All Your Favorite Weed References in One Glorious Supercut

Turns out, the American motion picture and music recording industry loves weed just as much the rest of us do. For more than 60 years, weed's been getting name-dropped in pop culture—from early propaganda videos like Reefer Madness to more recent celebrations of stoner culture like Half Baked. Eclectic method… » 4/18/14 12:00am Today 12:00am

Clever animation explains how viruses attack our cells to make us sick

Staying healthy is a lot like medieval warfare. Cells vs viruses. There are cells defending their castles and viruses trying to break through. If a sneaky virus manages to attack a cell, the cell fights it and notifies all the other castles about what to build to defend it. Man, learning about biology is so much easier … » 4/17/14 11:19pm Yesterday 11:19pm

Clearer photo of mysterious unidentified flying object taken in Kansas

A clearer photo of the mysterious unidentified flying object in Texas has surfaced. The image—enhanced above—clearly shows a boomerang-shaped blended wing object with two exhaust nozzles that seems clearly different from a B-2 bomber. It was "completely silent" and did "severe 180 degree turns in the sky in the shape of… » 4/17/14 9:02pm Yesterday 9:02pm

These Cool Architectural Pics Were Blacked Out With a Permanent Marker

White on black is a no-no in many design circles, but there are definitely exceptions to the unofficial rule—like these cool prints from Marlon de Azambuja. The Madrid-based architect took an inky permanent marker to full-color photos, eliminating everything except for the thinnest structural silhouettes. » 4/17/14 7:30pm Yesterday 7:30pm

Youth Lagoon Used Sounds from Space to Make This Dreamy New Song

You can't hear sound in space. But that doesn't mean that you can't make sound from space. Lefse Records recently did just that, inviting 14 artists to make songs using "sounds" from space. The first track released is by Youth Lagoon, and it's pretty good! » 4/17/14 7:00pm Yesterday 7:00pm

California's Drought Is So Bad, They're Drinking Toilet Water

At this point, we all know that California's superdrought is bad—really bad. We don't yet know how Californians are going to cope with the consequences. According to a recent billion dollar allocation of taxpayer money for water recycling programs, drinking toilet water is one way. » 4/17/14 6:48pm Yesterday 6:48pm

You'll Never Mess Up a Recipe When R2-D2 Does Your Measuring

As far as movie sidekicks go, it's hard to find one as invaluable as Star War's R2-D2 was. That little droid was always in the right place, at the right time, with the right tool to save the day. And that now includes your kitchen with this R2-D2 measuring cup set that helps ensure your baking ingredients are always… » 4/17/14 6:40pm Yesterday 6:40pm

Look At These Beautiful Little Corals Grown Like Popsicles In A Lab

Coral sex is a wonder to behold. On a summer night, always around a full moon, corals somehow all know to release billions of sperm and eggs into the sea, turning the water into a pink miasma of sex. This spawning relies on precise environmental cues, which could get scrambled in climate change. That's why researchers… » 4/17/14 6:20pm Yesterday 6:20pm

Grab the FreedomPop High Speed WiFi Hotspot, Now Available for $29.99

As the world's smallest 4G mobile WiFi hotspot, the FreedomPop Photon fits in the palm of your hand and simultaneously provides up to 8 of your devices with 12mbps download speeds. Gizmodo readers can grab a feature-rich starter package that includes the Photon and 2GB of data today for a low $29.99. » 1/09/14 12:24am 1/09/14 12:24am

Learn To Build Games With 95% Off The Pro Game Developer Bundle

Other than once again proving the popularity of avian characters, what Flappy Bird showed is that with a bit of knowledge, anyone can turn a simple idea into a smash hit – and we've built a bundle (now 95% off) to teach you those skills. » 3/31/14 2:20pm 3/31/14 2:20pm

Five No-Big-Deal Ways to Make Your Office Greener

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"Going green" — we all know it's a good thing, especially in the workplace, but, ugh, it sounds hard. Does going green mean you have to drive to work in a car small enough to fit in a college dorm room? Maybe it means you'll now be powering your laptop via stationary bike (sweaty keyboard, no thanks)? Good news: it's… » 4/17/14 12:00pm Yesterday 12:00pm

Retina iPad Minis, Photoshop and Premiere, $25 Off Nest Thermostat

The Retina iPad Mini is a fantastic, if somewhat expensive, tablet, but today you can get refurbished models from Apple at great discounts. This is the first time Apple has offered the new Mini through their refurb store, and all Apple refurbs get a hand inspection, new battery, and the same 1 year warranty as their… » 4/17/14 1:45pm Yesterday 1:45pm

LED Light Bulb Sale, Nest Thermostat, Retina iPad Minis

LED bulbs can be expensive up-front, but they more than make up their cost in energy savings over their lifespan (which can be measured in decades). Today at Best Buy though, you can ease the sting of that initial purchase with great prices on several Insignia bulbs. » 4/17/14 11:15am Yesterday 11:15am