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Moveable
Moveable

Will Exoskeletons Give Us Superpowers?

All the strength of a body builder, with none of the body oil. We test out the latest bionic enhancements in the first episode of FLUX.
Theo Gibson
1.18.18
tech diversity
tech diversity

Study Finds Women and Minorities in STEM Are Discriminated Against, to the Shock of No One

Diversity efforts in science and technology aren't successfully combating discrimination, finds Pew Research Center.
Sarah Emerson
1.9.18
Mysterious Tubers
Mysterious Tubers

Why Did Twitter Censor This Innocuous Icicle Growing in My Window?

An investigation into "sensitive material."
Caroline Haskins
1.9.18
credit
credit

Co-Authored Biomedical Papers List Men as First Authors More Frequently Than Women

Even papers that indicated authors had “contributed equally,” male-female listing was statistically more frequent than female-male listing.
Rebecca Flowers
1.4.18
Best of 2017
Best of 2017

Monster Otters, Motörhead Crocs, and Zuul: The Best Paleo Art of 2017

As chosen by an artist who draws dinosaurs for a living.
Danielle Dufault
12.28.17
robots
robots

This Slightly Haunting Childlike Robot Has Helped Scientists Crowdsource Research for Over a Decade

It’s called iCub and is able to do some pretty amazing feats.
Kaleigh Rogers
12.20.17
fake plastic trees
fake plastic trees

Scientists Are Creating Christmas Trees That Don't Shed Their Needles

“Messiness” has been identified as the main reason consumers avoid real trees. Scientists are finding ways around it.
Rosemary Westwood
12.18.17
Mars
Mars

Earth Microbes Could Sabotage the Journey to Mars

A new study found a healthy community of microbes in the ISS, but this doesn’t mean that a journey to Mars would be safe for the microbe and human travellers.
Caroline Haskins
12.11.17
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