When Will Humans Live on Mars?
The Earth is going to die someday, and when it does we're going to have to leave it. So where do we go then? Motherboard set out to answer that question in a new documentary.
We humans suffer from a serious case of species bias. Any time a cuddly new mammal is found, it's all anyone can talk about. But when a hard-working zoologist classifies a new spider, fish, or isopod? Not so much.
In July 1994, Citibank officials notified the FBI of what was then a novel crime: Hundreds of thousands of dollars had simply disappeared from corporate bank accounts. By October of that year, the total had ballooned to $10 million. It was, according to t…
On a fundamental level, our brains and our consciousness are tied together, so viewing one as independent of the other would appear to be a bit absurd. But it's not as crazy as you or your brain might believe.
The ruling, which is strong in its defense of Fourth Amendment rights in the digital space, is a landmark decision for the treatment and protection of individuals' data.
The only one who approves of the FCC's contentious, newly proposed net neutrality rules is the commissioner. And he wrote them.
Sometime in late 2009 or early 2010, the US government secretly launched a Twitter-like service whose goal was to gain as many Cuban users as possible before pushing them to dissent.
In his January speech regarding the NSA's surveillance activities, President Obama called for an end to the controversial metadata collection program "as it currently exists." Vague as it is, that statement did signal that the administration would attempt…
The recent hack of the Hidden Wiki, a site long known as the essential start page for anyone first visiting the deep web, has brought to the fore an intrinsic tension in the fight against censorship.
In nearly every ecosystem on Earth, threatened animals are being killed and trapped to meet the demand for illegal animal parts, a trade that falls only behind drugs, counterfeiting, and human trafficking in size. Jackie Chan wants to help stop it through…
This latest round of leaks is a final reminder that it's simply foolish to trust the word of the intelligence officials in charge.
Most of the stuff at the Consumer Electronics Show is pretty mundane—higher-def TVs, cameras with more megapixels, app-thingies with more apps. There were a few items, however, that could have been sent back in a time machine.
A year ago, I met a friendly rep for a Chinese company specializing in e-cigarettes and other vaping products at a conference. At the time, e-cigs weren't as popular as they are now, and the guy was one of the only vendors selling e-cig products.
According to a Reuters report, hidden within hundreds of contractors working on the cleanup effort are Yakuza-controlled companies that pay headhunters to find homeless people willing to work inside the nuclear fallout zone.
For starters, dude, what kind of gun are you even going to use?
Current legislation is still not equipped to deal with 3D-printed guns, and it doesn't appear that Congress has yet grasped the import of guns that can be produced from plans on the internet.
For the first time in almost 40 years, humans are landing a rover on the Moon. Assuming that China's Chang'e 3 mission, which launched yesterday, successfully lands its six-wheeled Jade Rabbit rover, it will reopen a decades-old question.
Today, Congress heard testimony from civilian victims of drone strikes for the first time. Not surprisingly, this resulting in some gut-wrenching stories about innocent people being killed by remote-controlled planes.
Since March, an estimated 278 people in 18 states have been diagnosed with salmonella poisoning. But in the middle of the FDA and CDC's investigations into the outbreak, the government shutdown, forcing the FDA and CDC to furlough many employees and run w…