Features

Broadband Land
Broadband Land

What It's Like to Live in America Without Broadband Internet

In every single state, a portion of the population doesn’t have access to broadband, and some have no access to the internet at all.
Kaleigh Rogers
4.16.18
Dig Deep
Dig Deep

The Geoduck Diver

Hozoji Matheson-Margullis is widely recognized for her pummeling drum chops. But at 37, the emerging marine biologist is making waves at the forefront of Native American STEM in an age of climate change and Trump.
Brian Anderson
4.14.18
Final Exit
Final Exit

Rise of the DIY Death Machines

In 1996, Philip Nitschke used a computer to facilitate the first legal euthanasia in history. Today, he is teaching elderly people how to buy Bitcoin, use encrypted messaging, and navigate the dark web to end their lives on their own terms.
Daniel Oberhaus
3.29.18
china
china

Shenzhen's Homegrown Cyborg

Three days with Naomi Wu, the face of China's cyberpunk city.
Sarah Emerson
3.25.18
environment
environment

The Sinking Brothel

The sex workers of Banishanta, an island on Bangladesh’s southwestern coast, stand to be washed away by rising sea levels.
Matthew Bremner
2.24.18
zero days
zero days

How a Tiny Startup Became the Most Important Hacking Shop You’ve Never Heard Of

Inside the secretive industry that helps government hackers get around encryption.
Joseph Cox
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
2.7.18
Extractions
Extractions

The Plan to Build a Gold Mine on a Seismic Fault in Greece

“The problem is that we can never predict when an earthquake can strike.”
Sarah Souli
2.1.18
Border Lines
Border Lines

The Mexican Border-Crossing App That Suddenly Disappeared

“What would stop Border Patrol agents from signing up for this also?”
Brian Anderson
1.25.18
Double Takes
Double Takes

Do We All See the Woman Holding an iPhone in This 1856 Statue?

For a good century and a half, "The Indian Girl" solely depicted a Native American woman holding a crucifix. At some point, that changed.
Brian Anderson
1.18.18
Bitcoin
Bitcoin

I Bet My Bitcoin Like a Gambler, and It Made Me Scared for the Future

I haphazardly dove into the world of bitcoin cloud mining to see if I could grind a profit.
Ed Zitron
1.5.18
Facebook
Facebook

A Visit to Facebook's Recently Opened Center for Deleting Content

Our tour of one of Germany's new content moderation centers gave us a look at Facebook’s content moderation—and what it means for the people who have to enforce its deletion rules.
Max Hoppenstedt
1.2.18
flat earth
flat earth

Flat Earth Is the Ultimate Conspiracy

Inside the burgeoning movement.
Rajiv Golla
1.2.18