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Comics!

'Twenty-Four Hour Woman's 24 Hour Monkey,' Today's Comic by Scott Lenhardt

An unlikely bond is formed after the Twenty-Four Hour Woman rescues a monkey from a lab.
Scott Lenhardt
7.5.17
video

Inside the Dark Matter Lab Buried Over a Mile Underground

Motherboard visits SNOLAB, where scientists are searching for dark matter, supernovas, and neutrinos inside an active mine.
MOTHERBOARD STAFF
2.1.17
WTF

Study Accidentally Doses Students with Caffeine Equivalent of 300 Cups of Coffee

They ended up in intensive care, hooked up to dialysis machines, and even experienced short-term memory loss.
Nick Rose
1.27.17
Cocktails

Meet the Bartender Who Tastes Colors

“I have synaesthesia whereby flavors conjure up colors. I can explain this drink as a vibrant yellow meets a soft pink.”
Daisy Meager
1.12.17
space food

We'll 'Probably' Be Able to Eat Vegetables Grown in Martian Soil

One of the biggest obstacles to inhabiting Mars, aside from the 300 or days of travel and eating space food for that entire duration, will be figuring out what to eat once our needy, pesky species touches down on the planet.
Nick Rose
6.28.16
Cancer

Watch These Ugly-Cute Naked Mole-Rats Party in the Lab

These cancer-resistant rodents may hold the key to human longevity, but that doesn’t mean they can’t kick back once in a while.
Becky Ferreira
9.2.15
vegemite

3-D Printed Vegemite Could Be The Future of Edible Electronics

Scientists in Australia have found a way to power light bulbs using Vegemite.
Nick Rose
8.27.15
longreads

How Mission Chinese Transformed noma into a Wonderland of Fried Chicken and 'Titanic'

I watched Danny Bowien and Angela Dimayuga transform the world-renowned restaurant noma into a Gonzo-esque space where beautifully composed dishes including koji-fried chicken paired with weed were served alongside the <i>Titanic</i> soundtrack. The...
Lisa Abend
7.13.15
Gm os

A Lamb-Jellyfish Hybrid Lab Animal Was Accidentally Sold for Meat in Paris

Oops, a French research lab accidentally sold a lamb with glow-in-the-dark jellyfish genes to a slaughterhouse and it was then sold and eaten. Sorry, guys.
Hilary Pollack
6.23.15
Cheese

Bio-Hackers Are Using Human DNA To Make Vegan Cheese

The process of making dairy cheese isn't always ethically rosy. One San Francisco-based bio-hacker group is currently working on synthesizing a cheese product from bovine and human caseins. We spoke to them to find out what the hell is going on here.
Wendy Syfret
9.2.14
NEW ZEALAND

New Zealand Scientists Are Electrocuting Steaks

Electrocuting a steak to make the cheapest cuts of meat tender is way more complicated and expensive that you’d think. We spoke with some Australian scientists to try to understand why they're doing this.
Laetitia Laubscher
8.13.14
Motherboard Blog

Drugged Rats Playing Slot Machines Offer a New Clue into Problem Gambling

Could an anti-gambling drug be the way to save the world's worst gamblers?
Daniel Stuckey
10.30.13
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