John Metcalfe

NOAA

Here's the Polar System That's Freezing the U.S.

Hello, wind chills of -45 degrees.

Reuters/Mike Blake

Proof that California's Drivers Can't Handle the Rain

Crunching the numbers on L.A.'s wet-weather car wrecks.

Associated Press

It's Too Early to Call 2014 the Hottest Year on Record

Scientists are still compiling evidence for that ignoble distinction.

Morfai

A Giant, Fake Moon Rises in an Abandoned Lithuanian Building

Residents of Kaunas are seeing double due to a local artist's surreal astronomical illusion.

REUTERS/Brian Snyder

How the Chances of a White Christmas Have Changed Since the 1960s

A new analysis of weather data shows that in a few regions, it has become less common to see snow over the holidays.

AP Photo/Andre Penner

2014: An Epic Year for Climate Change and Other Weather-Related Disasters

Extreme heat, record-breaking floods, and a terrifying tornado in oil country—all in all, a year we can't afford to forget.

Sudaca/Caro Patlis

A Bare-Bones Electric Motorcycle for Green Urban Riding

This ultralight bike is designed to cut pollution and slice through traffic jams.

A Look Back at the Questionable, Dog-Powered 'Poochmobile'

One of the least-likely rides of the 1930s relied on a German Shepherd trapped in a big hamster wheel.

NASA

America's Holiday Lights Can Be Seen from Space

They're especially bright in the suburbs, says NASA.

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Scientists Are Exploring Whether We Can Save the Climate by Pumping the Air Full of Seawater

If it comes down to it, water-shooting ships just might help geoengineer us away from a hotter future, according to some new research.

Soarigami

A Devious Contraption to Stop Airplane Elbow Wars

"Soarigami" walls off airline armrests into separate but equal halves.

Bigo

This Bike Bag Morphs Into a Rain Poncho, a Baby Sling, a Bigger Bag...

A concept for one commuter bag to rule them all.

NOAA

What Are the Odds Your City Will Have a White Christmas?

Decades of climate data pinpoint the nation's top spots for a snowy December 25.

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This Designer Fabric (Intentionally) Reeks of Whisky

It's a burst of fashion genius that could only originate in Scotland.

Zach Worrell

Inside an Immense, Honking 'Goose Cloud'

Zach Worrell accidentally sent his quadcopter right up into a huge flock of migrating birds. Here's what he could see.

Impossible Technology

Presenting the World's Tiniest E-Bike

The "Impossible" electric bike folds up to fit in a backpack, and makes riders look only slightly like a bear doing a circus trick.

NOAA

There Are At Least 5.25 Trillion Pieces of Plastic in the Ocean

And that's a highly conservative estimate, say scientists.

Dust Mites Travel the World the Same Way We All Do—On Commercial Flights

The allergy-causing organisms commonly latch on to our luggage, clothes, and (gag) food.

Watch Dallas Get Swallowed in an Ocean of Fog

A fog layer was so thick it looked like a snowstorm.