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How a group of mothers uses drones to find the casualties of Mexico’s drug war

Mexico’s drug war has left tens of thousands of casualties in secret graves. Now, the mothers of the missing are digging them up, armed with iron rods and quadcopter drones.

The many human errors that brought down the Boeing 737 Max

How the Boeing 737 Max betrayed its pilots and passengers

The sound of justice

The original records of Nazi atrocities were at risk of being lost - this is how they were saved

Andrew Yang is the candidate for the end of the world

He’s a fringe presidential hopeful who thinks automation is the country’s greatest threat — and the answer is to give every American human $1,000 a month

Foxconn is confusing the hell out of Wisconsin

Last summer, Foxconn announced a barrage of new projects in Wisconsin — so we went looking for them

Webcomics: an oral history

Featuring the artists behind XKCD, Questionable Content, Dinosaur Comics, and more

The golden age of YouTube is over

The platform was built on the backs of independent creators, but now YouTube is abandoning them for more traditional content

Instagram needs stars, and it’s built a team to find them

To ramp up IGTV, Instagram’s money is on old-fashioned talent scouting

Running with the pack: a journey to the center of Coyote Peterson

Can Coyote Peterson bring his millions-strong following to Animal Planet?

He filmed the killing of Eric Garner—and the police punished him for it

The story of Ramsey Orta is one of continued and unending police harassment

The Strange Case of Eugene Gu

Behind one of Twitter’s most outspoken social justice personalities is a history of abuse

The secret lives of Facebook moderators in America

In Arizona, Facebook’s content moderators get through the day with sex, drugs, and guns

Automated background checks are deciding who’s fit for a home

But advocates say algorithms can’t capture the complexity of criminal records

Meet the scientists who are training AI to diagnose mental illness

What if a brain scan could tell you what medicine treats your depression?

How a Vermont social network became a model for online communities

Front Porch Forum’s secret? Staying local

Dirty dealing in the $175 billion Amazon Marketplace

Prime and punishment

Riding in Waymo One, the Google spinoff’s first self-driving taxi service

Going on a coffee run with Waymo One

Tesla will live and die by the Gigafactory

Inside the massive factory where Tesla will soon make 60 percent of the world’s lithium-ion batteries

An academic reported sexual harassment. Her university allegedly retaliated

She claims her once-promising career was sidelined

Wisconsin’s $4.1 billion Foxconn boondoggle

Gov. Scott Walker promised billions to get a Foxconn factory, but now he’s running away from it

Android: a 10-year visual history

The secret life of teen scooter outlaws

Teenagers are flocking to electric scooter services like Bird and Lime, ignoring requirements that riders be age 18 or older

How a nuclear stalemate left radioactive waste stranded on a California beach

Nuclear waste is all dressed up with nowhere to go

How Google Earth led a team of scientists to discover an untouched mountaintop rainforest

Secret Garden

How an international hacker network turned stolen press releases into $100 million

How the shared family computer protected us from our worst selves

Bad romance

To cash in on Kindle Unlimited, a cabal of authors gamed Amazon’s algorithm

Self-driving cars are headed toward an AI roadblock

Skeptics say full autonomy could be farther away than the industry admits

The unlikely story of a meteorite hunter who became a fugitive from the law

The rock that fell to Earth

California’s largest lake is dying, leaving toxic dust behind

Dust rising

Investigation: Predatory behavior runs rampant in Facebook’s addiction support groups

Huge groups of vulnerable people looking for help are a rehab marketer’s dream

Meet the scientists keeping a global watch for nuclear explosions

If anyone blows up a nuke, this is how we’ll know