John Metcalfe

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Acid Rain Has Turned Canadian Lakes into a Kind of Jelly

A legacy of industrial pollution is allowing slimy ooze to thrive.

Robot Town Sagami

Japan Now Has a Traffic Signal Shaped Like Astro Boy

But can it aerate jaywalkers with retractable butt guns?

WBEN NewsRadio

A Towering Wall of Snow Fell on Buffalo

It's one of the most striking lake-effect snowstorms in recent memory.

Associated Press

Mapping 20 Years of Major Meteor Impacts

NASA wants to use this project to predict Earth's next dangerous space rock.

Dean Clark

Meet San Francisco's Newest Mayor, Who Is a Dog

Today City Hall celebrates Frida, a 6-pound chihuahua mix and very good girl.

Studio Roosegaarde

This Dutch City Built a Glowing 'Van Gogh' Bike Path for Psychedelic Cyclists

The luminescent path is modeled after the painter's "The Starry Night."

NASA

Expect 50 Percent More Lightning in a Warmer World

You're going to want to start staying away from lone trees and flag poles as climate change continues.

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Chicago Has More 'Avenues,' While San Francisco Prefers 'Terraces'

An analysis of roadway suffixes in six major U.S. cities reveals differences rooted in history.

MSPF

San Francisco Is Painting the Streets with Historical Creeks

A placemaking project traces the city's long-buried arroyos.

Kristof Retezár

This Water Bottle for Bikes Generates H2O From the Air

Under hot and humid conditions, "Fontus" claims to "make" 17 ounces of water in an hour.

NOAA

Two-Thirds of the U.S. Is About to Get Really Cold

One expert explains the "polar vortex" as a pack of wild dogs.

NCDC/NOAA

What Will Be the Coldest Day in Your City This Year?

Crunching the numbers on the geography of winter's worst weather.

Is This the Oldest-Ever 3D Map of Transit Ridership?

The Germans built it with colored wooden sticks around 1913.

SolaRoad

The Netherlands Gets the World's First Solar-Powered Bike Lane

Leave it to the Dutch to make cycling even greener.

A Map of San Francisco, After a Catastrophic Rise in Sea Levels

Imagining the bustling nautical society of the Bay Area archipelago.

Associated Press

New York's Rat Population Is Far Smaller Than You Might Guess

The latest tally of the city's rat horde dispels the myth that the city is home to "one rat per person."

Adam Torok

A Scooter That Folds Up Into a Belt

The only thing you have to worry about is riding with your pants falling down.

Lisa Anderson/NWS La Crosse

One Wisconsin City Gets Visited by a Fleet of 'Hole-Punch' Clouds

These immense sky divots are the result of human activity.

Associated Press

Google Glass Has a (Literal) Blind Spot

Researchers say the techno-specs create a "partial peripheral vision obstruction."