John Metcalfe

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It's Officially Tornado Season: These Animations Show the Parts of the U.S. Most Likely to Get Hit

Six decades of twister tracks shows that some places get hit again and again.

Visualizing the Spread of Chile's Tsunami

An oceanic model shows how far and wide last night's earthquake-triggered tsunami has traveled.

Jeff Ferzoco

48 Madcap Hours in the Life of Citi Bike

What patterns emerge when you plot 75,000 rides in the nation's largest bike-share program?

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The Microscopic Beauty of Air Pollution

Viewed under an electron microscope, smog can look like snowflakes.

How the U.S. Corn Belt Is Helping Us Understand Climate Change

The large swath of corn running through the United States "boasts more photosynthetic activity than any other spot on Earth," says NASA.

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Ride Your Suitcase to Work With the Ridiculous 'Commute-Case'

It's what James Bond would do, apparently.

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A 'Highly Unusual' Triple Threat of Storms Over North America

Thundersnow, blizzards, and raging winds... ah, springtime!

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To Fight Climate Change, the Entire World Will Have to Eat Less Meat

It will be impossible to reach U.N. temperature targets without reducing our intake of certain foods, researchers say.

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Find Secret Public-Sleeping Dens With 'Google Naps'

Finally, a crowdsourcing effort aimed at reducing productivity.

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A Really Bad Idea to Get Traffic Moving Faster

A hacked traffic light honks at drivers the instant the signal turns green.

A Brief, and Disgusting, History of 'Ratzillas'

An uber-rodent recently found in a Swedish kitchen is not the first humongous rat to horrify the world.

Laurence Arnold

After Centuries Away, the Endangered Nene Goose Returns to Oahu

Hawaii's state bird hadn't been seen on the island since the 1700s.

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The Hunt for London's (Really) Little People

An artist making humorous miniature scenes is transforming the city into Lilliput.

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No, Wikipedia, the World Is Not Overrun With Sewer Rats

Debunking the total-world-domination myth of the common rat.

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Protesters Use Sex Dolls to Rally Against Spain's Anti-Abortion Law

Say hello to one of the creepiest pieces of public art in recent history.

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What Famous Old Paintings Can Tell Us About Climate Change

Scientists hope to improve the study of climatology by looking at sunsets in centuries-old landscape portraits.

Squirrels Hibernate So Hard You Can Juggle Them

This has actually been proven by science.

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California's Drought: More Wildfires, Higher Food Prices

A new climate assessment sees more of the same killing heat this year, if not worse.

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The 'Antisocial Network' App for Misanthropes and Loners

Find out the locations of all the people you direly want to avoid.