John Metcalfe

The Daily Diets of Different Nations, Squeezed Into One Awesome Chart

The United States and China eat the most meat, and poorer nations tend to subsist on cereals and starchy roots.

A Devious App That Tricks You Into Destroying Your Phone

There's a good reason that "Send Me To Heaven" has been banned from the Apple Store.

A Delightfully Trippy Map of Every Single Building in The Netherlands

The ages of Dutch structures are shown as glorious, prismatic blasts in this obsessively detailed map.

Daniel Prudek / Shutterstock.com

Car Exhaust Is Confusing Honeybees to Death

Something in diesel fumes is preventing bees from finding their chief source of food, and that's not good for humanity's future.

This Robotic, Self-Propelling Airplane Suitcase Is Utterly Ridiculous

This sad luggage can't climb stairs and will phone you like a needy friend if you outrun it.

Matti Schneider

These Massive Data Facilities Could Be Targets of Government Spying

The physical infrastructure of the Internet presents tantalizing targets for the NSA and other eavesdropping agencies.

Jonathan Hull

Mapping the Glum Inequality of Happiness in the World

The happiest countries on Earth are rich and European; the most miserable are located in impoverished Sub-Saharan Africa.

Pakistan's Earthquake Was So Strong It Spawned a Whole New Island

A burbling volcano of mud rose out of the Arabian Sea like some Lovecraftian nightmare.

NASA

Entrancing NASA Model Reveals the Feverish Future of Climate Change

Hotter, wetter weather and new droughts are shown in this weirdly undulating simulation of Earth's atmosphere.

Anselm Bradford

Which World Governments Are Most Likely to Snoop on Your Facebook?

The United States, Italy, and the United Kingdom are particularly good at obtaining private Facebook data, a new map reveals.

NL Architects

Let's Turn More Empty Lots Into Mini-Golf Courses

Faced with a glut of empty eyesores, Amsterdam rolls out the sod for free public golfing.

The Incredible History of San Francisco's Coast, as Seen From the Air

Blood-colored evaporation ponds, smoldering toxic-waste dumps, a rusting fleet of military ghost ships – the Bay Area has it all.

Watch This Thrill-Seeker Blast a Motorcycle Through the Russian Subway

Experience one man's wild ride down the stairs, along the platform, and back up the stairs again, all on a Motocross-style dirtbike.

AHEC

London's Confusing 'Endless Stair' Would Make M.C. Escher Proud

A public sculpture outside the Tate Modern plays screwy games with people's sense of perspective.

Reuters

The Warming Climate Could Scorch America's West

Globe-spanning belts of moisture are gradually moving north, spelling droughts for a bunch of new regions, say researchers.

Shane Gorski / Flickr

Two-Thirds of Americans Flush Public Toilets With Their Feet

Evolution gave us hands, but people are so afraid of germs in the bathroom they prefer to use feet, hips, and paper towels to touch things.

Watch a Houston Department Store Explode in Glorious Slow-Motion

This Sunday's demolition looked like a massive doughnut hole forming in the middle of a department store.

NOAA

An Intimidating Space View of the Misery-Sowing Hurricane Manuel

Looting, death, and a loose crocodile: Thanks to this Pacific tempest, life in Acapulco is not so sweet right now.

NASA

A Devastating Before/After Comparison of the Colorado Floods, Captured by Satellite

Following recent downpours, the South Platte River swelled so big that it consumed part of a city.