A team of scientists has discovered a gene that renders bacteria resistant to colistin, a so-called last-resort antibiotic doctors use when other drugs have failed. This is very bad news, and yes, it could usher in a post-antibiotic era—if we let it. But here’s why you shouldn’t panic just yet, and what you can do…
That marmosets can learn from other marmosets isn't all that surprising. Slightly more impressive is that they can learn from unfamiliar marmosets, who they haven't met before. But what's really amazing is they can learn from instructional videos.
Nuclear bunkers have fallen out of fashion in recent years, but that doesn't mean you can't transform one into a delightful bed and breakfast. This bunker in Scotland is currently up for sale and even includes a fascinating history: It's situated on a former POW camp.
As promised, that church in Jonesboro, Arkansas opened their mysterious 1920s time capsule this past Sunday. There were some of the usual suspects inside: some coins, some old newspapers... and some weird doublefork thing that has no explanation.
This is it. Batteries were the last shackle. Now that the robots can potentially produce their own power by devouring insects, all those cliches and overused Internet memes about robot overlords are finally going to come true.
The world is ending tomorrow. Maybe. Odds are, if you're a Gizmodo reader, you'll be stuck down here with the rest of us sinners—pick up this apocalyptic hardware beforehand.
Ready to bow down to the otters as they slowly but inexorably take over our planet with their new grasp on human technology? No? What, you thought maybe it was going to be the dolphins?
Forget the Mayans and their silly 2012 doomsday scenario. The real end of the world will happen because of that most venerable of operating systems: UNIX.