John Metcalfe

Shanghai's New Museum Resembles a Tentacled Sea Creature

The chambered nautilus finally gets the architectural tribute it deserves.

An Upside-Down Electric Tower Grows in London

That doesn’t look safe.

Vienna Debuts Same-Sex Crossing Signals

The lonesome guy in the “WALK” light has a buddy.

They're Turning 'Truck Nuts' Into a Bike Light

This world is hell.

Parkour Nuts Conquer the Dizzying Heights of Paris

There are at least three close calls with death in this hair-raising video.

Turn Your City Into Legos With 'Brick Street View'

A Google Maps mod invites you to be a kid again.

Boston Unveils an Enormous, Rainbow-Colored Spiderweb

The 600-foot-wide artwork, hanging hundreds of feet in the air, required 100 miles of rope.

This Tiny Electric Motor Gives Your Bike a Sneaky Boost

The Vivax Assist is perfect for folks who want to (secretly) convert to an e-bike.

An Ultra-Visible Bike Helmet That Glows Like a Furnace

Torch's headgear doubles as an LED safety light.

San Francisco Wants to Lower Bike Injuries by Raising Bike Lanes

The idea is to keep motorists out of cycling space.

If It's New York vs. San Francisco, Only Waggish Cartoons Will Do

Garbage mounds and delayed trains, or annoying techies and no nightlife?

The Nepal Earthquake Was So Powerful It Shook the U.S.

Seismic sensors picked up the massive quake from across the world.

A Dead Sperm Whale in the Bay Area Gets Burned and Graffitied

The world's biggest toothed predator receives an ignoble send-off.

Hungry Sea Lion Pups Are Showing Up on San Francisco Streets

The creatures appear to be desperately in need of food.

A Sixth of the World's Species Could Risk Extinction From Global Warming

Losses will accelerate the hotter the planet gets, according to new research.

Vandals Built a Brick Wall in the Door of This German Train

It's like the commuter version of The Cask of Amontillado.

Simulate the Experience of Actually Having a Friend With the 'Selfie Arm'

Get ready to cringe.

One 'Solution' to Urban Air Pollution: Let's Live in Bubbles

This architectural concept sounds like something from Under the Dome.

The Port of Oakland Will Shut Down to Protest Police Violence

In a rare sign of solidarity, shipping owners are supporting the day-long protest.