John Metcalfe

A Space-Based View of 2015's 'Hyperactive' Hurricane Season

The last time three eastern-Pacific hurricanes developed this early was 1956.

Gape at Some of America's Best Weather Photography

Here are the winners of NOAA’s “Weather in Focus” photo contest.

Cleveland Can't Handle a Beer Called 'Sweet Baby Jesus'

A grocery chain pulled the messianic brew after customer complaints.

Southern California Is Visited by a 'Blanket' of Tiny Red Crabs

Welcome to the “crabocalypse.”

Thank You, Science, for This Map of Fecal Viruses

Developing nations have problems with sewage in the water—but so do L.A. and New Jersey.

The 'Australian Banksy' Strikes With a Gigantic Optical Illusion

The mural only makes sense from a certain angle.

A Dance Tribute to San Francisco's Painful Hills

The city’s notorious slopes are great for doing “gravity illusions.”

A Chinese Anti-Smog Campaign Shows Children Crying in a Haze

The ghostly kids look like they’re suffocating in smoke.

This Incredible Storm Shadow Stretches From Tennessee to Alabama

A well-placed thunderstorm created a dark and seemingly infinite path in the sky.

London Builds a Co-Working Space in a Tree

The free-range office trend reaches new heights of ridiculousness.

The Straightest Roads in the World Are in Midwest America

One man’s attempt at mapping the “bendyness” of the planet’s pavement.

Seattle's Future Alleys Look Like Paradise

The city looks to the dank gaps between buildings for “vibrant new spaces.”

Portland Debuts Rain-Themed 'Creative Crosswalks'

It’s not just being weird this time—there’s a safety value to the new crossings.

A Giant Horde of Bees Visits a British Beer Garden

There were “thousands and thousands and thousands.”

This Guy Invented a Cordless Drill-Powered Skateboard

Use a simple Black & Decker to scoot along for miles—or install drywall, your choice.

Brace Yourself for More Intense Rains and Floods

New research reveals the changing nature of storms.

The Jersey Shore Sees the Return of the Blob

Everyone’s favorite algal bloom slimes it up in the Atlantic.

2015 Could Be the New Hottest Year on Record

El Niño might “push the needle on global temperature” toward unprecedented warmth, says NOAA.

Why Is Illinois a Hotbed of UFO Sightings?

Is it because of O’Hare? Asian lanterns? Hallucinations due to overripe Chicago hotdogs?