Our (slightly doomed) flight to an atmospheric river

Our (slightly doomed) flight to an atmospheric river

Atmospheric rivers are important but poorly understood weather phenomena that supply the West Coast with up to 50% of its annual precipitation. In an effort to understand them better, scientists have partnered with the Air Force to fly directly into these weather systems and study them. Verge Science collaborated with CalMatters to hitch a ride…

Flying towards a mysterious weather phenomenon

Flying towards a mysterious weather phenomenon

Atmospheric rivers are important but poorly understood weather phenomena that supply the West Coast with up to 50% of its annual precipitation. In an effort to understand them better, scientists have partnered with the Air Force to fly directly into these weather systems and study them. Verge Science collaborated with CalMatters to hitch a ride…

The era of satellite-repairing robots is here

The era of satellite-repairing robots is here

As orbit becomes more crowded with satellites, the risk of catastrophic collisions grows. We explore the burgeoning industry of satellite repair: companies hoping to rendezvous with and repair faulty satellites before they cause problems. Or, if need be, knock them out of the sky. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2vrPf2R Subscribe: http://bit.ly/2FqJZMl Like Verge Science on Facebook: http://bit.ly/2hoSukO…

Is aluminum better than plastic? It’s complicated.

Is aluminum better than plastic? It’s complicated.

Recycled aluminum is coming for your water and your iPad. From laptops to water bottles, aluminum is being touted as an eco-friendly answer to the global crisis in plastic waste. But is aluminum really the cure-all that some claim it is? Learn more: http://bit.ly/2mlxBt3 Subscribe: http://bit.ly/2FqJZMl Like Verge Science on Facebook: http://bit.ly/2hoSukO Follow on Twitter:…

How time zones are subtly messing with you

How time zones are subtly messing with you

Time zones help enable modern communication and commerce, but they mess with a lot more than just your TV schedule. In this video, we take a look at the ways we draw time zones and the surprising effects that time zones have on your health, your economic outlook, and even your identity. Learn more: http://bit.ly/3a7bRFK…

Gold: The Monetary System's Navigational Beacon (w/ Simon Mikhailovich)

Gold: The Monetary System's Navigational Beacon (w/ Simon Mikhailovich)

Simon Mikhailovich, founder of The Bullion Reserve, argues that only gold is a true safe haven against financial calamity. Through a series of rhetorical questions, he explores why gold has outlasted every other form of money over the course of human history. Mikhailovich breaks down the history of money and explains how gold became the…

Gold & Bitcoin: The Monetary System's Navigational Beacons (w/ Simon Mikhailovich)

Gold & Bitcoin: The Monetary System's Navigational Beacons (w/ Simon Mikhailovich)

Simon Mikhailovich, founder of The Bullion Reserve, argues that only gold is a true safe haven against financial calamity. Through a series of rhetorical questions, he explores why gold has outlasted every other form of money over the course of human history. Mikhailovich breaks down the history of money and explains how gold became the…

Insulin should be cheap. Here’s why it's not.

Insulin should be cheap. Here’s why it's not.

The cost of insulin has skyrocketed over the past few years, putting increasing pressure on millions of diabetics who rely on the drug to survive. We look at how insulin is made today, explore what’s preventing it from being produced more cheaply, and visit a DIY lab where biohackers are trying to “brew” their own…

Why these buttons are psychological torture

Why these buttons are psychological torture

The elevator buttons in our office building are slowly driving us all insane. We dropped everything to figure out what was going on and a little science happened along the way. Read more: http://bit.ly/2PQHknU For more of The Verge’s tireless button coverage, check out: Button of the Month: http://bit.ly/34sHkP4 Why’d You Push That Button? http://bit.ly/2JO3J1e…

The infuriating truth behind elevator buttons

The infuriating truth behind elevator buttons

The elevator buttons in our office building are slowly driving us all insane. We dropped everything to figure out what was going on and a little science happened along the way. Read more: http://bit.ly/2PQHknU For more of The Verge’s tireless button coverage, check out: Button of the Month: http://bit.ly/34sHkP4 Why’d You Push That Button? http://bit.ly/2JO3J1e…