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Lockheed Martin Destroys Drones in Latest Laser Weapons Demo

Lasers are the future of war. And if this new video by defence company Lockheed Martin is any indication, that future is pretty damn close. Read More >>

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Russian Military Accidentally Fires at Civilians During War Games

At least two civilians have been injured in a bombing incident during Russia’s war games on Monday. Videos of the incident have been posted to YouTube and appear to show two helicopters firing at a civilian viewing area. Russian media report that the incident is being investigated by the military. Read More >>

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Gin Wong, LA Architect Who Inspired The Jetsons, Dies at 94

You may not know the name Gin D. Wong, but you definitely know his work. He’s responsible for some of the most iconic buildings in Los Angeles, including the Theme Building at the Los Angeles Airport (pictured above), and he even inspired the designers of the legendary 1962 animated TV show The Jetsons. Wong died on September 1st at the age of 94. Read More >>

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Happy Talk Like a Pirate Day! Most Holidays are Fake, Here’s Why

Do you celebrate National Onion Rings Day? What about Be Kind to Animals Week? Have you bought anything for your significant other for, today, "Talk Like a Pirate Day"? Time is running out! ThARRRRs just 9 shopping days left! Read More >>

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Man Who Saved the World From Nuclear Armageddon in 1983 Dies at 77

On September 26, 1983, Soviet military officer Stanislav Petrov received a message that five nuclear missiles had been launched by the United States and were heading to Moscow. He didn’t launch a retaliatory strike, believing correctly that it was a false alarm. And with that, he saved the world from nuclear war. But now reports have surfaced that Petrov died this past May. He was 77 years old. Read More >>

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X Antencio, Disney Animator and Co-Writer of the Pirates of the Caribbean Theme Music, Dies at 98

Xavier “X” Atencio had a remarkable career with the Walt Disney company, from his early days in the 1930s working on films like Pinocchio to his later days working on rides like Disneyland’s The Haunted Mansion and Pirates of the Caribbean. But Atencio reached the end of the ride this weekend. He died on Sunday at the age of 98. Read More >>

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Benedict Cumberbatch Plays Thomas Edison in the New Trailer For The Current War

We’re all familiar with Nikola Tesla and his brilliant work helping to invent the electric technologies that we live with today. But did you know that there’s a guy named Thomas Edison who also helped invent some of that tech? If you didn’t, you should check out the new trailer for the upcoming movie, The Current War. Read More >>

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Proof That We’re Basically Living in a Blade Runner Sequel

The new Blade Runner movie is a terrifying glimpse of the near future. Titled Blade Runner 2049, it doesn’t hit cinemas until 6th October, but these new promotional shots look absolutely terrifying. In fact, the dystopian vision of the future that these images present looks all too real. Read More >>

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North Korea Appears to Challenge the US to a Dance Off In Latest Propaganda Video

Guys, I’ve got some good news. North Korea looks like it may have abandoned its plans to develop nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missiles and is instead challenging the US to a dance off. At least that’s my reading of their latest propaganda video. Read More >>

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Lecture at Los Alamos in 1992: ‘The End of the Soviet Union is the End of Who We Thought We Were’

“Do not buy maps, buy stock in companies that print maps,” Dr Paul Goble told a group at Los Alamos National Laboratory in November of 1992. Read More >>

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Man Who Was Allegedly Stabbed For His Neo-Nazi Haircut Actually Stabbed Himself

Remember that guy on Facebook a couple of weeks ago who said he got stabbed by some stranger because he had a “neo-Nazi” haircut? You’re never going to believe this, but the story was total bullshit. He accidentally stabbed himself. And blamed it on a non-existent black guy. Read More >>

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Hurricane Harvey Drone Footage is Absolutely Heartbreaking

We’ve all seen plenty of heartbreaking images from Texas this weekend, as vicious floods continue to destroy lives and property in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. But some of the most chilling footage has been taken from the sky, as hobby drones in the region document the devastation that’s still taking place. Read More >>

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‘Crying Nazi’ Christopher Cantwell Surrenders to Police

White supremacist Christopher Cantwell first went viral as the star of a Vice documentary about the Charlottesville neo-Nazi rally. Then he went viral again as the “crying Nazi” when he posted video of himself tearing up, afraid that the police were after him. But it looks like Cantwell will now be doing all his crying in jail after surrendering to the cops in Virginia late last night. Read More >>

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North Korea Releases New Video of Simulated Missile Attack Against Guam

Fox News declared President Trump victorious last week, insisting that his unhinged threats against North Korea had deterred the country from planning a missile launch. North Korea had previously threatened to shoot a missile over Japan that would land in the waters near Guam. But those celebrations may have been a bit premature. Read More >>

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Tornado Turns SUV Into a Flying Car, However Briefly

Here at Gizmodo, we’ve been waiting for our flying cars for years. But this isn’t exactly the kind of flying car we had in mind. Read More >>