Discovery

tech-science

Sorry, That Blunt-Shaped Interstellar Object Was Not an Alien Spaceship

While an alien explanation for 'Omuamua can't be ruled out, a new study concludes it is more likely natural in origin.
Becky Ferreira
7.1.19
Motherboard

Scientists Discover the Closest Known Asteroid to the Sun

It's one of 19 asteroids that have been detected within Earth's orbit.
Becky Ferreira
2.8.19
ANIMALS

‘Dynasties’ Is a Timely Reminder That People Are the Worst Animals

The new show voiced by Sir David Attenborough documents the trajectories of animal life in an almost Shakespearean way.
John Saward
1.25.19
archaeology

Long May She Reign: 8-Year-Old Girl Pulls Pre-Viking Sword from Lake

Saga Vanecek was swimming in a local lake in Sweden when she stepped on something odd—an archeological treasure.
Leila Ettachfini
10.4.18
tv

We Can't Wait to Watch Martha Stewart Destroy Contestants on 'Chopped'

She'll be joining the wildly popular Food Network show next season.
Mayukh Sen
4.12.18
Criminal Justice

How New York Could Change the Game for Criminal Defendants

Governor Andrew Cuomo is pushing wide-ranging reforms to the state's criminal justice system, from eliminating cash bail to forcing prosecutors to reveal more about their cases before trial.
Beth Schwartzapfel
1.4.18
GOOD or BAD

Is ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ GOOD or BAD?

Motherboard writers beef.
Jordan Pearson & Kaleigh Rogers
10.13.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

A Dog Dug Up $85,000 of Black Tar Heroin in His Backyard

Police named him an honorary narcotics K9 after the find, which is the closest you can get to the official designation of Very, Very Good Boy.
Drew Schwartz
8.18.17
waspy stardust

This Freaky 100-Million-Year-Old Wasp Was Named for David Bowie

One day, you’re relaxing on a Cretaceous tree chillin’ with some dinos. The next day, you’re trapped in amber for 100 million years.
Becky Ferreira
6.23.17
our ancestors

Homo Sapiens Have Been on Earth 100,000 Years Longer Than We Thought

A new discovery rewrites human history.
Bryson Masse
6.7.17
space computers

How the Humble CPU Launched NASA’s Golden Age of Space Exploration

Even today, retro-computing is carrying humanity to the edge of interstellar space.
John Wenz
5.28.17
Looking a Gift Horse in the Genome

Ancient Ritually Sacrificed Stallions Reveal How Humans Changed Horse Genetics

A tale of sepulchral chambers and Y chromosomes.
Becky Ferreira
4.27.17
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