What Gawker Media Is Doing About Our Rape Gif Problem

On Monday, we posted an open letter to the management of Gawker Media, our parent company, regarding an ongoing problem that we here at Jezebel could no longer tolerate: horribly violent rape gifs that were consistently appearing in our comments. For months, we asked Gawker Media HQ for help with the trolling — but… »8/13/14 11:18am8/13/14 11:18am

New Group Chats and Comment Threads Come to Gizmodo

You've probably noticed a change in the structure of Gizmodo—not just the design of the homepage, although that's been updated, but in the way our comment threads now work. To be honest, it's pretty confusing at first—and it's still undergoing substantial tweaks—but bear with us! It's all for the greater good. For… »3/11/14 9:49am3/11/14 9:49am

Get lost in these fascinating spacecraft cutaway illustrations

Cross section, cutaway, or x-ray illustrations, call it whatever you want, but they're the best way to understand how things work. They are fascinating. In this new Sploid series we will present some of the best cutaway drawings from around the world. The first collection includes 32 awesome spacecrafts. »2/24/14 1:20pm2/24/14 1:20pm

Cyber-Harassment Is Real: Share Your Worst Online Creep Stories Here

One of the stickiest issues in the conversation about combating online harassment is the fact that it's, you know, online. The perpetrator is inside the victim's computer, not under their bed. It's easy for law enforcement and the public at large to dismiss cyber-stalking as "just trolling," as "boys will be boys," as… »1/21/14 2:18pm1/21/14 2:18pm

OMG These Images of the Sub-Microscopic World Are Amazing

Optical microscopes are limited by a phenomenon known as the diffraction barrier, wherein the microscope can't differentiate two objects separated by less than half the wavelength of light used—roughly 200 nm on average for the visible spectrum. But by combining powerful optics and cutting-edge rendering algorithms,… »3/27/13 11:30am3/27/13 11:30am

What's It Like to Write for NMA TV, that Wacky Taiwanese CGI Video Company

Just about every time there's a wacky current event, you have a weird CGI video to explain it for you from the Taiwanese company Next Media Animation. The clips are in a lightning fast production process, as you see fleshed out in the explainer above. But how do they go from idea to hilarious video? »12/04/12 11:00am12/04/12 11:00am