Articles by Brian Merchant
The story of the rise and fall of Hipster Runoff, and its elusive creator Carles, is the story of the last decade on the internet.
We're not even through January yet, and 2015 is shaping up to be an exceptionally apocalyptic year.
One of the world's biggest climate change deniers just published a paper that scientists are calling "complete trash." So how did it pass peer review?
This year, protesters around the nation sought to #ReclaimMLK. In the process, they brought his ideas on technology, science, and the future to the fore.
Five reasons this 'hottest year ever' is worse than the last. Besides just being hotter.
Scientists and science historians argue that Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and other climate change deniers may be heading up the most “egregiously wrong-headed” Congress in modern times.
The industry has been booming for the last four years—it's adding jobs 20 times faster than the rest of the economy.
A scrollable map of the countries most likely to survive climate change—and those most likely to be devastated by it.
There is as much carbon left in the world’s peatland as there is in the atmosphere. And it’s about to smolder.
How close are we to engineering the planet?