The Terrifying Future of California Wildfires: 'It's Going to Get Worse'
After a year of record-breaking fires, the state is bracing for what comes next.
The Glaciers on Earth's 'Third Pole' Are Bursting, Causing Deadly Floods
Climate change is creating yet another dangerous new phenomenon.
An Expert Explains How Not to Get Sucked Out a Plane Window
In light of recent news stories, this could (but hopefully won't) come in handy some day.
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A Tourniquet Could Save Your Life in an Earthquake
After one hour, a severely crushed limb becomes so toxic that it can kill in the same manner as lethal injection—unless you cut off circulation.
Darragh O’Carroll, MD
What Happens to Prison Inmates Caught in Hurricanes?
Texas prisoners say they went days without running water after Harvey.
Michael Patrick Welch
How I Saved My Sourdough ‘Mother’ from Hurricane Irma
"It can be challenging for airport security to understand why I’m traveling with a Ziploc bag of fermented dough."
My Day Delivering Hurricane Supplies with the 'Cajun Airlift'
Recovery is going to take a long time.
America's Flood Insurance Program Is Utterly Broken, Again
Damage from Harvey and Irma is threatening to bankrupt the federal program.
Computational Models Suggest Heroism Is Suboptimal for Saving Lives in an Emergency
Maybe George Costanza was right.
There's Only One Way to Safely See This Fukushima Art Show
Though an exhibition in Fukushima, Japan features work by Trevor Paglen, Taryn Simon, and Ai Weiwei, no one's allowed to visit.
'A Comical Meditation on Pro Wrestling,' Today's Comic by Ed Luce
What is it, to wrestle? Ed Luce gets it.
A Diesel Spill Is Putting the World's Largest Temperate Rainforest at Risk
A report from Bella Bella B.C., where the crash of the Nathan E. Stewart has contaminated the Heiltsuk First Nation’s waters and land.