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Over 90 Percent of Table Salts May Contain Microplastics, Study Finds Over 90 Percent of Table Salts May Contain Microplastics, Study Finds

New reports of microplastics turning up in just about everything from our bottled water to our beer pop up often to remind us just how widespread plastic pollution has become. New research now reports finding microplastics in over 90 percent of table salts, with sea salt unsurprisingly serving up the highest levels of…

Meet the Animals That Go Wild for Your Pee Meet the Animals That Go Wild for Your Pee

Last month, visitors to Washington’s Olympic National Park were treated to a surreal sight. A helicopter crossed the sky dangling strands of drugged, blindfolded mountain goats—as many as five at a time—like a string of furry pearls. In the end, more than 100 goats were airlifted from the park and shipped to new homes…

Salting Roads Saves Lives, But Also Takes a Major Environmental Toll Salting Roads Saves Lives, But Also Takes a Major Environmental Toll

This winter, around 17 million tons of rock salt from mines in the U.S. and all over the world will be applied to icy roads across the United States. A growing body of research shows that this salt has become an environmental pollutant, and that we need to start considering alternatives.

Sony Might Be Making a Salt TV Show Sony Might Be Making a Salt TV Show

Sony is pitching a TV adaptation of 2010's Salt—which has a natural plot for a show but the timing forces me to ask “Why so soon?”

Electrified Concrete Is a Surprisingly Effective Way to De-Ice Roads Electrified Concrete Is a Surprisingly Effective Way to De-Ice Roads

Traditional methods of de-icing roads involve pouring some kind of chemical onto the surface: effective, but also time-consuming, and expensive down the line. Pumping electricity through concrete isn’t the most intuitive solution, but it could be surprisingly effective.

Classy Sunglasses That Keep The Wind Out Of Your Eyes? Classy Sunglasses That Keep The Wind Out Of Your Eyes?

Action specs are great at keeping wind and debris out of your eyes through fast-paced sports like mountain biking. But their blade-like styling looks dumb once you slow down. Enter this new range of casually-styled, but high-performance sunglasses from California brands Salt Optics and Aether Apparel.

How good salt is made the old and simple way

I’m really enjoying Zagat’s short doc series that focuses its camera on something and examines in detail how it is made. This time they take a look at salt to find out where good salt comes from. They visited J.Q. Dickinson Salt-Works in West Virginia and Jacobsen Salt in Oregon to see how two small salt shops make…

10 Wild Gift Ideas For Dads 10 Wild Gift Ideas For Dads

Father’s Day is this Sunday, meaning you still have time to partially make up for being such a disappointment as a son and/or daughter. And, since doing stuff outdoors and dads goes together like alcohol and power tools, IndefinitelyWild is here to help you find the right gift.

How A Single Splinter Utterly Annihilated This Mug How A Single Splinter Utterly Annihilated This Mug

A splinter led to an impromptu art project, a lesson on the integrity of ceramics, and a ruined mug. I guarantee you’ll want to wreck at least one dish this way.

I want to spend an eternal summer on this sailboat I want to spend an eternal summer on this sailboat

This is Salt, the newest yacht concept by Lujac Desautel. It is a sailboat. It has a clean design. It is very pretty. It is not my ideal sailboat—I like classic lines—but it is the kind of ship that I imagine Steve Jobs would have wanted instead of the horror he actually got. I would happily live in it forever.

The Greatest Spies In Pop Culture, Ranked The Greatest Spies In Pop Culture, Ranked

If you believe fiction, spies are everywhere. You cannot turn around without bumping into someone in a wig, armed with a gun masquerading as a tasteful pair of earrings, and carrying secret plans in microdot form. There are so many, we decided to rank them.

Fictional Spy Disguises That Fooled Absolutely No One Fictional Spy Disguises That Fooled Absolutely No One

There is nothing better than a spy disguise, especially when it's a terrible one. Here are the best of the worst spy disguises on television and film.

Here Are Some Foods To Help You Hack Your Sweet Tooth Here Are Some Foods To Help You Hack Your Sweet Tooth

Body hackery can be surprisingly low-tech, especially if you're trying to hijack any person with a sweet tooth. There are a bunch of foods that chefs are using to hack your tastes buds into thinking their food tastes better, or at least sweeter, than it is.

Why Don't the Seas Keep Getting Saltier? Why Don't the Seas Keep Getting Saltier?

Everyone knows that the seas are salty because, while water evaporates, the salt doesn't. But why don't our seas keep getting saltier?

These Salt Mines Look Like Landscapes From Another Planet These Salt Mines Look Like Landscapes From Another Planet

There's something about looking at these photographs of Australian salt mines that… I don't know, they're like a visual chill pill or something. Photographer Emma Phillips snapped these beautiful shots in the Nullarbor Plain of Western Australia, but they look like a landscape from outer space.

Here's How All That Winter Road Salt Is Made Here's How All That Winter Road Salt Is Made

Road salt has been a point of contention lately, what with all this wintry weather. If you live in a snowy climate, you're probably used to seeing warehouses and dump trucks full of the stuff. But where does all that ice-melting goodness come from? National Geographic brings us this fascinating, oddly soothing video…

The Great and Secret Salt Heist That Saved the Sochi Olympics The Great and Secret Salt Heist That Saved the Sochi Olympics

Believe it or not, salt is an incredibly important tool when you're trying to keep a ski mountain running during a warm spell. Unfortunately, the organizers of the Sochi Games did not believe this fact, and late last week, that oversight almost ruined the Olympics.

A Peek Inside the Super-Sheds Where NYC Stores Its Mountains of Salt A Peek Inside the Super-Sheds Where NYC Stores Its Mountains of Salt

The Northeast has been buckling under this year's winter weather, in part because we're running out of road salt. We here at Gizmodo wanted to see what we were dealing with ourselves, so we visited three of the biggest salt sheds NYC's five boroughs have to offer.

The Incredible Urban Salt Mines Hiding Underneath Our Feet The Incredible Urban Salt Mines Hiding Underneath Our Feet

Road salt is one of those city services that we take for granted, an invisible network infrastructure with a murky provenance. But though you may not know it, the salt on your roads might come from a sprawling, century-old mine right below your feet.

This Briny Structure Was 3D-Printed Entirely Out of Salt This Briny Structure Was 3D-Printed Entirely Out of Salt

This solid-looking structure appears to be made out of plastic—or some equally sturdy polymer. But get a little closer, and you'll find it's made of... salt?

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