John Metcalfe

These Delicious Appetizers Are Also Data Visualizations About the Middle East

Who knew saffron risotto with barberry chutney could say so much about Internet censorship in Iran?

In the 'Workplace of the Future,' We Hang Like Monkeys from Vertical Gardens

This visionary office attaches to existing buildings to fill them with light, hope, and zucchini.

San Francisco Could Have Its First Rainless January in 165 Years

Another worrying sign the drought is far from over.

'Brand Killer' Glasses Are Ad Blockers For Your Eyes

They blur out commercial logos like explicit material on the TV.

Berlin's Hacked Billboards Look Like Creepy, Hellish Ghosts

These tortured, melting faces appear to have escaped from someone's nightmare.

This Ridiculously Fun Data Wheel Matches Names with Their Most Common Occupations

Jason is a "firefighter," Hanna a "journalist," Casey a "plumber," and on down the line.

New England Could Get Yet Another Snowstorm This Week

An impressive-looking system might dump even more snow Thursday into Friday.

National Weather Service on the Nor'Easter: 'IT'S BOMBOGENESIS BABY!'

"THIS STORM IS GETTING BEEFY/INTENSIFYING," says our nation's meteorology agency.

The New England Blizzard's Winds Will Be 'Just as Bad' as the Snow

Expect downed trees, massive waves, and widespread, lasting power outages.

Elegant Light Bulbs Shaped Like Art Deco Skyscrapers

Illuminate a room in a classy way, while also making it seem the world is upside down.

Lake Michigan Is Serving Up 'Snow Pancakes'

These discoid ice sheets are formed by the motion of waves.

London Will Indeed Build a Skyscraper Shaped Like a 'Can of Ham'

A tower reminiscent of potted meat will complement the city's other food-shaped buildings.

Exploding Manhole Tries to Eat a Terrified Child

Hold your kids tight, folks.

These Vibrating Bike Grips Promise 'Eyes-Free Navigation'

They buzz you left or right toward a destination (which may or may not turn out to be a brick wall).

Fighting a Housing Crisis, Egypt Builds Towers in the Desert

A photographer captures these monumental dwellings in all their surreal detail.

This 'Do Not Disturb' Light Fends Off Chatty Coworkers

The glowing laptop accessory is meant to increase productivity in distracting open offices.

Watch the Arctic's Ice Disappear Before Your Eyes

A NOAA animation shows a startling loss of year-round ice in the mid-2000s.

To Save a Bar, Sometimes You Must Pick It Up and Move It Down the Street

Rather than let a pub fall to developers, a community transplanted the whole thing.

2014 Was Officially the Hottest Year on Record

Twenty of the warmest years in known history have now occurred in the last 20 years.