Wild Theory Suggests Heavy Metals Came From Parasitic Black Holes

If you were to rank the wildest things in the universe, there are a few obvious contenders: gamma rays, fast radio bursts, and quasars, for example. But no list would be complete without black holes and the black hole’s less-dense cousins, the neutron star. These hyper-compressed things can do some mind-boggling…

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Source: Gizmodo – Wild Theory Suggests Heavy Metals Came From Parasitic Black Holes

Energy Drinks Won’t Make You a Coke Addict: Cocaine Will Make You A Coke Addict

Science doesn’t give answers. Instead, it’s a tool that humans have created to make meaningful conclusions from data. So, if someone tells you that science says energy drinks will turn you into a cocaine user, well, science won’t ever do that.

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Source: Gizmodo – Energy Drinks Won’t Make You a Coke Addict: Cocaine Will Make You A Coke Addict

Encryption Technology Could Protect the Privacy of Your DNA 

Your DNA is some of the most intimate information out there—encoded in it is information about your health, your personality, your family history. It’s not hard to imagine how such sensitive details could be damaging should they fall into the wrong hands. And yet, the privacy practices of the people and programs…

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Source: Gizmodo – Encryption Technology Could Protect the Privacy of Your DNA 

This Awesome Poster Is Basically a Scratch-Off Lottery Ticket For Your Favorite Films

Show off you love of film in a more unique way than just a regular movie poster. This 100 Essential Films poster from Pop Chart Lab isn’t just a kickass looking infographic; you can scratch away the boxes to reveal the hidden film lurking beneath the metallic surface. Use the best promo code ever created, CASHABLANCA,…

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Source: Gizmodo – This Awesome Poster Is Basically a Scratch-Off Lottery Ticket For Your Favorite Films

Let These Award Winning Ecology Images Soothe Your Tortured Soul

Nature can be brutal as hell. The Circle of Life translates to a horrible place full of awful smells, corpses, murder, and plenty of unreasonably upsetting shit. Looking at pictures of nature, however, is a completely different story. It’s soothing. It’s nice. There’s not as much blood, generally.

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Source: Gizmodo – Let These Award Winning Ecology Images Soothe Your Tortured Soul

A Device That Turns Almost Any Camera Into A Webcam

Game capture hardware maker Elgato made streaming a little bit fancier this week with the release of Cam Link, a $129 USB device that allows users to use any camera with an HDMI output as a webcam. Plus it also does game capture. It’s pretty nifty.

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Marvel Superheroes Who Basically Only Protect New York City, Ranked

The New York City of the Marvel universe is teeming with heroes, being home to everyone from Steve Rogers to Peter Parker. With four of those famous New Yorkers teaming up on the small screen today in The Defenders, we decided to rank the finest inhabits of the comic book Big Apple.

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Source: Gizmodo – Marvel Superheroes Who Basically Only Protect New York City, Ranked

Food Scientists Have Invented All-in-One Sugar Cream Pods For Your Coffee

Grabbing a quick coffee from a fast food joint means it’s up to you to add as much coffee and cream as you need. But future generations may never need to deal with those tiny, easy-to-spill milk cups as scientists from the Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg in Germany have invented capsules that dissolve…

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Source: Gizmodo – Food Scientists Have Invented All-in-One Sugar Cream Pods For Your Coffee

Scientists Think They've Solved an Important Mystery About Brown Dwarfs

Are they stars? Are they lost planets? Brown dwarves, the galaxy’s dark, wandering orbs, are some of space’s most perplexing features. They’re larger than Jupiter but smaller than stars, glow on their own and, well, they’re just really strange. A new analysis seems to explain at least a few of their mysteries.

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Source: Gizmodo – Scientists Think They’ve Solved an Important Mystery About Brown Dwarfs

These Leather-Wrapped Lightning Cables Make Me Feel Strange, But They're a Great Deal

We’ve seen Lightning cables wrapped in nylon, and even in metal, but this is the first one I’ve seen that’s covered in leather, complete with stitching. I’m still not entirely sure how I feel about it, but I do know that $5 is a great price for two cables, no matter the material.

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Source: Gizmodo – These Leather-Wrapped Lightning Cables Make Me Feel Strange, But They’re a Great Deal

Thrift Store Shoppers Buy $20,000 Worth of Vintage NASA Flight Suits for $1.20

The potential of striking gold at a thrift store can be very much dependent on where that store is located. Given NASA’s Kennedy Space Center is just an hour away, a pair of college students in Orlando were lucky enough to find six vintage flight suits buried in a box at a Salvation Army store that was going out of…

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Source: Gizmodo – Thrift Store Shoppers Buy ,000 Worth of Vintage NASA Flight Suits for .20

Google Found a Way To Automatically and Perfectly Erase Watermarks on Stock Photos

If you’re a professional photographer who assumed that slapping an obtrusive watermark across your work would protect it from being misused online, Google’s got some bad news for you. A team of researchers from the company has found a way to automatically and perfectly erase the watermarks used by popular stock…

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Source: Gizmodo – Google Found a Way To Automatically and Perfectly Erase Watermarks on Stock Photos

Lost for Over a Century, This Is Now the Oldest Known Original Photo of a US President

Lost for nearly a century and a half, a grainy black and white portrait of John Quincy Adams has reemerged—and it’s now considered the oldest surviving original photograph of a US president in existence.

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Source: Gizmodo – Lost for Over a Century, This Is Now the Oldest Known Original Photo of a US President