Articles by Brian Merchant
Satellite data proves that wildfires are on the rise—and show the trend is likely to continue.
'The Exit Room' imagines the inevitable 2021 hypstopia.
Lawmakers just passed a bill making Bus Rapid Transit illegal in the state of Tennessee. And if a conservative advocacy movement gets its way, that's just the beginning.
Lower rainfall alone will spread drought to over 10 percent of the global land area; increased evaporation will likely dry out a full third of it.
Welcome to the new aristocracy, political scientists say, where the public's opinion is literally of "little or no" significance in the democratic process.
Weev's conviction was just vacated on grounds of venue. Here's what that means for the future of hacking and computer crimes.
Humans began leaving their mark on the Earth 800,000 years ago.
This might be the highest-profile call yet to divest from fossil fuels.
The company behind Wordpress bought the popular longform journalism app. Here's why.
Almost all of the American prairie vanished between 1830 and 1900.