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  • The Best of Gizmodo This Week

    22 May 2015, 7:00 pm by: Meg Neal

    This week at Gizmodo, we got our hands on Buckminster Fuller’s FBI file, recounted your worst PayPal horror stories, told you why you need to stop drinking bottled water, and hung out with Neal Stephenson to chat about his latest novel. Here are the…
  • Let's Talk About Whatever You Want Right Now

    22 May 2015, 6:00 pm by: Kaila Hale-Stern

    It’s the weekend, friends! In America, it’s a long weekend — Monday is off for Memorial Day, and everyone barbecues, as dictated by tradition. What’s cooking, Gizmodo?Read more...
  • Making Heroin Could One Day Be As Easy As Brewing Beer

    22 May 2015, 5:39 pm by: Annalee Newitz

    Breakthroughs in synthetic biology have suggested a bizarre and realistic possibility for the future of black market drug trade. Genetically-altered yeast could be used to make opiates for hospitals seeking a source of the painkillers — and then appropriated…
  • The Most Popular Candidates for President, According to Social Media

    22 May 2015, 5:00 pm by: Kaila Hale-Stern

    Which of the current presidential hopefuls have the strongest social media base? You might be surprised. Rand Paul blows Hilary Clinton away on Facebook, while Clinton creams Paul on Twitter. No one likes Jeb Bush.Read more...
  • See How SpaceX Astronauts Could Survive a Failed Launch

    22 May 2015, 4:41 pm by: Attila Nagy

    Two weeks ago, SpaceX successfully tested the launch abort system for its new commercial crew capsule, which is designed to carry astronauts to the International Space Station by 2017. The company has just released a first-person view video recorded by…
  • Meet the Robots Who Will Steal Bartenders' Jobs (or Not)

    22 May 2015, 4:20 pm by: Bryan Lufkin

    So, they say robots are supposed to be stealing all our jobs . Soon. And service jobs at especially at risk. Included in that group? Those who usher us through the magical portal of happy hour: bartenders.Read more...
  • These Insects Compete Using Their Spiked Penises

    22 May 2015, 3:49 pm by: Diane Kelly on throb, shared by Annalee Newitz to Gizmodo

    Insects with nightmarish spiky penises that can harm their mates are really nothing new. But a new study in the Journal of Evolutionary Biology has determined that given the right conditions, wielding a nightmarish spiky penis could also harm a different…
  • Here Are 40,000 Photos Of Old New York Plotted on a City Map

    22 May 2015, 3:48 pm by: Alissa Walker

    Hope you’ve already checked out of work on this pre-Memorial Day Friday because this site might eat your long weekend for breakfast. Over 40,000 vintage photos of New York City from the New York Public Library archives have been geotagged to a Google Map,…
  • GTA Player Says He Hired Cheater To Rescue Him From...Another Cheater

    22 May 2015, 3:30 pm by: Patricia Hernandez on Kotaku, shared by Sean Hollister to Gizmodo

    Sometimes, you have no choice but to fight fire with fire. Read more...
  • Ride Along on a Four-Mile-Long Roller Coaster for Library Books

    22 May 2015, 3:00 pm by: Attila Nagy

    A few weeks ago we showed you images of incredible robotic library logistics , including the Telelift system of the National Széchényi Library in Budapest, Hungary. Last week I had a special opportunity to visit that library and take a look at its automated…
  • Two Hours of Thunderstorm Siege Made Budapest an Electrifying City

    22 May 2015, 2:55 pm by: Attila Nagy

    Hungarian photographer Zoltán Vanik captured this stunning panoramic image of Budapest, lit by dozens of lightning bolts during a severe thunderstorm a few days ago. Read more...
  • How To Survive A Car Crash

    22 May 2015, 2:50 pm by: Wes Siler on IndefinitelyWild, shared by Sean Hollister to Gizmodo

    Driving is the most dangerous thing most people do. It’s also something for which they likely have no or minimal training. Before you hit the road for Memorial Day weekend, let’s look at how to make it more survivable. Read more...
  • Even if Pebble is truly having financial difficulties, the show will go on.

    22 May 2015, 2:48 pm by: Sean Hollister

    Even if Pebble is truly having financial difficulties , the show will go on. The company writes that the first batch of Pebble Time smartwatches will ship to backers on May 27th, and that every backer should receive a shipment tracking number by mid-June.…
  • Genetic Engineers Are Building a Biological Kill Switch

    22 May 2015, 2:20 pm by: Sarah Zhang

    The fear of genetically-modified creatures escaping from the lab is the basis for a thousand sci-fi stories, but it’s also a legitimate concern. That’s why genetic engineers are inventing kill switches, or genetically-encoded suicide triggers, for GMOs…
  • Why Does Weather Cause Air Traffic Delays?

    22 May 2015, 2:00 pm by: Andrew Stagg - QUORA

    The effect that weather has on air traffic delays is probably one of the most misunderstood aspects of aviation.Read more...
  • We Still Don't Know What Jumpstarts Puberty

    22 May 2015, 1:45 pm by: Diane Kelly on throb, shared by Annalee Newitz to Gizmodo

    Maybe you grew so fast it left stretch marks on your legs. Or your voice started cracking every time you got on the phone. Or you hated needing to wear a bra. Growing up means going through puberty. It’s an integral part of becoming an adult. But we still…
  • Google's Designed an Intelligent Robot Teddy Bear That Can Recognize You

    22 May 2015, 1:30 pm by: Kate Knibbs

    Google’s hoping there’s a market for sophisticated artificial intelligence voice assistants you can hug. Read more...
  • Most Popular Sunscreen: Neutrogena UltraSheer Dry-Touch

    22 May 2015, 1:15 pm by: Shane Roberts, Commerce Team on Kinja Co-Op, shared by Shane Roberts, Commerce Team to Gizmodo

    Neutrogena’s UltraSheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen dominated the best sunscreen voting , with more than 2000 of you giving it your nod of approval and numerous glowing recommendations in the comments.Read more...
  • Take Your Phone For a Swim With This $8 Dry Bag

    22 May 2015, 12:50 pm by: Shep McAllister, Commerce Team on Deals, shared by Shep McAllister, Commerce Team to Gizmodo

    Before you head out to the beach or pool, be sure your phone is protected with this waterproof dry bag. The pouch is transparent, meaning you can still use your phone (including the camera), but it’s certified waterproof up to 100 feet, and will also keep…
  • 2 Million Internet Users Designed This House, and It's Not Bad

    22 May 2015, 12:15 pm by: Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan

    Design by committee is usually a recipe for a hot pile of garbage. Design by a committee of two million? It’s not as bad as you’d think.Read more...

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