Kazakhstan

Baikonur Cosmodrome

Rocket Wildfire in Kazakhstan Kills Member of Clean-Up Crew

Hot, windy weather may have exacerbated the grass fire that killed a rocket debris collector on Wednesday.
Becky Ferreira
6.15.17
russia

Confused Flamingos Keep Ending Up In Siberia

For the last century, flamingos have been dropping out of the sky over Siberia.
Sarah Emerson
10.28.16
Internet

Kazakhstan Announces Plan to Spy on Encrypted Internet Traffic

But details from the mainly state-backed telecom mysteriously vanish from the web.
Joseph Cox
12.3.15
Photos

The 'Greatest Race in the World,' in Photos

A bonus dispatch from Motherboard's Mongol Rally team.
Matt Cook
9.7.15
nasa

The New ISS Crew Is Finally in Space

A rocketry tale of delays, launchpad tunes, and R2-D2.
Becky Ferreira
7.22.15
Features

The World's Most Toxic Money Pit

Some of the world's biggest oil companies have spent $50 billion on the most complicated engineering project in the world, with little to show for it.
ALEX PASTERNACK
4.17.14
Motherboard Blog

Why the U.S. Is Building a High-Tech Bubonic Plague Lab in Kazakhstan

Studying bioweapons in a former Soviet nation.
ALEX PASTERNACK
8.27.13
Motherboard Blog

Poem: "Thank You Father"

"i was the smartest / did not see the future / but i saw space"
Yi Sha
7.19.13
Motherboard Blog

What the Next Water War Will Look Like

It seems to be everywhere, ceaseless, benign. But since ancient times, water has also been a coveted resource, one that can lead to famine and spark wars. “Whisky is for drinking; water is for fighting over,” Mark Twain wrote. Long before the Bible...
ALEX PASTERNACK
9.28.12