John Metcalfe

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The Creepiest 'Social Network' Ever Is Just Some Woman Following You Around All Day

“Follower” offers the unique experience of being obsessively spied upon.

NASA/USGS

The Bay Area's Massive Wetlands Restoration Project Is Working

Vast stretches of industrial salt ponds are slowly creeping back to natural, wildlife-friendly state.

Lisa Nelson/NWS

An Oregon Mountain Casts an Upside-Down Shadow in the Sky

Locals describe the scene at Mount Hood as “stunning” and “Monet-like.”

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Climate Change Might Lengthen Transatlantic Flights

A scientist says global warming could trigger delays and extend Europe-to-America journeys.

NOAA

The Rainfall of 20 El Niños, in 1 Big Graphic

The seasonal drenching shows a big geographical consistency … until it doesn’t.

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A Tsunami of Goopy Foam Washes Into a French Town

Storm Imogen’s hurricane-force winds are churning up flying, smelly suds.

Subspotting

A Lovely Map of Phone Reception in the New York Subway

Its creators probed the MTA’s 660 miles of track with a prototype data logger.

Marko Plahuta

Mapping Manhattan's Parking Tickets by Type of Car

Who knew Fords got ticketed so much in New York?

Dan and Dennis Robbins/NWS

Idaho Is Visited by Extremely Rare Snow Doughnuts

These bizarre cylinders self-form in just the right snow and wind conditions.

Hoodline

San Franciscans Protest the Super Bowl With a Homeless-Themed Tent City

The activists want officials to spend football funds on poverty instead.

Heather Leach

So a Raccoon Walks Into the Toronto Subway

It was “better behaved than the majority of human riders.”

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The Psychological Benefit of White Street Lights

Scientists say they make us feel safer.

Suck UK

Plot Your World Travels on This Cork Globe

Or just throw a dart at it to decide where you’re going next.

Mike Rosenberg

San Francisco's Super Bowl 50 Statues Are Being Utterly Annihilated

It looks like it’s going to take a small army to protect these things from vandals.

Hafernik et al.

Zombie Bees Are Real, and They're Stalking North America

Not to alarm you or anything.

CityLab

The Bay Bridge Will Be Permanently Draped in Waterfall Lights

San Francisco’s skyline is about to get much more twinkly.

NOAA

California Hits Its Deepest Snowpack in 5 Years

It’s unknown if this mountain powder will help stop the drought.

SF Citizen

San Francisco's Super Bowl Statues Keep Getting Vandalized

They’ve been painted, ripped apart, and had letters rearranged to read “SUPERB OWL.”