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This Ancient Egyptian Jewelry Came from Space

Archaeologists working at the UCL Petrie Museum have shown that ancient Egyptians made jewelry from chunks of meteorite. Even more remarkable is the realization that they made these items over 5,000 years ago — nearly two millennia before the emergence of iron smelting. »8/20/13 1:58pm8/20/13 1:58pm

Should I Remove It? Tells You Which Programs Are Safe to Remove

Windows/Web: Should I Remove It? explains what those mysterious processes are in the Windows task manager, shows you what those unlabeled applications are in your programs list, and lets you know if they're safe to stop, uninstall, or delete, all with a single click. »8/17/13 9:35pm8/17/13 9:35pm

How Can I Overcome My Fear of Missing Out?

Dear Lifehacker,
I have a hard time turning down social events and other opportunities because I’m afraid I’ll miss something important or feel left out. I also can’t stop checking my phone and social media feeds just in case something awesome is happening. What can I do to get over this? »8/15/13 3:20pm8/15/13 3:20pm

Is there a link between the Higgs boson and dark energy?

The Universe is expanding at an accelerating rate and we’re not entirely sure why. To deal with the problem, scientists have conjured up dark energy, a mysterious force that permeates all of space. Now, a pair of physicists say the newly discovered Higgs boson could help explain where it all comes from. »8/12/13 4:24pm8/12/13 4:24pm

A Huge Step Forward for Environmentalism: GMOs Are Not the Enemy

Today at the Oxford Farming Conference, outspoken environmental advocate Mark Lynas publicly apologized for his anti-GMO stance over nearly two decades. Lynas is best known for spearheading anti-GMO campaigns in the UK during the 1990s, which led to a great deal of unfounded hysteria over the possible ill effects of… »8/09/13 2:09pm8/09/13 2:09pm

Worth It: One App That Will Simplify Your Travels

Much unlike many a magazine editor who recommends you buy all sorts of crap that they most likely got for free, your Jezebel staff doesn't get jack shit (other than books, unsolicited). And that's how it should be. But on our own time, in our personal lives, we still buy stuff. So this is Worth It, our recommendation… »8/09/13 10:40am8/09/13 10:40am

The Lazy Lady's Secret to Keeping the Bathroom Clean

Much unlike many a magazine editor who recommends you buy all sorts of crap that they most likely got for free, your Jezebel staff doesn't get jack shit (other than books, unsolicited). And that's how it should be. But on our own time, in our personal lives, we still buy stuff. So this is Worth It, our recommendation… »8/09/13 10:38am8/09/13 10:38am

Why Freud Still Matters, When He Was Wrong About Almost Everything

He’s been dead for nearly 70 years, but Sigmund Freud’s provocative theories are still a huge part of psychology, neuroscience, and culture — this despite the fact that many of his ideas were mindboggingly, catastrophically wrong. Here’s why Freud just won’t go away. »8/07/13 7:48pm8/07/13 7:48pm

Bra Sizing Makes No Goddamn Sense. We Have to Game the System.

Hoo boy. Strap yourselves in* for what's to come, because I've found myself down on the floor beating my wee fists and kicking my tiny hooves in toddler-style frustration while trying to sort through WHAT IN THE WORLD IS UP WITH THIS CUP SIZE BUSINESS????? »8/01/13 9:02pm8/01/13 9:02pm