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Science

The Louder the Monkey, the Smaller Its Balls, Study Finds

Howler monkeys can be well-endowed in the voice box or the family jewels, but not both.
Becky Ferreira
2.19.19
Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg’s Chinese New Year Message Is Not Quite There

He loves to flaunt it, but Zuckerberg’s Chinese is still pretty bad.
Steph Yin
2.5.19
china

Chinese Cave Graffiti Contains 500 Years of Climate Data

For the first time, researchers find a direct link between historical cave inscriptions and geochemical records.
Emiko Jozuka
2.3.19
videos

Meet the Cyborg Beetles, Real Insects That Are Controlled Like Robots

Scientists can precisely control the insects' movements through electrical stimulation, and say they could be used to save human lives.
Madison Margolin
11.16.18
DNA

This Is How Coffee Changes Your DNA

A cup of joe is more powerful than you think.
Madison Margolin
10.6.18
video

The Dawn of Killer Robots

Watch Motherboard's film on the evolving relationship between humans and robots, and what intelligent machines bode for the future of warfare and humanity.
Connelly LaMar and Brian Anderson
10.3.18
video

Watching Popcorn Pop at 30,000 Frames Per Second Might Make You Cry

Turn your sound up and take in its majesty.
Samantha Cole
9.20.18
nasa

We Need Three Planets to Keep the Human Race Alive, NASA Scientist Says

Humans are using Earth's resources in a completely unsustainable way.
Jason Koebler
5.28.18
Atmosphere

Goodbye World: We’ve Passed the Carbon Tipping Point For Good

Atmospheric carbon levels are probably stuck at 400 parts per million, scientists say.
Sarah Emerson
5.22.18