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This Timelapse Turns LA’s Nightmarish Traffic Into the City’s Most Beautiful Feature

Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Santa Monica; all great reasons to visit Los Angeles that are unfortunately overshadowed by the city’s overwhelming traffic and perpetually-gridlocked highways. But through the lens of Ralph & Randy’s timelapse cameras, LA’s traffic nightmare somehow looks like best reason to head to the West Coast. Read More >>

science
Los Angeles Subway Expansion Uncovers Mastodon Remains at Least 10,000 Years Old

Last week, a construction project for the Los Angeles subway turned into a scientific excavation after workers uncovered fossilised skull, tooth and tusk fragments from ancient elephant relatives that have been extinct for 10,000 years. Read More >>

design
The Most Terrifying Glass Slide Ever Opens Atop a Skyscraper

Beware this new Los Angeles attraction if you’re afraid of heights. I know I am because nope. Read More >>

art
George Lucas Is Taking His Museum Away from Chicago

After a prolonged battle with San Francisco’s NIMBY empire, George Lucas announced two years ago that he would take his giant filmmaking museum project to the friendlier shores of Chicago. Now, after yet another long and protracted battle with Chicago’s NIMBYs, he’s abandoning his plans there, too. Read More >>

research
Abandoned LA Pier To Be Converted Into Ocean Research Centre

The busiest shipping port in the US will soon be home to even more activity, thanks to plans to open a state-of-the-art ocean research facility by 2023. Read More >>

cars
After a High-Speed Chase in LA, Suspected Burglars Have Time to Pose for Selfies Before Cops Arrive

It’s not really how anyone expected one of LA’s most bizarre police chases to end. Read More >>

architecture
Terrifying Skyslide Will Be 1,000 Feet in the Air on the Outside of a Building

With LA’s Wilshire Grand to be crowned as the new tallest building west of the Mississippi, you might expect the former tallest building west of the Mississippi to just sulk into oblivion. No way! The US Bank Tower is one-upping every observation deck on the planet with a soon-to-be-vomit-covered slide. ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE BUILDING. Read More >>

urbanism
Man Building £330 Million LA Mansion Also Building “Tinder for Straight Bros” App

One of the largest houses in history is currently being built in Los Angeles. The man who is building it says he will sell it for $500 million (close to £330 million), which would make it the most expensive single-family home ever sold. In the meantime, he made an app for straight men to find other straight men. Read More >>

science
Students’ Groundbreaking New Earthquake Warning System Could Save a City

Although we’re not 99.9% sure when an earthquake can strike, an earthquake early warning system could help cities take additional precautions and almost certainly save lives. A group of secondary school students are partnering with the US Geological Survey (USGS) to test how it might work. Read More >>

architecture
Frank Gehry is the Wrong Architect to Revitalise LA’s River

Last month Los Angeles was promised more than one billion dollars in federal funding to transform its river from a cinematic cement chute to a proper urban waterway. That great news has been eclipsed by a puzzling announcement that the city has tapped architect Frank Gehry to lead the redevelopment. It’s a really bad idea. Read More >>

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You Can Now Get Waze Directions Directly From The Terminator

Waze users' navigation can now be voiced by a Terminator Cyberdyne Systems Model 101, thanks to Terminator Genisys’ new partnership with Waze. And yes, it’s really Arnold calling the navigational shots. Read More >>