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A team of "light painters" make jellyfish, birds and a whale appear in this dazzling video from Germany.
Designers in the Mexican city of León try to revive an ailing industry with furniture best described as "oil-slick chic."
That's the word that Japanese artist Genpei Akasegawa has assigned to doors leading nowhere and driveways blocked by fences.
Data wizard Aaron Koblin is intrigued by domestic flight patterns, and after watching this video you will be too.
See what Sunday's fearsome "ring of fire" looked like from around the world.
Russian kids have fun climbing the Bridge to Russky Island, world-record holder for Highest Pylons Ever.
In Mexico City, new devices give pedestrians an unusual incentive to clean up after their pets.
Get your eye bleach handy, folks.
Salem has had it up to here with inept jazz musicians. Also outlawed recently: noisy electronica in Santa Cruz, payday lenders in Iowa and the entire vice squad of Salt Lake City.
A wildlife expert and Smithsonian scientist help solve one of life's enduring urban mysteries.
A yawning black hole opening up in the dead center of the sun is on the bill for May 20.
An artist from the U.K. makes it look as if buildings are being strangled by a malignant Kraken.
Plans are emerging for an electric-powered truck highway in the ports of L.A. and Long Beach.
Environmentalists have kicked off a campaign called "Straw Wars" to rid London's Soho district of drinking straws.
Researchers in Grenoble, France, have developed a wallpaper that blocks wireless internet signals from leaking out of your home.
Has the city's public-works department gone rogue?
Depending on where you live, you might see hockey nuts chucking fish, octopi, beef, or sex toys.
Who doesn't want to enjoy some alone time in a shiny polyhedron from outer space?