John Metcalfe

MIT Media Lab

A Gorgeous Map of San Francisco's Independent Coffee Shops

How "walkable coffee shops" might foster a better sense of community.

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Facebook Might Be Making Women Feel Bad About Their Bodies

Spending more time on the social-networking site is associated with having a worse body image, researchers say.

Mayor Rob Ford: The Video Game

It's like Mario if the power-ups were crack pipes and the Goombas were cops and reporters.

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Tremble at These Surreal, Sky-High Urban Roller Coasters

These photo manipulations may inspire feelings of nausea, dizziness, and impending doom.

Ukraine's Crazy Building-Climber Is Still Alive, Somehow

Ukraine's "Mustang Wanted" continues to amaze with rooftop stunts like dangling a woman high above traffic.

This Sink Folds Into a Suitcase for Tiny Apartments

Also, public bathrooms learn to text and soccer fans make a toilet-paper Niagara Falls.

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A Fascinating Visualization of World Migration

Where are people relocating from and where are they heading?

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Would You Wear These Cycling 'Skinsuits'?

For the performance benefits, of course.

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It's Officially Tornado Season: These Animations Show the Parts of the U.S. Most Likely to Get Hit

Six decades of twister tracks shows that some places get hit again and again.

Visualizing the Spread of Chile's Tsunami

An oceanic model shows how far and wide last night's earthquake-triggered tsunami has traveled.

Jeff Ferzoco

48 Madcap Hours in the Life of Citi Bike

What patterns emerge when you plot 75,000 rides in the nation's largest bike-share program?

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The Microscopic Beauty of Air Pollution

Viewed under an electron microscope, smog can look like snowflakes.

How the U.S. Corn Belt Is Helping Us Understand Climate Change

The large swath of corn running through the United States "boasts more photosynthetic activity than any other spot on Earth," says NASA.

Green Energy Motors

Ride Your Suitcase to Work With the Ridiculous 'Commute-Case'

It's what James Bond would do, apparently.

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A 'Highly Unusual' Triple Threat of Storms Over North America

Thundersnow, blizzards, and raging winds... ah, springtime!

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To Fight Climate Change, the Entire World Will Have to Eat Less Meat

It will be impossible to reach U.N. temperature targets without reducing our intake of certain foods, researchers say.

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Find Secret Public-Sleeping Dens With 'Google Naps'

Finally, a crowdsourcing effort aimed at reducing productivity.

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A Really Bad Idea to Get Traffic Moving Faster

A hacked traffic light honks at drivers the instant the signal turns green.

A Brief, and Disgusting, History of 'Ratzillas'

An uber-rodent recently found in a Swedish kitchen is not the first humongous rat to horrify the world.