Brett Kavanaugh Is a Threat to Disabled People’s Rights
Kavanaugh’s record suggests he doesn’t recognize the inherent humanity and value of the disability community at large.
Laws That Punish Pregnant Women for Drinking Do More Harm Than Good
A new study reveals that punitive laws surrounding alcohol use among pregnant women may be rooted in suppressing women's autonomy, rather than improving public health.
Why Humanoid Robots Are Invading Our Movies and TV
Between 'Westworld', 'Humans' and last year's 'Ex Machina', the influx of androids is undeniable. But it's not them we fear—it's something about us.
Catalonia Has Just Launched Its Official Secession Process From Spain
The regional government of Spain's richest region today voted in favor of a resolution to split from the country, but Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said he would ensure that the move has "no consequences.”
Reuters and VICE News
The Inevitabilities of Killer Robots
What is inevitable if killer robots make their way to the battlefields of the world is the creation of military necessity where none yet exists.
'There's No Going Back': Why Spain and Catalonia Are on Immediate Collision Course Over Independence
This month's election in the Spanish region of Catalonia will function as a mongrel referendum on independence. The opening shots have just been fired and over 1 million people are gathering in Barcelona.
Watch This Robot Move a Heavy Object Better Than You
And no Advil needed.
X37-B, the Military's Secretive Space Drone, Is Going Back Into Orbit
The space plane will be used to test ion propulsion, among many other classified missions.
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
asia & pacific
China Decries the Dalai Lama's 'Double Betrayal' and Demands He Reincarnate
China’s ruling Communist party has informed Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader he will be reborn, but into a body of its choosing.
Being Pro-Choice Isn't Just About Abortion
The violation of human rights during pregnancy and birth is no imaginary first-world issue—it's frighteningly real across the planet.
There's a Trust Fund for Self-Aware, Art-Making Robots
Pay 'nonhumans' for their art today to fund their foothold in civilization tomorrow