colony

penguins

Unstable Ice Causes ‘Catastrophic Breeding Failure’ for Penguins

Climate change may be contributing to the penguin population crash at Halley Bay which is “unprecedented in the historical record.”
Becky Ferreira
4.25.19
Motherboard

Scientists Discover Hidden 'Supercolony' of 1.5 Million Penguins After Tracking Poop From Space

“This small archipelago, that measures only 15 kilometers from one end to the other, has more Adélie penguins than the entire rest of the Antarctic peninsula combined.”
Becky Ferreira
12.17.18
Mars 2024

Elon Musk Is Still Insisting Mars Will Be Settled in 2024 and Then Terraformed

The basis of Musk’s project rests upon ethical problems that haven’t been figured out yet.
Caroline Haskins
9.29.17
Photo

Photos From the Magic Capital of the World

Colon, Michigan, was and is a beacon to magicians, circus performers and other assorted weirdos.
Kristina Pedersen
8.22.16
Travel

How Does a 28-Year-Old Californian Prepare Himself for Life (and Death) on Mars?

An interview with Andrew Tunks, one of the finalists for Mars One's ambitious interstellar mission.
Allie Conti
2.19.15
Photo

The Century-Old Photos That Exposed the Evils of Colonialism in Africa

Alice Seeley Harris's images are still shocking today.
Rachel Segal Hamilton
2.11.15
News

Nicotine-Derived Pesticides Are Killing Canada's Bees

Since the widespread use of nicotine-like pesticides, bee populations have been in decline. The Ontario Beekeepers' Association believes that these pesticides need to be taken off the market to ensure that our food supply isn't affected.
Martha Cote
12.11.13
Motherboard Blog

Building Subterranean Cities on Mercury "Not So Crazy," Scientist Says

Mercury joins Mars and the Moon as a primo candidate for building an otherworldy underground colony.
Brian Merchant
12.1.12
The History Issue

Rogues & Upstarts

Over 160,000 poor, poor convicts were stuffed into the hulls of tall ships and transported from the Mother Land to Australia between 1788 and 1868.
Dan Ablethorpe
5.2.08