John Metcalfe

They're Making a Musical Out of Burning Man

Nudity, shrooms, the worship of “decommodification”—it’s all here in song.

The Raging Future of American Wildfires

The risk of major blazes could increase 600 percent by mid-century, say scientists.

This Newfangled Bike Rack Is a Forest of Flexible Poles

It supposedly prevents your frame paint from chipping.

Squeeze Your Way Across Town With the 'Egg Map'

This rubberized guide doesn’t require folding or Wi-Fi, just a firm grip.

The Hidden Adult-Friendly Slides of San Francisco

Beware of the disenchanted neighbors.

The Massachusetts Bridge That Obliterates Trucks

The low-clearance East Street Bridge is a magnet for mayhem.

Be a Weather Hero by Photographing the World's Newest Cloud

You could become the official face of “asperitas,” the first novel cloud type identified since 1951.

Watch the Startling Evolution of American Obesity

Animating the nation’s expanding waistline over the past three decades.

Urban Grime Can Contribute to Air Pollution

Researchers say it spurts ozone-causing chemicals into the environment.

Satellites Spot the Tianjin Explosion's Foul, Brown Cloud

The disaster has sent a noxious plume floating over the sea.

A Rare Albino Raccoon Surfaces in a West Virginia Dumpster

Some people say finding one is less likely than getting hit by lightning.

BART's Notoriously Filthy Carpets Are Finally Gone

The era of stain-fighting vinyl has come to the Bay Area.

Taiwan's Typhoon-Bent Mailboxes Have Become Celebrities

Some Taiwanese look on the bright side of a deadly storm by posing with slumping receptacles.

This 1940s House-Building Machine Was the Original 3-D Printer

It supposedly could crank out a two-bedroom home in 24 hours.

Almost Half of Americans Are at Risk From Earthquakes

That’s double a U.S. Geological Survey estimate made in 2006.

An Artist Is Turning a London Forest Into a Strange Zoo

“Phlegm” builds a different creature each day and posts them on his Instagram.

A Grim Animation of All the Nuclear Explosions in History

Watch the Atomic Age evolve from 1945 to 2013.

A Gorgeous New Weather Model of the World

NOAA’s weatherView animates real-time wind and even shows city lights at night.

A One-of-a-Kind Animation of the Moon's 'Dark Side'

Watch the moon slide across Earth in this fantastic footage from 1 million miles away.