Russian Hackers Reportedly Hid Behind Americans' Home Networks to Mask Their Cyber Espionage

Russian military hackers been waging an ongoing hacking campaign against high-level American targets and have been using a special technique to mask their activities: a tool to hide behind addresses associated with everyday Americans’ home and mobile networks.

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Source: Gizmodo – Russian Hackers Reportedly Hid Behind Americans’ Home Networks to Mask Their Cyber Espionage

An Exorcism Goes Awry in the Sinister Trailer for Nun Horror Agnes

Two young nuns, Mary (Castle’s Molly C. Quinn) and Agnes (Hayley McFarland), meet at a convent and form a friendship—but as the trailer for new horror movie Agnes suggests, one of them is being followed by some kind of poltergeist-like presence… and the other becomes quite-possibly demonically possessed. At least it…

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Source: Gizmodo – An Exorcism Goes Awry in the Sinister Trailer for Nun Horror Agnes

All the Fast Food You Love Contains Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals, Study Finds

Hormone-disrupting chemicals known as phthalates were found in many fast food meals tested as part of new research. The study authors found several different phthalates, as well as other chemicals meant to replace phthalates, across a variety of fast food takeout items, including fries, burritos, and cheeseburgers.…

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Source: Gizmodo – All the Fast Food You Love Contains Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals, Study Finds

Bruce Campbell Fights Alien Zombies in Horror Comedy Black Friday

On Thanksgiving night, a group of weary toy-store employees pulls up to work, anticipating an unruly, door-busting crowd who’ll arrive in the wee hours for a frenzy of Black Friday shopping. What they’re not expecting is an alien invasion that turns all those would-be customers into a hungry mob of an entirely…

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Source: Gizmodo – Bruce Campbell Fights Alien Zombies in Horror Comedy Black Friday

Helicopters, Trained Dogs, and 44 Tons of Poison Not Enough to Keep Rats Off Protected Island

Lord Howe Island was declared free of rodents in 2019, but the celebration may have been premature. The recent appearance of nearly 100 rats has conservationists wondering if these intruders are survivors or newcomers to the island, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site home to various endangered species.

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Source: Gizmodo – Helicopters, Trained Dogs, and 44 Tons of Poison Not Enough to Keep Rats Off Protected Island

Dune's Calculating Bene Gesserit Are a Most Precious Resource

Though Denis Villeneuve’s Dune focuses on Paul Atreides as he and most everyone around him dance around the obvious fact that he is the long-prophesied chosen one destined to bring an end to the war between House Atreides and House Harkonnen, when we first meet him, he’s a far cry from the legendary messiah king he’ll…

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Source: Gizmodo – Dune’s Calculating Bene Gesserit Are a Most Precious Resource

A Mermaid Tests Her Fate in the West African Mythology-Inspired Tale Skin of the Sea

When a mermaid saves a human life, she’s most definitely not hailed as a hero—she’s marked for terrible punishment because she’s broken an ancient law designed to protect her kind. In that vein, Nigerian-Welsh author Natasha Bowen drew upon West African mythology to create her fantasy debut, Skin of the Sea, and io9…

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Source: Gizmodo – A Mermaid Tests Her Fate in the West African Mythology-Inspired Tale Skin of the Sea

Biden Nominates Net Neutrality Champion Jessica Rosenworcel to Head the FCC

Joe Biden has, after nine months, nominated Jessica Rosenworcel as chair of the Federal Communications Commission. While longtime Commissioner Rosenworcel filled in as the acting chair, we’ve been banging our heads against the desks wondering why Biden wouldn’t just pull the trigger. While Biden waited, the FCC has…

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Source: Gizmodo – Biden Nominates Net Neutrality Champion Jessica Rosenworcel to Head the FCC

With Dune: Part 2 Announced, Denis Villeneuve Can Complete the Sci-Fi Tale

At the end of Dune: Part One, Zendaya’s character Chani told the audience “This is only the beginning,” and now that’s officially true. Legendary, the company behind Dune, as well as Paul Atreides himself, Timothée Chalamet, tweeted out the news that Dune: Part Two is officially going to happen.

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Source: Gizmodo – With Dune: Part 2 Announced, Denis Villeneuve Can Complete the Sci-Fi Tale

In the Italian Sci-Fi Fable Anna, the Child Apocalypse Will Not Be Kid-Friendly

It’s not often that an award-winning author and screenwriter decides to direct a TV series adapted from his own beloved novel, but that’s exactly what Niccolò Ammaniti has done with Anna (set to air on AMC+). Based on his 2015 book, the six-episode series takes a science-fiction dystopia—a world where a mysterious…

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Source: Gizmodo – In the Italian Sci-Fi Fable Anna, the Child Apocalypse Will Not Be Kid-Friendly

8 Epic Photos of Asteroids Seen Up Close

Asteroids come in all shapes and sizes; some are large enough to earn the title of dwarf planet, while others are about ostrich-sized. These wandering rocks are incredibly important objects for scientists seeking information about the formation of the solar system and even life on Earth. Some meteorites (the space…

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Source: Gizmodo – 8 Epic Photos of Asteroids Seen Up Close

Go on Disney's Marvel Cruise, Pay for Ultron to Ruin Your Lunch

I assume you’re well aware of Disney World’s $6,000 Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser hotel/high-end LARPing experience. If you’ve been hoping for a Marvel Cinematic Universe equivalent, you’ll have to settle for lunch. But, if it makes you feel any better, it’s surely going to be an extremely expensive lunch, as the…

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Source: Gizmodo – Go on Disney’s Marvel Cruise, Pay for Ultron to Ruin Your Lunch

Joe Manchin Reportedly Hates Creating Jobs and Saving Money

Sen. Joe Manchin has all but forced Democrats to abandon their best tool to combat climate change in the reconciliation bill. Now he’s reportedly turning his eye towards another proposal to address one of the easiest climate fixes.

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Source: Gizmodo – Joe Manchin Reportedly Hates Creating Jobs and Saving Money

The Most Promising Signal of Alien Intelligence Just Went Bust

A radio transmission that appeared to come from the Proxima Centauri system, home to the nearest star to the Sun, was likely an artifact produced by human technology, according to researchers with the Breakthrough Listen project.

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Source: Gizmodo – The Most Promising Signal of Alien Intelligence Just Went Bust