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We aren't doing such a great job solving the whole climate change problem, which is why some experts think it's time to study more radical tactics. The notion of geoengineering — hacking the climate to cool the planet — is controversial, awe-inspiring and, to many, terrifying. And yet, despite their own grave concerns with the idea, a group of researchers believes the time has come to explore whether planet-hacking might really work.

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Horizon Zero Dawn is a visually stunning game, and one with a captivating storyline to boot. But it backs these two pillars up with a third that isn't so immediately obvious: a soundtrack and ambient in-game music that immerses you in the broken-down, overgrown tribal world.

We talked to Guerilla Games' music supervisor Lucas van Tol and the game's composers Joris de Man and The Flight to better understand exactly what goes into creating the audio element of one of 2017's most ambitious — and impressive — titles so far.

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Geckos are really, really good at one thing in particular - running all around, even upside down, even when everything is wet.

Now scientists have created a double-sided adhesive that copies this ability to stick and unstick to slippery surfaces, and are looking at using it for underwater robots (presumably because underwater robots are exceedingly cool) but there's another potential use, too.

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Travis Kalanick's "brother from another mother", Anthony Levandowski, has officially stepped down from leading Uber's self-driving car division. Levandowski is a key player in a lawsuit filed by his former employer, Google, that claims he stole tech that Uber is incorporating into its cars. This isn't a minor legal proceeding. It could prove to be fatal for the ride-sharing startup.

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Bomb threats have been a part of American life since at least the 19th century. But in the 1970s the types of threats shifted dramatically. The people making bomb threats in the US started to claim their bombs had nuclear materials. By 1975, the US started a new task force to deal with the threats, and we at Gizmodo got our hands on a film that explains what this secret group of nuke-hunting police did.

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It's been 16 long years since Neil Gaiman wrote American Gods, a tale of the clash between the beliefs of the old world and the obsessions new. Near the end of a very long press day for Starz's TV adaptation of the book, Gaiman said that, as much as the cast and crew couldn't wait for everyone to see the show, at least they were no longer waiting for anyone to see it.

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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND — Hiding in the suburbs behind trees and a meadow with furry brown donkeys is a warehouse with an elevator that only visits negative floors. Hundreds of feet down, hyper complex detectors inside an octagonal tube the colour and size of a large barn whistle loudly and peer like cameras at protons, the positively charged bits at the center of every atom. Those cameras may have just produced an exotic phase of matter in a brand new way. Maybe.

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One fan favourite will return for the next Mad Max movie. Jude Law talks about his approach to Fantastic Beasts 2. The Scream TV show is getting a complete reboot. Plus, Jessica Henwick teases Colleen Wing's journey in The Defenders, and Killer Frost gets an appropriately cool new costume in The Flash. Spoilers now!

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Today, people know Uber as a bloated, embattled, and probably evil transportation company. But seven years ago, it was a brand-new startup still beta-testing its iPhone app and beginning to market its service. If the company's old YouTube channel is any indication, however, it's a damn miracle that Uber lasted more than a year.