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?
Biorocks might be the prettiest forms of environmental remediation you’ll ever see. Part art, part science, these artificial, electrified structures are slowly helping coral recover from environmental devastation.
Earlier this month we discovered that Ceres’ pair of mysterious bright spots were, in fact, not two—they were many, many more. Now, we’ve got the closest look yet of the spots thanks to NASA’s Dawn mission. Read More >>
It’s amazing what scientists can recreate in a lab, including plasma many times hotter than the centre of our own sun. In the middle of the photo above you can see a little star, white hot plasma produced by a 200-trillion watt laser. Read More >>
While increasingly advanced electronic telemetry tags can tell us a lot about animal behaviour, there’s just no substitute for seeing it on video. Here's an example, from when researchers strapped a camera to a shark. Read More >>
If you haven’t ever had one, imagine someone threading a tube up through your urethra into your bladder and ... yes, yes they hurt. Mercifully, scientists are working out how to make the process less painful.
ASMR has millions of people glued to their YouTube feeds, intent on finding out more about their specific triggers for an elusive empathetic buzz. But as the community grows, it's increasingly misunderstood too.
Huge vacuum chambers on Earth are crucial for building and testing spacecraft, so we explore further into space. The photo above is Vacuum Chamber 5, which is very special because it has the highest pumping speed of any electric propulsion test facility in the world. Read more >>