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What to Say When the Police Tell You to Stop Filming Them

First of all, they shouldn’t ask.

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Don't Sensationalize That Big New Climate Paper

It's important to be clear about just what it says.

Why Are Government Weather Forecasts So Shouty?

They’re one of the best products put out by the NWS. But they have A CERTAIN STYLE.

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Will More Local Newspapers Go Nonprofit?

It will likely depend on what happens to The Philadelphia Inquirer and the Daily News.

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Police Video Is Never Enough

Would body cameras have made justice speedier for Laquan McDonald? Not without new laws.

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The Dismal State of Police Body-Camera Laws

In some cities, it may be legal to use body cameras to track and profile people of color.

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Visualizing the Arctic's Shrinking Sea Ice

A new map reveals how much the ocean’s ice has shrunk since the 1970s.

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Film the Police

A new app makes it easier.

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What Good Is a Video You Can't See?

Police body cameras are meant to be a tool of public accountability. But even experts can't agree on how to make sure that happens.

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The Courage of Bystanders Who Press 'Record'

Police-worn body cameras may be necessary, but we still need citizens who are brave enough to capture video of conflict.

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Further Proof That It's Hard to Be a Mets Fan

Facebook data of baseball allegiances shows the geography of fandom.

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The Best Technology for Fighting Climate Change? Trees

Between now and 2050, forests are one of our 'most promising' geo-engineering tools.

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A New Global Swarm of Weather-Sensing Satellites

Armed with tiny orbiting sensors, a startup plans to build the world's largest database of private weather data.

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How One Small Idaho City Has Embraced Body Cameras

Police in Post Falls, Idaho, have been using body cams since 2007, and say the technology has improved their work.

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What Firechat's Success in Hong Kong Means for a Global Internet

The app now connecting political protesters could soon connect people in the developing world.

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The Geography of NFL Fandom

The Patriots really do rule New England, and the Cowboys might just be America's team. But after that, things get complicated.

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I Drank a Cup of Hot Coffee That Was Overnighted Across the Country

A single PR stunt reveals the complicated, pervasive intersection of logistics and culture.

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What Does Your City Look Like From Space?

A new website lets you check out photos taken by astronauts of specific spots on Earth.