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Something's Very Wrong With Michonne on The Walking Dead

Well, here’s the good news: After last week’s troubling, backpedaling, post-Rick, post-timeskip “premiere,” The Walking Dead regained some of its footing tonight to produce a perfectly fine, if not particularly memorable episode. The bad news is that something’s wrong with Michonne, and it’s kind of a bummer.Read more...
Tags: Science, The Walking Dead, Amc, Zombies, TV Recap, Michonne, Rick, Walking Dead Recap


Wildfires, Invasive Snakes, and Saying Goodbye to a Legend: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

It might be the second half of November, but the wildfire season in California is now functionally approaching a 365-days-a-year crisis, with two massive blazes burning down huge swathes of the state. The Woolsey Fire and the Camp Fire are slowly approaching containment, but not before the former destroyed whole…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Star Wars, Comics, Science, Biology, California, Marvel, Earth, Wildfires, Snakes, Invasive Species, Stan Lee, Wreck It Ralph, HQ2, California wildfires, Detective Pikachu


India's BJP Is Reportedly Using Data From a State-Funded Free Phone Program to Hit Up Voters

India’s right-wing, arch-nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is using government-subsidized cell phones that have been handed out to millions of people as a campaign tool, the New York Times reported on Sunday, with the BJP using a $79 million free-phone program in the state of Chhattisgarh to appeal directly to…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Science, Technology, India, BJP, Smartphones, New York Times, Cell Phones, Chhattisgarh, Bharatiya Janata Party BJP, Tech Policy


Your Spoiler-Packed Doctor Who Open Thread, Express Delivered to Your Eyeballs

Bah. Who needs teleporting, creepy-looking robot deliverymen when you can just put something on the internet? Much quicker for open threads to talk about Doctor Who, that!Read more...
Tags: Science, Doctor Who, Bbc, Bbc America, Open Channel


'Out! Out!' Tijuana Protesters Call for Migrant Caravan to Leave

Hundreds of Tijuana residents congregated around a monument in an affluent section of the city south of California on Sunday to protest the thousands of Central American migrants who have arrived via caravan in hopes of a new life in the U.S.
Tags: Science, California, Tijuana


Tumblr App Has Inexplicably Disappeared From Apple’s App Store

Tumblr has mysteriously vanished from Apple’s App Store, and it’s not clear why.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Apps, Science, Tumblr, App Store


How Some Classic Cyberpunk Tropes Have Outlived Their Welcome

The visual language of cyberpunk was invented in the late ‘70s. And a lot of it just doesn’t work anymore. Read more...
Tags: Science, Cyberpunk, Blade Runner, Altered Carbon


Sorry Cortana, Microsoft Is Now Selling Alexa Devices

Microsoft’s Cortana assistant is reportedly becoming more of an assistance aide than a standalone service, being moved from Microsoft’s AI + Research department to its Experiences & Devices Team and working with Amazon to pair it with the latter company’s Alexa technology. Now, per Engadget, Microsoft seems to be…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Gadgets, Science, Technology, Microsoft, Cortana, Amazon Echo, Voice Assistants, Alexa, Ai Research, Smart Assistants, Alexa technology Now per Engadget Microsoft


Finland's President Denies Having Conversation About 'Raking' With Trump

While visiting California this weekend, President Donald Trump said Finnish President Sauli Niinisto told him that “raking” was part of the country’s forest management before insinuating that it’s something the United States should be doing to mitigate wildfires. The remark was bizarre, to be sure. But now, Niinisto…Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, California, United States, Wildfires, Finland, Donald Trump, Trump, Sauli Niinisto, California wildfires, Raking, Camp Fire


Frostpunk Is About To Become A Proper City-Builder

One of the few criticisms levelled at Frostpunk was that the city-building game only shipped with curated scenarios, not a more traditional (for the genre) sandbox mode. That’s about to change, with an “Endless Mode” due for release very soon.Read more...
Tags: Science, Pc, Kotaku Core, Frostpunk


President Trump Criticizes a Retired Four-Star Navy Admiral for Not Finding Bin Laden 'Sooner' in Wide-Ranging New Interview

"I'm only saying it very differently than anyone's ever said it before"
Tags: Science, Bin Laden, Trump, STAR Navy


Better Buy: CRISPR Therapeutics AG vs. Sangamo Therapeutics Inc.

