Biofabricate: DIY Body Parts

Motherboard went to Biofabricate, a conference about the future of biomaterials to speak with Andrew Pelling who is developing DIY CO2 incubator kits. Something he hopes will allow people to grow their own human and animal tissues from home.

Biofabricate: The Pure Human Project

Tina Gorjanc is challenging the future of how we commodify human genetic material when it comes using it for the production of luxury goods.

Frozen Faith: Cryonics and The Quest to Cheat Death

What if we could use technology to cheat death?
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We went hunting for a tick that could kill you

Powassan virus is deadly and our lack of knowledge regarding it can be scary.
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Focus Point: Steve Axford

Nature photographer Steve Axford—who stumbled upon a love of plant and animal life after retiring—talks about the beauty in fungi, and his work documenting the complex life form.
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Inside the Dark Matter Lab Buried Over a Mile Underground

SNOLAB, one of the world's premier laboratories, searches for dark matter, supernovas, and neutrinos 6,800 feet underground. Motherboard meets the scientists and staff that make this place a leader in research and scientific exploration.
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Nonna Marijuana’s Italian Feast

Matt Zimbric heads to a secret Californian medical marijuana garden run by Nonna Marijuana, a 91-year-old grandmother who cooks classic Italian with a twist.

The New Face of Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes has traditionally been seen as a disease of the developed world. But scientists are now realizing that this is less than half the story.
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Inside a Clandestine Mushroom Lab

Hamilton meets a few mushroom kingpins in their subterranean mushroom chamber.
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A Traditional Salvia Ceremony in Oaxaca

Hamilton seeks out a shaman to perform the traditional ceremony honoring the psychedelic plant Salvia divinorum.
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Talking to PCP Advocate Timothy Wyllie

Hamilton meets Timothy Wyllie, an artist and founding member of The Process Church whose experiences on PCP led him to be an advocate of the drug's use.
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We Watched a Scientist Synthesize PCMO in a Lab

Hamilton tracks down a former PCP cook and uses his recipe to try to make the liquid version of the drug in a lab.