Thick trails of lung-damaging nitrogen dioxide stretch from ports in China, India and the Middle East, and fume off of coastal cities worldwide.
Meanwhile on the ground, there are automotive pile-ups, white-out conditions and reports of ferocious thundersnow.
Did you know Moby is an architecture blogger now?
Hot-air balloons! Squishy, non-circular wheels! A competition to rethink bicycling in Singapore is producing some strange results.
Originally hailed as a death trap, the jungle gym has now become a beloved part of Moscow.
Also, BART tries to get public poopers to keep it in their pants, and Penn State fights against a boozy "State Patty's" tradition.
Considering the "historic" blizzard in this weekend's weather forecast and all.
Ralph Bakshi's newest animation deals with the "freaky midways" of Coney Island, as well as "Kennedy’s assassination, the mafia, Bobby Dylan, Vietnam, Dick Tracy, Miss America, and more."
A new cost-of-living calculator lets you plan your next move based on a city's bar density and price of a six-pack.
And in other public-bathroom news, plastic seat covers might be germy and they saved Hitler's toilet.
Would you get an "S" tattooed on your arm just for the sake of completing an art project? These guys did.
Lightweight parasitic domiciles that hack into the electrical grid? What could go wrong?
A video artist has created an animated lightning storm on the ceiling.
It's true – this 1960s video of L.A.'s "Red Car" rail system proves it!
Celebrate this awful time of year by thinking about the cities that have it even worse.
Zoning out to this fixie's psychedelic flickering provides waves of delicious zen.
A sinkhole in Guangzhou has eaten six shops, a sidewalk and several trees.
An unusual map shows the city's still struggling with a foreclosure rate of epic proportions.
Dishing out the latest in public-toilet news.