science
We Asked a Biologist What Would Happen If You Vaped Venom’s Alien Goo

Venom – Sony’s recently released tale of the world’s worst journalist and his head-chomping pet alien parasite – poses a number of interesting questions, such as “Is this movie bad or perfect dumb fun?” “Where do the heads go when Venom eats them?” and “What kind of accent, exactly, is Tom Hardy trying to do here?” Leaving the cinema on Saturday, however, one thought in particular stuck with me: “What would happen if you crammed Venom in an e-cigarette and vaped it?” Read More >>

animals
Tiny Gecko Makes ‘a Bazillion’ Phone Calls From Inside Hawaiian Animal Hospital

Sometimes, technical problems are just a bug. Other times, they're a lizard. Read More >>

animals
Meet The Animals That go Wild For Your Pee

Last month, visitors to Washington’s Olympic National Park in North America were treated to a surreal sight. A helicopter crossed the sky dangling strands of drugged, blindfolded mountain goats—as many as five at a time—like a string of furry pearls. In the end, more than 100 goats were airlifted from the park and shipped to new homes across the state, all because they loved human pee too much. Read More >>

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Twitter Announces New Rules Targeting Imposter and Spam Accounts

Last month, Gizmodo uncovered a disturbing scheme where Twitter spammers were apparently impersonating more than a dozen real women to sell diet pills. Now, it seems, the site is introducing new rules to help stop fake accounts like these. Read More >>

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The Bizarre Scheme Using Viral Abuse Stories and Stolen Pics to Sell Diet Pills on Twitter

This weekend, a Twitter user shared a disturbing story that verged on the surreal. In a 32-tweet thread, Ashley recounted an abusive relationship with a boyfriend who forced her to eat until it caused her pain — seemingly for his own sexual pleasure. Read More >>

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5 Things I Learned as BuzzFeed Quizzes’ Unofficial Fact-Checker

In a world plagued by both fake news and “FAKE NEWS,” fact-checking has become something like a civic duty for nerds on the internet. For some, this is the culmination of a lifetime spent being an insufferable know-it-all at parties. For me, it’s just a chance to finally call Buzzfeed on its bullshit. Read More >>

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Man Accused of Scamming Free Meals Out of Online Dates Charged With 10 Felonies

We all know there’s no such thing as a free lunch, but one man’s alleged scheme to score free dinners off women he met online could land him in prison. According to prosecutors in Los Angeles County in the US state of California, 45-year-old Paul Gonzales pleaded not guilty on Monday to 10 felony charges related to accusations that he took “financial advantage of women he met mostly through dating apps and websites.” Read More >>

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It’s Time to Bring Back Translucent Gadgets

For years, tech bloggers have lamented the boring sameness of mobile phones. “They’re all slabs of glass and metal,” we groaned in 2016. “Phone design has plateaued.” These days, the same could be said of many electronic devices, all housed in generic brushed aluminium and dark plastic that doesn’t so much “wow” as inspire a “sure.” Fortunately, the solution to this problem is as simple as it is obvious: let us see inside. Read More >>

animals
Raccoon Vs. Crow Is the Alien Vs. Predator of Trash Animals

Nature isn’t always pretty. Sometimes it’s just gnarly as hell. Read More >>

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Is Mark Zuckerberg Wet or Dry?

As the sun passed over the office on Monday and staffers shook off the muggy torpor of the mid-afternoon, they found themselves drawn into a (seemingly simple, yet surprisingly contentious) debate: Is Mark Zuckerberg, the co-founder and CEO of Facebook, a dry man? Or is he a wet one? Read More >>

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Elon Musk Should Tweet More

On Sunday, Elon Musk’s long-simmering internet meltdown reached a full boil when he called a man who was mean to his submarine a paedophile. This gave the Tesla founder’s harshest critics and fiercest fanboys something they could finally agree on: the guy needed to give it a rest and log off. A Twitter sabbatical, basically everyone concluded, was in his best interests. It is not, however, in ours. If anything, Musk should pour himself a frothy mug of genius juice, fire up the take machine, and tweet more – a lot more. Read More >>

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The Internet Is a Big, Nasty Potato Salad We Can’t Get Enough Of

On a picnic table before you sits an enormous bowl of potato salad. You have a bite, which tastes okay, and almost immediately start feeling ill. You, however, love potato salad. So you have another bite, which makes you feel even worse, and then another, and then another. Somewhere, deep down, you know this is madness. “Why am I doing this?” you ask, shovelling another vile dollop into your quivering maw. “I feel like I’m gonna hurl.” Read More >>

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The Tech Gods Won’t Save You

In times of great strife and uncertainty, it’s natural to look for heroes, leaders whom we can point to and say, “that right there, that’s what we believe in.” In a more armorial age, these heroes were warriors and generals. Throughout the political turmoil of the 20th century, champions of conscience earned our admiration. These days, it seems, being a rich doofus with a single benevolent bone in your body is enough. Read More >>

movies
I’m More Confused Than Ever About The Incredibles’ Legal System

Like many Americans, I used my Fourth of July holiday to perform my patriotic duty and watch a summer blockbuster, in this case, Pixar’s Incredibles 2. Overall, I found the movie to be an improvement over its (pretty good) predecessor, but I was left with some disturbing questions. First and foremost, just how, exactly, does the law work in the Incredibles universe? Read More >>

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Hisense’s Absurd 100-Inch Laser TV Turned Me Into a Big Screen Believer

When discussing a big-screen TV, size is bound to be the primary topic of conversation, but with HiSense’s 100-inch Ultra HD Laser TV, bigness approaches a thought-terminating cliche — one I have been happy to let take over my puny mind. Read More >>