John Metcalfe

You Could Have Grown Your Thanksgiving Bounty In the Kitchen

This hydroponic techno-planter requires little care, needs no dirt, and glows like a magic mushroom.

Take a Drone Tour Above a City Abandoned During Chernobyl

A photographer explores by air a forgotten city where nature has forged on.

Predict Your Own Thanksgiving-Snowstorm Travel Misery

The National Weather Service has an experimental new tool that shows the weather hazards along your journey, including predicted snow accumulations.

Predict Your Date of Death With This Gloomy Data Visualization

This World Bank-supported project asks, "What's my place in the world population? How long will I live?"

A Climate Model of White Christmases—Through 2100

One man makes a knowingly futile attempt at predicting snow for decades down the line.

Meet the World's Best Urban Wheelbarrower

Skateboarding is out, stunting on a tricked-out farm tool is in.

Buffalo's Melting Snow Could Cause 'Significant Flooding'

Warm temperatures are expected this weekend, and that's not good.

So You've Decided to Map Sidewalk Poop in San Francisco...

Sorry to say you'll discover that much of it is attributed to humans.

Is the Sun Causing Spikes in Lightning?

Scientists say the star's magnetic field may be ratcheting up strikes by 50 percent.

Acid Rain Has Turned Canadian Lakes into a Kind of Jelly

A legacy of industrial pollution is allowing slimy ooze to thrive.

Japan Now Has a Traffic Signal Shaped Like Astro Boy

But can it aerate jaywalkers with retractable butt guns?

A Towering Wall of Snow Fell on Buffalo

It's one of the most striking lake-effect snowstorms in recent memory.

Mapping 20 Years of Major Meteor Impacts

NASA wants to use this project to predict Earth's next dangerous space rock.

Meet San Francisco's Newest Mayor, Who Is a Dog

Today City Hall celebrates Frida, a 6-pound chihuahua mix and very good girl.

This Dutch City Built a Glowing 'Van Gogh' Bike Path for Psychedelic Cyclists

The luminescent path is modeled after the painter's "The Starry Night."

Expect 50 Percent More Lightning in a Warmer World

You're going to want to start staying away from lone trees and flag poles as climate change continues.

Chicago Has More 'Avenues,' While San Francisco Prefers 'Terraces'

An analysis of roadway suffixes in six major U.S. cities reveals differences rooted in history.

San Francisco Is Painting the Streets with Historical Creeks

A placemaking project traces the city's long-buried arroyos.

This Water Bottle for Bikes Generates H2O From the Air

Under hot and humid conditions, "Fontus" claims to "make" 17 ounces of water in an hour.