John Metcalfe

NOAA

Two-Thirds of the U.S. Is About to Get Really Cold

One expert explains the "polar vortex" as a pack of wild dogs.

NCDC/NOAA

What Will Be the Coldest Day in Your City This Year?

Crunching the numbers on the geography of winter's worst weather.

Is This the Oldest-Ever 3D Map of Transit Ridership?

The Germans built it with colored wooden sticks around 1913.

SolaRoad

The Netherlands Gets the World's First Solar-Powered Bike Lane

Leave it to the Dutch to make cycling even greener.

A Map of San Francisco, After a Catastrophic Rise in Sea Levels

Imagining the bustling nautical society of the Bay Area archipelago.

Associated Press

New York's Rat Population Is Far Smaller Than You Might Guess

The latest tally of the city's rat horde dispels the myth that the city is home to "one rat per person."

Adam Torok

A Scooter That Folds Up Into a Belt

The only thing you have to worry about is riding with your pants falling down.

Lisa Anderson/NWS La Crosse

One Wisconsin City Gets Visited by a Fleet of 'Hole-Punch' Clouds

These immense sky divots are the result of human activity.

Associated Press

Google Glass Has a (Literal) Blind Spot

Researchers say the techno-specs create a "partial peripheral vision obstruction."

Landcarpets

These 'Landcarpets' Are Modeled on Satellite Imagery

And you can have one customized for your location, too.

MSPF

San Francisco Plans to Produce More Fog to Build Community Spirit

The Market Street Prototyping Festival will bring a giant dining room, a roving selfie machine, and other wackiness to the city.

A Wonderfully Crass Look at the Party People of London's Shoreditch 'Hood

Street photographer Dougie Wallace delves into the "total f------ chaos" of the popular British nightlife spot.

Lor-K

Who's Behind These Gruesome Murders of Street Furniture?

This sofa would really tie an (autopsy) room together.

There's Finally a Typeface Modeled on Public Urine Stains

"The Art of Peeing" is perfect for sending correspondence to somebody you don't like.

Feinberg et al.

New Frog Species Lurks in the Shadow of the Statue of Liberty

Researchers are issuing a "call to arms" to frog enthusiasts to find this critter in their cities, too.

Nextdoor

App Your Way to the Best Halloween Candy in Your City

The "Treat Map" can be used as a high-tech tool for treat hoarding.

Here's What the Antares Rocket Explosion Looked Like From a Plane

A pilot in a small aircraft captured this unreal footage of last night's "catastrophic anomaly."

Art Market Budapest

Budapest's Newest Public Art Is a Humongous, Yelling Man

What city wouldn't want to have a furious stone giant ready to rampage through its streets?

Your U-Lock Is Basically Worthless, but Don't Worry

Thieves can quickly pop open the lock with a car jack or pipe, but there are ways to protect yourself.