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Former Googler Laura Lark Is Spending Eight Months Living On a Simulated Mars

The computer scientist, one of the six crew members of the fifth HI-SEAS experiment, is part of a new generation redefining what it means to be an astronaut.
Ben Sullivan
2.27.17
videos

​Watch This Self-Driving, Electric DeLorean Do Donuts Like a Boss

The only thing missing is a Flux Capacitor.
Becky Ferreira
10.21.15
videos

​There’s Only One Reason to Launch a Porta-Potty Rocket

A screaming toilet comes across the sky.
Ben Richmond
12.16.14
nasa

Techno-Archaeologists Used an Abandoned McDonald's to Hijack a Satellite

"We're mostly dumpster diving for science."
Jules Suzdaltsev
8.11.14
Space

There's Now a Reason to Go Fossil Hunting on the Moon

A new study shows that fossils kicked up by impacts on Earth could end up on the Moon.
Becky Ferreira
7.29.14
videos

'Matt 'Rockstar' Sikorski - Audition' Is the Best YouTube Video

People know that inspiring others to feel fuckin' kickass is a powerful tool.
Derek Mead
4.4.14
Motherboard Blog

I Bought an E-Cigar and My World Has Changed

The e-cig game is fucking out of control.
Derek Mead
1.10.14
Motherboard Blog

"Hold My Beer" Videos Are an American Cultural Treasure

If you desire to pop wheelies in your UTV with the entire family on board, you damn well should be able to.
Derek Mead
7.4.13
Motherboard Blog

The Jaguar C-X75 Supercar Prototype Sounds Fantastic, Is Kinda Green

In recent years, the trend in supercars has been driving towards efficiency.
Derek Mead
6.27.13
Motherboard Blog

Guy Almost Jumps Jeep over Pool

You've got a truck, an above ground pool, and a 12 pack of Bud Light Platinums, and you're struggling to somehow combine them all.
Derek Mead
6.21.13
Motherboard Blog

Gaze Upon This Desert Landscape and Be Revived

And realize that everything is actually amazing.
Michael Byrne
5.11.13
Motherboard Blog

This Hubble Photo of a Supernova Remnant Will Detonate Your Brain

Man, we all know space is beautiful, but this photo from our old pal Hubble is melting my mind right now.
Derek Mead
5.9.13
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