algorithms

An AI Analyzed My Twitter Feed and Discovered I’m a Shithead

DeepSense says it can analyze tweets to see if someone is a good employee. I'm going to need to make better tweets.
Derek Mead
9.21.18
The Most Unknown

Watch the Trailer for 'The Most Unknown,' Motherboard's First Feature Documentary

We sent nine scientists across the world on a quest to explore the biggest questions in science, all to find out what drives discovery.
Derek Mead
Thobey Campion
2.22.18
Internet Insecurity

More Like Social Insecurity Number, Amirite?

BURN THE SSN.
Jason Koebler
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Derek Mead
9.7.17
Op-Ed

This Is How the Free Press Dies

Former Motherboard editor Ben Makuch has been pursued by the Canadian government since 2014 for doing his job.
Jason Koebler
Derek Mead
5.3.17
Math

Americans Could Eat Every American in Less Than Two Decades

This assumes we eat about as much meat as we do now, which is a big assumption when we're talking eating everyone!
Derek Mead
3.28.17
Thoughts

What Do We Want the Future to Be?

Motherboard editor-in-chief Derek Mead has a thought to leave you with.
Derek Mead
3.15.17
Disastrous Plan

As a 29-Year-Old Cancer Patient, I Find Paul Ryan’s Argument Against Health Insurance Appalling

No one should have to decide between being bankrupt or dead.
Derek Mead
3.9.17
field trips

Tour a Subterranean Dark Matter Lab in 360º VR

Join us on a Motherboard Field Trip to SNOLAB, a particle physics research facility inside a working mine in Ontario, Canada.
Derek Mead
2.3.17
Photos

How to Erase a Neighborhood

Sovetsky, a historic neighborhood in Baku, Azerbaijan, has been demolished as the city restyles itself as a shiny metropolis similar to Dubai.
Derek Mead
1.2.17
2016

Here Are the 10 Most Popular Motherboard Stories from 2016

In a real shocker, fewer stories about sex and drugs than in years past.
Derek Mead
12.30.16
videos

'Pretty Much Everywhere, It's Gonna Be Hot' Is the Best YouTube Video

This video is not even close to what you think it is.
Derek Mead
11.8.16
politics

The 2016 Election Has Failed the Future

We are living in an unprecedented transitional period, and the election has almost entirely ignored the future.
Derek Mead
10.20.16
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