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The Walking Dead Season 10 Premiere Was Out of This World

For the first time in a long time, The Walking Dead was good last year. To use an appropriate metaphor, it had become a saggy, bloated corpse, but new showrunner Angela Kang gave it new life—with more consistent characters, faster storytelling, and the ability to surprise audiences again. Last night’s season 10…Read more...
Tags: Science, The Walking Dead, Amc, Zombies, TV Recap, Angela Kang, Walkingdeadrecap


Deadly Fungus, Fat Bear Week, PS5 Leaks, and Hot Dog Salad: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

No news this week could possibly compare to the “hot dog salad” abomination created by a certain Gizmodo colleague, which has taken our forbidden sandwich out back, choked it to death, and absorbed it into its goopy morass. But reader, we tried.Read more...
Tags: Google, Ipad, Gaming, Facebook, Star Wars, Comics, Science, Technology, Television, Movies, Fcc, Net Neutrality, Review, Microsoft, Internet, Climate Change


Chernobyl's Infamous Reactor 4 Control Room Is Now Open to Tourists

The “highly radioactive” control room at Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant’s Reactor 4 at the center of the facility’s infamous 1986 catastrophe is open for tourists, so long as they wear a protective suit, helmet, and gloves while inside, CNN reported.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Ukraine, Cnn, Tourism, Nuclear Power, Nuclear, Chernobyl, Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, Dark Tourism, Chernobyl nuclear disaster


Microsoft Filed Patent for a Virtual Reality...Mat?

Microsoft might be working on a virtual reality mat to, at least in part, keep you from getting clotheslined by your coffee table yet again while ostensibly blinded by a VR headset. The company calls it a “virtual reality floor mat activity region” in the patent application it filed to the U.S. Patent and Trademark…Read more...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Kinect, Patents, I Mean Can They Go Any Lower


Iranian Hackers Targeted Trump's Re-Election Campaign: Report

Government-backed Iranian hackers reportedly attempted to crack President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign website Friday, reminiscent of Russian cyber interference in the 2016 election because I guess we’re just stuck in the Groundhog Day of American politics at this point.Read more...
Tags: Science, Iran, Russian hackers, 2016 Election, Donald Trump, Trump, 2020 Election, Here We Go Again


Joker Has Menaced Its Way Into an October Box Office Record

The eminently controversial clown movie (what a thing to say) Joker, directed by Todd Phillips and starring Joaquin Phoenix, has made its theatrical debut in a month not known for big openings or high budget extravaganzas. With that said, its opening weekend did exceedingly well. Read more...
Tags: Science, Box Office, Dc, Warner Bros, Joaquin Phoenix, Joker, Todd Phillips


An engineer explains how supercharged racing yachts go so fast

Sailing used to be considered as a rather sedate pastime. But in the past few years, the world of yacht racing has been revolutionized by the arrival of hydrofoil-supported catamarans, known as “foilers”. These vessels, more akin to high-performance aircraft than yachts, combine the laws of aerodynamics and hydrodynamics to create vessels capable of speeds of up to 50 knots, which is far faster than the wind propelling them. An F50 catamaran preparing for the Sail GP series recently even broke t...
Tags: Startups, Science, Tech, Syndication


In Brazil, Amazon fires threaten millenary rock paintings

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Ancient rock paintings in Brazil’s Monte Alegre park are being threatened by some of the fires burning in the Amazon region. The online news site G1 reports says the Para state environmental institute reported the fires broke out Saturday and continued Sunday. The park has several archaeological sites, including the […]
Tags: Amazon, Science, News, Ap, Nation, Brazil, Rio De Janeiro, Pará, Brazil Amazon, Monte Alegre


Alabama Hospitals Pay Out in Ransomware Attack Amid FBI Warning of More to Come

Alabama-based DCH Health System said it has paid off the hackers behind a ransomware attack that severely disrupted operations at three hospitals beginning on Tuesday morning, according to a Saturday report by Tuscaloosa News. The news closely follows an FBI warning that the number of sophisticated attacks on…Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Technology, Alabama, Malware, Cybersecurity, Ransomware, Encryption, Fbi, Hacking, Hackers, Tuscaloosa News, DCH Health System


