EPA Head Met With CEO of Dow Before Rejecting Ban on Dow's Toxic Pesticide

Scott Pruitt seems like the kind of guy who would dunk his first born in toxic waste just to demonstrate that it would survive. Still, his decision to reject a ban on a popular pesticide that’s been shown to harm children’s brains was a little surprising. On Tuesday, we found out that a cozy relationship with the…

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Source: Gizmodo – EPA Head Met With CEO of Dow Before Rejecting Ban on Dow’s Toxic Pesticide

What Happens to Wolves When They're Raised Like Dogs?

Wolves and dogs are separated by 15,000 years of evolution, during which time the species have veered off into radically different directions. Dogs still retain many of their ancestral behaviors, but less is known about any latent “dog-like” tendencies among modern wolves. A new study of human-raised wolf pups…

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Source: Gizmodo – What Happens to Wolves When They’re Raised Like Dogs?

Mozilla Employee Denied Entry to the United States

In the wake of President Trump’s travel ban earlier this year, tech companies scrambled to return their employees who were traveling to the United States. But most major tech firms have offices around the globe, which means their employees are going to keep getting caught up in the country’s ever-evolving travel…

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Source: Gizmodo – Mozilla Employee Denied Entry to the United States

Edgar Wright Hasn't Seen, and Won't Be Watching, Ant-Man

Popular director Edgar Wright is someone who prides himself on a broad, diverse knowledge of film. He’s the kind of person that tries to see every movie that comes out. Unless, of course, you’re talking about the film he was supposed to make and didn’t.

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Source: Gizmodo – Edgar Wright Hasn’t Seen, and Won’t Be Watching, Ant-Man

Adequate Man Late Lunch Is Horseshit | The Muse Pretty Little Liars Changed the Face of Schlocky Tee

Adequate Man Late Lunch Is Horseshit | The Muse Pretty Little Liars Changed the Face of Schlocky Teen TV for Good | Fusion StoryCorps, Of All Places, Is Running an Anti-Union Campaign | The Root Marilyn Mosby Treated Baltimore Cops Like Cops Treat Everyone Else; Now They’re Coming for Her |

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Source: Gizmodo – Adequate Man Late Lunch Is Horseshit | The Muse Pretty Little Liars Changed the Face of Schlocky Tee

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Tells Press to Watch CNN 'Expose' She Knows Might be Bogus

Sarah Huckabee Sanders is slowly taking over Sean Spicer’s duties as the public face of the Trump administration and she’s already inheriting his penchant for using the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room’s lectern as a bully pulpit against the media. Today she went so far as to encourage the gathered reporters, and…

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Source: Gizmodo – Sarah Huckabee Sanders Tells Press to Watch CNN ‘Expose’ She Knows Might be Bogus

Who Created the Fake Donald Trump Time Cover Hanging Up at His Golf Courses?

Gaslighting victims around the world blinked on Tuesday when The Washington Post revealed that a fake Time magazine cover with the president’s face is hanging up at Trump golf courses around the world. Donald Trump’s administration would not explain this glaring example of fake news. The facts lead to even weirder…

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Source: Gizmodo – Who Created the Fake Donald Trump Time Cover Hanging Up at His Golf Courses?

Star Wars Is All the Same Nowadays, and It's Becoming a Problem

The firing of Phil Lord and Christopher Miller from the Han Solo movie feels like it could be a turning point for the rejuvenated Star Wars. We’re learning a lot more about what Lucasfillm feels is acceptable within its universe and what isn’t. The problem is that what’s acceptable looks to be very, very narrow.

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Source: Gizmodo – Star Wars Is All the Same Nowadays, and It’s Becoming a Problem

This Thumbnail-Sized Spider Shoots an 80-Foot-Long Web Bridge to Cross Rivers

If Marvel’s Spider-Man always seemed a little too far-fetched, you’re going to have an even harder time wrapping your head around the Darwin’s Bark spider. It’s no bigger than a thumbnail, but it can shoot a web at distances of over 80 feet, allowing it to cross rivers and spin massive traps.

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Source: Gizmodo – This Thumbnail-Sized Spider Shoots an 80-Foot-Long Web Bridge to Cross Rivers

Iron Fist Nearly Made a Game of Thrones Character Just Disappear

Jessica Henwick is conquering genre franchises—she was in The Force Awakens, Game of Thrones, and Marvel’s Iron Fist. But that last commitment—as Colleen Wing—is so great it almost kept us from ever seeing her in Game of Thrones again.

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Source: Gizmodo – Iron Fist Nearly Made a Game of Thrones Character Just Disappear

Ransomware Victims Unable to Decrypt Files After Email Provider Shuts Down Attackers' Inbox

Another major cyberattack attack is quickly spreading across Europe and has now infected systems in the US as well. Researchers at Symantec and other leading security firms are confirming that ransomware is being spread via EternalBlue, an exploit leaked in April by the ShadowBrokers hacking group, which is said to…

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Source: Gizmodo – Ransomware Victims Unable to Decrypt Files After Email Provider Shuts Down Attackers’ Inbox

No One Is Pissing Off Local Wrestling Crowds Like The "Progressive Liberal"

To some degree, the politics of The “Progressive Liberal” Dan Richards align with those of the real Dan Richards. Given that this is pro wrestling, a big red sign displaying Is this a work? is always flashing, but Richards claims he leans hard left. “It’s not much of a stretch,” he says on the phone. When he tells me…

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Source: Gizmodo – No One Is Pissing Off Local Wrestling Crowds Like The “Progressive Liberal”

Reminder: Wave Pools Are Filthy Pits of Despair

Water parks are a time-honored American tradition, and a great way to beat the summer heat while stewing in strangers’ bodily fluids. Really, there’s no shortage of things to do at a water park: You can lounge in the lazy river, splash around on a slide, and even contract Hep A! The possibilities are endless.

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Source: Gizmodo – Reminder: Wave Pools Are Filthy Pits of Despair

Why Do So Many Black Superheroes Have Electricity Powers?

Growing up as a kid who loved comic books, I spent many an afternoon running around the park pretending to be a superhero fighting all manners of evil. Fun as it was, the process of picking out which superhero I wanted to be always stressed me out for one particular reason that still bothers me to this day.

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Source: Gizmodo – Why Do So Many Black Superheroes Have Electricity Powers?

Yahoo Wants You to Pay for an Ad-Free Version of Its Notoriously Hacked Email Service

Remember Yahoo Mail? That email service famous for undergoing the largest breach of user data ever—and then outdoing itself a few months later with an even larger breach? Well, the company is now offering a paid version of its mail service in hopes that you’ll shell out cash to use the most-pwned email service ever.

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Source: Gizmodo – Yahoo Wants You to Pay for an Ad-Free Version of Its Notoriously Hacked Email Service

We Asked Corey Taylor to Listen to the Internet's Best and Worst Slipknot Mashups

If the internet has one positive attribute, it’s that it connects people: coworkers building the future together; families living on opposite sides of the world; future lovers flirting over instantaneous chat programs; and, late last week, Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor and me.

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Source: Gizmodo – We Asked Corey Taylor to Listen to the Internet’s Best and Worst Slipknot Mashups

Alexa, You Are a Goddamn Prude

Look, you give me a robot—even one that exists merely as a screen, speaker, camera, and microphone—and my first order of business is going to be screwing with it: trying to elicit the most explicit response I can. But Alexa, as found in the Echo and new Echo Show, is not prone to being explicit.

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Source: Gizmodo – Alexa, You Are a Goddamn Prude