John Metcalfe

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.

A Nerve-Jangling Free Climb Up a Towering Romanian Deathtrap

Precarious handholds on this 919-foot chimney include dangling cords and a ladder that's come loose from the wall.

Daniel Shaw

An Apocalyptic-Looking Storm Rolls Over Sydney

This "super cell" looked more like a nuclear test than bad weather.

Rogue

Brewers Have Made Sriracha Sauce Into a 'Hot Stout'

Just don't try adding it to pho.

Reuters/Jonathan Alcorn

Even a Deluge Won't End California's Drought

This mid-week soaking probably won't go one-fifth of the way toward ending it, unfortunately.

How a Los Angeles Car Chase Turned Into a Skateboard Chase

A skateboard is not a very good getaway vehicle.

Chicago Is a Wonderland of Fat-Themed Businesses

Fat Daddy's, Fat Sam's, Fat Tony's, Fat Ricky's, Fat Boys, Fatty Magoo's... what's behind this celebration of big-bonedness?

1Week1Project

A Sky-High Memorial to Qatar's Rising World-Cup Death Toll

Each building stone represents one deceased Nepalese migrant worker.

Ohneka Farms

You Could Have Grown Your Thanksgiving Bounty In the Kitchen

This hydroponic techno-planter requires little care, needs no dirt, and glows like a magic mushroom.

Take a Drone Tour Above a City Abandoned During Chernobyl

A photographer explores by air a forgotten city where nature has forged on.

Predict Your Own Thanksgiving-Snowstorm Travel Misery

The National Weather Service has an experimental new tool that shows the weather hazards along your journey, including predicted snow accumulations.

Christos Georghiou/Shutterstock.com

Predict Your Date of Death With This Gloomy Data Visualization

This World Bank-supported project asks, "What's my place in the world population? How long will I live?"

David Taylor/Environment Canada

A Climate Model of White Christmases—Through 2100

One man makes a knowingly futile attempt at predicting snow for decades down the line.

Schund Crew

Meet the World's Best Urban Wheelbarrower

Skateboarding is out, stunting on a tricked-out farm tool is in.

Reuters

Buffalo's Melting Snow Could Cause 'Significant Flooding'

Warm temperatures are expected this weekend, and that's not good.