mountain lions

Highways Are Driving Cougars to Inbreeding and Extinction In Southern California

SoCal's mountain lions are on track to be wiped out within 50 years, but conservation projects could save them.
Becky Ferreira
2 days ago

‘Runaway Collapse’ of Environment Could Cause the Next Great Recession

“Mainstream political and policy debates have failed to recognize that human impacts on the environment have reached a critical stage.”
Becky Ferreira

Our Main Takeaways From Motherboard’s Poll About the Future

Here are highlights from our poll of 105 experts about the marvels and horrors we may experience over the coming decades and centuries.
Becky Ferreira

We Asked 105 Experts What Scares and Inspires Them Most About the Future

Climate change, extremism, and artificial intelligence were among the top fears, and young people, technology, and equality were among the top hopes.
Becky Ferreira

Climate Change Killed the ‘Siberian Unicorn,’ Study Says

This Eurasian giant weighed 7,700 pounds and likely had the largest horn of any rhino, extinct or living.
Becky Ferreira
The Most Unknown

What Monkeys and ‘Dognition’ Can Teach Us About the Human Brain

Humans clearly have advanced mental abilities compared to other animals on Earth. Laurie Santos wants to know what makes us special.
Becky Ferreira
ancient DNA

A Hybrid of Humanity's Closest Relatives Has Been Identified From 50,000-Year-Old Bone

While we know early humans, Neanderthals, and Denisovans interbred, this specimen is a unique first-generation Neanderthal-Denisovan offspring.
Becky Ferreira
"What Do You Do For a Living?"

A Former Clickhole Writer Made a ‘Content Bot’ That Will Probably Become My Boss

It’s already won a comedy competition and is currently applying to be Poet Laureate for the city of Redmond, Washington.
Claire Downs

It’s Happening: US Scientists Reportedly Made a Genetically Modified Human Embryo

What now?
Kate Lunau
fake news

Is This Photo Real or Fake?

We're really bad judges, according to a new study.
Kaleigh Rogers
drone war

'I Can’t Feel My Toes': Read Chilling Testimonials from US Drone Pilots

A new RAND study on the mental health of America's drone personnel offers a raw glimpse at the psychological toll of the job.
Ben Sullivan

How Long Could Humans Live If All Diseases Were Cured?

Unfortunately it's a very big "if."
Corin Faife