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The Most Toxic Nuclear Facility in the US Is in Lockdown

3,000 workers are sheltering as an emergency is declared at a nuclear facility in Washington State.
Daniel Oberhaus
5.9.17
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A 60s Japanese Cartoon Predicted Our Autonomous Car Dilemma

Automating cars means automating death.
Jordan Pearson
9.30.16
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Internet

Alaska Cancels School Tests After a Fiber Optic Cable Was Cut in Kansas

Someone ran it over with a backhoe.
Kate Lunau
4.6.16
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Motherboard Blog

Bombing the Great Barrier Reef Isn't Even the Worst Thing the Navy Has Done to a Reef This Year

And that's saying something, because, seriously, they dropped bombs on a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Ben Richmond
7.22.13
Motherboard Blog
Motherboard Blog

The Oil Company Whose Rig Just Exploded Sucks At Everything, Especially Safety Videos

And here is a safety video the company made to educate employees about all of the various precautions that it had taken to ensure its oil rigs don’t explode.
Brian Merchant
11.16.12
Motherboard Blog
Motherboard Blog

Did a CIA Drone Really Level Two Homes in Indianapolis?

The theories swirling around a mysterious, deadly explosion in Indianpolis over the weekend sound like the recipe for a futuristic Tom Clancy thriller or a dystopian video game.
Brian Anderson
11.13.12
Motherboard Blog
Motherboard Blog

The Bright Yellow Asterisk: A Recollection of the Challenger Disaster

January, 1987. I stood alone 167 feet above the launch pad’s surface. I was staring into the open, small, white room. At the other end was an open doorway and beyond it was the blue expanse of the Atlantic Ocean. Between me and that 167 foot drop, the...
DENNIS CHAMBERLAND
1.28.12
Motherboard Blog
Motherboard Blog

NASA's Documentary About the Challenger Disaster

This 30 minute documentary by NASA chronicles the history of Space Shuttle Challenger, and explains why it exploded some 70 seconds after lift off. It illustrates just how amazingly meticulous NASA's documentation and analysis is, at least after the...
ALEX PASTERNACK
1.27.11