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Being a combat engineer in the army is really bad ass

Being an engineer isn’t usually associated with being a bad ass. In fact, it’s probably one of the gigs furthest from badassery! But here’s a job description that’s totally bad ass: you and your team go into combat zones and build or demolish things while people are shooting at you and looking to kill you. That’s a… » 7/31/15 8:40pm 48 minutes ago

Seeing sugar get swallowed by a cappuccino is so completely satisfying

This video is titled ‘Granular Satisfaction’ and there’s really no better way to explain it. A mound of sugar disappearing into the vortex that is a cappuccino is so satisfying. You wait and wait and wait for it to happen and then it does and the black hole closes up and waits for its next grain victim. » 7/31/15 8:20pm Today 8:20pm

In The Rush To Kill Their Lawns, Californians Are Killing Their Trees

The good news yesterday that California cut urban water use by 27% came with a sad asterisk. In their frenzy to disable their sprinklers and eradicate every inch of water-sucking grass from their drought-plagued yards, Californians are accidentally killing their trees. And some of them are falling over dead. » 7/31/15 8:06pm Today 8:06pm

Incredible photo of hawks tossing food to each other in midair

Photographer Phoo Chan captured this perfect sequence of a Northern Harrier tossing prey to one of its baby chick hawks in midair. It’s an amazing display of coordination, like a little game of pitch and catch between a dad and his kid. You can see the adult hawk drop the prey and then watch the offspring catch it, as… » 7/31/15 7:40pm Today 7:40pm

Save $700 on the Remarkable, Full Frame Sony A7s

The Sony A7s might be the “new king of full-frame video”, but its price has remained remarkably stubborn at $2500 (for the body alone!) since it debuted last year. Today though, you can grab one for $1799, which is by far the best price we’ve ever seen. [Sony A7s Body, $1799]http://reframe.gizmodo.com/sony-a7s-revie... » 7/31/15 6:15pm Today 6:15pm

How We'll Find Out If the Discovered Plane Wreckage Is Part of MH370

It’s been nearly a year and a half since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared and investigators finally have their first big lead in the search. A piece of an aircraft’s wing—a flaperon, to be specific—washed up on Réunion Island, 120 miles off the coast of Madagascar, 3000 miles away from where investigators were… » 7/31/15 6:15pm Today 6:15pm

YotaPhone 2 Review: More Than a Gimmick, Less Than a Good Phone

Being different can make or break you. Apple decided to do things different back in 2007, and now they make almost all dem smartphone monies. But being atypical for no real reason also means certain death. Yotaphone 2 lies somewhere in the middle—a great idea wrapped up in a phone you just don’t want. » 7/31/15 5:34pm Today 5:34pm

A car and drones spinning around in a circle is a fantastic light show

Here’s a really cool video that’s a little bit trippy and a lot of bit fun. A car and a fleet of quadcopter drones are outfitted with lights and then made to dance and spin and move around while a camera captures them. It’s light painting but with a car and drones as the paintbrush. » 7/31/15 4:58pm Today 4:58pm

What If Everybody James Woods Talked Shit About On Twitter Sued Him?

James Woods has filed a $10 million lawsuit against a semi-anonymous Twitter user who tweeted that the actor was a cocaine addict. Many people are holding up this case as the perfect example of the Streisand Effect, where more attention is drawn to the accusations by suing rather than ignoring the trolls. » 7/31/15 4:45pm Today 4:45pm