John Metcalfe

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.

Chile's Calbuco Volcano Turns Brazil's Skies an Eerie Purple

The new color scheme is neon-eggplant.

Zone Out to a Live Cam of Harrisburg's Fluffy, Baby Falcons

Mom is doing squats on them at the moment.

A Monthly Guide to Peak Tornado Season in America

Where and when you'll normally encounter the most violent twisters—mapped.

Watch a Flood Turn a Sydney Train Station Into a River

At Bardwell Park, waters crested to the level of the platform.

The World's Most Polluted Bird Hails From Vancouver

The city's toxin-ridden hawks are so contaminated they're "flameproof."

Chile's Calbuco Volcano Is Creating a Hellish Spectacle

Nature tries to imitate nuclear armageddon.

Russia's Wildfire Smoke Has Wafted Over America and Led to Some Incredible Sunsets

Abnormally warm temperatures have fueled deadly blazes in Siberia.

Move Over Segway, Here's an Electric Unicycle

The Unio is agile and takes up less space than a bike. Unfortunately, it's still a unicycle.

The Deadly Geography of Landslides

Rain-driven landslides have killed at least 20,000 since 2007—here's where.

These Bird-Shaped Recycling Bins Just Beg to Be Fed

The gaping-mouthed receptacles are meant to awaken one's inner parent.

This Wind-Powered Bicycle Bell Is Always Making Noise

"Bellpipes" is a bike whistle that draws from bagpipes and wind tunnels.

Everyone Has a Great View in a Spinning Apartment Building

One designer's solution to class conflict caused by blocked views.

China's Smog Inspires Absolutely Terrifying PSAs

Billowing smoke and furious animals combine in these "terror haze" illustrations.

We Need More Street Furniture Shaped Like Tulips

Get up from the "Tulpi" seat, a Dutch invention, and it closes like a flower.

A Sperm Whale Washes Ashore in the Bay Area

The dead behemoth that appeared south of San Francisco is "emaciated."

What If Your Subway Conductor Suddenly Got Real?

A new spoof, "The MTA Is Not Apologizing," shows impatient riders no mercy.