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A Love Letter to Cook Out, the Most Underrated Fast Food Chain

Like all good fast food, it’s quick and cheap; but there are some quirks that make this North Carolina-based chain special.
Eric Ginsburg
11.14.18
Motherboard

Mosquitoes Are Now Vectors for Pollution as Well as Disease

Scientists find that insects can poison birds and fish with plastic they ate as larvae.
Becky Ferreira
9.19.18
ANIMALS

These Technicolor Sea Slugs Use Other Creatures as Bait to Catch Their Dinner

We’ve always known that nudibranchs eat hydroids, but upon closer inspection, scientists have found they’re getting more than they pay for.
Kaleigh Rogers
11.1.17
oh marvelous

The Most Realistic Antarctic Warming Experiment to Date Went Worse Than Expected

By studying the impact on microscopic, shallow water organisms, researchers got a glimpse of the impact of warming seas.
Kaleigh Rogers
8.31.17
WTF

Did the Founder of Jimmy John's Sandwiches Get Naked and Hump a Dead Shark?

We present the evidence for and against this rapidly spreading claim.
Alex Swerdloff
5.12.17
Canada

Badgers Are More Scared of the BBC Than Bears

European badgers are more afraid of human voices than bears or wolves, a study found.
Kate Lunau
7.25.16
environment

Study Finds Fish Are Obsessed with Eating Plastic Even Though It's Killing Them

Fish can't get enough of microplastics. In fact, they seem to prefer them to their traditional foods, such as plankton, the researchers say.
Alex Swerdloff
6.5.16
Art

Artist Sculpts a Year's Supply of Food Out of Porcelain

Eerie food sculptures for a good cause are the result of a year's worth of work from Dutch-Israeli artist, Itamar Gilboa.
Beckett Mufson
5.20.15
Photo

Photographs of Animals Eating Each Other

Photographer Catherine Chalmers' new series 'Food Chain' showcases the circle of life—blood, guts, and all.
Alison Stevenson
7.14.14
Motherboard Blog

Humans Are Not at the Top of the Food Chain

For the first time, scientists calculated out the trophic level of humans.
Lex Berko
12.3.13