Earthbound

Chill Waves

The Monterey Bay Aquarium Has the Chillest Livestream on the Internet

Sealions and gulls and waves, oh my!
Carl Franzen
5.17.17
tv

If You’ve Ever Dreamed of Becoming a Fox, Here’s the Closest You’ll Get

Cruise at ground level through parks and back alleys looking for garbage treats. But be careful of dogs and cars!
Grennan Milliken
1.4.17
Casper

Mining For Smartphone Metals Could Kill Rare and Beautiful Deep Sea Creatures

Newly discovered “Casper” octopus among the species under threat from proposed mining projects.
Grennan Milliken
12.23.16
Metal

Earth's Core Is Squirting a 'Jet Stream' of Liquid Metal Under the Surface

Scientists found it by taking a satellite “x-ray” of the globe.
Grennan Milliken
12.21.16
video

Scientists Are Making Artificial Ice Storms

To better understand how they damage forests, and to prepare for a future of more extreme weather events.
Grennan Milliken
12.14.16
video

Soothe Yourself With This Timelapse of Corn Growing

The life cycle America's most popular crop in 60 seconds.
Madison Margolin
10.17.16
Science

Forget You’re Chained to Your Desk and Enter the Forest in Virtual Reality

Enjoy new 360-degree views of the forest every 15 minutes, every day, all year.
Carl Franzen
10.16.16
robots

Backed by Lasers, Robotic Rovers Defend the Desert Tortoise

With an app and user-controlled rovers, Tim Shields is gamifying conservation—and it's awesome.
Andrew David Thaler
9.21.16
china

Giant Pandas Are No Longer ‘Endangered’, But They're Far from Safe

Giant pandas have been upgraded to "vulnerable," but with climate change looming, that's no cause for celebration.
Sarah Emerson
9.6.16
VICE vs Video games

25 Super Nintendo Games You Should Play Today

Nintendo's 16bit machine is 25 years old, so here's 25 games from the 1990s that you can put on today and forget about frame rate debates for an hour or two.
Ian Dransfield
11.27.15
Motherboard Blog

The End of the World is a Game

Four noteworthy tales of total gaming destruction done with such gravitas and finesse they make Nostradamus look like Miss Cleo.
Colin Snyder
12.21.12