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HOTY2017
HOTY2017

Motherboard Presents: Humans of the Year 2017

Over the coming weeks, we will spotlight the work of dozens of people who are building a brighter future for humanity.
Becky Ferreira
11.29.17
Music
Music

Magnetic Brain Stimulation Can Be Used to Alter How You Perceive Music

Basically, it’s possible to make people feel music more by exciting their brains with magnets.
Michael Byrne
11.21.17
2017 elections
2017 elections

17 STEM Politicians Won Elections Tuesday

Virginia governor-elect Ralph Northam, who is a doctor, was just one of more than a dozen candidates with STEM backgrounds to win elections in November.
Kaleigh Rogers
11.8.17
RIP
RIP

Watch a Robot Eulogize Its ‘Brother’ at Moscow’s New Cemetery for Dead Machines

The project brings abiotic graveyards to life after many science fiction depictions of the concept.
Becky Ferreira
11.8.17
ANIMALS
ANIMALS

These Technicolor Sea Slugs Use Other Creatures as Bait to Catch Their Dinner

We’ve always known that nudibranchs eat hydroids, but upon closer inspection, scientists have found they’re getting more than they pay for.
Kaleigh Rogers
11.1.17
Batty
Batty

Baby Bats Mimic Local Bat Slang to Fit In

A study of fruit bat pups shows how bats use vocal learning, commonly thought of as uniquely human, to pick up new accents.
Samantha Cole
10.31.17
Radio Motherboard
Radio Motherboard

Jane Goodall Is on a 'Mission to Save the World'

The legendary anthropologist and conservationist spoke to Radio Motherboard for the premiere of ‘Jane,’ a new documentary on her early career.
Kaleigh Rogers
10.27.17
animal behavior
animal behavior

Wolves Are Better than Dogs at Working Together to Solve a Problem

New research published in PNAS tested how well wolves can work in pairs versus domestic dogs.
Kaleigh Rogers
10.18.17
Soft Robotics
Soft Robotics

This Shape-Shifting Material Mimics Octopus Skin

I'm waiting for my octopus suit.
Jacob Dubé
10.12.17
communication skills
communication skills

Wikipedia’s Science Articles Are Elitist

Maybe Wikipedia readers shouldn’t need science degrees to digest articles about basic topics. Just an idea.
Michael Byrne
10.12.17
Artemis IRL
Artemis IRL

Russia Will Help NASA Build an Orbital Moon Station

The Deep Space Gateway is scheduled to be built in the 2020s.
Becky Ferreira
9.27.17
Dear Future
Dear Future

A 'Geoengineering Cocktail' Is the Latest Last-Ditch Proposal to Reverse Climate Change

Humans have been accidentally geoengineering for centuries. At what point should we do it on purpose?
Becky Ferreira
9.27.17