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Raw Turkey Is Spreading Superbug Salmonella Raw Turkey Is Spreading Superbug Salmonella

Getting a stomach bug is bad enough. But a new outbreak of salmonella bacteria spread by raw turkey that has sickened nearly 100 people across several states has an troubling wrinkle to it: The germ at fault is likely also resistant to multiple antibiotics.

Whale Sharks Can Live 130 Years, New Study Estimates Whale Sharks Can Live 130 Years, New Study Estimates

The world’s biggest fish is the mysterious whale shark, which can grow as heavy as 40,000 pounds and as large as 60 feet, though most top out a few feet and pounds smaller than that. It also appears these behemoths can live to be 130 years old, new observations and modeling have shown.

Sunken Russian Warship Rumored to Contain 200 Tons of Gold Discovered Near South Korea Sunken Russian Warship Rumored to Contain 200 Tons of Gold Discovered Near South Korea

A missing Russian Imperial Navy cruiser said to contain 200 tons of gold bullion worth an estimated $133 billion has been discovered after being lost at sea for 113 years.

An Experimental Painkiller Combines the Best Parts of Botox and Opioids—at Least in Mice An Experimental Painkiller Combines the Best Parts of Botox and Opioids—at Least in Mice

Scientists are scrambling to find painkillers that can ease suffering without the addictive potential of opioids. One potential solution, a new study out Wednesday in Science Translational Medicine suggests, might involve creating modified versions of the common wrinkle treatment botox, otherwise known as botulinum…

Look at This Incredible New Armored Dinosaur Found in Utah Look at This Incredible New Armored Dinosaur Found in Utah

They’re calling this newly discovered dinosaur “thorny head,” and it’s changing what we know of North American ankylosaurs, the heavily armored herbivores that had the misfortune of living alongside Tyrannosaurus rex during the Late Cretaceous.

Should I Worry About Asbestos From the New York Pipe Explosion? Should I Worry About Asbestos From the New York Pipe Explosion?

A steam pipe blew up just blocks away from the Gizmodo office this morning, emitting a plume of white smoke on New York City’s Fifth Avenue in the Flatiron District. The Gizmodo writers are all fine, unfortunately for you. But The New York Times reports that city officials believe the pipe, installed in 1932, might be…

Big Mysterious Sarcophagus Opened, Sucks Big Mysterious Sarcophagus Opened, Sucks

It’s been quite the month for Indiana Jones-inspired madness, after a sealed 2,000-year-old sarcophagus was discovered in Alexandria, Egypt, on July 1. Nobody knew what was inside, but some feared that the black granite coffin might be cursed. Those fears were put to rest on Thursday, when the sarcophagus was finally…

More Young Adults Are Dying From Alcohol-Caused Liver Disease More Young Adults Are Dying From Alcohol-Caused Liver Disease

Over the past few years, there’s been a steady rise in the rate of Americans who die by suicide and drugs each year. But while much of the attention surrounding these deaths has focused on the opioid crisis, a new study out Wednesday in the BMJ highlights a different aspect of that increase: More people, especially…

Experts Say Recent ‘Alien’ Mummy Study Was Deeply Flawed and Unethical Experts Say Recent ‘Alien’ Mummy Study Was Deeply Flawed and Unethical

Earlier this year, scientists from Stanford University concluded that a strange skeleton known as the Atacama Mummy belonged to a human girl whose physical malformations were the result of several severe genetic mutations. A team of international experts is now questioning these findings, and accusing the scientists…

Scientists Made the Fastest-Spinning Particles Ever to Test the Limits of Physics

Scientists made nanoparticles that spin around each other a billion times per second, the fastest mechanical rotation on record. They want to use these spinning particles to study the very fabric of spacetime.

What Caused the Loudest Underwater Sound Ever Recorded?

In 1997, scientists with the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association were recording the sounds of underwater volcanic activity when they picked up a noise that was so incredibly loud—louder than any underwater sound ever detected—that they initially thought it must be an equipment malfunction. But then…

Some of the Most Spectacular Astronomy Images of 2018 Some of the Most Spectacular Astronomy Images of 2018

Over 4,200 photographs were submitted to this year’s Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest, but only these 25 images made it to the shortlist.

New Study Finds Unintended Consequences of CRISPR Gene Editing New Study Finds Unintended Consequences of CRISPR Gene Editing

Scientists and biotechnologists have heralded the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing system as revolutionary way to edit DNA, like scissors and a glue stick for the genome. But a new study found some potentially harmful unintended effects.

This Folding Robotic Device Captures Delicate Sea Creatures Without Crushing Them

Our oceans are home to a diverse array of aquatic organisms, a surprising number of which have yet to be discovered. To help in the search for these fascinating creatures, researchers have developed a robotic device capable of capturing even the most delicate deep-sea animals, which it does with a foldable, 12-sided…

Baby Snake That Lived Among Dinosaurs Found Preserved in Amber Baby Snake That Lived Among Dinosaurs Found Preserved in Amber

Scientists working in Myanmar have uncovered a nearly 100-million-year-old baby snake encased in amber. Dating back to the Late Cretaceous, it’s the oldest known baby snake in the fossil record, and the first snake known to have lived in a forested environment.

Adorable New Shark Species Named After Trailblazing Marine Biologist Eugenie Clark Adorable New Shark Species Named After Trailblazing Marine Biologist Eugenie Clark

Say hello to Squalus clarkae, otherwise known as Genie’s dogfish. This newly identified species of deepwater shark was named in honor of Eugenie Clark, a scientific pioneer who influenced an entire generation of marine biologists.

New Super-Crisp Images of Neptune Show How Far Our Telescopes Have Come New Super-Crisp Images of Neptune Show How Far Our Telescopes Have Come

This is a new picture of Neptune taken from the Earth. It’s nothing short of amazing.

Your Earliest Memory Might Not Have Happened Your Earliest Memory Might Not Have Happened

If life is but a tapestry, then memory is the thread. But some of those threads may simply be imagined: A new study out today in Psychological Science suggests that our earliest memories often couldn’t have happened the way we remember them.

The Girl Scouts Looks Toward the Future With 30 New Science, Tech, and Environment Badges The Girl Scouts Looks Toward the Future With 30 New Science, Tech, and Environment Badges

The Girl Scouts announced on Tuesday a number of new badges that the organization says will help equip girls with the leadership skills needed to deal with “key 21st century issues.” The badges tackle “some of society’s most pressing needs,” the Girl Scouts says, including environmental advocacy, robotics, online…

Is The Earth's Mantle Full of Diamonds? Is The Earth's Mantle Full of Diamonds?

Parts of the Earth’s mantle might be loaded with diamonds, if a new model turns out to be correct. But no, you can’t mine them—they’d be almost a hundred miles below the surface.

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