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Michael Waters

Gizmodo Australia

Amsterdam, NH, Netherlands

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  • Gizmodo
  • Slate
  • The Outline
  • Out Magazine
  • Hollywood Reporter
  • Atlas Obscura
  • MTV News

Past articles by Michael:

The Terrifying Reasons We're Confronting The Chernobyl Disaster Right Now

Thirty-three years after the nuclear catastrophe that defined its name, Chernobyl has surged back into the popular consciousness. HBO’s Chernobyl miniseries, which dramatised the disaster and the Soviet government’s attempt to cover-up key details, is part of a string of major works that have revisited the... → Read More

The Terrifying Reasons We're Confronting the Chernobyl Disaster Right Now

Thirty-three years after the nuclear catastrophe that defined its name, Chernobyl has surged back into the popular consciousness. HBO’s Chernobyl miniseries, which dramatized the disaster and the Soviet government’s attempt to cover-up key details, is part of a string of major works that have revisited the Chernobyl catastrophe this year. In February, Adam Higginbotham reconstructed the… → Read More

The Funeral Directors Deployed To America's Deadliest Disasters

Last November, as wildfires ravaged the town of Paradise, California, Robert Vigil received an urgent call from the Department of Health and Human services (HHS). Local officials were racing to identify the remains of fire victims, and Vigil, who has spent 26 years as a funeral director in Yuma County, Arizona, was... → Read More

The Funeral Directors Deployed to America's Deadliest Disasters

Last November, as wildfires ravaged the town of Paradise, California, Robert Vigil received an urgent call from the Department of Health and Human services (HHS). Local officials were racing to identify the remains of fire victims, and Vigil, who has spent 26 years as a funeral director in Yuma County, Arizona, was needed on the scene. → Read More

How Hurricane Michael Revealed The Forgotten Victims Of Climate Change

Jose Herrada, an inmate at Florida’s Gulf Correctional Institution, first heard news about Hurricane Michael on the radio. Initially, Herrada thought little of it. Although the state of Florida had issued a mandatory evacuation order for nearby Panama City and surrounding areas, officials at Gulf CI hadn’t brought... → Read More

How Hurricane Michael Revealed the Forgotten Victims of Climate Change

Jose Herrada, an inmate at Florida’s Gulf Correctional Institution, first heard news about Hurricane Michael on the radio. Initially, Herrada thought little of it. Although the state of Florida had issued a mandatory evacuation order for nearby Panama City and surrounding areas, officials at Gulf CI hadn’t brought up the possibility of evacuating the prison’s 1,500 inmates. Herrada assumed that… → Read More

Anti-Wind Farm Activism Is Sweeping Europe And The U.S. Could Be Next

In September, the Netherlands counterterrorism unit the NCTV identified a new group threatening public safety: anti-wind farm activists.... → Read More

Anti-Wind Farm Activism Is Sweeping Europe—and the U.S. Could Be Next

In September, the Netherlands counterterrorism unit the NCTV identified a new group threatening public safety: anti-wind farm activists. → Read More

Video Game Memorials to Players Who Died Help Online and Offline Communities Mourn

These shrines—found in World of Warcraft, EVE Online, Guild Wars 2, and dozens of other games—reach far beyond the digital plots of land they occupy. → Read More

The outrageous scam of “free” tablets for the incarcerated

The devices are little more than an exorbitant paywall for education and communication. → Read More

Here is why calling your senator might be futile

Extremely outdated technology and zero policy mean calling your reps is often not as effective as we’d like it to be. → Read More

The era of presidential assassination by drone has arrived

An attempt on the life of Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro is the first. → Read More

Military bans fitness trackers for revealing defense secrets

Jogging is a trap. → Read More

Indoor cycling is rebranding as a media industry

Welcome to our fit new overlords. → Read More

Donald Trump’s Russian Collusion: The cast of characters

Because keeping track of everyone seems impossible. → Read More

We finally have data about the number of LGBT people in the military

Over 6 percent self-identify as LGBT. → Read More

The booming business of luxury chicken diapers

It’s Instagram’s fault. → Read More

Banning smoking in public housing is cruel and unnecessary

Eviction rates are already at epidemic levels. → Read More

So you bought a ghost town

Who is paying $12 million for an abandoned town? We found out. → Read More

RBG says she’ll remain on the court for at least five years, but why not forever?

We aren't playing around. → Read More