The Shape of the Sun, Miracle Cures, Hidden Pyramids, and More

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This week, archaeologists found new pyramids in Egypt, scientists discovered that the sun actually isn't the shape we thought it was, and we found the most bizarrely effective way to deal with bug bites. What did you do? Read these stories? If not, dive in and catch up.

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An Openly Biased Review of Android Jelly Bean by an iPhone Lover

I've never liked Android. It's an opinion born out of ignorance and bias: The iPhone is the only smartphone I've ever owned. I love it, and I think Android is generally an inferior mess. I'm OK with that. More »

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We Were Totally Wrong About the Sun's Shape Until Yesterday

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For as long as we've bothered to care about heavenly bodies other than our own, we've thought that the size of the Sun varies throughout its 11-year solar cycles. Intense magnetic forces, the theory went, rendered it as malleable as a sturdy stress ball. That was a good theory. It's also totally wrong. More »

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This Is Why People Pirate

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Do you know why people hate movie studios? Why, increasingly, they're driven to download content illegally, even though they're perfectly willing to pay for it? Because of crap like this:
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Is This the Best Video Chat Prank Ever? I Think So

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The people who made this Chatroulette-yes, it still works-prank think it is the best one ever. I agree. They put a sexy girl on their end, looking for wankers while broadcasting the screen to the biggest outdoor city festival in Europe. More »

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Lost Egyptian Pyramids Appear on Google Earth

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If only Howard Carter had access to satellite imagery, maybe he would have discovered more than just King Tut's tomb. Google Earth means that anyone can examine the planet for lost treasures. Angela Micol, an archaeology researcher, thinks she has uncovered previously unknown pyramids in Egypt. More »

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Your Nasty, Nerdy Sexism Isn't Cute

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There are now two female staffers writing for Gizmodo, myself and Leslie Horn, and neither of us blew anyone for our job. More »

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Therapik Bug Bite Relieving Gadget Review: We Can't Believe This Actually Works

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Are you being eaten alive by mosquitos? Is the itch driving you completely and utterly insane? Us too! So when we heard about this magic wand that supposedly takes the itch away, we had to call it in to make fun of it. We, uh... we were wrong. More »

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The Next iPhone's Rumored Foolproof Dock Connector

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How can you improve on Apple's nine-year-old 30-pin dock connector? You might start by reducing the size. Ever-shrinking gadgets need smaller connectors. You could also reduce complexity. A simpler design would be easier to use, easier to make, less prone to failure, more sustainable, and cheaper.. More »

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Windows 8 Review: Incredibly Innovative, Incredibly Important, Not Quite Incredible

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Windows. The central pillar of Microsoft and the modern computing world has also been, for the past several years, passingly easy to take for granted. Operating at varying degrees of mundane to tolerable, Windows has been a bore; a groan and a what-can-you-do shrug. No more. More »

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The Miracle Cure That's Hiding in Plain Sight

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You've maybe never heard of Bacillus Calmette–Guérin-it sounds kinda French after all, so why would you? But scratch a little deeper and you'll find that BCG, as it's commonly known, is one of the most overlooked wonder-drugs of our time. More »

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