Expect a Warm, Dry Winter in Much of the U.S.

Conditions in the U.S. could be geographically split by La Niña.

Take-Two Interactive

What 'Civilization VI' Gets Wrong About Civilization

The greatest challenge to civilization isn’t digging irrigation channels or attaining spaceflight—and Civ I got it right.


The Debate Comes Up Woefully Short on Climate (Again)

The candidates stay silent in what’s likely to be the hottest year on record.


Climate Change Is Driving Lobsters Farther North

Watch how warm waters have forced the crustaceans ever-north since the 1960s.

Connect SF

San Francisco's Most-Wanted (Nonexistent) Subway Lines

The city asked people to sketch out their dream lines; here are the results.

Orbital ATK

The Entire East Coast Could See a Rocket Launch This Sunday

The Orbital ATK rocket is carrying supplies and experiments to the International Space Station.

Jonathan Drake/Reuters

What It Takes to Evacuate 2 Million People: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A round-up of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.


Hurricane Matthew 'Unlike Any Hurricane in the Modern Era'

It’s killed hundreds in Haiti and could deliver major damage from Florida to the Carolinas.


Shelter From Hurricane Matthew or Face 'Immense Human Suffering'

Hurricane conditions could descend upon Florida as early as Thursday evening.

Andres Martinez Casares/Reuters

Hurricane Matthew Takes Aim at the Southeast U.S.

Its impacts could be vastly different whether it moves just a bit to the east or west.

Jonathan Bachman/Reuters

Republicans Are Still Not Worried About Global Warming's Dangers

Only about two in 10 conservative Republicans believe warming will worsen storms and hurt wildlife, a new poll finds.

Edgy & Cheesy

Honeybees Get Their Own Trashy Nightclub in Munich

This might be the world’s first NSFW beehive.

Great Big Story

The Colorado Towns That Turned Up the Stars

It wasn’t easy to banish streetlights and signs. “Frontier people don’t like being told what to do.”

Elise Amendola/AP

America's Most Popular Baby Names Inspired by Weather

Autumn ranks first, while surprisingly unpopular monikers include Thunder and Frost.

Capturing the Beauty of Berlin's Skies, One Day at a Time

Ewa Tuteja’s ambitious photography project is a “homage to the beauty of the sky.”


'Terrifying and Gorgeous' Visions of Our Sun

As a solar observatory reaches its 10th anniversary, here are some jewels from its mission.


A Space View of Puerto Rico's Massive Blackout

A catastrophic power interruption has kept much of the island in the dark.

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The Global Water Crisis, in Pictures

The photographer Mustafah Abdelaziz documents sustainability and inequality across the world.

A Weird Blob Over Alabama Turns Out to Be a Military Test

The stationary “cloud" was a controlled release of something called chaff.