John Metcalfe

Jill Hubley

A Grimly Fascinating Map of Toxic Spills in Brooklyn

The borough is splattered with escaped pollutants like oil, paint, raw sewage, and mystery blood.

Dan Corson

This Oakland Sculpture Changes Color to Suit the Weather

Its chameleon surface is reportedly similar to currency's anticounterfeiting paint.

Something's Not Right with San Francisco's New iPhone Ads

But pranksters, not Apple, are behind the hilariously ugly selfies.

Alexander Yuan/AP

China's Notorious Smog Gets a Weird Musical Tribute

Three years of air-quality readings in Beijing are mixed into this unsettling track.

Jordan Rousseau

Visualizing More Than 80 Million Lightning Strikes

This super-stormy map shows just one month of worldwide electrical violence.

A Precarious Bus Sculpture Inspired by 'The Italian Job'

It's both an unsettling illusion and massive movie spoiler.

Bartable

Win the Night With This Dress Made From 192 BART Fare Tickets

Express your love for Bay Area transit by wearing little pieces of it.

NOAA

How the Warming Climate Is Transforming Your Garden

Planting zones (and pests and invasive species) are ever-more marching northward.

Play This London Fountain Like the Classic Video Game 'Snake'

Or just use it to chase children around—your choice.

Brian Brettschneider

Where's the 'Dreariest' Place in America?

Gloomy cities with tons of rain and clouds include Seattle, Portland, and Buffalo.

Vector Map

A Mesmerizing, Futuristic Map With Animated Traffic and Glowing Buildings

It basically turns your city into Tron.

@UWCIMSS

A Satellite Captures Shimmering Auroras Over America

The northern lights look cool enough from below, but what about above?

More Subway Stations Should Have Lawns

How to transform the Paris Metro into pastureland in a couple easy steps.

San Francisco Gets the Ridiculous Luxury Bus It Deserves

The smartphone-enhanced, coffee-slinging, pro-networking Leap Transit could only exist in the Bay.

Skipping Rocks Lab

This Futuristic Water Bottle Is an Edible, Gelatinous Blob

The Ooho! orbs are meant to reduce carbon emissions and plastics pollution.

Brian Brettschneider

Seattle Is Far From America's Rainiest City

Most of the eastern U.S. is actually wetter.

First West of England

The U.K.'s 'Poo Bus' Is Becoming a Crappy Reality

The biomethane vehicle will soon run on the (ahem) "Service 2" route.

Mapping the Next Major California Earthquake

Is your city in the danger zone?

@AstroSamantha

Can You Spot the New Street Art in the Space Station?

After a long journey, a famed urban artist gets his work launched into orbit.