Save $5 on Tide Pods, With Free Delivery From Amazon - Gizmodo

Tide Pods are the easiest way to do laundry, and you can get an 81-count tub for just $15 today on Amazon. You’ll need to clip the $5 coupon, and order via Amazon’s Subscribe & Save program, b...

Star Wars Episode VIII Just Got Pushed Back Seven Months - Gizmodo

Fans hoping to get two Star Wars movies in a row, just six months apart, are in for a bit of a let down. Rian Johnson’s Star Wars Episode VIII has been pushed back from its May 2017 release date. To...

Where Should Juno Look When Exploring Jupiter? - Gizmodo

Juno is cruising ever-closer to Jupiter, and mission scientists are asking for your help in finding the most interesting spots on the gas giant to focus their cameras once the spacecraft arrives later...

Remarkably, I Don’t Hate Looking at Frigidaire’s New Connected AC - Gizmodo

I live in an apartment, currently an extremely cold-ass apartment. But even soul-crushing temps can’t keep me from gadget-crushing on this good-looking connected AC unit from Frigidaire. Read more.....

We're Emptying the Oceans of Fish and Filling Them With Plastic  - Gizmodo

Two reports out this week paint an alarming future for Earth’s oceans. The first one, published by the Wold Economic Forum, finds that by 2050, the oceans will contain more plastic than fish by weig...

Giant Voltron Drone Lifts 134 Pounds For a New World Record - Gizmodo

Due to FAA regulations, drone are limited in size and power in the United States. But apparently not in Norway, which is now the home of a new record-setting superdrone called the Megakopter that rece...

Your Favorite USB Car Charger: Aukey's Slim-Profile Dual Port - Gizmodo

You all wasted no time driving home your opinions about USB car chargers , but once the dust settled, Aukey’s inconspicuous dual-port charger (unsurprisingly ) finished the race with an insurmountab...

The Classic Cyberpunk Novel Altered Carbon Is Becoming A Netflix Series - Gizmodo

Add another entry to the long list of amazing things Netflix is doing with their original programming. They’ve just picked up the rights to Altered Carbon, a 10-episode-series based on the brilliant...

Discovery of Brutal Massacre Pushes Back History of Human Warfare - Gizmodo

Anthropologists working in Kenya have uncovered the remains of a group of prehistoric foragers who were ruthlessly massacred about 10,000 years ago. It’s considered the earliest example of organized...

Netflix’s Grandfathered Subscribers to See Monthly Price Increase From $8 to $10 for HD - MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - iOS Blog

During its financial results meeting yesterday, Netflix reminded its shareholders that the price-reduced grandfathered plans of long-time subscribers will be ending in 2016 (via Engadget). Grandfather...

Bill Clinton Goes After Bernie, Gently - Stories from Slate

CONCORD, New Hampshire—Bill Clinton is trying to make sense of what is going on. Specifically with this business about how Hillary Clinton is nearly tied with Sen. Bernie Sanders in Iowa and trailin...

Eat More Pterodactyl? - Stories from Slate

Listen to Episode 418 of Slate’s The Gist: Subscribe in iTunes ∙ RSS feed ∙ Download ∙ Play in another tab  Slate Plus members: Get your ad-free podcast feed. On ...

Netizen Report: Egyptian Activists (and Authorities) Brace for Jan. 25 Protests - Stories from Slate

The Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world. It originally appears each week on Global Voices Advocacy. Ellery...

The Wednesday Slatest Newsletter - Stories from Slate

Sarah Palin, master of compelling nonsense syntax, missed her first announced event with Donald Trump today but came back strong to blame Barack Obama for her son's arrest on ...

Sarah Palin Says Obama’s Lack of Support for Troops Caused Son's PTSD, Domestic Abuse - Stories from Slate

Master buzzword-manipulator Sarah Palin found occasion on Wednesday to peg her son’s alleged domestic abuse on Barack Obama’s insufficient support for American troops. At a Tulsa, Oklahoma rally f...

John Roberts’ Worst Judicial Nightmare - Stories from Slate

The chief justice of the United States did not look particularly peppy when he trundled onto the bench on Tuesday. There are, of course, many reasons why John Roberts might have looked bleary-eyed and...

Questlove Narrates the Time He Threw Prince a Party—and Got Booted From the DJ Booth     - Stories from Slate

Remember that time Questlove was asked to throw Prince a party in exchange for a free concert ticket, but then got booted from the DJ booth in favor of a Finding Nemo DVD? Because Questlove does. He r...

