Stuff

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… » 10/25/07 9:30pm 10/25/07 9:30pm