There's a Dead Humpback Whale in the Amazon Jungle and Nobody Knows Why

The calf is estimated to have been one year old, and was found Friday on Marajó Island.
Becky Ferreira

The Amazon Is Worth $8.2 Billion if It’s Left Standing, Study Shows

Keeping the rainforest in tact would preserve $8.2 billion of annual revenue in the economy, but Brazil’s new president Jair Bolsonaro may be dazzled by short-term gains.
Kaleigh Rogers

Jair Bolsonaro’s Brazil Is a Disaster for the Amazon and Global Climate Change

The “Brazilian Trump” said if elected he would withdraw Brazil from the 2015 Paris Agreement, arguing that global warming is nothing more than “greenhouse fables.”
Ed Atkins

A Booming Black Market Is Putting Many Cacti Species in Danger

Conservation scientists found that 261 out of 1,438 cactus species are unprotected by preserves or conservation regulations, putting them more at risk than mammals and birds.
Becky Ferreira
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This AI Simulated the 2018 World Cup 100,000 Times to Predict a Winner

A group of researchers used AI and machine learning to predict that Spain and Germany are the most likely winners of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
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Watch Our 360/VR Documentary 'Living With Jaguars' on Saving the Wild Cats of Brazil

We took VR cameras to the Brazilian Pantanal, which is home to one of the highest densities of wild jaguars in the world.
Kate Lunau
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These Geometric Shapes Were Made By a Previously Unknown Civilization

Perhaps as many as one million Pre-Columbian people lived in the southern rim of the Amazon, away from major rivers.
Becky Ferreira
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Watch the Trailer for ‘Living With Jaguars,’ Motherboard’s New Interactive VR Film

A unique experiment in jaguar conservation is playing out in Brazil. Motherboard went to see how it’s working, and took some VR cameras.
Kate Lunau

In Brazil, Gamers Played ‘Guitar Hero’ on the Sega Genesis

Drew Scanlon's Clothmap explores Brazil's unique video game history.
Matthew Gault
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These Mystery Food Pellets Are São Paulo’s Attempt to Combat Hunger

The program has drawn criticism from nutrition experts.
Kaleigh Rogers

Local Apps Are Letting People Automate Brazil’s Notorious Bureaucracy

Residents spend over 2,000 hours, or over 80 days per person, just to file their taxes every year.
Marina Lopes
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Ten Years of '2 Girls 1 Cup,' the Most Memorable Brazilian Shit on the Internet

The story of the scatological film from São Paulo, Brazil that terrorized the world and created the YouTube reaction video.
Marie Declercq