1. Old photos, new context: Artist colorizes, creates magic from discards

Australian photographer and artist Jane Long took a collection of old photos and transformed them into fanciful illustrations of magical worlds and improbable situations.

2. Cities are redesigning their streets for the people who use them

After World War II, planners built roads with wide lanes and high speed limits to accommodate trucks carrying goods. But these wide, fast roads were unfriendly to pedestrians and cyclists. Now a concept called “Complete Streets” aims to change this approach and push cities to redesign streets with people in mind.

3. My big brother, David Foster Wallace

The "Infinite Jest" novelist, the subject of a just-released movie, provided a wildly creative inspiration for his kid sister. It wasn't until college when another side emerged.

4. How the desire of 2 newlyweds to help UK migrants mushroomed into a convoy

"It's personal," they say — an effort to combat anti-immigrant messages at home. “The more publicity there was in the media against the immigrants, the more movement there was to organize aid convoys,” says Mona Dohle.

5. Jimmy Carter: 'I would like the last Guinea worm to die before I do'

Jimmy Carter wants to witness another death before his own, that of the guinea worm, which he has worked tirelessly to eradicate for the past 30 years.

One more glimpse

Photographer Carlos Barria holds a print of a photograph he took in 2005, as he matches it up at the same location 10 years on, in New Orleans. The print shows Errol Morning sitting on his boat on a flooded street September 5, 2005, after Hurricane Katrina struck.

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Carlos Barria/Reuters

Before and after. We know now that America's East and Gulf Coasts will be flooding more in upcoming years because of climate change. But how much? And how do you show that in a way that people can understand? On the 10th anniversary of the Katrina disaster here's how much more often these American cities will be flooded. That's what we're trying to do, with Vanilla Ice, in this data visualization app.

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