John Metcalfe

The Frustration of San Francisco's Mass-Transit Riders, Visualized

If one were to somehow take a mental-health reading of commuters at 6:30 p.m. on a Monday, it would look something like this "Frustration Index."

Shepard Fairey's Andre-the-Giant Street Art Gets the Movie Treatment

Julian Marshall explains why he wanted to make a film about the "Obey Giant" street-art campaign.

A Dazzling Totem Pole of Tires in One of Cape Town's Most Dangerous Slums

Rather, it's about a neat community art project dealing with old tires.

Karl Sluis

Yo, I'm Trying to Sleep Here! New York's Wonderful Map of Noise

This visualization breaks down Manhattan's noise problem at the micro-level of ice cream trucks, loud TVs, "banging/pounding" and more.

In Russia, a Freak Urban Geyser Smashes Cars With Flying Asphalt

A parking lot in Smolensk was flooded within minutes on Thursday by a violent pipe rupture.

Adital Ela

Sustainable Furniture Made From Agricultural Waste and Poop

Would you sit on a stool that had actual stool in it?

NASA/NOAA GOES Project

'Sandy' Is Retired as a Name for Hurricanes

The super storm was so damaging and deadly that the world's meteorologists will not repeat its name.

The Little Chimney Stack That Refused to Be Knocked Down

The demolition of a 175-foot-tall smokestack in Washington state experiences a slight hiccup.

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You'd Better Not Be Caught With Long Hair in Gaza

Also, politicians in Racine ban weapons (except for their own) and New York battles a slimy lake menace.

NOAA

The Pacific Trash Vortex Has a Counterpart in the Great Lakes

Scientists monitoring Lake Erie have found tons of harmful plastic debris known as microplastics or "nurdles."

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New Orleans Has a Soup That Supposedly Cures Hangovers

Research shows the bastardized Chinese dish "yakamein" has all the nutrients you need to overcome a night of hard drinking.

Hamburg Aviation

Do Obese People Need Their Own Jumbo-Sized Airplane Toilets?

German researchers say the "Big Lavatory Concept" is necessary to accommodate the world's larger body weights.

John Kerstholt/Wikipedia

Climate Change in the Southeastern U.S. Could Mean Endless Severe Thunderstorms

Places like Atlanta could see a 100 percent increase in the number of days with damaging winds, hail, and tornadoes.

Grotesquely Polluted Landscapes ... or Beautiful Art?

Photographer David Maisel has a knack for capturing the beauty and the horror of contaminated mines and toxic lakes.

ETA/Yannick Read

A 'Pedal-Powered Popemobile' for Pope Francis

There's "no excuse for the big man to always roll in an SUV," says the inventor of this eco-friendly holy tricycle.

The Nuclear Option for Rude Subway Riders: Wearable Speakers

It's about 100 times worse than listening to music without headphones.

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Minneapolis Bike Riders Targeted With Sticks, Rocks, Molotov Cocktail

The Midtown Greenway has been the site of many high-profile attacks on cyclists.

Will Somebody Please Make This Old-School Graffiti Video Game?

Real-life graffiti artists star in this fake 32-bit arcade game taking place in cities across North America.

NASA

For Cleveland, Climate Change Could Mean Tons of Toxic Green Algae

Heavy agriculture and global warming are aligning to produce nasty algae blooms in the Great Lakes, scientists says.