Title

Motherboard

From their website:

The future is wonderful, the future is terrifying. We should know, we live there. Whether it's on the ground or on the web, Motherboard is traveling the world to uncover the stories that will define what's coming next. New technologies, cultures, and discoveries are constantly reshaping this old planet of ours. And it's happening faster than ever before.

With in-depth blogging, longform reporting, and video journalism, Motherboard investigates the news and events that are already affecting the years to come. We want to help you get your hands on tomorrow. Beyond that, we strive to bring our audience an honest portrait of the futures we're racing towards.

Last Updated: July 7, 2016

The Astrophysicist of Tiananmen

Alex Pasternack
Motherboard
Fang Lizhi, the prominent astrophysicist, was incredulous when, In January 1987, when Deng Xiaoping launched the slogan “modernization with Chinese characteristics.” 

Why Is China’s Internet Turning to Obama To Solve a Decades-Old Poisoning Mystery?

Alex Pasternack
Motherboard
On May 3rd, an anonymous Chinese expat posted on the White House website a petition demanding justice for the woman who many believe is responsible for Zhu Ling’s poisoning. In six days it has collected over 140,000 signatures. 

I Gave My DNA To A Company In China So They Can Manufacture Genius Babies

Aleks Eror
Motherboard
An interview with evolutionary psychologist Geoffery Miller about BGI Shenzhen, where scientists are sequencing their entire genomes in an attempt to identify and reproduce the alleles that determine human intelligence.  

Why 'Breaking Bad' Should be Set in China

Eveline Chao
Motherboard
Records of large drug busts involving meth in recent years--an increasingly common occurrence--tend to show a trail that leads back to China.