The World’s Largest Solar-Powered Refugee Camp Just Booted Up [Updated]

On Monday, nearly 80,000 Syrian refugees gained access to a critical source of power, allowing them to turn on fans and lights, recharge phones, watch TV, and even run a fridge. According to the United Nations, the 12.9-megawatt solar plant at Zaatari refugee camp on the border of Jordan and Syria is now the world’s…

Sean Spicer Concedes Hitler Used Chemical Weapons on Jews in 'the Holocaust Centers'

Sean Spicer is reliably, sometimes even endearingly, terrible at his job as Press Secretary. But his comments during Tuesday’s press briefing on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Adolf Hitler are astonishing. Not just because they’re blatantly, breathtakingly wrong, but because a man whose job is remembering and…

The Vicious Cycle Emerging Between War and Severe Weather Will Be Hard To Stop

The world has changed a lot in the past 12 months, with political conflict focusing the world on immediate crises, not the distant future. But a group of scientists are are showing how these conflicts will affect our ability to adapt to climate change down the road–and our ability to survive as a human race.