Shutdown

Magnetic North

What Happens if the Magnetic North Pole Keeps Rushing Toward Siberia?

On Monday, the World Magnetic Model was updated to account for the north pole’s eccentric behavior, after a delay caused by the US federal shutdown.
Becky Ferreira
2.5.19
Shutdown

Elephant Seals Took Over a Beach During the Shutdown and They’re Not Giving it Back

Just keep it.
Sarah Emerson
1.30.19
archives

Border Patrol Union Just Deleted a Webpage Saying a Wall Would Be 'Wasting Taxpayer Money'

Digital archives show that the page was deleted after the union's president supported building a border wall with Donald Trump in the White House Briefing Room.
Caroline Haskins
1.11.19
government shutdown

People Trashed Joshua Tree National Park During the Shutdown and Now It’s Closing

Good job, idiots.
Sarah Emerson
1.8.19
Shutdown

The National Science Foundation Completely Took Down Its Website During Government Shutdown

“Due to the lapse in government funding, National Science Foundation websites will be unavailable until further notice.”
Daniel Oberhaus
1.22.18
Shutdown

Is It 'Essential' for the Government to Tweet During a Shutdown?

Some agencies have logged off during the government shutdown and some have not. Why?
Samantha Cole
1.22.18
Motherboard Blog

The Air Force May Be the Last Hope for the Antarctic Research Season

Can the Air Force get researchers to Antarctica in time to resume critical research?
Jason Koebler
10.17.13
Motherboard Blog

How the Government Turned Its Twitters Back On

Here's how the government tweeted their triumphant return to, umm, governing.
Jason Koebler
10.17.13
Motherboard Blog

If You've Got Nuclear Waste, This Is the Week to Dump It

Thanks to the government shutdown, the inspectors are all stuck at home.
Derek Mead
10.14.13
Motherboard Blog

Furloughed Federal Employees Could Fill These Places

An Americana tour of the towns you could replace with shutdown-rendered stay-at-home government workers.
Daniel Stuckey
10.14.13
Motherboard Blog

The Shutdown-Fueled Salmonella Outbreak, In One GIF

A pair of pretty important industries that are now lacking hands? Meat inspection and disease control.
Derek Mead
10.11.13
Motherboard Blog

Furloughed? This Website Helps You Drunk Dial Congress

Because looking up numbers while you're drunk is just too much work.
Jason Koebler
10.10.13
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