reports

climate change

Trump Administration Agency Predicts 7 Degree F Rise in Global Temperatures by 2100

Oh, and the report suggests there’s no point doing anything to stop it.
Kaleigh Rogers
9.28.18
Facebook

The Impossible Job: Inside Facebook’s Struggle to Moderate Two Billion People

Moderating billions of posts a week in more than a hundred languages has become Facebook’s biggest challenge. Leaked documents and nearly two dozen interviews show how the company hopes to solve it.
Jason Koebler
Joseph Cox
8.23.18
What Is the iPhone?

Everything That’s Inside Your iPhone

Silicon, arsenic, gold, and the social and environmental effects of backbreaking mining.
Brian Merchant
8.15.17
speed daemons

I Watched a Drone Break the World Speed Record

163.5 mph is very, very fast for a quadcopter.
Louise Matsakis
7.14.17
Toxic TVs

America's Television Graveyards

How millions of old CRT televisions have wound up abandoned in warehouses all over the country.
Jason Koebler
2.16.17
Hell or Salt Water

The Internet of Elephant Seals

Move over, scientists. Intrepid seals and whales are collecting data where humans can't reach.
Hannah Waters
2.8.17
Features

The Spectre of Brexit Is a Real Drag on British Startups

Seven months on, entrepreneurs in Britain are worried the foreign workers powering the Silicon Roundabout will disappear.
Jennifer Schaffer-Goddard
2.1.17
Photos

How to Erase a Neighborhood

Sovetsky, a historic neighborhood in Baku, Azerbaijan, has been demolished as the city restyles itself as a shiny metropolis similar to Dubai.
Derek Mead
1.2.17
security

From WhatsApp to Hawala, How the Taliban Moves Money Around

The insurgents use apps such as Telegram, Viber, and WhatsApp, to solicit donations, backed by an old value transfer system.
Austin Bodetti
11.15.16
Features

The City That Was Saved by the Internet

Job opportunities are drying up in towns without broadband. Chattanooga, Tennessee turned around its fortunes by building the fastest internet in the United States.
Jason Koebler
10.27.16
Photos

A Visit to 'Ark Encounter', Where Creationism and Dinosaurs Collide

The Ark Encounter theme park in Williamstown, Kentucky has a life-size Noah’s Ark to celebrate creationism.
Taylor Dorrell
9.9.16
Culture

A Funeral for Tekserve, New York City's Most Iconic Computer Repair Shop

After 29 years in business, Tekserve's old employees and most loyal customers said goodbye with an old-fashioned auction.
Jason Koebler
8.24.16