AC Lung, Space Stairs, 3D Guns and the Quietest Place on Earth: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

August 2018 rolled in with a bang, literally, as explosions rocked Caracas, Venezuela on Saturday during a speech by President Nicolas Maduro—and government officials later said bomb-carrying drones were to blame. If the accounts of an attempted assassination using unmanned aerial vehicles is confirmed, the New York…

History's Project Blue Book Let Me Slide Into Aliens' DMs

For a while, the History channel has focused its extraterrestrial coverage on that guy with weird hair who throws his hands into the sky and shouts: “Aliens!” Now, they’re getting into sci-fi, but sci-fi inspired by supposedly real UFO cases. We’re here to open up those case files—and see if aliens are interested in…

How Will Future Civilizations Survive the Accelerating Expansion of the Universe?

If you think we have problems now, just wait a few billion years, when the accelerating expansion of the Universe triggers an energy crisis of cosmological proportions. Sounds grim, but as a new paper points out, an advanced civilization faced with doom won’t have to go gently into that good night—there may very well…

Why Don't We Have a Star Trek Show From the Aliens' Point of View?

Very few Star Trek fans believe that the first seasons of Deep Space Nine—focusing on the unstable relationship between the Bajoran government, its spiritual leaders, and the only-sort-of welcome Federation—are its strongest. But it’s gotten me thinking lately that it could form the basis of a fascinating Trek show in…