The physical infrastructure of the Internet presents tantalizing targets for the NSA and other eavesdropping agencies.
The happiest countries on Earth are rich and European; the most miserable are located in impoverished Sub-Saharan Africa.
A burbling volcano of mud rose out of the Arabian Sea like some Lovecraftian nightmare.
Hotter, wetter weather and new droughts are shown in this weirdly undulating simulation of Earth's atmosphere.
The United States, Italy, and the United Kingdom are particularly good at obtaining private Facebook data, a new map reveals.
Faced with a glut of empty eyesores, Amsterdam rolls out the sod for free public golfing.
Blood-colored evaporation ponds, smoldering toxic-waste dumps, a rusting fleet of military ghost ships – the Bay Area has it all.
Experience one man's wild ride down the stairs, along the platform, and back up the stairs again, all on a Motocross-style dirtbike.
A public sculpture outside the Tate Modern plays screwy games with people's sense of perspective.
Globe-spanning belts of moisture are gradually moving north, spelling droughts for a bunch of new regions, say researchers.
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.
This Sunday's demolition looked like a massive doughnut hole forming in the middle of a department store.
Looting, death, and a loose crocodile: Thanks to this Pacific tempest, life in Acapulco is not so sweet right now.
Following recent downpours, the South Platte River swelled so big that it consumed part of a city.
A knee-high morass of mud did not deter this Boulder man from enjoying his morning jog.
A new NASA map of the planet lays out the depressing geographies of smog and premature death.
Researchers are studying its earwax to learn about human-made ocean pollution. Yes, there are photos.
This could be the most detailed open-data map of urban gerontology in existence.
Parasitic vines and weeping shrubs cascade down the facade of a super-green, under-construction highrise in Sydney.