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Researchers Say They've Created a 90% Accurate Blood Test for Autism

Researchers Say They've Created a 90% Accurate Blood Test for Autism

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complicated neurological condition caused by a variety of risk factors, including our genes and environment (but no, not vaccines), that interact in ways we still
EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Cancels Trip to Israel as Furor Over His First-Class Travel Habits Grows

EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Cancels Trip to Israel as Furor Over His First-Class Travel Habits Grows

Environmental Protection Agency chief and climate change denier Scott Pruitt, who has drawn increasing amounts of ire this month over stretches of extremely expensive, often first-class travel that
Report: Some Crypto Enthusiasts Are Increasingly Worried About Getting Robbed in Person

Report: Some Crypto Enthusiasts Are Increasingly Worried About Getting Robbed in Person

Despite periodic crashes in the cryptocurrency markets, digital currency keeps on moving out of its formerly niche space and affecting the real world in unpredictable ways. Bitcoin-mining operations
All the Amazing New Star Wars Toys From Toy Fair

All the Amazing New Star Wars Toys From Toy Fair

There is a new Star Wars movie just months away, which means, it’s time for new Star Wars merchandise. Oh, who am I kidding? It’s very clearly always the time for new Star Wars merchandise. Here’s the
Falcon Heavy May Have Drastically Increased the Number of Asteroids We Can Mine

Falcon Heavy May Have Drastically Increased the Number of Asteroids We Can Mine

Asteroid mining is about more than just heading up into space and bringing back a rock full of platinum—you actually need to land something on just the right asteroid. Read more...
SpaceX Delays Next Falcon 9 Launch, Said to Carry Starlink Prototypes, to At Least February 21st

SpaceX Delays Next Falcon 9 Launch, Said to Carry Starlink Prototypes, to At Least February 21st

Elon Musk’s SpaceX has delayed the next scheduled launch of its Falcon 9 rocket to at least Wednesday, February 21st for further testing of the rocket’s fairing, the $5 million section at its tip that
These Activists Are Registering Voters At Black Panther Showings

These Activists Are Registering Voters At Black Panther Showings

Rock the vote? Wakanda the vote. Read more...
Facebook Now Says It Will Verify Election Ad Buyers' Identities With Postcards

Facebook Now Says It Will Verify Election Ad Buyers' Identities With Postcards

Facebook, which landed itself in the crosshairs after becoming one of the primary venues by which federal prosecutors allege a Kremlin-linked, pro-Donald Trump Russian operation called the Internet
The Coolest Marvel Toys Revealed at Toy Fair This Year

The Coolest Marvel Toys Revealed at Toy Fair This Year

Toy Fair is upon us once more, which means it’s time to be hit with a deluge of cool new toys that’ll be tempting our wallets in the near future. Here’s what’s coming from Hasbro when it comes to
Trump Blames FBI for the Parkland Shooting Because of the Russia Probe

Trump Blames FBI for the Parkland Shooting Because of the Russia Probe

With the community of Parkland, FL still reeling after one of the worst school shootings in history, the president of the United States has used the massacre as an excuse to attack the FBI and defend
Black Panther's Missed Opportunity, Bad Dog Breeding, and Nerdy Cooking Secrets: The Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Black Panther's Missed Opportunity, Bad Dog Breeding, and Nerdy Cooking Secrets: The Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

As we continue to reel from yet another week of revolting news, it’s worth taking a moment to remember that some glimmers of good remain. Being a shill can still get you in some deep shit, and arguing
Sunday's Best Deals: Rugs, Headphones, Fitbits, President's Day Sales, and More

Sunday's Best Deals: Rugs, Headphones, Fitbits, President's Day Sales, and More

Fitbits, PlayStation VR bundles, and a massive Amazon rug sale kick off Sunday’s best deals from around the web. For all of the best President’s Day sales on apparel, beauty, and more, head over to
Rocket League is a Lot Easier When You're Playing It In Real Life

Rocket League is a Lot Easier When You're Playing It In Real Life

Rocket League seems like a game that wouldn’t translate well to real life. It’s super intense, with cars that seem to defy physics and balls that explode. But the real-life version we had the chance
Drop Everything, Japan's Aspark Owl Electric Hypercar Just Did 0-60 In 1.9 Seconds

Drop Everything, Japan's Aspark Owl Electric Hypercar Just Did 0-60 In 1.9 Seconds

Time and space have seemingly been bent, and it was a small engineering firm in Japan that made it happen. Until today, the idea of a sub-2-second 0-60 time in a street-legal hypercar seemed the
What's It Gonna Take For Someone to Give Me This Slick In-Display Fingerprint Reader

What's It Gonna Take For Someone to Give Me This Slick In-Display Fingerprint Reader

Synaptics’s Clear ID sensor is not the first sensor to scan your thumb print through a display. The Vivo X20 phone, available now in China, is not the first phone to read your thumb through the
PlayStation VR's President's Day Deals Are Live

PlayStation VR's President's Day Deals Are Live

If you missed out on Black Friday, PlayStation’s excellent VR bundles are back on sale today for the same price we saw during the holiday shopping season. Read more...
Today Was the NASA Opportunity Rover's 5,000th Martian Dawn

Today Was the NASA Opportunity Rover's 5,000th Martian Dawn

Saturday, February 17th marks the 5,000th local day (sol) of operations for NASA’s Mars Opportunity rover, which was originally designed to last for just 90 sols after its January 2004 landing date,
Trump Eagerly Jumps on Facebook Ad VP's Tweet Downplaying Russian Troll Operation

Trump Eagerly Jumps on Facebook Ad VP's Tweet Downplaying Russian Troll Operation

Facebook and Donald Trump, two large, terrible sons of our broken society that truly deserve each other, slow-motion collided on Saturday when the president decided to lift wholesale a new line of
Hasbro Is Getting Into Crowdfunding With an Insane Star Wars Toy

Hasbro Is Getting Into Crowdfunding With an Insane Star Wars Toy

Today, Hasbro unveiled Haslab, which promises to basically be the toymaker’s answer to Kickstarter, for diehard fans of its toys. The new crowdsourcing program is kicking off with one hell of a
Helicopter Crashes Into Field Killing 13 People On The Ground

Helicopter Crashes Into Field Killing 13 People On The Ground

A freak helicopter crash in Mexico killed 13 people Friday after they sought safety in a field following a 7.2 earthquake. The Associated Press reports a military helicopter surveying the damage from