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This Freaky 100-Million-Year-Old Wasp Was Named for David Bowie

One day, you’re relaxing on a Cretaceous tree chillin’ with some dinos. The next day, you’re trapped in amber for 100 million years.
Becky Ferreira
6.23.17
Max Payne

Sometimes a David Bowie Song Gets Your Favorite Game Pulled from Steam

Developer announces huge discount for Alan Wake ahead of removal due to music license issues.
Leif Johnson
5.12.17
Music

David Bowie’s Death Itself Was a Science Fiction Masterpiece

It was an exhilarating, fitting end for our first 100 percent science fictional human.
Brian Merchant
1.13.16
News

The Verbasizer was David Bowie’s 1995 Lyric-Writing Mac App

"What you end up with is a real kaleidoscope of meanings and topic and nouns and verbs all sort of slamming into each other.”
Matthew Braga
1.11.16
Music

David Bowie’s Strangest Performance Was in a 1999 Dystopian Dreamcast Game

Bowie was fascinated by technology and the end of the world.
Jordan Pearson
1.11.16
Reviews

With 'Lazarus,' David Bowie's Science Fiction Falls to Earth

"Lazarus" lacks the characters or pointed societal critique that make for truly memorable science fiction or musicals, but still, it's Bowie.
Ben Richmond
1.5.16
Motherboard Blog

David Bowie Explains How Ziggy Stardust Became the First Science Fiction Rock Star

An androgynous, mulleted hero + killer pop songs + a load of sci fi mythology = Ziggy Stardust.
Brian Merchant
3.12.13
Motherboard Blog

My Bloody Valentine, Bowie, and the URL of Things to Come

I recently received an email from a friend that went something like, "My dad's got a new record out today, and he could really use your support to help get the word out." I get emails like that quite often. The difference here was that this friend of...
Warren Ellis
2.4.13
Motherboard Blog

Ones and Zeros: Space Oddity for Kids, Faces of Evolution, RIP Tony Sales, Cheap Wind Power

h3. One: "Faces of Evolution":http://news.discovery.com/human/early-human-ancestors-faces.html (Discovery) h3. Zero: Hurricane Irene and "the dangers of crying wolf":http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2011/08/29/what-did-we-learn-from-irene/the...
Ones Zeros
8.30.11
Motherboard Blog

The Stylophone

MOTHERBOARD STAFF
8.25.09