world

displacement

A Nigerian Fishing Community Just Fought Gentrification and Won

Lagos state officials claimed the waterfront neighborhood was an environmental hazard.
Ankita Rao
6.22.17
We Were Staying in Paris

Cities and States Vow to Resist Trump’s Withdrawal From the Paris Agreement

Even the mayor of Pittsburgh thinks Trump’s withdrawal from the climate accord is misguided.
Daniel Oberhaus
6.1.17
2016

Here Are the Best Motherboard Stories of 2016

A highlight of some of our favorite stories from the year that was (it sure was something).
MOTHERBOARD STAFF
12.29.16
world

Here’s Proof that the World Isn't the Hellhole It Feels Like

The world is much better than it has ever been, as evidenced by the following economic data visualized by Max Roser at University of Oxford.
Amy Robinson Sterling
8.10.16
Opinion

I’m an Only Child Because of China’s One-Child Policy

China's one-child policy is over, but its cultural impact persists.
Yiwei Tian
10.30.15
world

This Digital Stethoscope Lets Doctors Virtually Diagnose Patients In Haiti

How Eko's device is helping nonprofits help patients.
Christine Magee
10.23.15
News

Estonia's E-Residency Program Is Growing Three Times Faster than Predicted

The country’s digital citizenship program is exceeding its initial expectations.
Kari Paul
10.15.15
politics

The UN's Sustainability Plan Is 'Doomed,' According to Linguistic Analysis

The sustainable development agenda may be well-intentioned, but it is too fixated on endless growth.
Nafeez Ahmed
9.4.15
Gaming

Building a Video Game Studio in Post-Revolution Tunisia

Digitalmania has created 47 games and is now worth $1.5 million.
Kouichi Shirayanagi
8.28.15
short circuit

China Is Knocking Out VPN Access Before Its WW2 Parade

The Great Firewall strikes again.
Clinton Nguyen
8.26.15
world

This Is What $15.3 Trillion of World Trade Looks Like

Two data visualisation researchers have created a site that maps out the entire world's production of goods.
Emiko Jozuka
8.25.15
short circuit

The US Will Maintain Control of the World’s Internet (For Now)

The decision to address US authority over the internet will be delayed until next year.
Kari Paul
8.18.15
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