Animation in the Soviet Union was often a glorious thing to behold: experimental, surreal, and eclectic, even amidst government censorship. In fact, just one home-grown animated film didn’t make it past the censors: Andrei Khrzhanovsky’s 1968 satire The Glass Harmonica.
The circle of life is gross. It’s even grosser when you throw in a cockroach, larvae and some violently ravenous fire ants.
After meeting with misadventure, a space probe from the Voyager mission crashes back to Earth, centuries after it left. But Earth is a very different place now, and there’s only one person around to witness the Golden Record’s message.
The field of psychology is currently in the midst of a kind of civil war, with one side claiming a widespread reproducibility crisis, and the other just as loudly proclaiming that concerns are greatly exaggerated. There’s certainly evidence for the former. Last year, a University of Virginia initiative called the…
Whether you plan to rule over Atlantis, or just the neighborhood pool, these crowns by artist Chelsea Shiels will complete your water-based royalty ensemble.
Libertarian nominee for president Gary Johnson got a lot of heat recently for comments he made in 2011 about not having to worry about climate change because the sun was eventually going to destroy Earth anyway. So Johnson went on ABC’s This Week today to tell everyone to lighten up and explain his real solution for…
Do you remember that Will Smith movie where he got the big high-powered Wall Street job by solving a Rubik’s Cube in front of the company’s CEO? With a little deception, that could be you, by using this Rubik’s Cube-solving application.
Twenty-years ago, you could walk into a video store and pick out a certain kind of low-budget science fiction movie. Movies that looked the same, but if one had lasers, starships and a cyborg suit in it, it was probably worth watching. Big budget visual effects have all but killed that level of film, but director…
You had a good run Arecibo, but there’s a new big dog in town. China has switched on the massive dish that now officially holds the record for the world’s largest single-aperture telescope. Among other things, researchers hope it will provide a big boost in the hunt for extraterrestrial life.
Those used coffee grounds you dump into the trash every morning might just help remove lead and mercury from drinking water one day, according to a new study by a team of Italian scientists.
If you’ve ever been stung by a jellyfish while swimming in the ocean, you know firsthand the pain that a venomous creature can inflict, even if it doesn’t outright kill you. But scientists studying the chemical properties of venom might one day be able to develop therapeutic drugs that could save lives.
Don’t forget: You can email us tips at email@example.com, send them directly to any of our writers, or use our anonymous SecureDrop system. You can sign up for the Gizmodo newsletter to get our best stories delivered to your Inbox. And don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, and check us out on …
The governor of California signed a bill into law today that will make it illegal for entertainment websites like IMDB to post the ages of actors if that actor requests the information to be taken down. Needless to say, free speech advocates are outraged.
Tumblr is often a place where people discuss identity politics, but how much more complicated would those identity politics be if they included vampires, werewolves, fairies, and other fantastical creatures?
Paul Soros, shipping innovator and the older brother of Democratic mega-donor and businessman George Soros, died in 2013. Paul (originally Paul Schwartz before the family changed their name in the 1930s as the Nazis swept Europe) fled Hungary in 1948 and came to the United States on a one-year student visa. And…
A Dark Song is about a woman who recruits a man to help her complete a very long and complicated ritual of black magic. If done successfully, she’ll get to right a terrible wrong from her past. If mistakes are made, the ritual may make her accessible to demons from all eternity. It’s quite the gamble.