Highways Are Driving Cougars to Inbreeding and Extinction In Southern California

SoCal's mountain lions are on track to be wiped out within 50 years, but conservation projects could save them.


‘Runaway Collapse’ of Environment Could Cause the Next Great Recession

“Mainstream political and policy debates have failed to recognize that human impacts on the environment have reached a critical stage.”


'What Are You Most Afraid of?' Today's Comic by Sung Hyun Kim

Two circles discuss their deepest fears.


I'm Sick of Not Having Been Abducted by Aliens

Report after report suggests the existence of extraterrestrial life. Yet, last night in Queens, a mysterious bright blue sky that was later revealed to be an explosion at a power plant cruelly reinforced a painful reality: I'm still here on Earth.


Our Main Takeaways From Motherboard’s Poll About the Future

Here are highlights from our poll of 105 experts about the marvels and horrors we may experience over the coming decades and centuries.


We Asked 105 Experts What Scares and Inspires Them Most About the Future

Climate change, extremism, and artificial intelligence were among the top fears, and young people, technology, and equality were among the top hopes.


Climate Change Killed the ‘Siberian Unicorn,’ Study Says

This Eurasian giant weighed 7,700 pounds and likely had the largest horn of any rhino, extinct or living.


What Monkeys and ‘Dognition’ Can Teach Us About the Human Brain

Humans clearly have advanced mental abilities compared to other animals on Earth. Laurie Santos wants to know what makes us special.


Goats Like to See Us Smile, According to Science

Maybe they're not just after our shrubbery.


A Hybrid of Humanity's Closest Relatives Has Been Identified From 50,000-Year-Old Bone

While we know early humans, Neanderthals, and Denisovans interbred, this specimen is a unique first-generation Neanderthal-Denisovan offspring.


'Big City Life,' Today's Comic by Zane Zlemeša

In their attempt to eliminate cars and humans, a bunch of cats cause a huge traffic jam.


Shy Luv's "Lungs" Video Makes Heartbreak Look Beautiful

The British Duo debut the video for their recent EP's title track.