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Facebook Will Stop Showing Ads for Gun Accessories to Kids Facebook Will Stop Showing Ads for Gun Accessories to Kids

As of now, Facebook users under the age of 18 can be served advertisements for firearm holsters, flashlight-mounts, and silencers, and other gun accessories. But a new policy is supposed to but an end to that starting June 21.

Police Find 'Human Body Parts' in Crack in Japanese Bullet Train's Nose Police Find 'Human Body Parts' in Crack in Japanese Bullet Train's Nose

A bullet train en route to Tokyo reportedly struck and killed a 52-year-old man on Thursday afternoon, but the man’s death wasn’t uncovered until some 20 miles later, where authorities made a grisly discovery.

Sheriff Says Campers Burning Poop in a Hole Started 500-Plus Acre Fire Sheriff Says Campers Burning Poop in a Hole Started 500-Plus Acre Fire

Two campers are to blame for a fire that has consumed more than 500 acres in Nevada’s Voltaire Canyon as of Wednesday night, according to Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong.

This Bob Ross Sleep Meditation Is the Mental Escape I Needed  This Bob Ross Sleep Meditation Is the Mental Escape I Needed 

The meditation platform Calm.com has released a new track in its “Sleep Stories” section. The audio is from an episode of The Joy of Painting, the TV show that introduced Ross to the world so that we could fall in love with art, sage wisdom, and calming presence.

Death Meditations and Instagram Photo Shoots: A Week Inside an Internet Spiritual Guru's Costa Rica Healing Center Death Meditations and Instagram Photo Shoots: A Week Inside an Internet Spiritual Guru's Costa Rica Healing Center

Gizmodo’s investigative podcast The Gateway explores the career and influence of Teal Swan, a controversial internet spiritual guru. She’s built a global online following through her social media presence and her self-help YouTube videos aimed at people who are struggling with depression.

New Jersey Man Sues Pornhub for Ad Using His Money-Flashing Selfie New Jersey Man Sues Pornhub for Ad Using His Money-Flashing Selfie

Pornhub has taken a strong stance against deepfakes, because the porn site understands that the machine-learning-generated videos that swap out performers’ faces with someone else’s are non-consensual. But a recent lawsuit accuses the company of running a person’s face in an advertisement without their consent.

Texas Man Nearly Dies After Being Bitten by Severed Rattlesnake Head Texas Man Nearly Dies After Being Bitten by Severed Rattlesnake Head

A Texas man thought he had bested a rattlesnake by decapitating it, but when he tried to pick up the slain serpent’s head, it bit him and released a potentially fatal dose of venom into his body.

Woman Says Poop Fell From Plane and Into Her Sunroof, Splattering Her Face and Giving Her Pink Eye Woman Says Poop Fell From Plane and Into Her Sunroof, Splattering Her Face and Giving Her Pink Eye

A woman in Kelowna, British Columbia, says she has pink eye after human feces fell from the sky and through her sunroof, hitting her in the face.

The Dark Origin Story of Internet Spiritual Guru Teal Swan The Dark Origin Story of Internet Spiritual Guru Teal Swan

Last week, Gizmodo launched The Gateway, an investigative podcast about Teal Swan an internet spiritual guru who creates hypnotic YouTube videos aimed at people who are struggling with depression. These videos share controversial messages about mental health with her devoted fans who follow her online and in person.…

Man Presumed Dead After Tragic Mount Everest Cryptocurrency Stunt Man Presumed Dead After Tragic Mount Everest Cryptocurrency Stunt

A Sherpa man who helped lead a team up Mount Everest as a part of an ASKfm cryptocurrency publicity stunt is presumed dead.

Tech Support Scammers Use Victims' Webcams to Secretly Record 'Testimonials' for YouTube Tech Support Scammers Use Victims' Webcams to Secretly Record 'Testimonials' for YouTube

A team of scammers sneakily filmed dozens of Australians by remotely accessing their webcams, then uploaded those videos onto YouTube, according to Australian news outlet ABC.

Apple and Microsoft Help Create New Standard for Braille Displays Apple and Microsoft Help Create New Standard for Braille Displays

Today, many people who are blind or have low vision must cobble together different hardware and software just to use computers. But a new standard backed by some of the biggest names in tech should mean that braille device users wont have to search for custom software for different operating systems and screen readers.

Gizmodo Launches 'The Gateway,' an Investigative Podcast About a Controversial Internet Spiritual Guru Gizmodo Launches 'The Gateway,' an Investigative Podcast About a Controversial Internet Spiritual Guru

Teal Swan is an internet spiritual guru who produces hypnotic self-help YouTube videos aimed at people who are struggling with depression and suicidal thoughts. Many of her videos share unorthodox messages about mental health with her hundreds of thousands of fans who follow her on Facebook and Instagram, and in…

WeChat Blocks 'Sugar Dady' Dating Service in China WeChat Blocks 'Sugar Dady' Dating Service in China

After a meteoric rise in popularity in China, the SeekingArrangement dating app was removed from the country’s most popular social network, WeChat.

Watch the Eerie Trailer for Gizmodo's New Investigative Podcast, The Gateway Watch the Eerie Trailer for Gizmodo's New Investigative Podcast, The Gateway

Gizmodo is launching its first investigative podcast next week, on May 30.

Student Punished for 'Implied Threat' After Putting High School on Craigslist Student Punished for 'Implied Threat' After Putting High School on Craigslist

While some of his classmates wanted to execute senior pranks that would potentially disrupt classes, Missouri high school student Kylan Scheele opted for some tomfoolery that was a little more chill.

Detroit Man Who Sold Diseased Body Parts Gets Nine Years in Prison Detroit Man Who Sold Diseased Body Parts Gets Nine Years in Prison

A Detroit body broker was sentenced to nine years in federal prison on Tuesday for hustling diseased organs.

Florida City Has Been Accidentally Sending Out Zombie Alert Messages Since Hurricane Irma Florida City Has Been Accidentally Sending Out Zombie Alert Messages Since Hurricane Irma

No one should ever screw around on a public alert system. But considering it’s been a bad year for warning systems—from the Hawaii false emergency alert accidentally informing the public of an incoming missile that didn’t exist to the National Weather Service’s false tsunami warning to the Department of Justice’s…

Elon Musk Is Jazzed About Selling Bricks Now Elon Musk Is Jazzed About Selling Bricks Now

Elon Musk has finally revealed the literal rocks he wants to sell people.

Doctor Charged in $240 Million Fraud Case Allegedly Gave Chemo to Patients Who Didn't Need It Doctor Charged in $240 Million Fraud Case Allegedly Gave Chemo to Patients Who Didn't Need It

Thousands of patients, including children, may have been affected in a doctor’s alleged scheme that funded his extravagant lifestyle.

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