John Metcalfe

Steven Hirsch

A Photographer Makes the Toxic Gowanus Canal Look Beautiful

It sounds impossible, but these shots bring out an impressionist dreaminess.

Aminimal Studio

This City-Map Jewelry Is Made with GPS Data

"Urban Gridded Dogtags" take cartographic bling to the next level.

Climb With This Stunt Devil up a Humongous Smokestack

Man fulfills lifelong dream of yelling "Whooo!" down a towering chimney.

Veloloop/Kickstarter

This Bicycle Gadget Makes Red Lights Turn Green

The "Veloloop" emits a low-frequency signal to alert traffic sensors to a cyclist's presence.

Tom Mason

The Newest Evidence of Climate Change: Shrinking Goats

Striking changes in animal physiology could indicate population collapse.

Matt Brown/Flickr

London's Newest Building Seems to Be Floating Away

This architectural magic trick would make David Copperfield proud.

Reuters

2014: The Warmest Year in Recorded History?

All it would take is for the remaining months to have average temperatures.

SigActs

Mapping Where Jimmy John's Ex-Employees Are Forbidden to Make Sandwiches

It might be simpler to mark where an ex-Jimmy Johnner CAN legally put meat on sub roll.

1AM Gallery

San Francisco Experiments with Miniature Street Art

Teeny graffiti gets raised to high art.

NASA

This Weekend There Could Be Auroras—on Mars

NASA says it's a “once-in-a-lifetime event.”

New Heroes

A Dutch City Is Monitored by Giant, Unblinking Eyeballs

People won't be able to avoid the gaze of the Terrible Eyes, say the makers of this Orwellian artwork.

AP Photo/StormChasingVideo.com

Tornado Swarms Are Now Upon Us

Twisters are arriving more frequently in large "clusters," say scientists.

Chuan Wang

China Disrupts the Rain Gear Industry with the 'Air Umbrella'

This weather wand blows raindrops 3 feet away (and perhaps onto other people).

Chih-Wei Huang

Taiwan's Newest Species Is Named After Same-Sex Marriage

Aegista diversifamilia is a hermaphrodite land snail whose name means "diverse forms of human families."

Just in Time for Halloween Comes the Terrifying 'Jack-O-Lantern Sun'

This guy looks like he'd eat the Man in the Moon for breakfast.

Associated Press

Bay Area Cities Are 'Overdue' for a Massive Earthquake

Faults have stored up more than enough energy for a disaster, according to new research.

Associated Press

Florida Once Had Massive Icebergs

Long ago, huge ice formations drifted down the East Coast to visit the Sunshine State.

NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Michigan

Scientists Think They Know What's Causing a Big Cloud of Methane Over the Southwest

For years, satellites have detected unusually high concentrations of the noxious gas in the Four Corners region.

Margot Krasojevic

This Surreal Floating Concept House Would Run on Tidal Energy

The living quarters are buoyant and float up and down.