catastrophe

tv

'Catastrophe' Makes Male Vulnerability Funny

In its third season, the Amazon sitcom has hilariously—and warmly—humanized its father figure.
Robyn Bahr
5.2.17
APOCALYPSE

Preppers Taught Me How to Eat When the World Ends

I spoke to two very different preppers to understand how they plan to eat once the world comes to an end.
David Whelan
10.5.16
Film

Satirical Doc Asks, "Are We Ready for Armageddon?"

Investigating what a real life Deep Impact-style scenario might look like—in a playful and gentle way.
Nathaniel Ainley
7.1.15
Toronto

How Mac and Cheese Destroyed a Toronto Neighborhood

Yesterday, residents of Liberty Park woke up to an apocalyptic scene of trash and melted cheddar. "It was just like a bomb went off,” one witness said.
Matthew Zuras
6.8.15
politics

​Why You Really Should Be Afraid of the Zombie Apocalypse

Zombie apocalypse logic is eroding faith in our institutions and our fellow humans.
Brian Merchant
3.31.15
Features

How Curiosity, Luck, and the Flip of a Switch Saved the Moon Program

Lightning never strikes the same place twice, until it does, and you're in a rocket to the moon.
ALEX PASTERNACK
11.19.14
The Do It Well and Leave Something Witchy Issue

A Giant Hole Is Swallowing a Town in Peru

Cerro de Pasco is an environmental and urban catastrophe thanks to the massive polymetal mine that sits in the middle of town.
Arthur Holland Michel
10.14.14
Philippines

Filipino Sugarcane Workers Are Nearly the Walking Dead

Thousands of sugarcane workers in the Philippines who are barely coping with their island’s dead season may face a possible zombie apocalyptic scenario as they battle catastrophic extreme weather changes and the possibility of an impending collapse of...
Leni Velasco
6.19.14
catastrophe

Hold Onto Your Bowels, There's a Salmonella Chia Seed Outbreak

This month’s latest food-poisoning outbreak that’s sweeping North America isn't being pinned on shoddy restaurant hygiene practices.
Talia Ralph
6.18.14
WTF

If You're Going to Hack Domino's, Don't Do This

A group of hackers known as Rex Mundi have done the unthinkable: They've infiltrated the accounts of over 600,000 Domino's pizza customers and are holding the customer data as ransom.
Alison Stevenson
6.17.14
environment

The Fate of Mankind's Libido Depends on the Health of Oysters

The Earth’s oceans have been absorbing massive amounts of gasses released by burning fossil fuels, and the resulting acidification of seawater is threatening one of mankind’s most popular aphrodisiacs: oysters.
Lauren Rothman
6.11.14
war

Syria Is Starving

The Syrian crisis has unleashed what aid organizations are describing as the biggest humanitarian catastrophe they have ever seen. With a troublesome combination of drought, starvation tactics from the Syrian regime, and skyrocketing food prices, the...
Hannah Lucinda Smith
4.21.14
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