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For the past few months, scientists have watched with bated breath as a rift in the Antarctic Peninsula’s Larsen C ice shelf grows longer by the day. Eventually, the rift will make a clean break, expelling a 2,000 square mile chunk of ice into the sea. It’ll be an epic sight to behold—but what happens after the ice is…Read more...

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Kellyanne Conway has had a wild day on Twitter. After getting into some trouble for retweeting a white nationalist Twitter account, people began speculating that Conway was on the outs of the Trump administration, using flimsy evidence that Trump had unfollowed her as proof. But as tweeters conjured up fantasies of…Read more...

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The new presidential administration has a problem with accurate information. The number of falsehoods that pile up on a daily basis is unnerving enough, but according to a new USA Today report, the administration isn’t even accurately posting its own executive orders to the White House website.Read more...

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Near Munich, Germany, a man in a Tesla Model S saw a Volkswagen Passat swerving erratically on the Autobahn, slamming against a guardrail multiple times. When he noticed that the person behind the wheel was unconscious, the Tesla driver sprang into action.Read more...

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Last Thurday, Tesla’s plant in Fremont, California—where all the company’s cars are manufactured—was thrown a curveball. Jose Moran, a worker trying to rally the plant’s 6,000+ employees to join the United Auto Workers union (UAW), alleged long hours, low pay, and potentially unsafe equipment in a post. Now Tesla CEO…Read more...

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The National Weather Service warns us about potentially dangerous weather, so it would be pretty scary if their highly reliable data analysis and warning system, the one they use to disseminate all their predictions, went down.Read more...

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Foxtrot Alpha Russia Deploys Banned Cruise Missiles While A Spy Ship Hangs Out Off The U.S. Coast | Lifehacker The Harmless Items That Could Trigger a TSA Search of Checked Luggage | io9 Sorry, Ben, But You’re a Batman Forever Now | Kotaku YouTube Cancels Pewdiepie’s Show, Removes Him From Premium Advertising |Read more...

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A few weeks ago, resilient DC journalists reported that fearful White House officials were using a private messaging app to communicate with each other in the Trump administration. We’re now reading reports that the secure app in question is Confide. And you know what? It’s actually a very slick app.Read more...

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Ah, Valentine’s Day! The day we expect our significant others, lovers, and expensive sex mannequins to gamely pretend to forget about our many, complicated flaws and remember why they got into this mess in the first place. We express this, commonly, by giving one another our hearts—usually symbolically. Since we have…Read more...

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Humans do some pretty freaky shit in the bedroom, but it usually falls short of decapitating and eating each other. Some of our cousins in the animal kingdom do not avoid these trifling taboos.Read more...

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Even if you’re feeling a bit lonely here on Earth today, there is one heart that belongs to you, way, way out there in the cosmic void. Sure, it’s three billion miles away on an icy, airless rock, but don’t let the details get you down.Read more...

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There’s a star about 370 light-years from here that’s pulsating in response to its unusually heavy planetary companion. It’s the first time that astronomers have seen this sort of interaction between a planet and its host star. Read more...

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According to new reports, Russia has deployed a secret cruise missile system that violates a treaty between the United States and the former Soviet Union. Known as the SSC-X-8, the Obama administration previously warned Russia about developing the land-based system, but the country went ahead and built it anyway. Now…Read more...

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Here’s a story that includes an old house in the middle of nowhere, a stranger lurking in the shadows (and not in the friendly Boo Radley way) and a popular hook-up app. It just might be the scariest modern dating story you ever hear...but is it real?Read more...

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Ecuador’s foremost pain in the ass can finally stop tweeting in the third person as @Wikileaks, as he’s been doing since 2008. Lets give a hearty (if perplexed) congrats to Julian Assange for “joining” Twitter. Read more...

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When Ross Compton’s Ohio home caught fire last September, the story he told police was that he grabbed a few things and rushed out of the house, hurling essentials out a bedroom window he broke open with his cane before scrambling out himself.Read more...

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Today is Valentine’s Day—a great excuse to spend a romantic evening with your significant other(s), and a pretty cool time to work on commission at a jewelry store. But for every couple or polyamorous gaggle sharing swigs of cheap wine, there are plenty of single people just trying to forget about the sickening level…Read more...

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Last night, after weeks of controversy over what exactly he communicated to Russia’s ambassador to the U.S. before President Donald Trump took office, retired Army General Michael Flynn “retired” as National Security Advisor after 24 days on the job. This adds to the chaos of the new White House, but the problem goes…Read more...

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Way back in 2015, the Jezebel staff took on a task of Herculean proportions: we attempted to masturbate to the very dramatic, very long soundtrack to the very awful film Fifty Shades of Grey, sex-jam by sex-jam. It was surprisingly effective! But to varying degrees. We all emerged wiser and more satisfied.Read more...

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Yesterday, a photo of Justin Trudeau briefly hesitating before shaking Donald Trump’s hand went viral. So we here at Gizmodo decided to have a little photoshop contest, something we do from time to time. Not everyone was happy about it, of course.Read more...

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Welcome back to Giz Asks, a series where we ask experts hard questions about science, technology, and humanity’s future. Today, we’re talking to conservationists, naturalists, and authors about whether the bear is ever your buddy.Read more...

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Everybody’s wondered what it would be like to be James Bond. Not the womanizing or the killing or the endangering national security parts, of course. No, Gizmodo readers, it’s all about the gadgets, and today’s your lucky day.Read more...

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Toshiba, one of Japan’s most storied companies, is in serious trouble. The company was supposed to report its quarterly earnings on the Tokyo Stock Exchange today, but it never showed up. Instead, it said it wasn’t ready and begged for another month to file.Read more...

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Saving money is fun! Just kidding, it’s honestly pretty annoying since it requires a delicate amount of personal control and the temporary surrendering of your cash. But don’t worry. Your computerphone can help.Read more...

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These discounted smart thermostats don’t include color touchscreens or unique control mechanisms like those from Nest or Ecobee, but they both let you control them from an app, and the $99 model even works with Alexa.Read more...

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