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Massive school of anchovies looks like a hungry giant alien oil blob

Massive school of anchovies looks like a hungry giant alien oil blob

This big black blob that recently appeared off the San Diego coast looks like the fallout from an oil spill, or an undersea plague coming to haunt humans and probably steal their souls. In reality, it’s a massive school of anchovies—harmless enough that people are actually snorkeling through the dark mass of fishies.

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Your Skin Has a Sense of Smell, and Sandalwood Aroma Makes it Heal

Your Skin Has a Sense of Smell, and Sandalwood Aroma Makes it Heal

Ready for some weird science? Some of the same olfactory sensing equipment that give your nose its sense of smell can be found in your skin cells. In other words, your skin has a sense of smell. And researchers have just figured out that your skin loves the scent of sandalwood—in fact, the aroma revs up your skin’s natural healing abilities.

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Modern Photography Would Not Exist Without George Eastman

Modern Photography Would Not Exist Without George Eastman

George Eastman, inventor, businessman, and philanthropist, was born on this day 160 years ago. His innovations in standardized film and portable cameras made the nascent field of photography accessible to the layperson. Tonight, let’s celebrate his birthday with a look back at PBS’s George Eastman: The Wizard of Photography.

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This Girl’s Facebook Cover Photos Are Just Fantastic

This Girl's Facebook Cover Photos Are Just Fantastic

Facebook cover photos aren’t just a banner at the top of your profile page; they’re an art form. We were impressed when we saw these masterworks from Libby Cooper . And apparently so was Nikki, who took them as inspiration to make an awesome batch of her own.

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Google sets aside $100 million for promising European startups

Genius can flower anywhere, you know, that’s why Google wants to give promising startups outside Silicon Valley a chance to explore their ideas. Mountain Valley’s particularly eyeing up-and-coming companies from Europe at the moment, so it launched a…

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IRL: Living with the Cocoon Slim, a backpack made for gadget hoarders

When you run around town with a lot of technology, a good bag isn’t just nice to have — it’s a necessity. In any one given day at Engadget, we might be attending a product launch, interviewing people or taking all those lovely sample shots you see…

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Reframe Roundup: This Week’s Best Photography Posts

Reframe Roundup: This Week's Best Photography Posts

Did you guys know there is a Gizmodo subdomain where you can go for all things photographic? Yep! It’s called Reframe, and it’s where you’ll find additional coverage of gear, techniques, news, and all kinds of great stuff related to the crafts of photography and videography.

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