John Metcalfe

Reuters

Australia Should Probably Get Used to These Devastating Heat Waves

Climate change will mean more frequent and more powerful El Niños, say researchers.

The Drones Can Stay as Long as They Deliver Our Beer

Inside one German man's obsession with building a booze-delivering UAV.

Reuters

How the Western World Enables China's Air Pollution

Americans and Europeans are partly to blame for the smog floating over the Pacific, say researchers.

Concordia University

This Warped Map Shows Global Warming's Biggest Offenders

International boundaries look a lot different when you judge a country by its greenhouse-gas emissions.

It's Hot Enough in Australia to Melt a Chocolate Lindt Ball

Here's a new take on the old frying-an-egg-on-the-sidewalk trick.

J.C. Nifong

Of Course Scientists Are Attaching Cameras to Alligators

Meet the "Crittercam."

Capturing the Least Glamorous Moments of British Nightlife

A journey into the surreal carnival that is nighttime in Manchester and Newcastle.

TransportBuzz

Listen in on Some Really Pissed-Off British Commuters

"TransportBuzz" channels collective anger over train delays, backward-facing seats, and really sneezy passengers.

NASA/NOAA

The Case of California's Disappearing Snow

This year, there's virtually no powder on the ground in the drought-stricken state.

UT Arlington

One Day, Your Phone Could Be Powered by 'Micro Windmills'

The nano-turbines are so small that hundreds could fit inconspicously on a phone's sleeve.

Shutterstock.com

Say Hello to Your Newest Urban Animal: the Snowy Owl

The fluffy-white hunters are everywhere this year, from New York to Baltimore all the way down to Florida.

Glen Arbor / Facebook

Weird 'Ice Boulders' Wash Up on Lake Michigan

They look like snowballs that would dent a tractor.

Shutterstock.com

Philadelphia's Bedbug Infestations Are Skyrocketing by 70 Percent a Year

The blood-feasting insects seem more active in the summer, according to new sleep-killing research.

Anthony Scerri

The Magical Beef-Based Transit System of 'Burgertown'

Where one man's fascination with burgers and New York's MTA intersect.

Marcelo Duhalde

Charting the Life Expectancies of the World's Countries

If you want your newborn to live a long life, try traveling to Europe.

Reuters

The Arctic 'Steam Fog' Over the Great Lakes, Seen From Space

An escaped chunk of the Polar Vortex caused this weird-looking mass emanation of vapors.

Molly Merrick / Flickr

It Will Be Hard to Beat China's Latest Food Contamination Scandal

A slaughterhouse injects meat with water from dirty ponds.

Beefing Up Population Density Won't Curb Greenhouse Gas Emissions

A new map showing the carbon footprint for nearly every zip code indicates that suburbs are powerful greenhouse-gas emitters.

Stand in Awe of Tokyo's $100 Melons

Should you eat it, or put it in a museum?