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energy

Climate Change Exacerbates Hurricane Florence as America Becomes World’s Leading Crude Oil Producer

Hurricane Florence will make landfall in the Carolinas on the same day the US Department of Energy announces that the US has likely surpassed Russia and Saudi Arabia in crude oil production.
Becky Ferreira
9.13.18
space drama

Russia Space Chief Suggests International Space Station Leak Could Be Sabotage

Roscosmos head Dmitry Rogozin, known for bombastic comments, said it was “a matter of honor” to “find the one responsible” for the puncture.
Becky Ferreira
9.4.18
leaks

The International Space Station Just Sprung a Leak

The puncture may have been caused by a micrometeorite.
Becky Ferreira
8.30.18
Internet Propaganda

Russian Facebook Trolls Got Two Groups of People to Protest Each Other In Texas

A US Senator revealed on Wednesday that Russian trolls organized a simultaneous protest and a counter-protest in Texas in 2016.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.1.17
Motherboard Blog

Quit Screwing with Trap Music: An Interview with Houston-Born Producer Lōtic

Trap music’ is one of those broad musical genre-terms that does little to warn you that it includes such diverse sounds as the shallow intensity of Lex Luger’s midi-horns on “B.M.F.” and the Promethazine dread of UGK’s “One Day.” Thus it shouldn’t be a...
Taliesin Gilkes-Bower
6.11.12
Motherboard Blog

Houston, We Have A Party

While you were busy committing god knows what sort of atrocities to your body and mind over the weekend, much cleaner festivities were unfolding in Clear Lake, Houston. "Shuttlebration," folks were calling it and by golly if it doesn't sound like the...
Rachel Walden
6.4.12
Motherboard Blog

Ones and Zeros: Fake Apple Stores, Curing Aids With Tobacco

_Houston, we have a bummer._ h3. One: "Out of 10,000 students in 91 countries three American girls win the first google science fair":http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/19/science/19google.html?_r=2&src=me&ref=general (New York Times) h3. Zero...
Ones Zeros
7.20.11
Motherboard Blog

Space Oddity: My Weird Year with NASA

bq. _“Everything in space obeys the laws of physics. If you know these laws and obey them, space will treat you kindly. And don’t tell me man doesn’t belong out there. Man belongs wherever he wants to go.”_ --Wernher von Braun A few years ago, I...
Tyler Stoddard Smith
7.8.11