This battle goes beyond the merits of CRISPR and zinc-finger nuclease gene-editing approaches.
Tags: Science, Sangamo Therapeutics Inc, CRISPR Therapeutics AG


We Finally Know How Wombats Produce Their Distinctly Cube-Shaped Poop

A bold team of scientists has delved into the mystery of cube-shaped wombat poop, uncovering the physiological processes involved in this unique digestive trick. Read more...
Tags: Science, Poop, Fluid Dynamics, Wombats, Cubic Poop


President Trump Criticizes a Retired Four-Star Navy Admiral for Not Finding Bin Laden 'Sooner' in Wide-Ranging Fox News Interview

"I'm only saying it very differently than anyone's ever said it before"
Tags: Science, Bin Laden, Trump, Fox News Interview, STAR Navy


Scientists unravel secret of cube-shaped wombat faeces

Researchers investigate why excrement emerges in awkward-shaped blocksOf all the many mysteries that surround the common wombat, it is hard to find one as baffling as its ability – broadly acknowledged as unique in the natural world – to produce faeces shaped like cubes.Why the pudgy marsupials might benefit from six-faced faeces is generally agreed upon: wombats mark their territorial borders with fragrant piles of poo and the larger the piles the better. With die-shaped dung, wombats boost the...
Tags: Science, Biology, Animals, World news, Animal behaviour


You Can Now Watch Ad-Supported Movies for Free on YouTube

You can now add YouTube to your list of sites to scour for free movie streaming, as the video-sharing giant has now added no-cost, ad-supported films to YouTube Movies.Read more...
Tags: Science, Movies, Youtube, Streaming


Here’s now NASA said goodbye to the Kepler space telescope

NASA was forced to plan for the inevitable death of the exoplanet-hunting Kepler space telescope a few weeks ago. The spacecraft, which had already discovered literally thousands of new planets, ran out of fuel and couldn't continue its science observations. Now, NASA has finally said goodnight to its trusty telescope. In a new post NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory explains what it had to do to officially send Kepler out to pasture. Believe it or not, it's actually a bit more complic...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Earth, James Webb Space Telescope, Kepler, Jet Propulsion Laboratory


As Camp Fire Overtook Paradise, Many Were Gridlocked or Never Got Warning, Reports Say

The confirmed death toll in the Camp Fire, the deadliest and most destructive fire in California history, has risen to 76, with nearly 1,300 names still remaining on an ad hoc list of missing individuals. The town of Paradise, which a firestorm overtook in a matter of hours on Nov. 8, is more or less totally destroyed.Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, California, Wildfires, Extreme Weather, Natural Disasters, California wildfires, Camp Fire, Wildfire Season Is Year Round Now


Trump Shows His Decorum By Calling a Congressman ‘Adam Schitt’

Just days after using a manufactured scandal targeting CNN correspondent Jim Acosta to call for reporters to show more “decorum” in the White House, the president of the United States essentially has called a sitting congressman a piece of shit on social media.Read more...
Tags: Science, White House, Cnn, United States, Donald Trump, Trump, Adam Schiff, Trump Twitter, Jim Acosta, Matt Whitaker, Adam Schitt


Alex Smith Leaves Game On Stretcher With Gruesome Leg Injury [Update]

On a third-and-nine play in the third quarter, Kareem Jackson and J.J. Watt of the Houston Texans sacked Washington quarterback Alex Smith in the backfield for a big loss. The sack forced Smith to land awkwardly on his leg and cause an injury painful enough that the quarterback had to be taken off on a stretcher after…
Tags: Science, Washington, Football, NFL, Injuries, Houston, Washington Redskins, Smith, Alex Smith, J J Watt, Kareem Jackson