This Is How Snowpiercer's World Ended

In a new animated trailer, the Earth of the Snowpiercer TV show comes to an end. Read more...
Tags: Science, Earth, TNT, Snowpiercer, Jennifer Connelly, Daveed Diggs


Here’s how science fiction could save us from bad technology

The short film “Slaughterbots” depicts a near future in which swarms of micro drones assassinate thousands of people for their political beliefs. Released in November 2017 by academics and activists warning of the dangers of advanced artificial intelligence (AI), it quickly went viral, attracting over 3 million views to date. It helped spark a public debate on the future of autonomous weapons and put pressure on diplomats meeting at the United Nations Convention on Conventional Weapons. But this...
Tags: Startups, Science, Tech, Syndication


In the She-Ra and the Princesses of Power Season 4 Trailer, Heroes and Villains Rise Up [Updated]

She-Ra is back and heading our way surprisingly soon. The cast revealed the first teaser for She-Ra and the Princesses of Power’s fourth season at New York Comic Con—which will consist of 13 episodes—along with the release date for the return of Adora, Catra, and the newly crowned Queen Glimmer... with a new look and…Read more...
Tags: New York, Science, Netflix, Animation, Streaming, New York Comic Con, Princesses of Power, She Ra And The Princesses Of Power, She Ra, New York Comic Con 2019, Adora Catra, Queen Glimmer


All the Wonderful Cosplay From New York Comic Con 2019, Day 3

All our bags may be packed, but we’re not ready to go. New York Comic Con has entered its final day, but the cosplay is still alive and kicking. io9's bringing you another awesome cosplay video and photos from this year’s show-stopping convention center and floor. Read more...
Tags: Video, Science, Predator, Cosplay, Rey, Miles Morales, New York Comic Con, Beetlejuice, New York Comic Con 2019


Sunday's Best Deals: New Balance Sneakers, AmazonBasics Kettlebells, Scrub Brushes, and More

A bunch of discounted AmazonBasics kettlebells, a Men’s and Women’s New Balance Flash Sale, and a Joseph Joseph BladeBrush lead off Sunday’s best deals.Read more...
Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Joseph Joseph BladeBrush


G. Willow Wilson and Nick Robles Will Take the Reins of The Dreaming Next Year

DC’s rebooted corner of the Sandman universe is about to get a new master. Read more...
Tags: Science, Neil Gaiman, Dc Comics, Dc, Sandman, Dream, Vertigo, G Willow Wilson, New York Comic Con, New York Comic Con 2019, The Dreaming, Nick Robles


First All-Female Spacewalk Is Back On, NASA Says

The first spacewalk to be conducted entirely by women is scheduled for Oct. 21, NASA announced, nearly seven months after an all-female spacewalk was canceled because two properly fitted spacesuits were not readily available.Christina Koch and Anne McClain, the two astronauts who were scheduled to conduct the spacewalk in March, both needed a medium-size torso component, but only one was available.The spacewalk did take place -- it just wasn't all-female. Koch conducted the six-hour mission ...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Earth, New York Times, Mars, Koch, Peggy, Meir, Anne McClain, Christina Koch, Jessica Meir, Peggy Whitson, Nick Hague McClain, Worden McClain, International Space Station They


Run and Get Yourself a Pair of New Balance Sneakers for Under $40

Men’s and Women’s Flash Sale | $40 & Under | Joe’s New Balance OutletRead more...
Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Joe, New Balance Deals, Joes New Balance Outlet Deals


Save Up to 15% On Select Garage Door Openers at Home Depot

Up to 15% off Select Garage Openers | Home DepotRead more...
Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Home Depot, Science, Home Depot Deals


6 elephants drown, 2 rescued in Thai national park

BANGKOK (AP) — A herd of wild elephants was swept away by raging waters in Thailand’s national park, drowning six, while rangers helped steer two animals out of a deep ravine. Staff at Khao Yai National Park discovered the two struggling elephants and the carcasses after dawn Saturday near the Haew Narok waterfall, also known […]
Tags: Science, News, Ap, Thailand, Nation, Bangkok, Khao Yai National Park, Nation & World, Haew Narok



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