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Scientists Can Now Unboil Eggs to Hopefully Make Cancer Drugs Cheaper

gizmodo.com — It sounds like research that doesn't have much more of a practical application than making people say "neat," but chemists at UC Irvine have figured out a way to unboil egg whites--turning them from a solid back into a liquid--and the process behind it promises to help lower the production cost of cancer drugs and other expensive medications.
Jan 26, 2015

Fascinating RT @Gizmodo: Scientists can now unboil eggs, hopefully making cancer drugs cheaper gizmo.do/QUtBc8v pic.twitter.com/IbLHCvkwdH

Jan 26, 2015

RT @Gizmodo: Scientists can now unboil eggs, which will hopefully make cancer drugs cheaper gizmo.do/QUtBc8v pic.twitter.com/3R9BEGXeI9

​Sling TV Review: Holy Crap, We've Figured Out Internet Television

gizmodo.com — At some point, TV became complicated. It used to be this thing I would plop down in front of after school and mindlessly flip through. Then, in 2009, everything changed: analog signals were outlawed, and the new digital TV signals failed me in every way: my old television wasn't compatible, my house was too far from the broadcasting stations.
Jan 26, 2015

1. this is really great! (graf 1) 2. actually it's p. hamstrung! (rest of piece) 3. maybe dont buy it yet! (end) gizmodo.com/sling-tv-revie…

The First Licensed U.S. Bitcoin Exchange Will Open Today

gizmodo.com — The bitcoin service provider Coinbase is set to make history later today: it's going to launch the first licensed U.S. exchange for the currency, approved in 24 jurisdictions around the country. Until now, Coinbase has acted as a brokerage for bitcoin users.

Beautiful Lonely Railroads Winding Through America's Landscape

gizmodo.com — Railroad tracks have been a constant presence in the ever-changing American landscape since the 1800s. Whether they are carrying cars of people and goods, or have fallen into disrepair, the site of train tracks is familiar site to all.
Jan 26, 2015

These are lovely RT @michaelhesh: stunning photos of railroads in the north eastern US. gizmodo.com/striking-photo…

Sneakers Inspired By Vintage Space Suits Are Back

gizmodo.com — Although not actually worn by real-life astronauts, 'Moon Boots' were still an incredibly popular fashion fad during the '80s. And 30 years later, designers like Raf Simons are still being inspired by the complex space suits that NASA developed to allow astronauts to safely walk in the vacuum of space.

This Celestial Show Is So Crowded It Almost Looks Unreal

gizmodo.com — There are not three, four or five, but six different night sky phenomena visible in this amazing astrophoto taken by Petr Horálek, European Southern Observatory's photo ambassador. The image was captured earlier in January 2015, during a visit to La Silla Observatory, just on the outskirts of the Chilean Atacama Desert.

The Pirate Cinema Is Just Endless Torrenting and I Can't Stop Watching

gizmodo.com — The Pirate Cinema turns worldwide torrent traffic into art. The results are equally beautiful, chaotic, inspiring, maddening, and there's a slight chance that I can feel my brain melting. This collage of crazy is an art installation, created by Nicolas Maigret, who wanted to recreate visually what "torrenting" really looked like.

AT&T Made the First Transcontinental Phone Call 100 Years Ago Today

gizmodo.com — On Jan. 25, 1915, inventor Alexander Graham Bell (center) called up his former lab partner, Thomas Watson, in San Francisco, making the first transcontinental phone call in history. "Mr. Watson, are you there?"

One Missouri Lawmaker Wants To Make Apple Pay Way Less Convenient

gizmodo.com — Apple Pay survives on convenience. "Don't worry about getting out your wallet or fishing in your purse. Just point your iPhone 6 at this register thing and be on your way!" Anything that disrupt that simple flow would pretty much doom the technology, such as asking customers for physical IDs every time you buy something for instance.
Jan 25, 2015

Clueless - One Missouri Lawmaker Wants To Make Apple Pay Way Less Convenient zite.to/1uMyrwZ

Cyanogen Wants to Wrestle Android Away From Google

gizmodo.com — Cyanogen, the company behind the popular open source operating system and the OS of choice for last year's OnePlus One, wants to be even more independent from the Google-based software that lies at its foundation. According to Cyanogen's CEO, Kirt McMaster "We're attempting to take Android away from Google."
Jan 25, 2015

I can believe that Google would lose control of Android. Cyanogen ain’t the company that’s going to do it, though: gizmodo.com/cyanogen-wants…

