John Metcalfe

Climate Change Could Cause More Kidney Stones

Doctors say that hotter weather is linked with everybody's favorite cause of blood in the urine, and that kids could be most affected.

Meet the Jersey Shore's Giant Algal Blob

The massive bloom floating in the Atlantic seemingly exploded out of nowhere.

Surrealism Comes to Milan with Garbage-Bag Balloons

It's an experiment that might not immediately catch on in the fashion-conscious city.

Liven Up Your Next Party with Cricket Chips

Well, it really depends on how your friends feel about eating bugs.

The First Super Typhoon of 2014 Is a True Monster

All eyes in Japan are on Super Typhoon Neoguri, a tremendous storm set to create 40-foot-tall waves.

Smartphone Junkies Report Higher Job Satisfaction

That's because distracting the brain with Candy Crush and Facebook "improves employee well-being," according to one researcher.

Whale Poop Might Help Fight Climate Change

Biologists say the majestic swimmers' "pump" mechanism filters the oceans of carbon.

For the Traveling Foodie, Here Is Sushi Luggage

Please note that these nigiri-themed suitcases are not edible.

The Haunting Beauty of Germany's WWII Bomb Craters

A New York art exhibit explores the scars war left on the landscape.

The Saddest-Ever Fireworks Display for Your Office Cube

An amusing invention with a dark origin story. 

These Galoshes Fold Up to Fit in a Bag

"Sardines" collapse down to just a fifth their full size.

This Perspective-Skewing Public Artwork Encompasses 99 Buildings

To put it all together, you'll have to trek to a vantage point on top of a Belgian hotel.

Ocean Acidification Could Be Creating Friendless Fish

As CO2 levels rise, coral-reef fish seem to lose the ability to recognize each other.

The Grotesque Glory of Blackpool's Stag and Hen Parties

Street photographer Dougie Wallace embedded himself in the lewd, bloody bashes of England's worst bachelor-party destination.

A Reality Check on the Hottest Times of Year Across America

Mapping when temperatures hit the max all over the U.S.

Perhaps You'd Prefer a Bike Horn That Yells at People

When a simple "ding" is not enough.

Every American Killed by Lightning So Far in 2014 Has Been Male

Sometimes Mother Nature can be so sexist.

How Climate Change Will Lead to More Deadly Stagnant-Air Days

Many regions, including the U.S, are expected to experience yet more frequent "still-air events" later this century.

A Handful of São Paulo Trash Cans Got a World-Cup Makeover

Several of them now look like squat men carrying garbage bins as backpacks. Here's why.