The pathway that makes bacteria resistant and could one day be used to reprogram human cells.
So far supply missions are launching in a trickle.
Spongy bread meets a confused green movement.
The spirit of innovation has morphed into a digital bootcamp for security and privacy.
We chauffeured two lawyers to visit Barrett Brown in prison outside of Dallas.
The DIY Engineer Who Built a Nuclear Reactor in His Basement
Long shot it may be, but at least he's going for it.
Outsiders is a new Motherboard series that delves into the lives of the unsung pioneers who have chosen to live beyond the grid in order to make their scientific dreams come true.Watch Now
Buying Guns and Drugs on the Deep Web
We toured the dark web's Tor bazaars to find out just how easy it is to buy guns, drugs, and other contraband online.
If they've done anything, the leaks of former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden have proven that we are indeed living in a global surveillance state.Watch Now
How to Swim from Cuba to Florida
Diana Nyad's superhuman feat was an extremely personal mission that was made possible with the support of a motley crew of scientists, oceanographers, navigators, and physicians.
Before launching into any sport, it's important to know three things: the rules, the stakes, and when to quit. In the case of Diana Nyad, the resolute 64-year-old long-distance swimmer, acknowledging two out of three ain't bad.Watch Now
The Fight to Get Gay in Video Games
How Ultimate Gay Fighter ended up against the ropes.
Instead, what gamers are left with a sort of soft power nudging queer characters away from complete acceptance. A recent article on the gaming website Kill Screen, for instance, asked why there still isn’t a single easily identifiable “gay protagonist” in mainstream games. The answer was: there already are, in a certain way. But their sexuality is handled so “indirectly” that it can still be overlooked or plausibly denied.Read Now
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Sway Balance makes concussion management more accessible, which is good for all our brains.
The 'outing' of Bitcoin's founder was sloppy and mostly irrelevant to the cryptocurrency.
Researchers explain why the power grid is safe from all but the craziest solar storms.
Every climate change denier should read it.
I have no idea why street fights make for such compelling online video.
A new robotic prosthesis can not only keep a beat alongside a human hand, it can improvise its own.
A simple way to solve the dilemma of how to get ever-faster data transmission in ever-smaller sizes.
Smash Hit gives you all the fun of breaking windows with none of the consequences.
But will it actually make a slash in organized crime's windfall profits?
How a Swiss man turned a regulatory loophole into a drone-sized opportunity for business.
We've ended the week with the same amount of information we'd started with, essentially.