John Metcalfe

Superstorm Sandy Meets Tim Burton in This Creepy Animation

A most ominous storm was brewing over the East Coast.

Optical Illusions That Make Street Signs 'Invisible'

This is quite an elaborate way to avoid parking tickets.

The Skyrocketing Costs of Running for Mayor of a Major U.S. City

While the 2012 presidential election will likely be the most expensive in history, a similar money-race is happening on the local level.

London's Raucous Babble of Languages

Data engineers examined more than 3 million tweets to create this sprawling linguistic cartography.

Nerd Alert: Proposed Los Angeles Pavilion Is Batman-Flavored

The ominous, obsidian graduation pavilion is named the "League of Shadows."

Before-and-After Aerial Shots of New Jersey's Destroyed Neighborhoods

There sure is a lot of new empty space in these depressing images from NOAA.

For Some New York Bikers, Flooding Was Just a Minor Hassle

Hurricane Sandy left behind untold destruction, painful memories and a wicked new environment for bicycling.

Grim Scenes From New York's Flooded Subway System

Huge parts of the train network remain out of service. Here's why.

Sugar-Based Graffiti That Confronts the Legacy of Slavery

These cake-frosting murals may look sweet, but their message is bitter. Also, beware of wasps!

Hurricane Sandy Likely Caused Alabama's Incredible Light Show

Every kind of solar-light phenomena there is seemed to occur all at once over Huntsville.

This London Traffic Light Has 75 Signals

Stop? Go? Don't walk? Gaaaaah!

Sandy Was So Big At One Point She Stretched From Chicago to New England

A satellite capture from Tuesday showed the true scale of the massive weather system.

This Could Be the World's Most Awkward Bathroom

Pop a squat for this week's uncomfortable edition of Toilet Tuesday.

Hurricane Sandy: The Idiot Awards

The worst of this prolonged wind-whipping from Sandy is hopefully behind us, so it's time to start choosing candidates for 2012's Biggest Hurricane Idiot.

Superstorm Sandy Seen In a Beautiful Map of Pure Wind

Follow Sandy's track across the East Coast with this mesmerizing, real-time map of wind speeds. (Yes, that's the eye below Philadelphia.)

Hurricane Sandy Is a Category 1 Cyclone, But It Has the Eyewall Of a Category 3

Shiver in fear of this 3-D model of Sandy's eye as the storm nears New Jersey.

It's Not Just the East Coast: Chicago Could See Waves as High as 23 Feet

Hurricane Sandy's impact won't spare the Midwest.

Hurricane Sandy's Track: 10 Million People Could Lose Power

And that's the "conservative estimate," according to a Johns Hopkins engineer.

A Traffic Light That Makes Road Rage Excusable

The green is only a second long.