John Metcalfe

Now You Can Experience the Nasty Stench of Cities Throughout History

Sniffing around a new Bay Area exhibit devoted to the smells of places from the modern day to the Middle Ages.

A 'Catastrophic' Ice Storm Makes Its Way Across the South

This monstrous weather system is set to make history with the potential to knock out power for a week.

The 'Rocky' of Bridges Is Still Knocking Out Trucks

North Carolina's worst-designed underpass shows no signs of ending its automotive carnage.

Plastic Packing Bands Are Strangling Seals and Sea Lions

A common packing strap is responsible for more than half of Alaska's Stellar sea-lion entanglements.

Melbourne's Wildfires Look Absolutely Hellish

The land just north of the city looks like a raging ocean of flames.

This Is Maybe the Most Annoying Public Art 'Project' Ever

A cruel (if slightly amusing) prank on Paris's metro riders.

Portland's Bad-Weather Bike Ride Is Hobbled by (Surprise!) Bad Weather

Although it's not hobbling the city's unicycle aficionados, for what it's worth.

Seattle's Union Bay Might Get a Floating Sauna

You'd have to kayak out to use it, though.

What Google Autocomplete Thinks of the 'Poor,' 'Violent' Americas

Putting North and South American nations through Google produces some interesting results.

Bang! When Movie Posters Fight Back

Jon Burgerman's gruesome takes on New York subway ads.

Finally, Vancouver Gets a Lebowski-Themed 'Dude Chilling Park'

Although technically, it should be the "Dude Abiding Park."

The American Cities With the Most 'Pleasant' Weather

They're all in California, according to this NOAA-informed map.

Has Craft Beer Finally Gone Too Far? Take Our 'Quiz'

See if you can identify the imposters lurking among these ridiculous sounding, yet oh-so-real beers.

This Smart, Self-Locking Purse Tries to Cure Shopaholics

The iBag also supposedly will snitch to all your friends if you start spending too much.

Alaska Just Suffered a Major, Avalanche-Filled Heat Wave

This new NASA visualization shows just how unusually warm Alaska was in January.

Hot Weather Fatalities in the U.K. Could Double by 2050

Humanity should brace itself for the searing and deadly weather of the future, say British scientists.

A Troublesome Skyscraper Meets a Record-Setting Explosion

This weekend, Frankfurt's AfE Tower made history as the tallest European building to suffer a controlled implosion.

This Week's Snowstorm Made the South Look Like a Big Cotton Field

A NASA satellite acquired this remarkable image of the punishing storm's aftereffects.

Mexico's Olympic 'Ski Team' Is One Guy in a Mariachi Suit

Examining the historical wardrobe choices of the nutty Mexican skier Hubertus von Hohenlohe.