globalization

Science

The Stuff You Buy Is Destroying Animals Around the World

Maps show where in the world the stuff purchased in the US may be threatening local animals and plants. The rationale is that if you know where in the supply chain you’re doing the most damage, you can take steps to alleviate it.
Grennan Milliken
1.6.17
Internet

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Is Dead, and That's Good for Internet Freedom

US lawmakers from both parties rejected the 12-country deal, including every leading presidential candidate.
Evan Greer
12.2.16
Travel

Of Murder Houses and Hell Gardens: A Top-Ten List for the Morbid Traveler

Travel broadens the mind...and can also scare it silly.
Becky Ferreira
10.26.16
earth

The Inevitable Rise of the Internet of Shipping Containers

​Is this the dawn of the smart shipping container?
Tim Maughan
9.24.15
INDUSTRY

Freightliner's Autonomous Semi-Truck Is Overdue

An overdue technology for a vulnerable industry.
Michael Byrne
5.10.15
Culture

​Globalization Is a Leading Factor in the Death of Minority Languages

A new factor has been linked to the disappearance of little-spoken tongues the world over: economic globalization.
Jordan Pearson
9.3.14
Motherboard Blog

How Nutella Explains the World

The global assembly line in a jar.
ALEC LIU
12.15.13
Motherboard Blog

Could Bitcoin Help Everyone Else Avoid Taxes Like Apple?

Given what’s happening on a far grander scale, is such a reality really that ridiculous?
ALEC LIU
5.22.13
Motherboard Blog

The Best Sumo Wrestlers Are No Longer Japanese

Sumo wrestling is globalizing. A Harvard researcher says that's a good thing.
Austin Considine
1.25.13