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After Saving a Species Through Sheer Horniness, This Tortoise is Heading Home

One absolute unit of a tortoise is retiring from his rampant sex crusade after practically single-handedly saving his species from extinction.Read more...
Tags: Science, Breeding, Conservation, Extinction, Galapagos, Tortoises, Now That Is Some Big Dick Energy


Faux-Pork, Feral Camels, Police Dogs, and Sex Tech: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

This week saw the comings and goings of another Consumer Electronics Show along with every oddity and wonder we’ve grown to expect therein. Amid checking out the event’s scores of other gadgets, Gizmodo’s folks on the floor got to build a vibrator, munch on some I-Can’t-Believe-It’s-Not-Pork, and scratch their heads…Read more...
Tags: Science, Australia, Police, Ces, Bolt, Gizmodo, Consumer Electronics Show, Electric Scooters, Lime, Dildos, Sex Tech, Opiods, Opioid Crisis, Best Of Gizmodo, Quibi, The Best Stories Of The Week


Why Won't Jeff Bezos Send Dick Picks to Help Save the Koalas?

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has been making headlines lately after giving $690,000 (1 million in Australian dollars) to help Australia recover after devastating bushfires burned 26.4 million acres (and counting).Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Australia, Billionaires, Jeff Bezos, Eat The Rich, Bush Fires, Australia Bush Fires, Jeff Bezos Send Dick Picks


Adam Pally Tells All About the Day He Punched Baby Yoda

The Mandalorian’s biggest criminal finally tells his side of the story. Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Jon Favreau, Adam Pally, Lucasfilm, Jason Sudekis, The Mandalorian, Disney Plus, Baby Yoda


U.S. Sanctions Are the Reason You’re Not Seeing Pro-Soleimani Posts on Instagram

Instagram is removing posts on its platform that support the slain Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani because of U.S. sanctions on the country. In the days after Soleimani was killed, Instagram and Twitter had been flooded with posts supporting him, which some considered a coordinated propaganda campaign, and calling for…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Instagram, Social Media, Iran, Qassem Soleimani, Soleimani, U S Sanctions Are the Reason


Be Careful What You Click: This Texas School District Lost $2.3 Million in a Phishing Scam

Given that it’s the beginning of a new year, it’s important to remember to be careful what you click on. A school district in Texas learned this the hard way when it lost approximately $2.3 million due to a phishing email scam. Read more...
Tags: Texas, Science, Cybersecurity, Scams, Phishing, Texas School District Lost


Be Careful What You Click On: This Texas School District Lost $2.3 Million in a Phishing Scam

Given that it’s the beginning of a new year, it’s important to remember to be careful what you click on. A school district in Texas learned this the hard way when it lost approximately $2.3 million due to a phishing email scam. Read more...
Tags: Texas, Science, Cybersecurity, Scams, Phishing, Texas School District Lost


Samsung and Microsoft's Working-Class Smartphone Coming to the U.S. for $499

Samsung and Microsoft are joining together to bring an ingenious new idea to the workplace. Are you ready to have your mind blown? Get this: walkie talkies.Read more...
Tags: Science, Enterprise, Microsoft, Samsung, Smartphones, Google Glass


This Featurette Explains Why Gretel & Hansel Is Returning to the Classic Fairy Tale

Gretel & Hansel is a stylish upcoming horror movie that bases its premise on a fairy tale we all know and have heard so often that there’s nothing left in it even remotely frightening. So why go back to that well? There are a lot of creepy houses in the woods—why pick that one?Read more...
Tags: Science, Horror, Fairy Tales, Gretel, Featurette, Gretel Hansel, Hansel And Gretel, Grimm Fairy Tales


High School NASA Intern Discovers a Planet Orbiting Two Stars

A high school student made a remarkable discovery just after starting an internship with NASA: a planet orbiting two stars. Last summer, Wolf Cukier, had just completed his junior year at Scarsdale High School in New York when he joined NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt Maryland for a summer internship. NASA assigned him to look at star brightness variations that had been recorded by the space program’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), which aims to find planets o...
Tags: New York, Science, News, Uncategorized, Nasa, Earth, Kepler, Honolulu, SETI Institute, Tess, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt Maryland, Cukier, Goddard, Onetime, Kostov


Syfy's Chucky Series Is Officially on the Way

Last year, we got news that, aside from the Child’s Play reboot, another updated take on the Chucky mythos might be on the way. And this weekend, at the Television Critics’ Association winter press tour, it was confirmed. Make room in your heart for more haunted puppet shenanigans, ‘cause Chucky’s back. Read more...
Tags: Science, Syfy, Childs Play, Nbcuniversal, Chucky, Don Mancini, Killer Dolls, Television Critics ' Association


