John Metcalfe


London Is Turning Old Phone Booths Into Free Cell Phone Charging Stations

The retrofitted payphones give no-strings-attached power through public advertising.


Witness the Behemoth Ice Chunks of Cape Cod

Credit the bone-chilling winter for creating these mini icebergs.


Geek Out to San Francisco's Yoda Statue

The Bay Area gains yet another tribute to the shrunken Jedi master.

Capsula Mundi

How Dead Bodies Could Help Green the Urban Canopy

Who's up for getting stuffed into an egg-shaped sack and growing into a tree?


Where the Furries Are

You might live in a hotbed of people named AssassinWulf and Keenora Fluffball and not even know it.

Ben Amstutz / Flickr

With Less Pollution, L.A. Kids Are Growing Stronger Lungs

Millennial children have better respiratory health than did those in the smoggy '90s.


Tonight's Full Moon Will Be an Oddly Shrunken 'Micromoon'

That's because it's about 31,000 miles more distant than 2015's other full moons.


Now Is the Winter of the Terrifying Icicles

Falling ice across North America has crushed cars, bloodied pedestrians, started fires, and pancaked a poor dog.

Belatchew Arkitekter

This Strange Stockholm Wind Farm Generates Power Through Writhing Tentacles

The proposed "Strawscraper" would create energy from the gyration of thousands of follicles.

Richard Silver

Behold, Famous Landmarks Shot in the Fourth Dimension of Time

These surreal photos use as many as 36 different shots taken throughout the day.

Brian Hawkins

A Rare Crowd of Funnel Clouds Descends on Southern California

But the rash of foul weather probably won't do much to help the state's drought.


Does Ice on the Great Lakes Always Mean a Colder Spring?

An analysis from past seasons calls that connection into question.

Studio Roosegaarde

Artist Inundates the Netherlands with a 'Virtual Flood'

Eerie, floating lights show how high water would crest if the dikes failed.

Seattle DOT

Cyclists, Rest Your Weary Limbs on Seattle's First-Ever 'Leaning Rails'

The metal fixtures, already used in European cities, support riders as they wait at intersections.

Drones Are Getting in on the Building-Demolition Game

But their presence during implosions is making some people unhappy.


Southerners Are Failing at Building Snowmen

A major winter storm tests the lower states' snow-sculpting mettle.

Suburban Birds Are Reservoirs for Lyme-Disease Bacteria

Humans are creating wonderful habitats for disease-spreading robins and sparrows.

John Arnold

Why Did a Chinese Rocket Break Up Spectacularly Over America?

It had launched a scientific or military satellite, depending on which side you believe.

Manhole Performs a Brutal Takedown on a Car

It's the back tire that'll get ya.