Exploding Pyrex, Cetacean Autopsies, and Spectacular Gadget Failures: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

This week Gizmodo examined the many functions of various forms of technology in our everyday lives over the course of the last century. For a highlight reel of some of the beauty industry torture devices dreamed up over the course of the 20th and 21st centuries, don’t miss our feature on the most bizarre gadgets that…

Barr's Summary of Russian Cyber Interference in the 2016 Election Is Comically Light on Details

On Sunday, Attorney General William Barr released his summary of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s inquiry into alleged Russian interference to boost Donald Trump in the 2016 elections—a report that states it took “19 lawyers who were assisted by a team of approximately 40 FBI agents, intelligence analysts, forensic…

Boeing's Grounded 737 Max Fiasco Leads American Airlines to Cancel 90 Flights Per Day Through April

The Federal Aviation Administration grounded models in Boeing’s 737 Max series earlier this month following two separate deadly crashes involving the jets, and a number of changes to aircraft software and training procedures are expected as soon as this week. In the meantime, however, American Airlines said it is…

Fill Your Digital Library With a Few Discounted Bestsellers

It’s Sunday which means Amazon’s running a sale on Kindle eBooks. This time around, you get to pick from over a dozen digital copies of New York Times bestsellers including TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking, Calypso by David Sedaris, and CIRCE by Madeline Miller. Prices start at $2 and go all the…

Boeing Software Updates to Fix Anti-Stall System 'Tentatively' Approved by FAA: Report

Following Boeing’s announcement earlier this month that it planned to release a series of updates to its operational training and 737 Max jets no later than next month, the Wall Street Journal reported that those changes have been “tentatively” greenlit by Federal Aviation Administration officials, though further…

1,000 Locals Reportedly Seek Treatment After Multi-Day Fire at Houston Chemical Facility

Roughly 1,000 people sought treatment at a pop-up treatment center for symptoms including nausea, headaches, and respiratory problems after Intercontinental Terminals Co.’s (ITC) chemical storage facility in Deer Park, Houston caught fire this week, Bloomberg reported on Friday, with at least 15 cases dubbed serious…

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