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The Latest Ransomware Took Advantage of a Devilishly Clever Trick

Usually, ransomware may be spread via emails or websites. But at least some victims of this latest wave were infected by a software update, according to researchers and law enforcement.
Joseph Cox
6.28.17
nasa

Every Month This Year Has Been the Hottest in Recorded History

July was the hottest month recorded on our planet.
Kate Lunau
8.17.16
Internet

There are More Wikipedia Editors from the Netherlands than All of Africa

Why Wikipedia isn't actually the 'sum of all human knowledge.'
Emiko Jozuka
9.8.15
Motherboard Blog

Drone Alliance, Assemble?

It's not happening--at least not yet. But the prospect of a globe-spanning, 'round-the-clock robo-spy collaboration is very real, and very close.
Brian Anderson
4.1.13
Motherboard Blog

The Ghost of Climate Future Is Turning Our "White Christmas" Into a Myth

Hope everyone likes their winters warm and slushy, because in about 50 years, the entire eastern seaboard is going to be covered in the world's worst weather phenomenon: wintery mix.
Brian Merchant
12.12.12
Motherboard Blog

Our Atmosphere Isn't Just Warming Up, It's Acidifying

Ice cores from Greenland reveal "increased atmospheric acidity." Fun.
Brian Merchant
12.7.12
Motherboard Blog

Global Warming is Turning Lobsters into Cannibals

And we've got the videos to prove it. Plus, other assorted lobster carnage porn.
Brian Merchant
12.3.12
Motherboard Blog

We Just Dumped 38.2 Billion Pounds of CO2 Into the Atmosphere

And other fun ways to conceptualize our record-breaking year of pollution-spewing.
Brian Merchant
12.3.12
Motherboard Blog

Carbon Levels Just Hit a Record High and Humans Want 1,000 More Coal Plants

The grim climate change news is falling down around us like bloggy acid rain, so let’s try to get a grip here and put the three latest and ugliest jigsaw pieces together.
Brian Merchant
11.20.12
Motherboard Blog

Climate Change Will Obliterate the Global Economy and Doom the Poor. Twitter Reax

The World Bank has released a new report examining the very-likelihood that the world will be 4˚C warmer by century’s end, and the headline of this post sums up its conclusion. Jim Yong Kim, the World Bank’s president, says he hopes the results “shock...
Brian Merchant
11.20.12
Motherboard Blog

Why Aren't Any of the Candidates Talking About Climate Change?

The current election cycle has been great at bringing a lot of issues to forefront of the American voters’ minds — Social Security, the tax code, Big Bird. Climate change is not one of those issues. While we’ve heard Mitt Romney and Barack Obama talk...
Adam Clark Estes
10.8.12
Motherboard Blog

America's Media Loves Global Warming Skeptics

f you are among the group of people in America that “get” science, you probably share in the general frustration that global warming here masquerades as a “controversy” or unsettled issue — in which there are good, supported arguments on both sides...
Michael Byrne
10.5.12