John Metcalfe

Seattle's Future Alleys Look Like Paradise

The city looks to the dank gaps between buildings for “vibrant new spaces.”

Portland Debuts Rain-Themed 'Creative Crosswalks'

It’s not just being weird this time—there’s a safety value to the new crossings.

A Giant Horde of Bees Visits a British Beer Garden

There were “thousands and thousands and thousands.”

This Guy Invented a Cordless Drill-Powered Skateboard

Use a simple Black & Decker to scoot along for miles—or install drywall, your choice.

Brace Yourself for More Intense Rains and Floods

New research reveals the changing nature of storms.

The Jersey Shore Sees the Return of the Blob

Everyone’s favorite algal bloom slimes it up in the Atlantic.

2015 Could Be the New Hottest Year on Record

El Niño might “push the needle on global temperature” toward unprecedented warmth, says NOAA.

Why Is Illinois a Hotbed of UFO Sightings?

Is it because of O’Hare? Asian lanterns? Hallucinations due to overripe Chicago hotdogs?

A High-Tech Helmet That Helps You Navigate the City

This concept visor would highlight best routes and point out landmarks.

This Huge Work of Street Art Looks Like a Hole to the Center of Earth

There’s a new portal to hell in Paris.

Newark Isn't the Only Prime Spot for Sewer Fishing

Texas has a leg up on New Jersey when it comes to casting lines in urban waterways.

A Manhattan Park Turns Into a Surreal Jungle of Mirrors

It’s like time stopped during a carnival-funhouse explosion.

A Ghost Tsunami Looms Over the Jersey Shore

Time to get off the beach?

A Gorgeous Visualization of Future Wind Patterns

Will it be still as a crypt tomorrow or gusty as a typhoon?

A Millions-Strong Horde of Flies Descends Upon a Canadian City

The insect clouds are so dense “you need a gas mask,” says a local.

Tattooed New Yorkers Report All Kinds of Nasty Skin Conditions

Researchers say going under the needle can sometimes mean rashes that last for months.

UFO-Shaped Clouds Appear Over Texas

It's rare to find these types of formations in the South.

So a Fur Seal Walks Into a Suburban Car Wash...

One adventurous marine mammal makes waves in New Zealand.

Shanghai Zoo Animals Keep Dying From Eating People's Garbage

Who knew feeding deer plastic waste would hurt them?