How a Beat Made in a Bedroom in Canada Accidentally Sparked a K-Pop Smash
Evan Berard of Montreal scored millions of YouTube views when a production he made on a whim became the basis of EXO's single "Electric Kiss."
Life (and Near Death) in Space
With a continuous presence in space for nearly 17 years, humans have learned a lot about staying alive in the final frontier.
Meet the Humans Debating Whether or Not We Should Contact Aliens
Going beyond SETI, the new organization METI plans to send a message intended for extraterrestrials. But leading scientists and experts including Stephen Hawking are not so sure this is a good idea.
This Scientist Is Using Subway DNA to Prepare For Life Beyond Earth
Chris Mason is one of 10 investigators on NASA's Twin Study—looking at the DNA of astronaut brothers Mark and Scott Kelly. But his group also surveyed the bacteria of NYC subways, finding a big surprise in the process.
How an Arctic Island in Canada is Preparing Humans for the First Journey to Mars
Every summer, dozens of would-be Martians gather in the Arctic to do research that will help take humans to the Red Planet.
What Happens When We Find Unknown Life?
Lynn Rothschild is engineering microorganisms in her NASA lab to understand the potential for life on other planets. Watch the full video.
Do You Want to Go to Space? Here's Your Chance
Motherboard got a ticket aboard a future space vehicle, and we're giving it away to one reader.
So You’ve Been Contacted By Aliens, Now What?
A beginner’s guide to extraterrestrial post-detection etiquette.
Closer to Contact: The New Tech That’s Helping Us Hunt for Aliens
From rovers to telescopes the size of villages, we’re going to need some serious technology if we ever want to find life beyond Earth
The Cybathlon: Where Paraplegics Walk Again
Engineers are designing exoskeletons and other robotic devices that help paralyzed people, but the real question is who's going to pay for them. Enter an athletic competition unlike any other.
2015 Was the Year K-Pop Nailed the Full-Length Album
Following a tumultuous 2014 full of drama and tragedy, the K-pop machine recalibrated and turned its focus back to the music.
The Top 20 K-pop Songs of 2015
Although it was a stellar year for the album, K-pop's greatest strength still lies in the individual song. And boy were there bangers.