high school

teens

Watch These Robots Dominate a Water Bottle-Flipping Competition

Dozens of teens in Japan brought bottle-flipping into the future for RoboCon.
Daniel Oberhaus
11.12.18
crime

Former Students Set High School Robotics Lab on Fire

$40,000 of the $750,000 in damage was equipment for the school’s robotics team.
Daniel Oberhaus
12.9.16
nasa

High School Students Are Building Their Own VR-Equipped Spaceship

Even Taylor Swift wants to get in on the ground floor of this CubeSat.
Becky Ferreira
11.30.16
News

A Teenage Hacker Figured Out How to Get Free Data on His Phone

We salute you, young cyberpunk.
Jordan Pearson
9.14.16
copyright

One Reason You Might Still Be Paying $120 for a TI-89 Calculator: Copyright

There’s absolutely nothing in the operations of the calculator—the things that it does—that makes it unique.
​Sherwin Siy
10.14.15
Video Games

'Life Is Strange' Ignored Me as a Student of Color, Just Like a Real Prep School

How the fictional school in Life is Strange falls into the same traps as real-world institutions.
Shonte Daniels
9.22.15
cats

How Many Ways Are There to Skin a Cat? We Asked Some Cat-Skinners

Turns out that skinning a cat isn't all roses and formaldehyde.
J.M. Porup
6.20.15
Motherboard Blog

Rehtaeh Parsons, Amanda Todd, and the Cyber-Failures of the RCMP

It all started one night—at a friend’s house—when four boys raped Rehtaeh. One of them took a photo and distributed it online.
Ian Borsuk
4.11.13
Motherboard Blog

A Note From a Science Teacher to Obama: Forget Science Fairs: Try Science

Maybe the problem isn't that we're not celebrating science fairs. Maybe the problem is our addiction to celebration.
Michael Doyle
2.21.11