John Metcalfe

17-Year Brood II Cicadas Emergence Update: They're Nearly Heeeere!

The sex-crazed insects have been busy in the past few weeks, with early sightings in the lands surrounding New York and Washington, D.C.

An Entire Century of Broadway Shows, Squished Into One Graphic

Steven Wong's visualization of Broadway's history shows the creeping influence of long-running musicals.

Will the Personal Airship Be the Vehicle of the Future?

Probably not, although that hasn't stopped one Indian artist from designing a fantastic one.

Where the Cicadas Are Now Emerging

People have seen bugs belonging to Brood II, aka the mega-prolific 17-year cicada, from Georgia up to New York.

The Best Excuse Ever for Getting Your Groceries Delivered: It's Greener

If used right, online grocery services like Peapod and FreshDirect could help reduce greenhouse-gas emissions.

Google's Inside-Business Photos Sure Are Getting Surreal

Yes, that is a body being sucked down a toilet, and it only gets weirder.

Play Tokyo Like a Piano in This Gorgeous Interactive Music Video

The Japanese company behind a new urban center is celebrating it with a rather unusual artwork.

Posters of Angry Eyes Actually Scare Off Bike Thieves

A British experiment showed that images of eyes reduced the amount of stolen bikes in certain locations by 62 percent.

Terrifying Footage of Someone Hanging From a Construction Crane by One Hand

On purpose, apparently.

Could the Police Get a Breathalyzer for Marijuana and Cocaine?

It could happen, with Swedish researchers reporting they were able to detect drugs in the breath of addicts.

This Is a Stadium, Not a Secret Fortress for a James Bond Villain

Architects want to build a soccer venue in Abu Dhabi that's sited inside a hollowed-out mountain.

Florida County Starts Paddling Students, Again

How else will educators get naughty kids to fall in line?

Doctors Now Advise Wearing Helmets During Tornado Warnings

According to new research on injuries sustained during twisters, brain damage and busted spines are common; impalements by flying wood less so.

A Pantone-Style Color Guide for Beers

Now if only they made a corresponding line of beer-colored paints.

Kennebunk Has a Cocktail That Costs $40,000

The "Ruby Rose" is made with premium vodka, grapefruit juice and a four-carat gemstone.

Hilarious, Sad Comics Inspired by Craigslist's 'Missed Connections'

Hey, lady walking your chicken on a leash in Portland – somebody's looking for you.

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.

Homer Simpson Would Approve of This Doughnut-Shaped Bicycle

Mmmmmm... doughnut bikes.

Superstorm Sandy Was So Powerful the Ground Shook in Seattle

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