mystery

Bitcoin puzzle

Here’s the Solution to the 3-Year-Old, $50,000 Bitcoin Puzzle

Motherboard spoke with the person who solved ‘The Legend of Satoshi Nakamoto’ and won over $50,000.
Daniel Oberhaus
2.3.18
case closed

We Solved the Mystery of What Makes Up Tracer's Rewind Sound In 'Overwatch'

Can Tracer send us her SoundCloud mixtape?
Jacob Dubé
7.14.17
Slytherin vs. Slytherin

This Snake Fight Makes No Sense

Watch two snakes duke it out with ostensibly no explanation.
Mallory Locklear
5.20.17
The sound of silence

Cassini Just Dove Into ‘The Big Empty’ Between Saturn and Its Rings

The first foray between Saturn and its rings reveals this zone is… bizarrely quiet.
Bryson Masse
5.2.17
CSI: Olden Days

Meet Detective X, the Founder of Federal Forensic Science

Wilmer Souder consulted on the FBI crime lab and worked on the Lindbergh kidnapping—but then we forgot about him.
Alexandra Ossola
3.8.17
News

Something Strange Is Killing a Whole Bunch of Sea Creatures In Canada

Something weird is happening.
Jordan Pearson
12.28.16
video

What the Hell Is Netflix’s New Show ‘The OA’ About?

It looks like a creepy, mind-boggling, supernatural mystery.
Madison Margolin
12.13.16
LSD

'_9MOTHER9HORSE9EYES9' Is Reddit’s New, Terrifying Mystery

“And it was only after the first round of children went through that they gained any idea of what was on the ‘other side.’”
Sarah Emerson
4.29.16
Star Wars

The 307-Million-Year-Old ‘Tully Monster’ Finds Its Place on the Tree of Life

Tullimonstrum gregarium looks like a cross between a bath toy, a disembodied crab leg, and Star Wars bit character Sy Snootles.
Becky Ferreira
3.16.16
Twitter

Barack Obama Is Probably a Robot, and Other Lessons from 'Bot Or Not'

Barack Obama's Twitter is more bot like than Big Ben the clock's, so what's that tell you? (Not much, actually).
Ben Richmond
7.31.14
Features

The Mystery of the 'Only Camera to Come Back from the Moon'

The astronauts that went to the Moon took some nice souvenirs home. You'll never guess what happened next.
ALEX PASTERNACK
3.25.14
Features

The Mystery of the Creepiest Television Hack

It was like any other Sunday night at Chicago’s WGN-TV. And then the signal flickered into darkness.
Chris Knittel
11.25.13
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