Earth's mantle

Mountains Bigger Than Everest May Lie Deep Inside Earth

Scientists used the second largest earthquake on record to glimpse the terrain 410 miles under our planet's surface.
Becky Ferreira

The 'World's Loneliest Frog' Finally Has a Mate

A male Sehuencas water frog, thought to be the last of his kind, will be bred with a female recently caught in the wild.
Sarah Emerson
What Is the iPhone?

Everything That’s Inside Your iPhone

Silicon, arsenic, gold, and the social and environmental effects of backbreaking mining.
Brian Merchant

Bolivia Declares Water Emergency, El Niño Blamed

"We have to be prepared for the worst," says Bolivia’s president.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
climate change

Climate Change Has Turned Bolivia’s Glaciers Into Time Bombs

A new study suggests that Bolivia’s glacial lakes, made worse by climate change, are a serious risk to human life.
Sarah Emerson

Mankind Has Been Pumping Out Air Pollution for at Least 500 Years

It turns out humans began polluting the skies 500 years ago—long before the Industrial Revolution.
Maddie Stone

Bolivia Is Right: There's a Colonial History of "Clockwise"

"Every clock takes a position in a debate about time; every clock is an attempt to shape how people think about time.”
Ben Richmond
Motherboard Blog

Bolivia Passed a Smart Law to Protect the Amazon, But It Probably Won't Work

The issue at hand is that the Amazon is often burned to clear farmland.
Derek Mead
Motherboard Blog

The Motherboard Guide to Quinoa

Now's our chance to sort out this whole quinoa thing, once and for all. Is quinoa a fun, ethical dish or a guilty, hateful pleasure grain of sin?
Ben Richmond
Motherboard Blog

Drug-Sniffing Drones Are Flying Over Bolivia, the New Cocaine Underdog

You don't need the latest in aerial drone imaging specs to spy the grim, if entirely logical, thread coursing through the latest report issued by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.The "2012 World Drug Report":
Brian Anderson