John Metcalfe

John Metcalfe

How NASA Scientists Are Turning L.A. Into One Big Climate-Change Lab

Studying the emissions of megacities like Los Angeles promises to be the next big thing in combating global warming.

Building a Bicycle From Chopped-Up Auto Parts

What better way for cyclists to show their contempt for the car-driving masses than riding around on the carcass of a dismembered vehicle?

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Philippe Starck Designs a Bike-Share Scooter-Cycle in France

Is this the hippest bicycle in the world?

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Commute Highlight Of the Day: The Legendary London Tube Announcer Who Focuses on the Positive

Carl Downer spends his work days giving commuters Rasta-inflected pep talks.

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Thailand Isn't Too Happy About Switching to Western-Style Toilets

Also, Australia tests the sewer system for drugs and there's a very suspicious-looking porta-potty at an Oklahoma golf course.

Vigilante Justice of the Day: The Russian Bus Driver They Call the 'Punisher'

Bus operator Alexei Volkov claims to have precipitated more than 100 traffic accidents – mostly just to teach rude drivers a lesson.

An Obsessive Cataloging of New York's Windows

If you live in Manhattan, you might recognize your own window in this curious collection by illustrator José Guízar.

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Athens Hit by Worst Flooding in 50 Years: Scenes From the Streets

A huge overnight storm trapped commuters, knocked out power and killed at least one person.

Introducing 'Riot,' the Video Game Based on Actual Violent Uprisings Around the World

Take on the role of violent agitators or the police in this atmospheric smartphone simulator.

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The Surprising Way Airplanes May Be Heating Up the World's Climate

Tantalizing evidence suggests that yes, air traffic is helping give the atmosphere a fever.

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No More Alcohol for Egypt's Suburbs

Also, a Sydney mall muzzles screaming children and Winston Churchill gets the axe from downtown Nottingham.

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Let's Pray This Doesn't Catch On: Blood-Based Graffiti

You might never look at red graffiti the same way again.

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The 'Insectothopter,' a Teensy-Weensy CIA Drone From the 1970s

The 1-gram listening device that flew like a dragonfly never really got off the ground.

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Introducing an Electric Scooter That Folds Up Into Luggage

Hungary's MOVEO scooter looks like something baggage handlers might lose at the airport.

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Relationship Killer of the Day: Neutralizing Germany's 'Love' Padlocks

A group of urban hackers spent a day in Bamberg destroying people's public expressions of everlasting love.

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Like to Eat Sausages While Cycling? Then This Bike Grill's for You

Here's how to become the most popular person in your 'hood, especially among large, sweaty men.

A Look at the 'Rhythmical Potty,' a Portable Toilet That Actually Rocks

Can the Porta-Potty experience be improved with bass-thumping soundtracks?

Here's What Would Happen if a Huge Asteroid Hit Your City

Would you dissolve in fire or would your clothes simply ignite?

Huge Meteor Rips Apart the Russian Skies; Hundreds Injured, Freaky Videos Ensue

Windows exploded, buildings shook and a billowing pair of smoke trails marked the heavens.