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No One Has the Data to Prevent the Next Flint

You have no real way of knowing if your town, your family, or your children face the kind of water contamination that exposed everyone in Flint, Michigan, to lead poisoning. Not because Flint is an outlier–it may, in fact, be the norm—but because no one has enough data to say …

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Netflix's New Gawker vs. Hulk Hogan Doc Has Us All Conflicted

Shortly before Donald Trump was elected president, Hulk Hogan and Gawker Media ended their months-long legal battle over the wrestler’s sex tape. The case may seem like a media law footnote, but as director Brian Knappenberger argues in his documentary, the fight over Gawker’s decision to publish the footage irrevocably …

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Space Photos of the Week: Galaxy Is a Big, Dusty Star Machine

The spiral galaxy ESO 486-21 is located some 30 million light-years from Earth. It’s constantly forming new stars, created when large clouds of gas and dust within the galaxy crumple inwards upon themselves. In this image, the gravity of the massive galaxy cluster MACS J2129-0741 magnifies, brightens, and distorts the …

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