Brendan Koerner

Brendan I. Koerner is a contributing editor at Wired and a columnist for Gizmodo. His first book, Now the Hell Will Start, is out now.

Sports Nut
Jan. 5 2005 6:36 PMThe Phantom of the Hardwood
Where did the plastic basketball face mask come from?
The Green Lantern
Aug. 6 2010 7:17 AMNature's Air ConditionerDoes it really save gas to roll down your windows instead of flipping on the AC?
Recycled
April 26 2010 5:40 PMHow To Renounce Your CitizenshipMore and more Americans are doing it.
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Feb. 12 2010 3:03 PMHow To Send Your Girlfriend Flowers… without destroying the Earth.
The Green Lantern
Nov. 24 2009 7:05 AMThe Greenest BirdWhich kind of turkey is best for the environment?
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July 3 2009 7:09 AMThe Great Barbecue DebateIs charcoal bad for the planet?
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March 20 2009 6:53 AMWhy Is It Called "March Madness"?How the NCAA Tournament got its nickname.
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Nov. 21 2008 6:18 PMWhen Do Soldiers Face Execution?When they commit one of the military's 15 most serious crimes.
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Oct. 28 2008 2:37 PMWho Gets Obama's Spare Change?What happens to war chests when the campaign's over.
The Green Lantern
July 1 2008 7:48 AMNature's Air ConditioningDoes it really save gas to roll down your windows instead of flipping on the AC?
Summer vacation
June 23 2008 2:07 PMThe Great Barbecue DebateIs charcoal bad for the planet?
The Green Lantern
June 10 2008 7:26 AMBamboo and YouAre hardwood floors a crime against the Earth?
History Lesson
May 29 2008 12:33 PMThe Greatest Manhunt of World War IIHow a black soldier killed an officer, disappeared into the Burmese jungle, and joined a tribe of headhunters.
Reading List
May 24 2008 6:40 AMBurmese DazeThe best books, magazines, and Web sites about Burma and its tragedies.
Recycled
May 14 2008 10:44 AMWhat—and where—is the Strategic Petroleum Reserve?
Explainer
Sept. 5 2010 7:24 AMWhy Do We Get Labor Day Off?Raise a glass to the desperate politicking of Grover Cleveland.
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July 2 2010 2:07 PMThe Great Barbecue DebateIs a charcoal grill bad for the planet?
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March 16 2010 12:51 PMWhy Is It Called "March Madness"?How did the NCAA Tournament get its nickname?
Explainer
Dec. 11 2009 10:08 AMHow Do They Measure Snowfall?Someone figured out that 19 inches fell in the Midwest this week.
The Green Lantern
Aug. 13 2009 9:39 AMNature's Air ConditionerDoes it really save gas to roll down your windows instead of flipping on the AC?
Recycled
April 27 2009 11:31 AMOutbreaks vs. EpidemicsPlus, when can the government quarantine its citizens?
Drink
Nov. 26 2008 6:53 AMThe Long, Slow, Torturous Death of ZimaFourteen years after its heyday, Zima is finally at peace.
Recycled
Nov. 10 2008 2:57 PMDo World Leaders Still Use Telegrams?Don't they have e-mail like the rest of us?
The Green Lantern
July 8 2008 7:29 AMGreen BeatersIs it more energy-efficient to buy a gas-guzzling used car than a brand-new hybrid?
Recycled
June 26 2008 1:54 PMWhat Kind of Terrorism Does North Korea Sponsor?It sells missile technology.
The Green Lantern
June 17 2008 7:17 AMElectric Hand Dryers vs. Paper TowelsHow to keep your paws clean and green.
The Green Lantern
June 3 2008 7:04 AMGood News From the South Pole?Does growing sea ice in Antarctica bode well for the future?
The Green Lantern
May 27 2008 4:25 PMIs an Idle Car the Devil's Workshop?Turning off your engine to save energy.
The Green Lantern
May 20 2008 7:17 AMWill Lab-Grown Meat Save the Planet?Or is it only good for cows and pigs?
The Green Lantern
May 13 2008 7:27 AMEco-TurfIs fake grass better for the environment?

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