John Metcalfe

Chicago Wants to Crack Down on Pedicabs: This Week in Bans

Also, Tampa wants to turn down the bass on car stereos and an Iowa city declares war on poopy geese.

What It Looks Like To Live Near Mexico City's Rumbling Volcano

Popocatépetl is a fire-and-smoke-belching monster that just happens to be remarkably easy on the eyes.

A Mirror That Guarantees You'll Never Forget Superstorm Sandy

It makes it look like you're chin-deep in water.

A Brief Tour of San Francisco's Oddly Fancy Porta Potties

It's like they're prepping for a cover story in House & Garden.

Spring Is Here! Time For House-Crushing Walls of Ice

This weekend, winter struck back in an awesome way.

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.