Finally: Someone did a climatological study of the world of Game Of Thrones

For fans of HBO’s Game Of Thrones, the current, pre-final season wasteland we’re inhabiting, which both lacks new episodes and is peppered with dangerous potential spoilers, is rough. Harrowing thought it has been, it’s nothing compared to the wait fans of the books have endured since 2011’s A Dance With Dragons came…

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The White House’s science policy division is now empty, so that’s cool

Earlier tonight, Elle Celeste, an assistant director at the White House’s Office Of Science And Technology Policy, which helps advise the president on scientific matters, posted the following tweet/mic drop, revealing that the science branch of the office—which, overall, employed more than 100 people during the Obama…

Donald Trump announces U.S. withdrawal from planet’s continued habitability

In yet another rootin’-tootin’ middle finger of American exceptionalism to the rest of the world, President Donald Trump has announced the United States’ intent to withdraw from the Paris climate accord, and with it, any commitment to the ongoing attempt to maintain planet earth as a place where life can be sustained.…

“Rogue” national park Twitter accounts are cropping up by the hour

It’s been a weird couple of days for the people who manage the social media for the National Parks Service. Rather than their usual jobs—which mostly seem to involve counting the days until spring and occasionally running a photo caption contest on a picture of an elk—they’ve been drawn into an ongoing battle with the…