George Dvorsky

George is a senior staff reporter at Gizmodo.
  • SpaceX Engine Test Produces Spectacular Fireball

    SpaceX Engine Test Produces Spectacular Fireball

    A qualification test of a Raptor 2 engine has resulted in a dramatic explosion at SpaceX’s McGregor facility. The company has yet to comment on the incident, but it’s unlikely to affect the upcoming fourth test launch of the Starship megarocket. The incident occurred Friday morning AEST at SpaceX’s Rocket Development and Test Facility in…


  • The Strangest Amber Fossils Ever Discovered

    The Strangest Amber Fossils Ever Discovered

    Amber fossils are like a time capsule, preserving the three-dimensional structure of animals, plants, and other prehistoric items of interest. Every once in a while, however, paleontologists stumble upon some particularly bizarre specimens and scenes. Conventional fossils, with their faintly outlined pancaked specimens, can teach us plenty about the past, but they lack a certain…