John Metcalfe

With Less Pollution, L.A. Kids Are Growing Stronger Lungs

Millennial children have better respiratory health than did those in the smoggy '90s.

Tonight's Full Moon Will Be an Oddly Shrunken 'Micromoon'

That's because it's about 31,000 miles more distant than 2015's other full moons.

Now Is the Winter of the Terrifying Icicles

Falling ice across North America has crushed cars, bloodied pedestrians, started fires, and pancaked a poor dog.

This Strange Stockholm Wind Farm Generates Power Through Writhing Tentacles

The proposed "Strawscraper" would create energy from the gyration of thousands of follicles.

Behold, Famous Landmarks Shot in the Fourth Dimension of Time

These surreal photos use as many as 36 different shots taken throughout the day.

A Rare Crowd of Funnel Clouds Descends on Southern California

But the rash of foul weather probably won't do much to help the state's drought.

Does Ice on the Great Lakes Always Mean a Colder Spring?

An analysis from past seasons calls that connection into question.

Artist Inundates the Netherlands with a 'Virtual Flood'

Eerie, floating lights show how high water would crest if the dikes failed.

Cyclists, Rest Your Weary Limbs on Seattle's First-Ever 'Leaning Rails'

The metal fixtures, already used in European cities, support riders as they wait at intersections.

Drones Are Getting in on the Building-Demolition Game

But their presence during implosions is making some people unhappy.

Southerners Are Failing at Building Snowmen

A major winter storm tests the lower states' snow-sculpting mettle.

Suburban Birds Are Reservoirs for Lyme-Disease Bacteria

Humans are creating wonderful habitats for disease-spreading robins and sparrows.

Why Did a Chinese Rocket Break Up Spectacularly Over America?

It had launched a scientific or military satellite, depending on which side you believe.

Manhole Performs a Brutal Takedown on a Car

It's the back tire that'll get ya.

The Fantastic Transformation of Subway Cars into Artificial Reefs

A photographer spent years watching heavy machinery hurl MTA cars into the Atlantic.

Why Are Londoners Texting with an Inanimate Signpost?

Some are even asking the (surprisingly jerkish) signpost for a date.

Tremble in the Shadow of New York's 50-Foot 'Ice Volcano'

The massive, frozen cone is the product of this winter's bitter temperatures.

London's Public Art Is Becoming Increasingly Surreal

A car rides an asphalt wave in the city's newest structure.

There's Something Suspicious About the 'New' Euro Note

Since when does currency show people fleeing buildings in terror?