Brian Merchant @bcmerchant
Utopianist, science fictionalist. Email me at email@example.com.
Articles by Brian Merchant
Cowa Robot stole the show in Shanghai from the drone spiders and knockoff twerkbots.
A conversation with Hipster Runoff's Carles.Buzz about satire, anonymity, and how trolling is replacing the prank.
A new survey shows extensive damage to the most famous coral reef in the world.
How science fiction can help you survive an earthquake.
Uber has more in common with the world's first ride-sharing service than its CEO might want to admit.
It would take millions of years, but scientists have shown that super high levels of carbon dioxide “have the potential to destroy the habitability of Earth-like planets.”
Motherboard is thrilled to debut the new sci-fi short 'Connected,' directed by Luke Gilford, and featuring Dree Hemingway and Jane Fonda.
Watch the trailer now.
A program funded by ARPA-E has announced plans to test a 650-foot wind turbine blade concept.
In the 90s, a team of Russian scientists tried to use a giant space mirror to turn night into day. For a second, they succeeded.