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Motherboard

The Scientists Who Study Whale 'Defecation Events'

Whale poops fertilize ocean ecosystems, and also contain a wealth of information for marine scientists.
Becky Ferreira
8.20.18
robots

Watch Our New Documentary on the Two-Legged Robots of Tomorrow

Cassie is steppin' out.
Motherboard Staff
12.4.17
balls

Inside the Most Exclusive High-Powered Rocketry Event in America

Each year in the Nevada desert, BALLS takes amateur rocketry back to its homebrewed, experimental roots.
Daniel Oberhaus
10.2.17
last week in art

The Newest Blue Crayon Is 200 Years in the Making

...And Crayola wants your help naming it.
Nathaniel Ainley
5.31.17
Motherboard

Cats Are Actually Nice, Scientists Find

Sorry, haters.
Jordan Pearson
3.26.17
This Robot Was Made For Walking

Look at the Gams on This Robot

Cassie, a new robot from Agility Robotics, is designed to save lives, deliver packages, and turn heads.
Samantha Cole
2.9.17
Design

Meet the Chemist Who Accidentally Created a New Blue Pigment

Step aside, ultramarine and cobalt—YInMn blue is just as vibrant and far more durable.
Noémie Jennifer
7.8.16
environment

Scientists Want To See Microbeads Banned — And California Is Leading The Way

Researchers say a whopping 808 trillion microbeads are washed down drains in the United States each day.
Eva Hershaw
9.18.15
Vegan

Scientists Just Discovered a Natural Source of Vegan Bacon

Thank the kale gods, because Oregon State University researchers have discovered a seaweed that tastes just like bacon. Yep, you read that right: pork-flavored algae with none of the squeal.
Munchies Staff
7.15.15