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The Bizarre Twitter Diet Pill Scheme

Illustration: Angelica Alzona (Gizmodo) This weekend, a Twitter user shared a disturbing story that verged on the surreal. In a 32-tweet thread, Ashley recounted an abusive relationship with a boyfriend who forced her to eat until…



Kidney Stones Are More Beautiful Than You Might Think

Kidney stones, the painful urinary deposits that affect more than 10 percent of people worldwide, are surprisingly dynamic, forming much like microscopic coral reefs, according to new research that could provide insights into how to…





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Some verbs for the Kavanaugh discussion, conjugated by gender

Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, perhaps puzzling over grammar’s intricacies. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP) Alexandra Petri Columnist offering a lighter take on the news and opinions of the day The example sentences below demonstrate…


Here’s why you should ALWAYS wash your produce

You never know where your produce has been. In Virginia, one man was accused of rubbing produce against his backside at a Giant grocery story, then putting it back on the shelf. The grocery store…