SEALs

seal of approval

Watch Scientist-Trained Seals Sing the 'Star Wars' Theme

Gray seals can sing and mimic human speech sounds, scientists demonstrate in a new study.
Madeleine Gregory
6.21.19
tech-science

Tons of Dead Seals Are Washing Up In the Arctic and Nobody Knows Why

Dozens of seal carcasses, some showing signs of hair loss, are being reported in northern Alaska.
Sarah Emerson
6.13.19
Motherboard

Owner of USB Stick Found in Seal Poop Has Come Forward

"I feel bad here because I feel like I'm ruining a really good story."
Sarah Emerson
2.7.19
Motherboard

Someone’s Lost Vacation Photos Turned Up in Leopard Seal Poop

Come get them.
Sarah Emerson
2.5.19
Shutdown

Elephant Seals Took Over a Beach During the Shutdown and They’re Not Giving it Back

Just keep it.
Sarah Emerson
1.30.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

This Gecko Made 'a Bazillion' Prank Calls with His 'Tiny Gecko Feet'

And turned one woman's day into a bizarre horror movie in the process.
Drew Schwartz
10.5.18
ANIMALS

Seeing the Sad Animals at America's Worst Aquarium Broke My Heart

From miserable seals to motionless fish, California's Morro Bay Aquarium is utterly depressing.
Jamie Lee Curtis Taete
1.30.18
dolphin sex

Scientists Inflated Dead Dolphin Dicks to Simulate Cetacean Sex

“The degree of coevolution is astounding.”
Kate Lunau
10.10.17
free play

Make Time for Some Goofy Self-Care Today with This Game about Seals

'Seal, Your Fate???' is a very cute free game about surviving an endless onslaught of terrible things. You can do it.
Jordan Mallory
1.20.17
All Fronts

The WWII-Era Plane Giving the F-35 a Run for Its Money

The war in Afghanistan proved that we can't just rely on new technology, but the Pentagon wouldn't listen—and troops paid the price.
MOTHERBOARD STAFF
9.18.15
Newfoundland

Cod Tongues Have Always Been a Part of Me

I would spend summers as a child in Newfoundland on the wharf with my grandfather, splitting and gutting fish and—because they would be thrown away otherwise—I cut out the cod tongues and sold them to tourists as a local delicacy.
Jeremy Charles
8.31.15
earth

How Two Monk Seals Are Trying to Save Their Species from Extinction

One aquarium has made celebrities of two monk seals to try to redress negative perceptions of the critically endangered mammal.
Jack Marley
5.4.15
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