Two weeks ago, I watched The OA, an eight-hour TV series centered on a white woman who died, came back to life, and used her post-resurrection insights to help other people get their souls right. It was a good if deeply flawed show—and one of its biggest flaws was how pale it all was.
It’s been almost two weeks since Hurricane Matthew ravaged Haiti, killing hundreds and setting the stage for disease and starvation. New photos taken from space reveal the extent of the damage and the disturbing amount of vegetation lost in the storm.
As Haiti reels from the immediate devastation of Hurricane Matthew, which plowed through the impoverished nation at Category 4 intensity last week, aid groups fear that the worst is yet to come. According to experts on the ground, massive disease outbreaks and famine are in Haiti’s future.
Hurricane Matthew ravaged Haiti on Tuesday, completely decimating the southeastern region of the country and killing 842 people, according to local authorities. Information has been slow to make its way to the rest of the world, because areas hit hardest by the hurricane were remote coastal villages, completely…
Hurricane Matthew is one of the most powerful storms to barrel through the Caribbean in over a decade. The violent windstorm has already claimed the lives of more than 108 people in Haiti and at least 4 people in the Dominican Republic. The hurricane has displaced tens of thousands more across the Caribbean including…
Hurricane Matthew made landfall in Haiti this morning, becoming the first Category 4 hurricane to hit the impoverished island nation dead-on in over fifty years.
Since yesterday evening, Hurricane Matthew has gathered strength and is on a collision course with the Caribbean. Here’s what we know about the strongest hurricane to hit the region since 2007.
An outbreak of cholera in Haiti that began in 2010 is still killing people. Why have attempts to get it under control failed?
Movie posters for the 1932 horror film White Zombie featured an excerpt from the Haitian Criminal Code as proof that the country "recognizes the existence of Zombies" and punishes practitioners of this "necromancy" with the death penalty. Other films and books have said the same, but the truth is more complicated.
Zombies may seem like the purview of AMC dramas nowadays, but in 1997, English medical journal The Lancet published an intriguing set of case studies detailing three reports of zombification in Haiti. What caused the dead to walk in these instances? Well, let's just say reality is far less lurid than George Romero…
While predicting the next big earthquake is probably impossibility, there's still a lot we can learn about what causes severe earthquakes. We've now identified the trigger for some of the most destructive recent earthquakes, including the 2007 quake in Haiti.
It's not every day that you can raise awareness of the Cylon threat and help the victims of a terrible natural disaster. The Chicago Tribune's Maureen Ryan has added some sweet BSG and Dollhouse schwag to her Haiti charity auction.
In today's Remainders: excitement! Sorta. A shot of the iPhone 4 that doesn't really tell us anything about the iPhone 4; a Star Wars and Sea Chicken adventure; a $500 HD camcorder that doesn't quite rev our engines; and more.
We've covered how technology has shaped relief efforts in Haiti and shown how it has affected our perception of the nation's continuing tragedy. CNN is now offering new perspectives of the devastated nation with three interactive, immersive videos.
Activated display phones in AT&T stores are fun. You can send dirty text messages to strangers or make long-long-long distance calls. What this individual did is far better than any prank though: He donated money to Haiti on AT&T's behalf.
The whole 41 metric ton setup allows 9 tents housing 100 beds to be delivered by air, an inflatable facility that operates nearly autonomous from Haiti's devastated infrastructure. Everything from generators to sterilization equipment comes along with the tents.
Cartoonist Joe Alterio's charity, Robots + Monsters, is raising money for relief efforts Haiti. Donate, and you'll get a custom-drawn robot or monster created to your specifications by some pretty awesome artists.
An American filmmaker trapped in the Haitian earthquake used his iPhone in some pretty ingenious ways to survive until he could be rescued 65 hours later. It's like a digital multitool!
Joining Travolta's Scientology humanitarian effort to capture as many mind prisoners as possible, a Christian group is sending an army of Proclaimers to Haiti. Proclaimers are solar-powered audio bibles, which could assemble into a giant robot to destroy the scientologists.
ReCellular, the world's leading recycler of cellphones, has launched Phones For Haiti—a relief effort that donates 100% of the value of your recycled phone to quake victims via the American Red Cross. [Phones for Haiti via Inhabitat]