Report: Tamir Rice Grand Jury Never Actually Voted on Whether to Indict Officers - Stories from Slate

The grand jury that declined to indict two police officers in the death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice never actually voted on whether to bring charges, an investigative report from Cleveland says, leaving...

Watch Bruce Springsteen Pay Tribute to Glenn Frey With a Moving Cover of “Take It Easy”     - Stories from Slate

The music world has had a jarring few weeks, with the passing of one icon after another—Lemmy Kilmister, Natalie Cole, David Bowie, and now Glenn Frey. A number of the artists’ peers and admirers ...

Criminals Are Using Drones to Smuggle Drugs and Contraband Into Prison. Big Deal. - Stories from Slate

As long as prisons have existed, inmates and their free-world buddies have been trying to smuggle things inside. You can understand the impulse: In the land of homemade rot-gut liquor and exorbitant p...

Why Bernie Sanders Still Doesn’t Pose a Critical Threat to Hillary Clinton - Stories from Slate

When Sen. Bernie Sanders entered the fray, few thought he would make a sustained and serious challenge to Hillary Clinton. But in the months since he launched his campaign he has exceeded expectations...

How Tough-on-Crime Laws Became Linked to Anti-Terrorism - Stories from Slate

As the armed militia’s occupation of Oregon’s Malheur National Wildlife Refuge approaches its fourth week, American media is moving beyond what now feels like a ritualized debate over whether the ...

Palin’s Rhetoric Is an Enchanted, Perplexing Fever Dream and We Love It - Stories from Slate

Like a radiant molten meteor that narrowly missed us in 2008 but fell into Earth’s orbit and is, perhaps, scheduled to skim the outer layers of our atmosphere every four years, Sarah Palin has retur...

Bernie Sanders Says Planned Parenthood Is “Establishment.” Is It? - Stories from Slate

Bernie Sanders’ “political revolution” has added the Human Rights Campaign and Planned Parenthood to its list of potential targets. On Tuesday night’s episode of the Rachel Maddow Show, the ca...

2015 Is Now Earth’s Hottest Year on Record, and My, What a Year It Was - Stories from Slate

On Wednesday, scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA announced what everyone already knew: There’s never been a year like 2015, now officially our planet...

Why Do So Many Celebrities Moonlight as Superheroes? - Stories from Slate

On Monday evening, a 32-year-old man was driving at a “high rate of speed” in Moorpark, California, when he crashed his Toyota Tacoma into a drainage ditch and it caught on fire. Hey, it happens. ...

What’s in Your Genes? - Stories from Slate

Each person is born with an assortment of genes that raise or lower his or her risk of certain diseases. Some genetic variants help you live longer; others make you vulnerable to Alzheimer’s. Geneti...

The Planet Remade: A Future Tense Book Event - Stories from Slate

Geoengineering, the deliberate hacking of Earth’s climate, might be one of the most promising potential responses to climate change, especially in the absence of significant carbon emission reductio...

Work at Slate - Stories from Slate

If you love Slate and are incredibly talented, maybe you should work for us. We just so happen to be hiring. Click here to view/apply to all open jobs.  For information on applying for paid inte...

The Two Factors that Most Determine Women’s Happiness at Work - Stories from Slate

Breaking news: Women report higher job satisfaction at workplaces that are friendly toward women. That’s what Fairygodboss, the website that aggregates people of the female persuasion’s anonymous ...

ISIS Fighters Receive Pay Cut, Get to Keep Martyrdom Benefits - Stories from Slate

Fighting for ISIS isn’t as lucrative as it used to be. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a London-based monitoring group with contacts throughout Syria, has published what it says is an offic...

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Is Officially No Longer a Billionaire - Stories from Slate

This post originally appeared on Business Insider. After a month of slumping share prices for both Twitter and Square, the CEO of both companies, Jack Dorsey, is no longer a billionaire...

Will John Kasich Play Establishment Spoiler in New Hampshire? - Stories from Slate

John Kasich has begun to talk in biblical terms when discussing his quest to defeat Donald Trump and his fellow GOP presidential rivals. “Look, we have a lot of candidates who like the Prince of Dar...

Watch Fred Armisen Show Off His Critical Analysis Skills in a Very Silly Tonight Show Game - Stories from Slate

Fred Armisen guested on the Tonight Show last night to promote the season premiere of Portlandia on Jan. 21, and host Jimmy Fallon took advantage of his former SNL castmate’s unique comic sensibilit...

