Watch how seeds grow into vegetables in these fascinating time lapses

It’s shameful but I think it’s true for most of us city dwelling non-farmers: almost all of our experience with fruits and vegetables come from the grocery store. We’re completely clueless on how things grow and what they look like in the farm. Here’s a few quick time lapses that show how radishes and broccoli and… » 5/29/15 12:31pm 17 minutes ago

How to Track Your Travel Plans With Google's Inbox App

Amid all the news and noise coming out of Google I/O yesterday, you might have missed the announcement that Inbox by Gmail is available to anyone who wants it, no invitation needed. There are a handful of new features to take advantage of too—and one of these makes it easier to keep an eye on your travel plans. » 5/29/15 12:01pm 48 minutes ago

Today's Best Deals: Summer Grilling, Fresh Leftovers, New 3DS XL

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Scientists Hope Tiny Asexual Animals Can Teach Us Why Sex Works

Sex is how most animals reproduce, so you might wonder why some scientists are using a tiny asexual animal to study it. In an article published last winter at Quanta, Emily Singer explains that the way bdelloid rotifers manage their genes has scientists asking what the term “sex” really means. » 5/29/15 11:41am Today 11:41am

San Andreas Is A Film Where Earthquakes Have A Vendetta Against The Rock

San Andreas is filled with ludicrous, special effects-laden chaos, and it paints its main character’s quest to reunite his family — an all-too-familiar disaster-movie trope — with the broadest possible strokes. But if you can put up with ridiculous science (and cheese), it’s a fun, silly summer movie. » 5/29/15 11:20am Today 11:20am

There's a Toy Fire Truck, Excavator, and Blimp Hiding In This Giant Book

The words “some assembly required” often strike fear into parents when they’ve bought their kid a new toy, but that’s half the fun with Phil Conigliaro’s new book called Colossal Paper Machines. The 128 pages of the massive tome are filled with pre-cut, punch-out paper parts that can be folded, glued, and assembled… » 5/29/15 10:56am Today 10:56am

How to Take Better Photos Using Your Camera's Mode Dial

Switching your camera out of Auto mode can be daunting, but it’s the only path toward taking control of how your photos look. Of course, it helps to know what things like f-stop and shutter speed do, but just as important are the various modes that appear on almost every camera’s dial. We made this handy video… » 5/29/15 10:40am Today 10:40am

Looks Like Russian Hackers Stole 100,000 Americans' Tax Returns Online

The Internal Revenue Service suspect that Russian hackers are the culprits who stole the tax records of at least 100,000 people this year, and—yep, you read that right. Russian hackers! If you’re getting déjà vu, that’s because this marks the third time in very recent history that US government websites have been… » 5/29/15 10:22am Today 10:22am

Proof that all movie trailers use the same new damn sound

Before it was that Inception horn. You know the one, that BRAAAAM sound that strategically tingled your spine because you know something action packed yet suspenseful is going to happen. And now there’s a new favorite sound for movie trailers: it sounds a lot like pulling the power on something and hearing the noise… » 5/29/15 9:45am Today 9:45am

How Men and Women Really See Each Other When Online Dating

In the world of online dating, nothing is as it seems. But that doesn’t stop many of us from leaping to the wrong conclusions about people. A recent paper presented at the Annual Conference of the International Communication Association and reported on in the press suggested that when evaluating photographs from… » 5/29/15 7:30am Today 7:30am

Charge Your Devices Fast With Solar Power From StrongVolt And Save 20%

Charging devices when you’re away from accessible wall outlets is always a challenge. Regardless if you’re a beach bum, a regular camper, or you just like hanging out in the park, a StrongVolt Solar Charger will keep your battery running. Save 20% site-wide with promo code gawker20. » 5/26/15 2:28pm Tuesday 2:28pm

Choose From Over 10,000 Udemy Courses For $15 Each, Save Up To 95%

Udemy, a leading marketplace for online learning, is offering nearly every course in their catalog to Gizmodo readers for just $15. We’ve highlighted some great web and app development classes, but their catalog ranges from new languages to architectural design. With promo code SUMMER1515 this Udemy sale will save you… » 5/27/15 3:25pm Wednesday 3:25pm