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Hey Look, Another Black Friday Deal on a Brother Laser Printer

If you missed out on the last Brother laser printer Black Friday deal, here’s another chance. The Brother DCPL2540DW is down to $85 on Amazon today, an all-time low. I own a very similar model, and if you’re sick of fighting with ink-guzzling, unreliable inkjets, this will feel like a gift sent from the heavens. Read more...

The Absolutely Insane $700 Billion Idea to Fix LA Traffic? Tunnels!

A few weeks ago LA unveiled a sweeping new transportation vision for the city that will swap car-centric planning with more transit, biking, and walking. But a different plan says getting people out of their cars is not the solution. What we really need, are more places for those cars to go. UNDERGROUND. Read more...

These Researchers Made Their Own Horror Films To Study Memory in Apes

When Japanese researchers wanted to see if chimps could learn things from simply viewing a situation just once, they needed to create situations where apes would anticipate a noteworthy event. So they made their own horror films just for apes. Read more...

Indestructible Water Bears Have a Genome That Is Seriously Weird

Water bears, known to scientists as tardigrades, are famously adorable microscopic creatures who can survive anything: freezing, total dehydration, radiation bombardment, and even the vacuum of deep space. Now scientists have sequenced a tardigrade genome, and are very surprised by the results. Read more...

Admire the Peculiar Beauty of Italy Sleeping in Moonlight

City lights trace out settlements in the matte black of Italy at night, but moonglint softens the surrounding water. Read more...

Our Planet's Magnetic Poles Aren't Reversing Any Time Soon

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Over the past couple of hundred years, the strength of the Earth’s geomagnetic field has been waning, leading scientists to wonder if our planet’s polarity is on the verge of flipping. A new study suggests this won’t happen in the near future—and that the intensity of today’s field is uncharacteristically strong. Read more...

An Aircraft Carrier Commander's Last Day In the "Office"

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

This photo of Captain Christopher Bolt preparing for his last flight looks like a painting, bringing together Bolt’s monochrome profile and the ragged reflection of the carrier’s megastructure on the coating of plane window. Read more...

This Family Dinner of the Future From 1981 Looks Depressing as Hell

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

What will the family dinner of the future look like? According to the 1981 kids’ book Tomorrow’s Home, it’s filled with robots, computers, and tasty synthetic foods. Except upon closer inspection, everybody looks depressed as hell. Read more...

Infertile Worms May Be Immune to Brain Deterioration

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Worms infected by bacteria often start showing signs of serious nerve damage in the brain. If a worm happens to be infertile, it can weather an infection without damage to its neurons. Scientists hope that figuring out why infertility and resistance to nerve damage are linked might help us someday fight human diseases like Alzheimer’s or Parkinsons. Read more...

I Am Drooling Over This Electronics Toolkit Right Now

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

iFixit makes the greatest tech tool kits out there, and now they’ve updated their bestselling Pro Tech toolkit for the next generation of gadgets in your life. And it’s just beautiful. I want one. Read more...

Biologists Coax Worms Into Growing New Kinds of Heads

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

In what sounds like a plot line from a BioShock game, a team of biologists has coaxed an animal into growing a new head and brain resembling those of a different species. The bizarre accomplishment adds to a growing body of researchShow More Summary

This Colorful Snail Is Disappearing Because of Over-Fishing and Shell Collectors

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

This is the “flamingo tongue snail,” one of the most brightly colored snails on the reefs of the South Atlantic. It used to be a common sight, but in recent years has been disappearing, either because fate has a cruel sense of humor or people are uneducated jerks. Or both. Read more...

Keep Track of All the World's Territorial Disputes With This Amazing Interactive Map

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

All over the world, there are people who could live in one country or another. Some of these territorial disputes are relatively minor, while others could be the flashpoints that lead to all-out war. There are a lot of these, and they’re hard to keep track of. Read more...

200GB (!!) For $100, and More Black Friday MicroSD Deals

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The world’s highest capacity microSD card is now down to an all-time low price. [SanDisk Ultra 200GB Micro SD, $100] Read more...

24 Photos From Our Last Shooting Challenge

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

It’s been 6 great years, but our weekly Shooting Challenge is coming to an end. Here are the final submissions from all of you. Read more...

A 120-Year-Old Building Damaged in Japan's 2011 Quake Is Reborn as This Beautiful Home

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The Great Tohoku earthquake and tsunami in 2011 damaged over a million buildings in northeastern Japan. A century-old storehouse that barely survived has been redesigned into this gorgeous home— the Rebirth House, a symbol of both great architecture, and resilience. Read more...

Google Has Some Surprising Tips For Lessening the Horror of Black Friday Shopping 

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Google crunched its data on store traffic patterns and came up some tips on how to reduce the horror of Black Friday shopping madness, should you dare to hit the mall on Friday. Read more...

Your Doctor Does Not Give a Crap About Your Fitness-Tracker Data

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Patients are increasingly bringing their fitness-tracker data to their checkups. Not only are doctors ill-equipped to deal with this information—they’re skeptical that it’s even useful. Read more...

11 Amazing Outdoor Gear Gifts for City Dwellers

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

It’s natural to think that outdoor gear is best enjoyed in the great outdoors. Heck, that’s what it’s designed for! But urban living sometimes demands rugged goods with innovative capabilities. You’d be surprised how handsome yet practical they can be, too. Read more...

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