environment
These Solar-Thermal Toilets are Carbon-Sequestering Charcoal Factories

More than a quarter of all people—some 2.5 billion humans—still lack access to basic sanitation services. But thanks to this revolutionary solar-powered toilet, even the most remote throws of civilisation will be granted both a safe place to poop and a means of turning their business into brown gold. Read More >>

star wars
Awesome Decals Turn Your Toilet Bowl Into a Deadly Sarlacc Pit

Let's face it: after earning you lavish praise at age two, successfully making a bowel movement in the toilet has probably started to lose some of its appeal. Fortunately for you, the Sarlacc Toilet is here to put the excitement back into your porcelain-bowl routine. Read More >>

animals
Exploding Hog-Manure Foam is Costing Farmers Millions

Hog farmers across the US are dealing with a pretty shitty problem. A mysterious fecal foam has begun bubbling up from beneath barn floors, down in the darkness where pig manure falls, burping dangerous quantities of methane and hydrogen sulfide. Sometimes, though, it ignites, blowing up not just the barn but all of the pigs inside. Read More >>

science
This Fake Poop Is Helping Designers Test the Toilet of the Future

Toilet tech is no longer the oft-overlooked subject it once was, and much of that is thanks to the Gates Foundation, which has made helping the 3.5 billion people lacking access to clean toilets one of its main missions. But how does one test the durability of potential cost effective commodes? By using fake poop, of course. Read More >>

science
You Can Get a Poop Transplant in a Pill Now

Exciting news is afoot in the world of medical poop. Researchers have developed a new treatment for those suffering from Clostridium difficile, or C. difficile, that puts gut saving bacteria in a pill, doing away with the need for a traditional fecal transplant. In other words, you don't have to eat poop. Read More >>

wtf
Hospital Fined for Putting Poop Germs in Patients' Brains on Purpose

Horrible as it sounds the incident wasn't actually malicious, just questionably ethical and poorly executed. The three patients in question all had end stage glioblastoma multiforme, which basically means "aggressive, fatal brain tumors." According to documentation, the purposeful infection was supposed to "create a wound infection that would attack tumour cells." It didn't, and all three patients eventually died due to complications. Read More >>

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How Much Hair, Sweat, Pee and Poop Do Our Bodies Make Every Year?

Prepare to be grossed out. You know how you go to the bathroom every day, cut your nails every few weeks and cut your hair every month? Did you ever think about what all that totals up to? What about all those times you've cried or drooled or worked up a sweat? It adds up to an embarrassing amount of fluid! Read More >>

wtf
Radiation Shielding, and Ten Other Uses for Poop

Poop has been around for as long as there have been animals to produce it. It's a constant, brown, smelly presence in all of our lives. But over the long stretch of history, humanity has come up with some brilliant and clever uses for it. Read More >>

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Blackmailers Are Threatening Red Bull With Poop-Tainted Cans

Downing an ice cold Red Bull for your morning pick-me-up? Swallow now. Because apparently, your energy drink of choice has found itself the victim of some good, old-fashioned poop extortion. Read More >>

food
What Coloured Food Does to Your Poop

Those without a strong stomach should look away now. When Gabriel Morais set to wondering what different foods do to his body, he naturally wondered how different items affect the colour of his poop. Here are the results. Read More >>

space
Astronauts Traveling To Mars Could Be Protected By a Poop Shield

There are all kinds of dangers on a trip to Mars. Muscle atrophy, cramped quarters, social/isolation stress, being in space. Take your pick. One of the biggest though, is being exposed to all manner of radiation and cosmic rays without an o-zone layer to keep you safe. The solution? An O-zone layer of poop. Basically. Read More >>

animals
This Adorable Dog Can Smell Your Diarrhea Before It Happens

Cliff, the canine Diarrhea Oracle of VU University Medical Centre, may just have the worst job in the world: sniffing out hospital patient's infected feces. Read More >>

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Is There Poop on the Moon?

Everyone always talks about the wonders of space: its vastness, its complexity, and how exploring it is stretching the limits of human endeavour. Oddly, nobody ever talks about what astronauts do with their poop. Read More >>

health
Your Smartphone Is Basically A Poopstick

Some unfortunate news for people who don't like rubbing feces on their face: your smartphone is probably covered in it. Read More >>

twitter
Smart Shows You Precisely How to Deal With Twitter Trolls Using Bird Poop

Let's be fair, the Smart Car isn't the biggest or manliest car around, but when someone attempts to crap on it, Smart replies with hilarious, spot-on science. That's the way to fight your corner, with pure piss-taking poop facts. Read More >>

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