Sarah Emerson

Sarah is a San Francisco-based Motherboard reporter covering the environment, tech culture, and science oddities. You can reach her on email or on Twitter (@SarahNEmerson).

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How Facebook Bought a Police Force

Hundreds of pages of documents obtained by Motherboard show how Facebook is using the Menlo Park Police Department to reshape the city.
Sarah Emerson
10.23.19
tech-science

Under Trump, 26% of Climate Change References Have Vanished From .Gov Sites

A new report documents two years of science being scrubbed from government websites.
Sarah Emerson
7.23.19
Save Yourselves

Planting ‘Billions of Trees’ Isn’t Going to Stop Climate Change

A popular study claims that reforestation could fix climate change, but is that true?
Madeleine Gregory
Sarah Emerson
7.15.19
Instagram

Instagram Users Are Flocking to This Beautiful Chemical Waste Dump in Siberia

A polluted lake in the Siberian town of Novosibirsk has become a popular Russian social media destination.
Sarah Emerson
7.11.19
tech-science

Europe’s Deadly Heatwave Marked the Hottest June on Record

We can expect more brutal heatwaves to come according to a pair of European climate reports.
Sarah Emerson
7.3.19
tech-science

The Trump Administration Just Rolled Back Obama's Historic Climate Change Plan

President Obama’s Clean Power Plan has been replaced by a new rule that sucks up to fossil fuels.
Sarah Emerson
6.20.19
tech-social-media

A Twitter Bug Is Sending Users Notifications When They're Unfollowed

Twitter is telling people when someone has unfollowed them.
Sarah Emerson
6.20.19
tech-science

Tons of Dead Seals Are Washing Up In the Arctic and Nobody Knows Why

Dozens of seal carcasses, some showing signs of hair loss, are being reported in northern Alaska.
Sarah Emerson
6.14.19
science-tech

Male Dolphins Make Friends Based on Mutual Interests, Just Like Humans

When foraging for food, bottlenose dolphins also find buddies.
Sarah Emerson
6.13.19
tech-power

Police Are Feeding Celebrity Photos into Facial Recognition Software to Solve Crimes

Law enforcement agencies are using facial recognition systems with little to no rules, found a new study by the Georgetown Law Center on Privacy and Technology.
Sarah Emerson
5.17.19
tech-foia

‘Balls Are Complete’: How a Navy Jet Crew Drew a Massive Penis in the Sky

A Navy probe revealed who was responsible for the contrails phallus.
Sarah Emerson
5.15.19
Science

New Zealand Man Goes Swimming, Finds Footprints of Extinct Mega-Bird

“I was just going for a casual swim, so it’s escalated a bit.”
Sarah Emerson
5.13.19
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