Trump administration changes EPA website to be kinder to fracking

At the beginning of the year, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) made changes to its website pages on fracking.  A watchdog group known as the Environmental Data & Governance Initiative tracked those changes across the EPA’s site and just released a report documenting the group’s findings. The result of the changes has left an official U.S. government website looking more like an extension of the fossil fuel industry than a federal agency with a mission to protect the environment. The mos...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Epa, Scott Pruitt, Trump, Josh Fox, Environmental Protection Agency EPA, Pruitt, Andrew Wheeler, Pruitt EPA, Environmental Data Governance InitiativeThe EPA


Mark Hamill Had Some Wild Ideas for Boba Fett Back in the Day

Mark Hamill’s eccentric-dad Twitter brand is only topped by his own eccentric ideas for Star Wars. Before Return of the Jedi, Mark had a pretty interesting one. Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Mark Hamill, Boba Fett, The Empire Strikes Back


Is This Your Bedazzled Pigeon?

The Hot Duck has arrested our attention for weeks now, but there’s a new bird captivating the internet this week: the Bedazzled Pigeon. And this bird with flair is already in high demand.Read more...
Tags: Science, Animals, Rescue Animals, Bedazzled Pigeon, Fallen Feathers


Watch the Trailer for This Ambitious, Bizarre Shrek Fan Recreation

Yes, Shrek fan remake. Hear me out, okay? Read more...
Tags: Science, Shrek, Fan Film


Orangutans exhibit awareness of the past

Orangutan mothers wait to sound a danger alarm to avoid tipping off predators to their location It took a couple of researchers crawling around the Sumatran jungle to discover the phenomenon This ability may come from a common ancestor One of the great animal mysteries has been whether or not they experience time as we do, or are aware of past, present, and future at all. Of course, we can't ask them. As a result, we're left to look for clues to their temporal perspective in behaviors. Two prim...
Tags: Science, Animals, Intelligence, Innovation, Evolution, Primates, Apes, Sumatra, Sumatran, Cognitive Science, Adriano Rei, Lameira, Josep Call, Ketambe, Science Magazine She


These Samsung SSDs Are Cheaper Than Ever For Black Friday

The best all-around SSD for most people is down to $73 for 500GB, $128 for 1TB, or $295 for 2TB, all of which are the best prices ever. It’d obviously be a great upgrade over a spinning hard drive for your computer, but you could also stick it in a cheap enclosure to create your own, super-fast external drive.Read more...
Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Black Friday Deals, Amazon deals, Samsung Deals, Samsung SSDs Are Cheaper Than Ever For Black


The Gritty City Antifascist Committee

PHILADELPHIA—They certainly picked a place that made the symbolism easy. Read more...
Tags: Science, Republicans, Protests, Philadelphia, True Stories, Trump, White Supremacy, Fascists, Fascism, Proud Boys, Gritty City Antifascist Committee


Microsoft's Latest Surfaces Are On Sale Now For Black Friday

Microsoft is a hardware manufacturer now, and a damn decent one at that. Whether you’ve been pining for the laptop-replacing Surface Pro 5 or 6, the iPad-like Surface Go, or the the wonderfully old-school Surface Laptop 2, they’re all on sale for Black Friday, starting now.Read more...
Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Microsoft, Black Friday Deals, Surface Laptop, Microsoft Deals, Sale Now For Black


Take Your Pick of DualShock 4s at Black Friday Prices

Need an extra controller to go with your PS4? Amazon has a bunch of them marked down to $39 right now. Walmart has even more colors in stock for $40, and you can try to use code ELLEN10 there with a new account to save $10 at checkout, though that code will expire at some point.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Walmart, Black Friday Deals, Amazon deals, Walmart Deals, Black Friday Ps4 Deals


Get Crafty With This Xbox One S Early Black Friday Deals

If you were holding out for Black Friday for an Xbox One S, this 1TB Minecraft Creator’s bundle just dropped to $199, complete with a copy of Minecraft and a bunch of DLC. Plus, you may still be able to use code ELLEN10 (new accounts only) to save an extra $10 at checkout.Read more...
Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Black Friday Deals, Walmart Deals, Black Friday Xbox One Deals



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