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On Monday, a top prosecutor in the Brooklyn district attorney’s office was arrested amid allegations that she used an illegal wiretap to eavesdrop on a coworker and an NYPD detective. Read more...

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A 17th century map was found in a chimney in Scotland and then delivered to the National Library of Scotland crumpled inside a plastic bag and basically destroyed. Just unraveling the fragile, centuries-old map seemed impossible enough, but the team at the National Library managed to figure out a way to salvage and…Read more...

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Everyone seems obsessed with Facebook’s fake news problem. So we here at Gizmodo have come up with a simple 3-step solution. If we all just follow the steps below, Facebook’s fake news is gone forever!Read more...

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If the tone of Donald Trump’s response to Fidel Castro’s death this weekend foreshadows his foreign policy approached to Cuba, America should be concerned.Read more...

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Humans do not treat the Earth kindly, and now we have even more evidence. Google just updated the Google Earth Engine to include four years of additional imagery, petabytes of new data, and generally a much clearer view of any location on Earth from 1984 to 2016. The best part: You can watch any area on Earth in a…Read more...

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It’s not exactly a shiny new concept that stories get recycled and retold, or that movies borrow liberally and sometimes steal from other movies, or that people like watching and hearing the same thing over and over again. But this video, by Will Schoder, illustrates just how similar the stories are to each other.…Read more...

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When people mash their mouths together, it’s usually to display attraction (or it’s an unconvincing attempt at looking human). When ants do it, however, it’s a different story.Read more...

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DJI recently announced its new Inspire 2 drone, which has two micro four-thirds cameras in a package squarely aimed at filmmakers and video creators. At the Inspire 2 launch, DJI said that it would accelerate to 50 mph in four seconds and had a top speed of 67 mph. It turns out, that’s too fast.Read more...

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England recently introduced a new £5 note with high-tech, anti-counterfeit features. But some animal rights activists in the Land of Brexit™ are swearing off the bill completely. Apparently the new notes are made using just a dash of animal fat.Read more...

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Physics has a bit of an image problem. To some, it’s a fascinating and diverse field of study. To others, it’s a trigger word for math anxiety or an instant soporific.Read more...

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Lin-Manuel Miranda likely doesn’t sleep much, considering all the projects the Hamilton creator and Moana composer has on his plate. Next up: he’s throwing his talents behind an adaptation of Pat Rothfuss’ highly acclaimed Kingkiller Chronicle fantasy trilogy.Read more...

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Although news of Yeoh’s casting first broke last week, CBS has now confirmed that she is among the first actors to join the next Star Trek TV show.Read more...

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During the presidential election, many Americans said that they’d move to Canada if Donald Trump won. But the Internet Archive, the nonprofit organization that backs up virtually the entire public internet, is actually going through with it.Read more...

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Following the results of the November 8 presidential election, Mark Zuckerberg took great pains to defend his platform from criticism that its fake news problem had helped elect Donald J. Trump. But today, some of those responses mysteriously vanished—and then quickly popped back up.Read more...

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Hooray. If you live south of the Equator or in any of the countries that light up green in the map above, you’re good. Keep on living there because you don’t squat next to any nuclear weapons. But if you’re in the countries painted red—like the United States, Germany, Russia, China, India, etc.—you might live closer…Read more...

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Senator Ted Cruz, long believed to be a human man, will hold Congressional hearings about artificial intelligence tomorrow. And while Gizmodo has yet to confirm or deny the rumors that Ted Cruz is trying to build his own Westworld-style amusement park, we’re sure everything is fine.Read more...

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Car boots are so unseemly, like wearing the ball and chain that was so fashionable in the British Empire during the 17th century. As highly modernized humanoids, we can do away with that and instead have this: a car blindfold.Read more...

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The Natural History Museum in the UK has shortlisted its nominees for the 2016 People’s Choice Award for wildlife photography. From playful polar cubs to the horrified last gaze of a wildebeest calf, these images are guaranteed to astound. Read more...

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The next time you go in for surgery, you might come out thanking a crab. New research from the Harvard Wyss Institute shows that chitosan, a fancy term for crustacean goo, can be used as a biodegradable glue to heal wounds and patch surgical incisions.Read more...

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And you thought the Game Boy Micro was small. Jeroen Domburg’s custom lil’ handheld here is small enough to fit on a keychain. It’s so small you can’t even read the text.Read more...

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With its new DirecTV Now streaming service, AT&T is coming after cheapskate cordcutters in a real way. The service launches tomorrow, and for an introductory period, it will offer more than 100 streaming channels for $35 a month. But is it a good deal? We’ve compared the lowest cost DirecTV Now option against…Read more...

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You know what would be great right about now? A hill on which to throw myself and hysterically weep. Read more...

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One of the coolest things about Iron Man is his ability to fly, but since we don’t have access to Tony Stark’s technologies just yet, these jetpack-wearing daredevils, flying alongside an Air Force aerobatics display for the first time, are the next best thing.Read more...

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For the past 11 years, an eternity in internet time, Reddit has touted itself—repeatedly, and loudly—as the place to have “authentic conversations” online. For a variety of reasons, that sentiment has always rang hollow. Now, Reddit, in its goal to be a laissez-faire haven of (relatively) free expression, has been…Read more...

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