John Metcalfe

A Huge Smoke Wave Makes the Pacific Northwest Smell Like 'Burnt Toast'

Watch it swoop over the horizon with this time-lapse footage.

A New Species Is Found in New Jersey (and It May Already Be in Trouble)

The F. whitcombi leafhopper depends upon a type of grass that’s endangered.

All Aboard This Flaming Bus

Rush hour in Ukraine gets livened up by a rolling, burning bus.

A Surreal Burning Man Temple Comes to San Francisco

People are encouraged to scribble notes to loved ones on the intricate, 37-foot-high wood structure.

A Mesmerizing Drone Tour of the Port of Oakland

Peek into a major player in global commerce.

There's a T. Rex-Shaped Bike for Sale on Portland's Craigslist

Act like a mad paleontologist who reanimated a dinosaur for only $2,000.

An Artist Trolls London Into Painting a Wall Over and Over

A year-long experiment with the anti-graffiti squad.

Smoke From Canada's Wildfires Is Reaching All the Way to Texas

The fire season up north is off to an early and aggressive start.

A Mysterious Streak of Fire Appeared Over the Southeast U.S.

“I thought it was a plane exploding at first,” says a witness.

Nearly a Third of Americans Own at Least One Gun

They’re predominantly “white, married men over the age of 55,” say researchers.

The Weekend's Best Gay Marriage-Themed Drink Specials

From Scalia's Tears to Ruth Bader Gin & Juice to the Pride Cocktail Tree.

Boston's Nasty Snow Pile Still Hasn't Melted

Guess when it will and you might win a meeting with the mayor.

Stop Releasing Your Balloons Into the Sky

Birds and turtles eat them and die.

How to Stop Crooks From Stealing Your Bicycle Seat

Bike mechanics reveal the best tricks to frustrate would-be saddle thieves.

Cleveland's Weather Radar Picks Up a Giant Ball of Bugs

Close your mouths, everyone.

Don't Hold Out Much Hope for This 'Real, Rideable' Hoverboard

The Lexus prototype isn’t yet practical for the skate park.

Germany Slaps This Weird Car Sculpture With a Parking Ticket

The citation was for “Gross Violation of Physical Laws.”

Poll: What Limits Should We Impose on Drones?

Is it okay to use quadcopters for advertising, traffic management, or police surveillance?

A Space-Based View of 2015's 'Hyperactive' Hurricane Season

The last time three eastern-Pacific hurricanes developed this early was 1956.