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Gawker Media’s SecureDrop Is Up and Running Again

A quick announcement: Gawker Media’s anonymous SecureDrop portal, which went down for a few days as we moved the server into our new office, is up and running again. If you have information or stories to share with any of Gawker Media’s sites—and want to remain as anonymous as possible—SecureDrop is for you. Detailed… » 8/03/15 3:07pm 3 minutes ago

Red hot nickel ball burning through foam breaks the color spectrum

The colors! The colors! Holy cow, the colors. The world destroyer that is the red hot nickel ball got put to task on floral foam and the result is an awesome burn through that unleashes so many colors and then creates scales and pretty much topples the entire foam tower. Always a pleasure, red hot nickel ball. » 8/03/15 3:00pm 10 minutes ago

How Baseball Players Use Walk-up Music Like a Performance Enhancing Drug

Angels’ Mike Trout likes Drake. The Nationals’ Bryce Harper opts for Sinatra. Some go with a feel-good ballad from an 80s band called The Outfield. At least a half-dozen players use “Turn Down for What.” This is the world of baseball “walk-up” music, the songs that blare through the stands as the batters of the home… » 8/03/15 2:41pm 29 minutes ago

10 Examples of Comics Art So Good, They Don't Need Words to Tell a Story

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Comics are a visual medium—but most comics still rely heavily on narration and dialogue. Once in a while, though, a series, a single issue, or even one great scene in a comic will forgo text, or keep it at a minimum, to tell a gorgeous story with just images. Here are 10 pieces of comic art that don’t need words to… » 8/03/15 1:59pm Today 1:59pm

Today's Best Deals: PC Upgrades, Fire TV Stick, UE MEGABOOM, and More

Here are the best of today’s deals. Get every great deal every day on Kinja Deals, follow us on Facebook and Twitter to never miss a deal, join us on Kinja Gear to read about great products, and on Kinja Co-Op to help us find the best. » 8/03/15 1:15pm Today 1:15pm

GPS Has Revealed How the Oldest Multicellular Organisms Had Sex

The global positioning system (GPS) can keep you from getting lost, manage air traffic, and track the migration of endangered species. And in a new study published today by Nature, it’s helped paleontologists understand how an organism that’s been extinct for about 540 million years reproduced.
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You Can Now Pre-Order That Crazy, All Metal, Super-Secure Turing Phone

The Turing Phone is one weird dude. Like some cross between a scifi prop and an actual Android phone, this new device from Turing Robotics is what they call a “cipher” phone—the next evolutionary step for smartphones. Whether that’s the case or not, who knows, but you can pre-order it right now and find out if you… » 8/03/15 11:55am Today 11:55am

Hitchhiking Robot Lasts Just Two Weeks in US Because Humans Are Terrible

When hitchBOT the hitchhiking robot started his journey in Boston two weeks ago he wanted to see the entire country. Unfortunately, he never made it out of the Northeast. The researchers who built hitchBOT announced today that they need to stop the experiment because hitchBOT was vandalized in Philadelphia. » 8/03/15 9:58am Today 9:58am