Articles by Brian Merchant
Whistleblowers don't just face prosecution and losing their jobs—they're often pushed to unemployability, bankruptcy, and depression. If you're a whistleblower, Thomas Drake says the state is trying "to destroy you."
On Earth Day 1970, twenty million people rallied across the nation to challenge corporations and the government to reduce pollution.
New science reveals exactly how the warming globe will give rise to unprecedented heat waves.
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.