Black Women Don’t Reap the Same Health Benefits from Delaying Motherhood as Whites - Stories from Slate

Postponing motherhood is reported to have positive effects on the health of mother and child and lead to higher future earnings and higher educational attainment. But what about those women whose heal...

How the Zika Epidemic Could Change Latin America’s Relationship with Abortion - Stories from Slate

“Don’t get pregnant at the moment.” That was a Brazilian medical worker’s advice to women late last year as the country struggled to contain the ongoing Zika virus epidemic, which has spread t...

Google Is About to Make Browsing Chrome Way Faster - Stories from Slate

This post originally appeared on Business Insider. Google is about to make the Chrome browser faster by changing up the compression algorithm, according to Ilya Grigorik, a we...

Lesser Known Candidates for President Gather in N.H. and Wow They Have a Lot to Say - Stories from Slate

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire—As of this writing, 1,500 people have declared with the Federal Election Commission their candidacy for president of the United States. But in this so-called democracy, you...

Blizzard Storm Surge Could Rival an East Coast Hurricane Landfall - Stories from Slate

It’s blizzard time on the East Coast, and this week’s storm could wind up being one for the ages. But lost in all the discussion of snow looms a coastal flood threat that could rival some of the s...

Got Winter Storm Jonas Questions? Ask Our In-House Meteorologist Now.   - Stories from Slate

Whether you’re a weather buff or just the person who wants to know what coat to wear, chances are you’ve heard that Winter Storm Jonas is barreling towards the East Coast, and that this “blizzar...

If Fennoscandian Baby Boxes Can Come to Texas, Then Anything Is Possible - Stories from Slate

San Antonio, Texas, is taking a leaf out of Finland’s book and offering Baby Boxes to new mothers. The Baby Box, for the uninitiated, is a “starter kit” of necessities that Finland has hand...

The Annual Performance Review Is Insulting, Ineffective, and Outdated. Let It Die. - Stories from Slate

This post originally appeared in Inc. One of the last sacred cows in businesses—from startup to mature organizations—is the ineffective, poorly timed annual performance appraisal. I...

SCOTUS Relaxes Capital Sentencing Rules, Clears the Way for Three Executions - Stories from Slate

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court handed down a major death penalty decision that is sure to frustrate abolitionists who are still delighted over last week’s smackdown of Florida’s death penalty sch...

The Story of Julian of Norwich, the Most Famous Anchorite of Her Day - Stories from Slate

Atlas Obscura on Slate is a blog about the world’s hidden wonders. Like us on Facebookand Tumblr, or follow us on Twitter. In 1413, Margery Kempe was embarking on a dangerou...

Hot Mess Flakes on Promised Appearance With Dumpster Fire - Stories from Slate

Tuesday, Alaskan stateswoman Sarah Palin announced that she is supporting Donald Trump's campaign for president in a development that Slate described as a hot mess endorsing a dumpster fire. Trum...

The World’s Super-Villains Are Having a Lot of Fun in the New Suicide Squad Trailer - Stories from Slate

The new Suicide Squad trailer promises a very different movie from the one we saw in the first trailer, which was shown at Comic-Con last summer. If you were enticed by the dark tone set by that trail...

The Economy Kind of Sucks for People Who Don’t Drive - Stories from Slate

Right now, it’s a great time to be a driver. Oil prices have fallen through the floor, crashing the price of gasoline below $2 a gallon. That's taken pressure off family budgets, allowing Americans ...

See Five Naked-Eye Planets in the Sky at the Same Time! - Stories from Slate

If you get up very early over the next couple of weeks, there’s a treat waiting for you outside: All five naked-eye planets known since antiquity are visible in the dawn sky at once. This is actuall...

Amelia Earhart’s Cautiously Optimistic 1933 Advice to an Aspiring Female Pilot  - Stories from Slate

In this 1933 letter, Amelia Earhart took time to advise 13-year-old aviation enthusiast June Pierson of Detroit on strategies for successes in the nascent industry. The letter, which has been in a pri...

Inside the Fabulous Homes of “Gypsy Queens” - Stories from Slate

When Sébastien Cuvelier started photographing the grand homes of wealthy Roma people in Romania in 2011, one thing became clear to him right away: In the communities he encountered, women ruled...




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