Brian Resnick

Brian Resnick is a former staff correspondent at National Journal and a former producer of The Atlantic's National channel.

It's So Cold You Could Walk Across Lake Erie

95 percent of the lake’s surface is frozen. But don't get any big ideas.

Psycholitics: The Science of Why You Vote the Way You Do

Voter choices are swayed by things much more obtuse than actual information.

Ebola, Americans, and the Psychology of Overreaction

At the height of the 2009 swine flu epidemic, University of Michigan researchers sneezed on unsuspecting people. Here's what they learned about hysteria amid outbreaks.

The City Is a Terrible Place for a Snowy Owl

D.C.'s snowy owl had probably never seen a human before, much less a bus. That is, until one hit her.

The Library of the Future Is Here

It's got 3-D printers, laser cutters, sewing machines, and its own roast coffee, named "shush."

Dispatches From America's Coldest Town

The polar vortex brought the temperature in Embarrass, Minnesota, down to minus 35.

What It Would Take to Make Tornado Warnings Better

Right now, 15 minutes might be the best we can do. But with the right tools, we could completely overhaul in the way we forecast tornadoes.

There Is Almost Definitely Camera Footage of the Boston Marathon Attackers ... Somewhere

The city of Boston is blanketed with security cameras. But finding the right shots is a little like looking for a needle in a hay stack.