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Culture

Are These Sexy Photos of 80s Wrestlers or Male Models?

In his first column, Doug Rickard shares some of his found photographs from the most underappreciated decade—and sport.
Doug Rickard
Alex Norcia
10.29.18
Whoa

Start Rolling Your Blunts: NASA Is Uploading Decades of Archival Footage to YouTube

Watch a hypersonic plane go 7,000 miles per hour and more in over 500 videos of experimental aircraft pushing the limits.
Samantha Cole
7.19.17
Photography

Stunning Photos Bring the Past and Present Together into Single Frames

Buenos Aires photographer Nate Stein warps time itself in his new photography series, ‘Past y Present.’
Nathaniel Ainley
4.21.17
porn

Why Libraries Need to Archive Porn

The history of modern hardcore deserves to be studied, not end up in a dumpster.
Whitney Strub
2.21.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

The EPA Posted a Mirror of Its Website Before Trump Can Gut the Real One

The mirror is an archive of the site the way it appeared the day before Trump took office.
River Donaghey
2.16.17
Tedium

The Hidden Phenomenon That Could Ruin Your Old Discs

CDs and DVDs were sold to consumers as these virtually indestructible platters, but the truth, as exemplified by the “disc rot” phenomenon, is more complicated.
Ernie Smith
2.6.17
Game Preservation

The Death and Rebirth of 'The Matrix Online'

When 'The Matrix Online' announced it was shutting down in 2009, a modder named Rajko decided to save it. Seven years later, he's still working on it.
Matt Sayer
12.7.16
Stuff

What Happens When Your Military Record Burns Up in a Fire?

For the 18 million veterans whose records were lost in a 1973 fire at the National Personnel Records Center, that question can be a recurring nightmare.
Gavin Jenkins
5.30.16
Art

The Punk Rock Life of a Rare Book Librarian

Talking to trained organist, original punk, studied librarian, and self-taught archivist Marvin J. Taylor of NYU's Fales Library & Special Collection.
Sami Emory
8.27.15
Culture

​How Do You Back Up the Museum of Modern Art?

As visual art evolves on the internet, MoMA is having to adapt the way it conserves both its 630,000 square foot of gallery space and its archives.
Kyle Chayka
7.20.15
Motherboard Blog

The Army's Flying Scooter and Air Donut Were Basically UFOs

We once lusted after flying cars. We now dream of smartwatches.
Derek Mead
8.29.13
Motherboard Blog

Watch Dogs Turn into Sausages (and Back Again) in Thomas Edison's 1904 Film "Dog Factory"

_Videodrome is Motherboard's weekly look at the weird old archival footage lurking around the web. Check out old posts "here":http://motherboard.vice.com/search/posts?keyword=videodrome&commit=Search._ I'm not going to wade into the Thomas Edison vs...
Derek Mead
8.10.12
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