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A Booming Black Market Is Putting Many Cacti Species in Danger

Conservation scientists found that 261 out of 1,438 cactus species are unprotected by preserves or conservation regulations, putting them more at risk than mammals and birds.
Becky Ferreira
9.24.18
Dino Crime

The Bizarre True Crime Story Surrounding a ‘Big Sexy Dinosaur’

Motherboard talks to Paige Williams, author of The Dinosaur Artist: Obsession, Betrayal, and the Quest for Earth's Ultimate Trophy.
Becky Ferreira
9.11.18
Low Altitudes

California Parents Used Drone to Deliver Drugs to Church Parking Lot

You don't often see two mom-and-pop dealers, not a sophisticated crime group, using a small UAV to move product from their backyard.
Caroline Haskins
1.4.18
robocop 2

Someone Used Nintendo Famicom Cartridges to Smuggle 73 Spiders

The worst kind of buggy games.
Leif Johnson
5.11.17
Features

Illegal Trees: The Tunisian Smuggling Racket You’ve Never Heard Of

"Everyone works with corruption."
Sarah Souli
11.23.16
Border Lines

Remote Control

A Motherboard investigation on burner phones and human smuggling in the US-Mexico borderlands.
Brian Anderson
4.14.16
Border Lines

The One-Stop Smuggling Town

Welcome to Altar, Sonora, Mexico, the Wal-Mart of human trafficking.
Brian Anderson and Camilo Salas
4.14.16
Border Lines

The Borderland-Industrial Surveillance Complex, By the Numbers

Here's how one of the world's most expensive borders breaks down.
MOTHERBOARD STAFF
4.14.16
Border Lines

This Is What Illegally Crossing the US-Mexico Border Four Times Looks Like

No two border crossings are alike.
MOTHERBOARD STAFF
4.14.16
Border Lines

The One Thing Walls Can't Stop

The tactical position Border Patrol assumes may not be against individual migrants or even smugglers. It's against creativity itself.
Kimball Taylor
4.14.16
Border Lines

Burner Phones in the Borderlands: A Glossary

A handy guide to the vocabulary of human trafficking.
MOTHERBOARD STAFF
4.14.16
Features

Bicycles: The Most Ingenious Way to Smuggle Migrants

An excerpt from “The Coyote’s Bicycle,” the new book from borderland journalist Kimball Taylor.
Kimball Taylor
3.1.16
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