Li-on batteries can, in some circumstances, be really rather dangerous. A UN panel agrees: the agency has recommended banning rechargeable li-on battery shipments from the holds of passenger airplanes.
“All his papers were in order.” Zimbabwe has announced that it will not be charging American dentist Walter Palmer in the illegal killing of #CecilTheLion. The hunt’s guide, though, is being prosecuted.
In all the emotion surrounding #CecilTheLion, it’s difficult to have a rational discussion on the topic. In response to reader requests, here’s a succinct explanation of the topic.
Lion murderer Walt Palmer is an asshole. But, he’s also an asshole who’s contributed more money to animal conservation in Africa than pretty much anyone else. In fact, trophy hunters like him are a large part of the reason we still have animals like lions at all.
When a lithium-ion battery begins to overheat, it can get caught up in a vicious cycle known as thermal runaway—causing it to explode and catch fire. Now, researchers have imaged what happens inside and out the battery to understand the process.
Hollywood's very own mountain lion is trapped in a basement right now. It's a bizarre wildlife vs urbanization conflict, but it's also indicative of what makes this city so special: its nature.
Lithium-ion batteries are ubiquitous—as is their gradual degradation over the lifetime of a gadget. Now, using a new imaging technique, a team of researchers shows what happens deep within li-on cells as they charge and discharge.
My dog treed a cat last week a few miles from my house in Los Angeles. No firemen were needed to get it down. The cat weighed 100 pounds.
When hyenas and lions get into a shouting match over a buffalo carcass, it's a loud, raucous scene. One hyena apparently had enough of the shouting so it decided to climb inside of the warm, wet, meaty carcass, where the buffalo's tasty muscles no doubt provided an acoustic barrier.
An 11-year-old, 418 pound Asiatic lion named Lucifer who lives at a UK zoo has a sore foot. He's been given acupuncture, despite the complete inefficacy of the procedure.
The lion, as they say, is king of the jungle. More accurately, it might be called the king of the savannah. It was once thought that lions posed a serious risk to other, smaller carnivores, like cheetahs and African wild dogs, but new research suggests that things aren't quite so clear-cut.
This obscenely adorable (and still unnamed) little lion cub was born on September 26th to a lioness named Masha at the Belgrade Zoo. HEAR HER ROAR.
For the first time, scientists have sequenced the genome of a tiger. And not just any tiger, but a Siberian tiger – the world's largest living felid. The researchers' just-published report includes a comparative analysis of the sequence with those of several other big cats, revealing molecular signatures for…
On July 21, 2011, the day before Joe Brown began his 1.5 years as editor-in-chief of Gizmodo, he wrote 16 moving and influential words. "Fuck Natural Scrolling. This Is Bullshit. Yours truly, a concerned Lion user. Returning to unnatural scrolling."
Friendly reminder that the Messages Beta for Lion ends on the 14th. Upgrade to Mountain Lion. Or not. Your choice.
We all worry from time to time about having our tech stolen. But when Ed Hetherington travelled to Zimbabwe for a wildlife photography adventure, he probably didn't expect to have his camera snatched by a lion.
Most battery advances concentrate on improving hardware, but researchers from the University of California San Diego have developed new algorithms that can cut lithium-ion battery charge times in half.
I don't care who you're voting for this November, this digital rendering of a lightsaber-wielding, lion-mounted Obama — created by digit artist Jason Heuser — is hands down
the most badass thing we've seen today.