brazil

smuggling

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
9.24.18
world cup 2018

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
6.13.18
living with jaguars

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
4.3.18
lost civilizations

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
3.28.18
living with jaguars

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
3.15.18
Brasília

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

Drew Scanlon's Clothmap explores Brazil's unique video game history.
Matthew Gault
11.22.17
world food day

These Mystery Food Pellets Are São Paulo’s Attempt to Combat Hunger

The program has drawn criticism from nutrition experts.
Kaleigh Rogers
10.16.17
brazil

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
8.2.17
excrement online

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
6.9.17
magic mushrooms

Researchers Have Found a 115 Million Year Old Mushroom

It’s the oldest mushroom in the world.
Kate Lunau
6.7.17
DIY

Brazilian Women Are Owning the DIY Construction YouTube Space

From carpentry tutorials to DIY household projects, these YouTubers are empowering women in construction.
Rennan A. Julio
4.26.17
fantastico

'A River Below' Is a Documentary About Killing Dolphins in Order to Save Them

A perfect movie for the post-truth era of alternative facts.
Sarah Jeong
4.24.17