John Metcalfe

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East Coast Cities at Risk in Future Tsunamis

If a major tsunami were to occur off the Atlantic coast, cities from New England to New Jersey could be hardest hit.

Arvind Mahabaleshwara

Homer Simpson Would Approve of This Doughnut-Shaped Bicycle

Mmmmmm... doughnut bikes.

NOAA/NASA

Superstorm Sandy Was So Powerful the Ground Shook in Seattle

Earthquakes aren't the only thing to make the earth shiver.

What the World Needs Is a Superhero to Fight Grime

In Italy, a masked crusader takes to the streets to pick up garbage and scrub dirty windows.

Johanna Mårtensson

Watch a Bread City Slowly Decompose Over 6 Months

A photographer built a city from bread and let it mold for half a year. These are the apocalyptic results.

Benedikt Groß

Imagining the World's Cities in the Ocean-Dominated 'Hunger Games' Universe

If climate change caused the waters to rise by 500 feet, this is what major international cities might look like.

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."

The Aimless Cook/Flickr

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.