John Metcalfe

Royal Philips

Notre Dame Cathedral Just Got an LED Makeover

Can one of the world's most famous historic churches hold up to modern-day lighting?

NATS

A Spellbinding Look at 24 Hours of European Flight Paths

Europe's airplane activity in this visualization looks like a hive of angry, electrified bees.

Abandon a Baby at Burger King, and It Might Come Back to Find You

A 27-year-old woman was left as a newborn in restaurant bathroom, but now is tracking down her biological mom on Facebook.

A Mouthwatering Tribute to Pizzas in Bizarre Places

One man's quest to photograph pies atop horses, on satellite dishes, and in trees.

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Do You Have a Clue How Much Water You Really Use?

Most Americans don't. Take our quiz to see how you measure up.

Flickr

San Francisco Ponders Rainbow-Colored Crosswalks

The Castro neighborhood is about to get a lot more festive.

Climate.gov

America Could Soon Face More Days of 'Extreme Rainfall'

The warming climate is predicted to bring punishing rainstorms.

Gareth Humphreys

The Toilet of the Future Folds Up Like a Cute Snail

The low-flow fixture curls into itself like a frightened gastropod.

Associated Press

East Coast Cities Plunge to Record-Low Temperatures

Baltimore set a new all-time low of 4 degrees, and that's warm compared to the weather elsewhere.

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Titanic Ocean Wave Brutalizes a Santa Barbara Restaurant

Today's special is sea bass with a side of briny water, broken glass, and screaming.

NOAA

A Monster Storm Is Fast Approaching California

This gigantic system ought to be good for the state's severe drought.

Blobs of Exxon-Valdez Oil Are Still Fresh on Alaska's Beaches

Pockets of oil lurking under boulders look as if they had just spilled 11 days ago.

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Where in the U.S. You're Most Likely to Get Struck by Lightning

A county-by-county look.

The 10 Most Hellish Hills for America's Cyclists

Where lie the country's steepest, most muscle-shredding streets?

Visit a Crumbling, Soviet-Era Floating 'Oil City'

Despite broken bridges and submerged apartments, the Neft Dashlari oil platform remains inhabited to this day.

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A New Tool in the Fight Against Hurricanes: Wind Farms?

Tens of thousands of wind turbines could dampen monster hurricanes into plain old bad storms, claim researchers.

The Severity of California's Terrible Drought, in One Image

After months of extremely dry weather, a Sacramento-area lake has pulled a massive disappearing act.

How to Make Crosswalks Artistically Delightful

Paint them with fish, skeletons, and optical illusions, as is the M.O. of urban trickster Roadsworth.

NASA / ISS

An Astronaut's View of the North Korean Electricity Black Hole

Power cuts make the dictatorship virtually disappear at night.