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springer
springer

AI Researchers Are Boycotting Nature’s New Machine Intelligence Journal

Researchers from Google, Facebook, IBM, MIT and Harvard have pledged not to contribute to a new journal about machine learning, citing its lack of open access.
Jon Christian
5.2.18
living with jaguars
living with jaguars

Watch the Trailer for ‘Living With Jaguars,’ Motherboard’s New Interactive VR Film

A unique experiment in jaguar conservation is playing out in Brazil. Motherboard went to see how it’s working, and took some VR cameras.
Kate Lunau
3.15.18
biomimicry
biomimicry

This ‘Skin’ Is as Hard as Artificial Tooth Enamel and Can Heal Itself

Oh, and it's antibacterial, too.
Rebecca Flowers
1.31.18
Conservation
Conservation

Wildlife Is Another Casualty of War

Researchers studied animal deaths in the wake of African armed conflicts.
Caroline Haskins
1.10.18
caribou
caribou

Backcountry Skiing Is Hurting Canada’s Endangered Caribou

Your trip out into nature could be putting these animals at risk.
Lisa Cumming
1.10.18
FOIA
FOIA

'Nature' Editorial Juxtaposes FOIA Email Release With Illegal Hacking

One of science's most important publications assumes science journalists don't know how to do their jobs.
Jason Koebler & Sarah Emerson
12.8.17
On Edge
On Edge

Sonic Tonic

Millions of people in cities rely on recorded nature sounds to manage sleep and stress, and scientists are slowly understanding why it works.
Anjali Nayar
12.6.17
ancient egypt
ancient egypt

There’s a Huge Secret Vault in Giza’s Great Pyramid, and Nobody Knows Why

How light from alien stars and galaxies revealed a hidden chamber within the mother of all heritage sites.
Becky Ferreira
11.2.17
Outer Limits
Outer Limits

What Will the Outdoors Sound Like in the Future?

We spoke to the lead tech at the National Park Service Natural Sounds and Night Skies Division about dwindling quiet spaces.
Samantha Cole
10.26.17
OpSec
OpSec

How to Scrub GPS Data from Your Photos

A guide to not doxxing at-risk animal species (yourself included).
Asia Murphy
10.26.17
biodiversity loss
biodiversity loss

The World Spent $14.4 Billion on Conservation, and It Actually Worked

Between 1992-2003, that investment led to a 29 percent decrease in the rate of biodiversity decline.
Stephen Leahy
10.25.17
Outer Limits
Outer Limits

Bugs Are the Worst Part of Going Outside and Climate Change Is Making It Worse

Bug spray will soon be as ubiquitous as sunscreen. Long sleeves in hot weather will lose their dorky reputation.
Rosemary Westwood
10.24.17