Without Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, most of your favorite websites would not survive--nor would they have existed at all. The modern internet would be a much different place without this short little bit of legislation that has become a sort of First Amendment of the web. Now, a growing contingent of...
Doctors across the U.S. may soon be required to provide women with more information about their mammography results. This week, the Food and Drug Administration announced plans to update a rule that would mandate doctors tell patients if they have dense breast tissue, a complicated risk factor for breast cancer.
Apple has completely canceled its much-hyped AirPower project. The wireless charging mat would have charged an iPhone, a pair of AirPods and an Apple Watch simultaneously but now it will charge nothing. On Friday, Apple made the embarrassing decision to admit defeat.
Tyler R. Barriss has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for a string of phony emergency calls, one of which was made over a Call of Duty deal and led to police killing an innocent Kansas man.
The LIGO and Virgo gravitational wave detectors are set to resume their hunt for gravitational waves on April 1. This go-around, they'll be even more sensitive thanks to a set of upgrades to their lasers, mirrors, and other components. This next run will be a big deal--for different reasons than the first two...
Vice President Mike Pence announced this week that the Trump administration wants NASA to put American astronauts on the moon no later than 2024. And here at Gizmodo we heartily endorse this idea. America must go to the moon. We must go to the moon and bring back our piss and our shit.
For generations, the book series Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark has haunted kids and adults alike. On name recognition alone, the Alvin Schwartz series seems like a perfect choice for a film adaptation. And yet, it's not just one story, it's lots of stories, which made that process more than a little difficult. io9...
Scientists Find Fossilized Fish That May Have Been Blasted by Debris From Asteroid That Ended the Dinosaur AgeMar 30, 2019
At one of the most important ancient graveyards on Earth in North Dakota, paleontologists unearthed the fossilized remains of fish seemingly killed by the effects of the asteroid that ended the Cretaceous.
Giant Space Mirrors, Engineered Glaciers: Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang Shares His Wildest Plans For Fighting Climate ChangeMar 30, 2019
Among presidential candidates, Andrew Yang is perhaps the most quixotic. His radical plan universal basic income plan, which offers $1,000 per month to Americans has garnered the most attention. But his platform also includes an equally radical climate plan: Hacking the Earth to save humanity.
The Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday said Office Depot and a tech support firm will cough up a collective $35 million to settle with the agency over claims that both were complicit in a computer repair service scheme involving a fake malware scan.
There's a fight unfolding in one of the richest neighborhoods in San Francisco, that northern-most outpost of Silicon Valley and the most expensive city in America.
With its long, bright tail, this object bears an uncanny resemblance to a comet, but it's actually an active asteroid. New observations suggest the asteroid is spinning so quickly that it's starting to break down and crumble, in what is a relatively rare cosmological phenomenon.
As late as last month, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai was on the Fox News Channel boasting about having imposed on robocalls some of the "biggest fines in the FCC's history." Documents obtained this week by reporters at the Wall Street Journal, however, put the agency's milquetoast enforcement in a more authentic light.