Also, New York updates its list of offensive license plates, and one rebellious bureaucrat thwarts Pennsylvania's anti-gay-marriage laws.
Wind is lifting thousands of tons of desert sand into the air and blowing it over the Atlantic Ocean; this intriguing animation shows where it's headed.
The makers of the grass-covered "Babilawn" claim it makes ugly A/C units "aesthetically pleasing" from both "inside and out."
The skies are clouded with ashy gas that's pouring from thousands of acres of burning plants.
The Elephant Butte Reservoir is at its lowest level in four decades, which is not good news for El Paso residents who rely on it for water.
A full moon can cause nights of shorter, worse sleep, according to European researchers.
Hundreds of wheat-pastes tell the weird tale of a man and his magical, pointy stick.
Even around 1918, the public-transit system in New York was fairly robust.
Imagine the amount of water pouring out the mouth of the Mississippi River, times 15. That's what these things move through the air over time.
Smallpox maliciously released in London would spread to several countries before governments could intervene, a new model predicts.
A field guide to the surprising mental abilities of the most common animals living among us.
Believe it or not, little digital trickery was involved in the making this image of a monster cumulonimbus dominating Denver.
Scientists have finally visualized the endoplasmic reticulum, and it looks a place where we'd forget where we left our cars.
Herbert Baglione's loathsome shadow-creatures sprout from old wheelchairs and slide into darkened rooms in this fantastically atmospheric intervention.
You're not born to rock unless you can do it from the center of a choking cloud of demolition dust.
On Friday, New York's power grid experienced its busiest day ever as miserable, sweaty people blasted their air conditioning.
Graffiti and street artists around the world find their latest inspiration in the beleaguered NSA whistleblower.
A mysterious (and disgusting) change in the appearance of the harbor water has locals scratching their heads.
Aaron Dunkerton wants to aid Britain's threatened sparrows by sheltering them in the fabric of urban architecture.