NASA's Opportunity Has Now Explored the Martian Surface for 11 Years

gizmodo.com — Eleven years ago today-in fact, at this very minute (12:05 am ET)-NASA's Opportunity rover touched down on Mars for what was only supposed to be a 90-day mission. Since then, Opportunity has proven to be an engineering marvel by traveling almost 26 miles on the Martian surface, more than any other off-Earth surface vehicle.
Jan 26, 2015

NASA's Opportunity Has Now Explored the Martian Surface for 11 Years gizmodo.com/nasas-opportun…

Bulletproof Coffee: Debunking the Hot Buttered Hype

gizmodo.com — People are putting butter in their coffee. And hey, if you're just craving a new flavor experience, more power to you. The problem is that Bulletproof Coffee, the company behind the trend, is claiming that drinking a mug of fatty joe every morning instead of eating breakfast is a secret shortcut to weight loss and mental superpowers, and now the butter coffee has developed a cult of highly caffeinated, shiny-lipped adherents.
Jan 24, 2015

RT @mallelis: oh man thank goodness someone is yelling at bulletproof coffee gizmodo.com/bulletproof-co…

Jan 23, 2015

RT @barbfederostrov: Happy to see this much-needed smackdown: Bulletproof Coffee: Debunking the Hot Buttered Hype bit.ly/1xLyZih

Jan 23, 2015

Do people still really do this || Bulletproof Coffee: Debunking the Hot Buttered Hype gizmodo.com/bulletproof-co…

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The Best Predictor Of Heart Disease Is...Twitter?

gizmodo.com — Normally, when doctors are trying to look at whether an individual is at risk of heart disease, they'll look at classic indicators of health: smoking, diet, obesity and so on. But according to a University of Pennsylvania study, they might be better off taking a look at their tweets.

The NHL Will Use GoPros to Make Hockey Awesome Television

gizmodo.com — As the video above shows, hockey from the vantage point of a hockey players is nuts. The stick work! The speed! That's why the NHL and GoPro are teaming up to fill NHL broadcasts with hot, first-person action cam footage. It's going to be awesome.

​Why Google Is Strong-Arming Artists Into Signing With YouTube Music Key

gizmodo.com — Cello rock n' roller Zoë Keating is really upset that Google is trying to force her to sign over the rights to her music for its new streaming service, YouTube Music Key. If she won't play ball, she'll lose all of YouTube's monetization options, and her account will be demoted to a third-party account just like any other jerk on YouTube.
Jan 23, 2015

Why Google Is Strong-Arming Artists Into Signing With YouTube Music Key gizmodo.com/why-google-is-…

Amazon's Gold Box Forum Is a Beautiful Pocket of Internet Insanity

gizmodo.com — It's an inviolable rule of the internet that if you provide people with a place to type words in public, chaos will follow close behind. Nowhere is this more true than the Amazon Gold Box forum, one of the internet's more delightful clearinghouses of crazy.

GoPro Showed Us the First-Person Future of Live Sports Broadcasts

gizmodo.com — Earlier today GoPro and the National Hockey League announced a partnership that for the first time would bring on-ice, POV footage to a live hockey broadcast. It's a major move, and if you're watching the X Games on ESPN this weekend you'll get to see the system in action.
Jan 25, 2015

Turn on ESPN right now. This event is insane & you'll see the new #GoPro camera tech I talked about gizmodo.com/gopro-showed-u…

Jan 23, 2015

This is what the future of live sports broadcasts will look like, and it's awesome. gizmodo.com/gopro-showed-u…

America Enters Its Darkest Days, as SkyMall Lands in Bankruptcy

gizmodo.com — It's a dark day for Lord of the Rings necklace collectors and elaborate pet furniture enthusiasts everywhere. This morning, SkyMall's parent company, Xhibit Corp. ( different Xzibit) has filed for bankruptcy. Let's take a moment of silence for the garden bigfoots that may never be. As in all things, it's apparently the internet's fault.
Jan 23, 2015

Do you know anyone who ever actually purchased anything from #SkyMall ? Well... About that gizmodo.com/america-enters…

Jan 23, 2015

No more Bigfoot garden statues: America Enters Its Darkest Days, as SkyMall Lands in Bankruptcy bit.ly/1xJTxrf

Jan 23, 2015

One perspective. RT @Gizmodo: America enters its darkest days, as SkyMall lands in bankruptcy gizmodo.com/america-enters… pic.twitter.com/fFlF4h7HWX