climate change

Scientists Used Satellites to Spot Arctic Methane From Space

An experimental technique for measuring potent methane emissions in the Arctic proved successful.
Sarah Emerson

Data From a Dead Satellite Reveals Lost Continents Under Antarctica

“These gravity images are revolutionizing our ability to study the least understood continent on Earth—Antarctica.”
Becky Ferreira

A Chinese City Wants to Replace Streetlights With an Artificial Moon

The city of Chengdu could be illuminated by a fake moon as early as 2020.
Sarah Emerson

Scientists Want to Punch Holes in Clouds With Ultra-Hot Lasers from Space

The satellite laser communication revolution is just around the corner, but it has one especially obstinate foe—overcast weather.
Becky Ferreira
space war

‘Very Abnormal’ Russian Satellite Escalates Fears of Orbital Arms Race

Russia and China have been ramping up their military presence in space in order to keep up with American capabilities.
Becky Ferreira
The VICE Morning Bulletin

The VICE Morning Bulletin

Mueller and Trump said to be negotiating interview, North Korea will send athletes to Olympics, Trump kicking 200,000 Salvadorans out of the US, and more.
VICE Staff
Dear Future

An Artist Is Launching a 100-Foot Satellite That Will Be Visible to the Naked Eye

"Space art" will become a whole new level of public art.
Samantha Cole
To the Moon

Bitcoin Now Comes From Satellites In Space

Well OK then.
Jordan Pearson
Performance Art

Meteorology Meets Fortune Telling at the "Weather Center for the Apocalypse"

Amelia Marzec parses the internet and religious groups to report the latest end-of-the-world news.
Andrew Salomone
Internet Insecurity

British Hacker Pleads Guilty to Hacking US Military Satellite Phone And Messaging System

A 25-year-old broke into a DoD satellite communication system and doxed around 800 Department of Defense employees.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
i spy

GeoVisual Lets You Visually Search Earth’s Entire Surface

Using years’ worth of publicly available satellite imagery, Descartes Labs has developed a machine learning platform that can identify visually similar objects around the world.
Daniel Oberhaus

This Man Cooks His Lunch on a Satellite Dish

On a sunny day in Amsterdam, I met solar-cooking enthusiast Rik, who cooked hamburgers, popcorn, and coffee with the sun as his only power source.
VICE Staff