John Metcalfe

A Map of History's Biggest Greenhouse Gas Polluters

A select few countries have been responsible for the majority of the world's CO2 emissions since the '70s.

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In the Future, You Might Charge Your Cell Phone by Stroking It

New green-power technology transforms motions like walking and touching into potent jolts of energy.

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How Different Generations of Americans Budget Their Time

Spoiler alert: It's mostly just watching TV.

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Nothing About This Year's Winter Weather Patterns Is Likely to Change Any Time Soon

Expect unusual East Coast cold and West Coast heat to "remain in place through most of the remainder of March."

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How Urban Light Pollution Could Be Killing Rainforests

And it's probably not in the way you think.

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How a Simple Gas Leak Could Destroy Two Entire Buildings

A conversation with one of the fire chiefs who responded to the last major U.S. gas explosion.

NASA

Don't Get Used to the Idea of a Global Warming 'Slowdown'

A recent decline in the rate of increased worldwide temperatures is masking the brow-sweating temperatures of the future.

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.

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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.

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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.