contamination

PUPPIES

The Radioactive Puppies of Chernobyl Will Find Homes in the United States

Some of the descendants of the region’s abandoned dogs are up for adoption.
Becky Ferreira
5.14.18
420

Wait, How Did Eggos Get Contaminated with Listeria?

The cinnamon ones are good, though.
Kaleigh Rogers
9.20.16
water

This Microbiologist Is Saving Wisconsin's Poopy Beaches With DNA Sequencing

Sandra McLellan, and the School of Freshwater Sciences, are cleaning up local beaches.
Nicole Haase
9.19.16
Canada

This US City’s Move to Divert Great Lakes Drinking Water Is Just the Beginning

It's the first request of its kind. More will come.
Amanda Roth
6.22.16
Quebec

The Fight Over Who Gets Clean Drinking Water From the Great Lakes

One US town has contaminated water. Environmentalists and some Great Lakes communities say, you can’t have ours.
Amanda Roth
4.22.16
Design

This Swimsuit Is Made Out of Pollutant-Absorbing Supermaterial

So you can clean the sea as you swim.
Emiko Jozuka
10.15.15
Reddit

​Soylent 2.0 Shipments Were Delayed Due to Mold

Users started complaining in September when shipments of the bottled Soylent were halted. The cause has finally been revealed.
Brian Merchant
10.2.15
Internet

Drinking Breast Milk From the Internet Is a Bad Idea

Why not to buy bodily fluids off a random stranger you met online.
Victoria Turk
3.24.15
Space

If There Are Microbes on Mars, We Might Have Put Them There

Microbes stick to spacecraft, but are they hardy enough to survive the journey?
Victoria Turk
5.20.14
Motherboard Blog

Mankind's Nine Favorite Apocalypse Scenarios

These are the apocalyptic scenarios that will be in the back of your brain while you're laughing at the Mayan nonsense.
Brian Merchant
12.20.12
Motherboard Blog

The Most Polluted Lake in the World is Made of Nuclear Waste

The “most polluted lake in the world” is making the rounds on the internet, because apparently the internet decided it wanted to talk about nuclear waste-filled bodies of water. And this is one hell of a nuclear waste-filled body of water. It’s the...
Brian Merchant
10.4.12