Managers at the Hanford Site in Washington State told workers to “take cover” Tuesday morning after a tunnel leading to a massive plutonium finishing plant collapsed. The emergency is especially worrisome, since Hanford is commonly known as “the most toxic place in America,” with one former governor calling it “an…
Here’s your daily reminder that the final frontier is ruthless: For the first time ever, scientists have spotted a comet-like object getting torn apart by a white dwarf star. Thankfully, this pugnacious little star—called WD 1425+540—is located 170 lightyears away from Earth in the constellation Boötes, which may or…
Last month, Gizmodo told you about the time a Boosted Board “tried to kill” one of our writers. Now, it turns out, the electric longboards might even be dangerous for people with excellent coordination.
Tidal, Jay-Z’s struggling subscription music service, more than doubled its losses in 2015.
I need to make a confession. Uber has terrible business practices, but makes up for it by being almost disturbingly less expensive than cabs. And I keep getting “inexpensive” mixed up with “free.”
If you were thinking April was just another month in another year with your exact same face and Ides in it, then congratulations for not having to be online that much. Because LOOK OUT: Everyone is talking about how it is supposed to be a wild month for all people, relationships, transactions and experiences. Here's…
Today, Irene is a Category 2 storm moving through the northern coast of Haiti. By this weekend, it could be a Category 4 that's ravaging the east coast from South Carolina to NYC. Gulp.
Hyperbole ahoy! Friday's ITC pro-Apple patent ruling against HTC is creating waves this weekend because it theoretically means a number of Android handsets could be barred from sale within the U.S. beginning in December.
It's probably nothing, but Utah's Dugway Proving Ground — where the Army tests biological weapon defense systems — is on lockdown and no one can leave. "We are working [...] to resolve a serious concern within the Test Area." (Updated)
This isn't good. Dancho Danchev, a ZDNet blogger specializing in malware and cybercrime, has been missing since August, thought to be somewhere in Bulgaria. ZDNet's only lead? This cryptic message: "Dancho's alive but he's in a lot of trouble."
You may have heard about IBM's Jeopardy-playing Watson supercomputer. You may have also heard about its practice match against human Jeopardy superstar Ken Jennings. But it's not until you watch the bloodbath that you finally get it. We're doomed.
Uh oh! Something very odd and naughty is going on over at Yahoo right now. Any searches which result in thumbnails will wind up showing you an unrelated and rather pornographic image.
Bomb technicians are currently clearing a house in Escondido, California containing the largest cache of certain homemade explosives ever found in the U.S. Among other weapons, the stash includes 9 pounds of suicide bomber-favorite HMTD.
The internet's newest, scariest trojan virus doesn't just destroy your computer, it destroys the esteem in which you're held by your loved ones and colleagues, too! By publishing your browser history unless you pay a $15 ransom, that is.
Whether it's an actual functional update or a ploy to further inflate the worm's horrifying reputation, an encrypted, mysterious thing is downloading to machines infected with Conficker C, right now. UPDATED
The reviews of Zack Snyder's Watchmen are pouring in, and a pattern has developed. The movie blogs are proclaiming the film a new masterpiece, but the mainstream media is clutching its head and groaning.
Oops. You know that pre-sale flyer that was doing the rounds to Verizon "VIPs", the one with the BlackBerry Storm on the left hand side? Turns out that if you, a VIP, turn up at a store with that very flyer you'll not be able to buy a Storm ahead of its launch. You won't, in fact, be able to touch one to see what it's…
Bad news, dudes and ladies who hope to someday be impregnated by said dudes! According to some researches from the Cleveland Clinic, cellphones wreck your sperms up, making them too stupid to knock ladies up. Basically, because we keep phones in our pockets within a few inches of our hanging brains, there's a decent…
Click to viewUh oh. You've done it this time, Jeff Jones. As the security strategy director in Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing group, you've just made the bold claim that Vista, from a first year on the market comparison, has been more secure than Windows XP, Red Hat rhel4ws, Ubuntu 6.06 LTS, and Apple Mac OS X 10.4.