Tesla

A Totally Reasonable Explanation for Elon Musk Tanking Tesla’s Stock Price

As with everything, our most important economic lessons come from Bitcoin.
Derek Mead
5.2.20
Culture

Not Cool Enough or in Berlin Enough to Go to Berghain? Wipe Your Ass with It!

Someone absconded with some toilet paper from the hallowed club, and now it's on eBay for however much you want to pay for it.
Derek Mead
11.1.19
Mysteries

Russia's Dyatlov Pass Incident, the Strangest Unsolved Mystery of the Last Century

The northern part of the Urals played host to one of the most fascinating unsolved mysteries in the modern age.
Derek Mead
10.30.18
algorithms

An AI Analysed My Twitter Feed and Discovered I’m a Shithead

DeepSense says it can analyze tweets to see if someone is a good employee. I'm going to need to make better tweets.
Derek Mead
9.24.18
WTF

Russia's Dyatlov Pass Incident, the Strangest Unsolved Mystery of the Last Century

58 years ago, the northern part of the Urals played host to one of the most fascinating unsolved mysteries in the modern age.
Derek Mead
9.5.17
Motherboard Homepage

This Is How the Free Press Dies

Former Motherboard editor Ben Makuch has been pursued by the Canadian government since 2014 for doing his job.
Jason Koebler
Derek Mead
5.3.17
Motherboard

How to Erase a Neighborhood

Sovetsky, a historic neighborhood in Baku, Azerbaijan, has been demolished as the city restyles itself as a shiny metropolis similar to Dubai.
Derek Mead
1.3.17
The Do It Well and Leave Something Witchy Issue

Welcome to Earth: Our Four Favorite New Species

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.
Derek Mead
10.15.14
The True Crime Issue

Russian Hackers Have Been Robbing US Banks for a Long Time

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...
Derek Mead
9.19.14
Tech

The Numbers In Your Phone Can Reveal Your Illness, Religion, and Gun Purchases

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...
Derek Mead
3.13.14
Tech

A Hacker Scrubbed Child-Porn Links from the Dark Web's Most Popular Site

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.
Derek Mead
3.13.14
Design

11 Things from CES That Actually Feel Futuristic

Inspiring sci-fi fantasies in Las Vegas and beyond.
Derek Mead
1.13.14
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