nature

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
Outer Limits
Outer Limits

Are We the Last Generation to Experience the Outdoors as We Know it?

Welcome to OUTER LIMITS, a Motherboard series that goes inside the outdoors.
Brian Anderson
10.23.17
life forms
life forms

A New Collection of Nature Illustrations Is a Window Into 19th Century Science

Gaze upon the dazzling prints of Ernst Haeckel, Darwin's artistic popularizer
Becky Ferreira
10.20.17
DeepMind
DeepMind

This AI Taught Itself to Play Go and Beat the Reigning AI Champion

DeepMind's new neural net learned to play Go without any human input and is a far better player than its predecessor.
Daniel Oberhaus
10.18.17
dolphin sex
dolphin sex

Scientists Inflated Dead Dolphin Dicks to Simulate Cetacean Sex

“The degree of coevolution is astounding.”
Kate Lunau
10.10.17
polar bear watch
polar bear watch

I Guarded an Arctic Base Against Polar Bears at the Frontline of the Apocalypse

The DEW Line was built in the fifties to warn of a nuclear threat. I guarded six workers there from polar bears.
Duncan Ferguson
9.28.17
Conservation
Conservation

Nearly Half of Canada’s Monitored Wildlife Populations Are In Decline

They include woodland caribou, lake whitefish, and swift fox.
Jacob Dubé
9.14.17
nanoparticles
nanoparticles

Scientists Used Nanoparticles to Turn a Window Into a Mirror and Back Again

For the first time, a reversible nanoparticle array can transition between a window and a mirror.
Daniel Oberhaus
9.11.17
big weather
big weather

This Space Station Footage of Hurricane Irma Shows Just How Massive It Is

Something about seeing it from above makes it all the more real.
Kaleigh Rogers
9.6.17
Conservation
Conservation

Hunt Moose to Save Caribou That Are Killed By Wolves, Scientists Say

Canada's caribou are under threat.
Jacob Dubé
8.29.17