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Motherboard Guide to Cinema
Motherboard Guide to Cinema

‘Into Eternity’ Is a Warning Message for the Future

The documentary chronicles the excavation of Onkalo, a nuclear waste repository made to last for 100,000 years.
Daniel Oberhaus
5.6.17
psa
psa

Watch MOTHERBOARD on VICELAND Starting May 12

Tune into us Fridays on your TV or internet-connected device.
Motherboard Staff
4.14.17
Here Be Dragons
Here Be Dragons

Filming Komodo Dragons for ‘Planet Earth II’ Is More Dangerous Than It Looks

Welcome to Komodo, home to the largest lizard on Earth.
Kevin Wong
2.7.17
videos
videos

How a BMI Fallacy Convinced the World that Diabetes Is a Disease of Excess

While most of the medical community treats type II diabetes as something to be prevented through exercise and healthy food, the rapid growth rate of the disease in developing countries calls for a more thorough approach.
Ankita Rao
12.15.16
videos
videos

Meet the Plastic Surgeon Who Shares His Operations On Snapchat

Matthew Schulman greets his 1 million-plus followers by showing them the gory (yet honest) details.
Grennan Milliken
12.13.16
Culture
Culture

Meet the Last of the Machinists Who Keep the 'New York Times' Running

Printing presses break, a lot. In the first episode of "State of Repair," Motherboard visits the people who fix them.
Jason Koebler
12.6.16
videos
videos

Inside the Arctic Seed Vault Designed to Save Humanity From Extinction

Take a tour of the 'Noah's Ark' of agricultural diversity, designed to safely store over 4.5 million crop samples.
MOTHERBOARD STAFF
11.11.16
videos
videos

What It’s Like to Live With a Bionic Hand

​Nicky Ashwell was born without her right hand, but that’s never held her back.
Victoria Turk
10.25.16
video
video

Partying With Dr. NakaMats, the World's Most Prolific Inventor

He held his 88th birthday celebration in a freight elevator. Now see how he plans to live to 144, while treating his own cancer.
Lara Heintz
10.19.16
short circuit
short circuit

How the NBA and Oculus Brought Sports Documentary Filmmaking Into VR

The tech-friendly professional basketball league continues its dalliance with virtual reality.
Nicholas Deleon
9.14.16
Toronto
Toronto

Watch Kids Grill Adults About How They Messed Up the Earth

In a new video series, kids question artists, politicians, and their parents about climate change.
Zack Kotzer
9.14.16
Music
Music

Sound of the Underground: An Audio Tube Map of London

Field recordings and remixes from 55 tube stops make up a playlist of the capital in 2016.
Victoria Turk
8.25.16