investigations

investigations

Where in the World Is Vlad Putin? A Biogeographical Investigation

I attempted to track Putin based on the fish, tree, and fungus species in his vacation photos.
David Steen
8.21.17
No Dice

Why The FBI Investigated ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ Players in the 1990s

An FBI memo written during the Unabomber investigation describes roleplayers as 'armed and dangerous,' 'extremely intelligent individuals' and 'overweight and not neat in appearance.'
JPat Brown
6.21.17
investigations

I Used AIM for the Last Month to See if It's Still Good

Investigating whether we should all get back on AIM and what has become of our away messages.
Jason Koebler
5.8.17
Canada

Scientists Are Furious Over Canada’s Bizarre Ban on Importing Zebrafish

Research into Alzheimer’s, blindness, heart disease, and arthritis has been killed.
Jovana Drinjakovic
1.2.17
Canada

Canada’s Police Allowed Journalists to ‘Embed’ to Argue For More Surveillance

Robert Cribb of the Toronto Star and Dave Seglins of the CBC explain how their five-part investigative series into digital policing came to be.
Kate Lunau
11.29.16
short circuit

This Tool Turns Your Online Investigations into a Searchable Case File

Hunchly archives online research, even if a site is deleted.
Joseph Cox
4.19.16
Border Lines

Remote Control

A Motherboard investigation on burner phones and human smuggling in the US-Mexico borderlands.
Brian Anderson
4.14.16
Internet

A Viral Imgur Post Helped Identify a Man Who Had Been Missing For 20 Years

Jason Callahan is the "Grateful Doe" who went missing after a Grateful Dead concert in 1995.
Jason Koebler
12.10.15
misfire

When Big Guns Go Down

The US military shipped thousands of defective gun parts to troops, and knew it for years.
Damien Spleeters
11.18.15
misfire

The Pentagon's Exploding Guns, By the Numbers

We crunched key data behind the US military shipping thousands of defective gun parts to troops for years, and knowing about it.
MOTHERBOARD STAFF
11.18.15
News

A List of the Dumb Swag the FBI Made to Promote Its Dumb Propaganda Movie

The FBI made mousepads, water bottles, and a pawn-shaped stress ball to promote 'Game of Pawns,' a film urging study abroad students to not become traitorous spies.
Jason Koebler
11.12.15
News

NASA's Quest to Reclaim Lost Spacesuits Before They Were Auctioned

There's an incredible amount of bureaucracy that goes into proving you didn't steal NASA's stuff.
Jason Koebler
11.11.15
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