New archaeology findings are redefining human history faster than ever

In 1924, a 3-year-old child’s skull found in South Africa forever changed how people think about human origins. The Taung Child, our first encounter with an ancient group of proto-humans or hominins called australopithecines, was a turning point in the study of human evolution. This discovery shifted the focus of human origins research from Europe and Asia onto Africa, setting the stage for the last century of research on the continent and into its “Cradles of Humankind.” Few people back then wo...
Tags: Startups, Asia, Europe, Science, Africa, South Africa, Syndication


Young stars at the edge of the Milky Way appear to have come from 2 nearby galaxies. That means a galactic collision could happen sooner than predicted.

The arrival of new stars from other galaxies heralds a collision. But it could help the Milky Way "thrive," according to a physicist.
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The Weirdest and the Worst of CES 2020

The tiniest tech companies and the largest tech companies, and plenty of in between sized tech companies descend on Las Vegas the first full week in January every single year. Their goal is to excite us with new products or advertise plenty of existing ones. In some cases their goal is just go get us to murmur the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Ces, Las Vegas, Charmin, Quibi, CES 2020, Taintmodo, Worstmodo


A New Trailer Teases the End of Crisis on Infinite Earths

And the fate of one Oliver Queen. Read more...
Tags: Science, Batwoman, Teaser, Cw, The Flash, Supergirl, Green Arrow, Black Lightning, Crisis On Infinite Earths, Oliver Queen Read


How's Your Internship Going? This Teen Found a Planet

The summer before senior year of high school can be a stressful time for a teenager. Childhood is winding down. College applications loom large. Many students are looking for an edge that will help them get into the right school. Last year, Wolf Cukier, 17, spent his summer vacation as few other rising seniors have: He helped discover a planet.Meet TOI 1338 b, the newly identified world orbiting two stars more than 1,300 light years away.Last July, just after he finished his junior year at Scars...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Earth, New York Times, University Of Chicago, Kepler, Carl Sagan, Wolf, Honolulu, SETI Institute, Scarsdale, Tess, American Astronomical Society, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt Maryland, Adina Feinstein


Anker’s Tiny New 18W USB-C Charger Can Charge Your Laptop and Switch For Just $16

Anker PowerPort III Nano 18W USB-C Charger | $16 | Amazon | Clip the coupon on the pageRead more...
Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Amazon deals, Anker, Anker Deals, Anker PowerPort III Nano


Artificial intelligence: How to measure the ‘I’ in AI

Last week, Lee Se-dol, the South Korean Go champion who lost in a historical matchup against DeepMind’s artificial intelligence algorithm AlphaGo in 2016, declared his retirement from professional play. “With the debut of AI in Go games, I’ve realized that I’m not at the top even if I become the number one through frantic efforts,” Lee told the Yonhap news agency. “Even if I become the number one, there is an entity that cannot be defeated.” Predictably, Se-dol’s comments quickly made the rounds...
Tags: Startups, Science, Tech, Lee, Yonhap, Syndication


Five years after abortion, study finds nearly all women say it was the right decision

Five years after having an abortion, over 95 percent of the women in a landmark UC San Francisco study said it was the right decision for them.
Tags: Science, UC San Francisco


Climate change unlikely to drive sugar maples north

Sugar maples won't be heading north anytime soon, despite climate change, according to a new study published in the Journal of Ecology.
Tags: Science


Amount of sugar sold in soft drinks drops by 29% in the UK

There was a 29% reduction in the total amount of sugar sold in soft drinks in the UK between 2015-2018, despite an increase in sales of soft drinks by volume of 7%, according to new research from the Nuffield Department of Population Health (NDPH) at the University of Oxford.
Tags: UK, Science, Nuffield Department of Population Health NDPH


Protein associated with ovarian cancer exacerbates neurodegeneration in Alzheimer's

Houston Methodist scientists identified a protein found in ovarian cancer that may contribute to declining brain function and Alzheimer's disease, by combining computational methods and lab research.
Tags: Science, Houston


SpaceX’s First Private Billionaire Passenger Launches Search for Girlfriend to Take on Trip Around the Moon

When SpaceX revealed the name of its first private passenger to fly around the moon, Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, it wasn’t that much of a surprise. Being a billionaire helps when paying for the ticket, after all. However, Maezawa appears determined to control the narrative of his trip, and he wants one thing…Read more...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Science, Yusaku Maezawa, Maezawa



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