The Great Library at Alexandria was destroyed by budget cuts, not fire

One of the great tragedies of ancient history, memorialized in myths and Hollywood film, is the burning of the great library at Alexandria. But the reality of the Library's end was actually a lot less pyrotechnic than that. A major cause of the Library's ruin was government budget cuts. » 10/08/13 9:03pm 10/08/13 9:03pm

That California Mystery Missile Was Probably Just a Regular Old Jet

Oh bummer. That mystery missile near LA that neither the Pentagon nor the Navy would take credit for? Well John Herrman, a fellow Gizmodo writer, lays out a pretty convincing case for it actually being a regular old vapor trail from a regular old jet. This is why we can't have nice conspiracies. [SmartPlanet] » 11/09/10 3:58pm 11/09/10 3:58pm