While the bread and butter of Gizmodo UK is in the bits and bytes of technology, we have a lot of fun in the off-topic areas, with many of the stories being filed in the WTF category. Bookmark this page for the sillier stories, from ridiculous examples of body-art, to... sausages made of skittles?
Those crazy scientists over at MIT have managed to install “neural probes” in a moth the size of a fist that lets them actually control it during flight. It’s all part of DARPA’s mad scheme to turn insects into the next generation of spy drones.
The reason people are so pumped about solid-state hard drives right now is because they're super-speedy. But if you think your SSD is fast, just wait until a new breed of laser-based hard drives comes to market.
According to new radiocarbon dating tests, these are the first paintings ever made by humans. They are seals painted more than 42,000 years ago, located in the Cave of Nerja, in Málaga, Spain. And they may turn our idea of humanity upside down.
Every year, Nikon's Small World in Motion Competition rounds up the best microscopic videos from scientists across the world. The results are strange but beautiful, and the winner will make you think about your breakfast in a completely different light.
For decades, the restaurant trade has believed that there's a sweet spot on the menus they hand to you — a section in the the upper right corner, where your gaze will focus — and that's where they tend to list their highest mark-up dishes. But are we really that gullible? Surprisingly enough, no.
I lived in Italy for nearly 20 years, and it's difficult to imagine Italians tolerating anyone tampering with their precious tomato, the main ingredient in their all-important "gravy." But they seem to be ok with the newfangled "Realtomato" showing up in their caprese salads and margherita pizzas.
Online dating's said to be the future of relationships, now that we're all too busy to meet people in real life. But claims that websites can match you with your ideal partner using scientific algorithms are bull, according to a team of psychologists. Because not even fancy math can suss out our own unique brands of crazy.
Stiff muscles definitely benefit from a rub down, but scientists have never quite known why. Now, a team of researchers has shown that it works by changing your gene expression — quite literally, your body is hard-coded to release pain-easing chemicals when you're massaged.
When it comes to kitchen safety, raw chicken can be even more dangerous than a sharp knife because of bacteria like salmonella. But a new study reveals that cold plasma torches could eliminate those harmful pathogens, without cooking the food.
Earth is getting 50,000 tonnes lighter every year, even while 40,000 tonnes of space dust fall onto our planet's surface during the same period. So, why are we losing so much weight? You will be surprised.