How Western Civilization Ended, Circa 2014

The Thwaites Glacier of West Antarctica. In a new sci-fi novella, the collapse of this ice sheet becomes synonymous with the collapse of Western Civilization. NASA

Two historians turn to science fiction to scare the hell out of you about climate change.

Inside Yingli, the Giant Chinese Solar Company Sponsoring the World Cup


You’ve seen their logos on the sidelines, now get a peak inside the company trying to transform the world.

Will Super Typhoon Neoguri Threaten Japan’s Nuclear Plants?

Typhoon Neoguri on July 6. NASA.

The strongest storm in many years is barreling down on Japan’s islands.

We Are Making Ebola Outbreaks Worse By Cutting Down Forests


Epidemiologists explain how human activity helps spread the deadly virus in West Africa.

What You Need to Know About the Coming Jellyfish Apocalypse


Calling all swimmers! Here’s how to coexist with our gelatinous friends.

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