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  • Astronaut Scott Kelly's Instagram Kicks the Crap Out of Yours

    29 July 2015, 8:20 pm by: Maddie Stone

    The chances that any of us will travel to space are about one in a billion. That’s why astronaut Scott Kelly has been spending his lucky year in orbit helping the rest of us Earthlings imagine what that might be like.Read more...
  • This Super Tall, Super Thin Tower Was Built Just To Test Elevators

    29 July 2015, 8:00 pm by: Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan

    How do you design a new type of elevator without installing it in an existing building? It’s a chicken/egg question that engineers have long struggled with—even using abandoned mine shafts to test new technology. Read more...
  • Windows 10 Battery Life Is Better—Except When It's Worse

    29 July 2015, 8:00 pm by: Sean Hollister on Reviews, shared by Chris Mills to Gizmodo

    I’ve had a devil of a time trying to figure out whether Windows 10 is helping or hurting when it comes to battery life. The answer: It’s complicated.Read more...
  • City-Dwelling Coyotes Prefer Urban Spaces Near Their Human Neighbors

    29 July 2015, 7:35 pm by: Alissa Walker

    Whether they’re howling at fire engines or hanging out in bars, coyotes have become a part of urban life . But a new study of LA coyotes by the National Park System has confirmed something that Angelenos have suspected for years: Coyotes aren’t just…
  • If You Want Microsoft Solitaire Ad-Free It'll Cost You $10/Year

    29 July 2015, 6:40 pm by: Alissa Walker

    Procrastinators everywhere rejoiced when it was discovered that Windows 10 was bringing back everyone’s favorite time waster. But unlike the last time you played Microsoft Solitaire on your PC, this time you’ll have to pay a subscription fee just to get…
  • Gawker Video of Sam DuBose’s Death Drastically Different From the Police Report | io9 Here’s…

    29 July 2015, 5:55 pm by: Jane-Claire Quigley

    Gawker Video of Sam DuBose’s Death Drastically Different From the Police Report | io9 Here’s Every Crazy, Suicidal Stunt From The Mission Impossible Movies | Jezebel Hey, Nicki, Girl: Dump Meek Mill | Lifehacker The Best New Features of Windows 10 |…
  • Is This Semi-Autonomous Mini Submarine The SEALs' Next Super Weapon?

    29 July 2015, 5:42 pm by: Tyler Rogoway on Foxtrot Alpha, shared by Chris Mills to Gizmodo

    U.S. Navy SEALs have to infiltrate and exfiltrate from some of the most hostile areas on earth, and often times they travel underwater to do so. The Mark 8 SEAL Delivery Vehicle (SDV) has been used in various configurations for decades for this mission, and…
  • PSA: Windows 10 Isn't a Risk-Free Upgrade

    29 July 2015, 5:20 pm by: Sean Hollister on Reviews, shared by Alissa Walker to Gizmodo

    Reviewers agree that Windows 10 is awesome. Reviewers also agree that you should probably wait till bugs get fixed. But maybe you’ve heard that you can simply revert to Windows 8.1 if you don’t like it? Well... I just tried it, and it’s not quite that…
  • Snag a $20 Off Coupon in Logitech's Back to School Promotion

    29 July 2015, 5:13 pm by: Shep McAllister, Commerce Team on Deals, shared by Shep McAllister, Commerce Team to Gizmodo

    Logitech is currently offering a $20 off vouchers in celebration of back to school season, and you don’t even need a .edu email address to get it. Just head over here to claim your unique code, and then apply it to any order on their site of $49 or more.…
  • Even cleaning the V-22 Osprey looks cool

    29 July 2015, 4:55 pm by: Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Alissa Walker to Gizmodo

    Here’s a really great shot of a US marine cleaning the tilt rotors of a MV-22B Osprey. Seeing the rotors this close and seeing the marine get dwarfed by them and then not being able to see the rest of the aircraft makes it seem as if the rotors are connected…
  • Why Is Craigslist Censoring Anti-Ivory Ads But Not Real Ivory Sales?

    29 July 2015, 4:55 pm by: Maddie Stone

    Craiglist’s infamous “missed connections” section is a great place to write a love ballad to that special someone you made fleeting eye contact with at the grocery store. Or, you know, that African elephant that was slaughtered by poachers last week.…
  • $75,000 Offered To Find Drone Operators Who Interfered With Firefighters

    29 July 2015, 4:30 pm by: Alissa Walker

    After three separate instances of drones grounding firefighting efforts, a Southern California county is getting serious about finding and punishing their operators. San Bernardino County Supervisors have offered a $75,000 reward which they hope will entice…
  • This trailer for Mind of a Chef makes me crave foods I never ate before

    29 July 2015, 4:15 pm by: Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Alissa Walker to Gizmodo

    Mind of a Chef is one of the best shows about food on television right now and this upcoming season they’re going to feature Gabrielle Hamilton from Prune in New York City. She’s a James Beard award winner so it’ll be fun to see what influences her and…
  • LA's #100days100nights Gang Murder Bet Is Probably Bullshit

    29 July 2015, 4:15 pm by: Kate Knibbs

    You don’t need to pray for LA. Read more...
  • Solving a 7x7 Rubik's Cube In Just Over Two Minutes Is Miraculous

    29 July 2015, 3:56 pm by: Andrew Liszewski on Toyland, shared by Meg Neal to Gizmodo

    Yesterday Australia’s Feliks Zemdegs managed to break the world record for solving a 7x7 Rubik’s Cube in just over two minutes and twenty-three seconds. For those of us who still have trouble just zipping up a jacket, watching him spin and unscramble this…
  • Batman's Role in Suicide Squad is Even More Crucial Than We Thought

    29 July 2015, 3:40 pm by: Germain Lussier on io9, shared by Charlie Jane Anders to Gizmodo

    The recent Suicide Squad footage gave us a glimpse of Batman’s cameo in the film —but there’s even more to it than we realized. A new interview with Batman v Superman director Zack Snyder and his collaborators has revealed a lot more about how these…
  • Turn These Giant Bundles of Foam Into Comfy Custom Seating

    29 July 2015, 3:25 pm by: Andrew Liszewski

    At most you can customize a chair bought at a furniture store with a throw pillow or a blanket. But Keren Shiker’s wonderful Sink In seat actually starts off as a large bundle of foam pieces that have to be slid around before you can comfortably sit.Read…
  • A Religious Mystery Is Found Buried At Jamestown

    29 July 2015, 3:00 pm by: Kaila Hale-Stern

    A team of Smithsonian researchers has been studying the remains of four men discovered in Jamestown, Virginia, the site of England’s first successful colony. Two years of forensic detective work revealed their probable identities—but the biggest mystery is…
  • You Can Now Buy Those Stupid/Great Amazon Dash Buttons

    29 July 2015, 2:40 pm by: Darren Orf

    Amazon Dash buttons are either the peak of convenience or a step toward a commercial-rampant apocalypse, but whatever camp you happen to be in, you can now buy those amazingly awful and awfully amazing brand-specific buttons for $5 as long you’re a Prime…
  • Lion Murderer Walt Palmer Has Done More For Conservation Than You Have

    29 July 2015, 2:37 pm by: Wes Siler on Indefinitely Wild, shared by Meg Neal to Gizmodo

    Lion murderer Walt Palmer is an asshole. But, he’s also an asshole who’s contributed more money to animal conservation in Africa than pretty much anyone else. In fact, trophy hunters like him are a large part of the reason we still have animals like lions…

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