The Verge Search UX

One of the very few problems I have with The Verge's site is the functionality of the search button in the main site nav. My first instinct is to click the search icon to search, but that just brings me to a page with no search box, and an empty table of search results. Why even make the search button clickable if this is where it's going to go? It would make more sense (and be less frustrating) if the search icon weren't clickable, or if there were a blank search box at the /search page.