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Is Rob Ford Addicted to Power?

If power is Ford’s vice, then it’s no wonder he’s unwilling to step down from his post. That’s like asking a heroin addict to stop cold turkey.
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11.19.13
Motherboard Blog

How to Make Software That's Green

CEO Brian Jamison explains that the cloud's energy problem isn't just inefficient hardware.
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11.3.13
Motherboard Blog

Researchers Say Nano Servers Are the Future of Cloud Technology

A rack of servers on a single chip.
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10.13.13
Motherboard Blog

Men Cheat More Because They Have a Stronger Sexual Impulse, Claims Study

But are we so sure they even cheat more?
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9.22.13
Motherboard Blog

Study Finds Hookah Tobacco Less Toxic Than Cigarette Tobacco

But you may want to hold the party favors.
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9.8.13
Motherboard Blog

Scientists Can Turn Scar Tissue Into a Beating Human Heart

The key to solving the heart disease epidemic may not be finding an alternative heart, but repairing the original.
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8.22.13
Motherboard Blog

One Son's Guilt Over Not Visiting His Parents Enough Birthed the Most Depressing Website Ever

How often will you see your parents before they're dead?
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7.24.13
Motherboard Blog

Next Year, 3D Printers May Finally Make Something You Want to Keep

With an important patent expiring in February, a new breed of 3D printing will be open to the public.
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7.23.13
Motherboard Blog

Fly Girls (and Boys): 'The Fly Room' Opens Up a Pioneering DNA Lab in Film and Architecture

Alexis Gambis, who founded the Imagine Science Film Festival after getting his PhD in genetics and a masters in film, has reconstructed the legendary fruit fly laboratory where many modern-day genetics discoveries were made.
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7.22.13
Motherboard Blog

The Long Tail of Roswell: A Brief History of Our Most Famous Aliens

The highlights of the history of the most renowned alien landing in pop culture.
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7.11.13
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The Biggest Dead Zones in America's Waterways

We often bemoan the ecological tragedies plaguing the Gulf Coast—oil spills, industrial waste, overfishing—but many of the United States' coastal waterways experience eutrophic (high nutrient) and hypoxic conditions. Here are four of the worst.
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7.2.13
Motherboard Blog

The Biggest Dead Zones in America's Waterways

Getting personal with America’s largest dead zones.
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7.2.13
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