Matt Bernico

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The Largest Prison Strike in American History Is Happening Right Now

On the 45th anniversary of the Attica Prison uprising, inmates in 40 sites across 24 states are refusing to work.<p>On Friday, the 45th anniversary of the Attica Prison uprising, inmates at 40 sites across 24 states are refusing to submit to what they say is involuntary servitude.<p>Slavery is alive and …

These Animated Videos Show Just How Much Space Cars Waste In Our Cities

Cars need eight lanes to keep up with a single train moving the same amount of people.<p>We know that a car is just about the biggest waste of space around. And we don’t mean “waste of space” like your teenage kid’s stoner best friend, the one who mooches all the snacks from your fridge and watches …

The Wood Wide Web

A new study shows that trees of different species can exchange large amounts of carbon via the fungal internet that connects their roots.<p>In 1999, a team of scientists led by Christian Körner did what thousands of people do every Christmas: they wrapped Norway spruce trees in tubes. Except this was …

Botany

Why We Still Practice Superstitious Rituals With Our Technology

How much do you know about the tech you use, and how much do you assume?<p>It's hard to know how ancient mesopotamian people came to believe in the practice of human sacrifice, but the ritual donation of blood to the gods was an important component of many ancient civilizations. People understood …

Ancient Civilization

Here's How NASA Thinks Society Will Collapse

Too much inequality and too few natural resources could leave the West vulnerable to a Roman Empire-style fall.<p>This article is from the archive of our partner<p>Few think Western civilization is on the brink of collapse — but it's also doubtful the Romans and Mesopotamians saw their own demise coming …

Smartphone Apps Now Take Up Half Of All Online Attention

The dream of the open Web is dead. In July smartphone apps took up 50 percent of online attention in the USA, more than every other kind of internet access combined.<p>Combine smartphone browsers, all tablet usage, and all desktop usage. Smartphone app usage <i>alone</i> takes up more of people’s attention …

When Will New York City Sink?

<b>Klaus Jacob,</b> a German professor affiliated with Columbia’s University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, is a geophysicist by profession and a …

Climate Change

The Real Impact Of Your Phone

A special episode of Radio Motherboard focused on the environmental and human impact of electronics, brought to you by Team Human, a new podcast by Douglas Rushkoff.<p>Your phone uses the equivalent of two refrigerators' worth of electricity every year.<p>No, charging your phone doesn't suck up as much …