Elon Musk Is Back to Digging Tunnels, This Time Under DC

Noted tunnel enthusiast Elon Musk is digging again, this time for hazily defined purposes at an abandoned parking lot near the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives headquarters building in northeastern Washington, DC, the Washington Post reports.

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Source: Gizmodo – Elon Musk Is Back to Digging Tunnels, This Time Under DC

Only 43 Percent of American Teens Have Gotten the HPV Vaccine Which Prevents Cervical and Dick Cancer

The HPV vaccine is a fantastic drug that prevents everything from cervical cancer in women to dick cancer in men. But a new study from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association has found that vaccination rates for American teenagers is still tragically low.

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Source: Gizmodo – Only 43 Percent of American Teens Have Gotten the HPV Vaccine Which Prevents Cervical and Dick Cancer

Watch Ryan Coogler Break Down Black Panther's Stunning Casino Fight

Amongst its other virtues, it’s impressive how cleanly and beautifully shot Black Panther’s fight scenes are. In a new video, director Ryan Coogler breaks down the work that went into one of the film’s best.

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Source: Gizmodo – Watch Ryan Coogler Break Down Black Panther’s Stunning Casino Fight

Another Dog Food Company Has Recalled Food Tainted With a Euthanasia Drug

Several major dog food brands owned by J.M. Smucker have been recalled by the FDA after small amounts of a euthanasia drug were discovered inside. And if the story sounds familiar, that’s because a completely different company, Against the Grain Pet Food, issued an identical recall last week.

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Source: Gizmodo – Another Dog Food Company Has Recalled Food Tainted With a Euthanasia Drug

Do Animals Have a Sense of Competition?

Humans do the wildest things to animals—stick them with experimental drugs, mash them into cheap nuggets, mount their severed heads on dining room walls. Against this backdrop of chaos and mass extermination the Puppy Bowl seems fairly benign, as do all those other events, like the Kentucky Derby, where animals are…

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Source: Gizmodo – Do Animals Have a Sense of Competition?

NRA Goes Quiet on Twitter, Just Like After Previous Mass Shootings [Updating]

The National Rifle Association (NRA) hasn’t tweeted since the afternoon of February 14th, the day that 17 people were killed and 15 were injured in a mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida. And it’s kind of strange, because typically the NRA loves to tweet.

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Source: Gizmodo – NRA Goes Quiet on Twitter, Just Like After Previous Mass Shootings [Updating]

Uber Eats Driver Kills Customer During Delivery in Atlanta

Police in Atlanta are searching for an Uber Eats driver who allegedly shot and killed a 30-year-old man after delivering his food. Police have not released a description of the driver, but say that he was using a white Volkswagen to make his delivery.

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Source: Gizmodo – Uber Eats Driver Kills Customer During Delivery in Atlanta

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 understand little about. Its symptoms are varied, too—from problems with social interaction to being unable to speak or

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Source: Gizmodo – Researchers Say They’ve Created a 90% Accurate Blood Test for Autism

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 he’s justified on dubious security grounds, will no longer go on a five-day trip to Israel.

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

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 are now set to gobble more electricity than domestic residential consumption in Iceland, major credit card providers are

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

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 latest from The Last Jedi, Solo, and all the other Star Wars goodness Hasbro showed at Toy Fair this year.

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Source: Gizmodo – All the Amazing New Star Wars Toys From Toy Fair

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 deploys the rocket’s payload, Space.com reported.

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

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 Research Agency tried to flood the US with disinformation and propaganda before the 2016 elections, now says it will…

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Source: Gizmodo – Facebook Now Says It Will Verify Election Ad Buyers’ Identities With Postcards

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 Marvel, from Ant-Man & The Wasp to a Marvel movie anniversary celebration, to, yes… lots more Deadpool. So much Deadpool.

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Source: Gizmodo – The Coolest Marvel Toys Revealed at Toy Fair This Year

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 himself from an encroaching probe of Russia’s meddling in elections.

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Source: Gizmodo – Trump Blames FBI for the Parkland Shooting Because of the Russia Probe

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 to your entire company that women are biologically inferior to men is still a totally good reason to fire someone. And…

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

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 to play at Toy Fair in New York this weekend is just as fun, while being a lot easier to master.

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Source: Gizmodo – Rocket League is a Lot Easier When You’re Playing It In Real Life

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 screen. You might not know this if you’d seen the headlines coming out of CES—where Synaptic’s Clear ID was haled as a game…

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Source: Gizmodo – What’s It Gonna Take For Someone to Give Me This Slick In-Display Fingerprint Reader