Max Plenke
Max Plenke

Max Plenke is a staff writer at Mic, where he covers breaking news, climate science, health and the future. His work has appeared in Esquire, GQ and Wallpaper. Send story tips to max@mic.com.

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Nov. 1, 2016

Here are the states Donald Trump needs to win the election

Donald Trump needs these three states to have a chance at the presidency.

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Nov. 1, 2016

Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton: Where the candidates stand with voters right now

A new poll shows where the candidates stand with likely voters. Here's what you need to know.
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Oct. 31, 2016

Hillary Clinton email investigation: What we've learned about the FBI probe so far

Here's what you need to know about the latest Clinton email controversy.
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Oct. 28, 2016

NYC Halloween Parade 2016 Livestream: Here's how to watch the parade online

If you won't be in Manhattan for Halloween, here's how to watch the parade.
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Oct. 27, 2016

'Before the Flood' Online Livestream: Where to watch Leonardo DiCaprio's new doc for free

Everything you need to know about streaming the new Leonardo DiCaprio documentary on climate change.
Oct. 25, 2016

The latest Mars mission just hit a snag, and it may have been a computer glitch

The lander fell freely from around two miles above the surface of Mars.

Oct. 25, 2016

The first photo of Earth was taken 70 years ago from a Nazi rocket

This is the first image ever taken of Earth from space.
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Oct. 24, 2016

Flesh-eating Bacteria Death in Maryland 2016: What to know about Vibrio vulnificus

The flesh-eating bacteria killed Michael Funk in four days.
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Oct. 21, 2016

Climate change 2016: How global warming is driving down global wine production

A warming planet is bad news for booze.
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Oct. 20, 2016

Battleground states: Here are the states that could decide the 2016 presidential election

These swing states are where the toughest battles will be fought for the 2016 election.
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Oct. 20, 2016

Clown Sightings 2016: Latest rumors, heat map and Halloween costumes

This is all you need to know about the latest creepy clown sightings.

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Oct. 14, 2016

Hurricane Nicole photos 2016: 8 Images of Bermuda in the wake of massive storm

Hurricane Nicole has left Bermuda, and now residents are picking up the pieces.
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Oct. 13, 2016

Hurricane Nicole Florida 2016: What to expect from Atlantic storm

Hurricane Nicole is heading out to sea, but not before sending some choppy waves to the east coast
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Oct. 13, 2016

Hurricane Nicole latest updates: Where is the storm now?

Hurricane Nicole hit Bermuda on Thursday.
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Oct. 12, 2016

Hurricane Nicole 2016: Path, trajectory and where it is headed next

Residents of Bermuda should brace for a powerful hit.
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Oct. 12, 2016

The US elections that were determined by just a few votes

The U.S. has had plenty of close-call presidential elections.

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Oct. 12, 2016

2015 saw more arrests for marijuana possession than for all violent crimes combined in US

There are at least 137,000 men and women incarcerated for drug possession, and thousands more are convicted daily.
Oct. 11, 2016

President Barack Obama says we'll send people to Mars by 2030s

President Barack Obama says we're going to Mars. Here's how.
Oct. 10, 2016

"Space brain" could be the latest problem for colonizing other planets

"Space brain" is a real thing, and it could prevent us from colonizing space.
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Oct. 10, 2016

Hurricane Matthew Monday Update: Here's the latest news on the deadly storm

Matthew is no longer a hurricane, but it's still dangerous.