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polar bear watch
polar bear watch

I Guarded an Arctic Base Against Polar Bears at the Frontline of the Apocalypse

The DEW Line was built in the fifties to warn of a nuclear threat. I guarded six workers there from polar bears.
Duncan Ferguson
9.28.17
goodbye cassini
goodbye cassini

Saturn’s Cassini Orbiter (1982-2017)

On Friday, Cassini will vaporize itself in Saturn's skies.
Becky Ferreira
9.14.17
Impulse Controls
Impulse Controls

Can You Get Addicted to Trolling?

It’s becoming increasingly evident that, for some people, trolling isn’t just playing an asshole on the internet.
Virginia Pelley
9.6.17
*Gazes into the distance*
*Gazes into the distance*

The Motherboard Guide to Logging Off

We'll see you on the other side of the long weekend.
Motherboard Staff
9.1.17
Broadband Land
Broadband Land

Rural America Is Building Its Own Internet Because No One Else Will

Big Telecom has little interest in expanding to small towns and farmlands, so rural America is building its own solutions.
Kaleigh Rogers
8.29.17
TIME TRAVEL
TIME TRAVEL

Do We All See the Man Holding an iPhone in This 1937 Painting?

Wait for it.
Brian Anderson
8.24.17
Maximal Function
Maximal Function

Six Tricks to Get the Most Out of WhatsApp

We compiled the best codes, tricks, and add-ons to help you have a lot more fun with the messaging app.
Richard Diesing
8.22.17
What Is the iPhone?
What Is the iPhone?

Everything That’s Inside Your iPhone

Silicon, arsenic, gold, and the social and environmental effects of backbreaking mining.
Brian Merchant
8.15.17
Let's Just Be Friends
Let's Just Be Friends

I Tried Being BFFs With an AI

For a week, at least.
Tallie Gabriel
8.8.17
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

For 20 Years, This Man Has Survived Entirely by Hacking Online Games

A hacker says he turned finding and exploiting flaws in popular MMO video games into a lucrative, full-time, job.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.29.17
taking out the trash
taking out the trash

Hong Kong Has Nearly Run Out of Space for Its Garbage

What happens then?
Justin Heifetz​​
7.18.17
Rising Tides
Rising Tides

Climate Change Is Creating an Entirely New Kind of Refugee

Island communities will soon be forced to flee their watery homes. But will they be offered the legal rights of refugees?
Darby Hopper
7.14.17