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io9 Weekly Round-Up: Feb. 20-26

5 haunting subterranean structures from around the globe

Even if you've been to the Catacombs of Paris or have gone spelunking in Brooklyn's abandoned subway lines, there's still a wealth of underground places to be explored. More »

io9 Weekly Round-Up: Feb. 20-26First Thundercats anime trailer delivers noble cat people battling

The first trailer for the anime-fied Thundercats aired on Cartoon Network last night. Check out Lion-O, Snarf, Cheetara, and all of your other favorite Meow sapiens looking extremely concerned about feline diplomacy and swordfighting and vengeful mummies. More »

io9 Weekly Round-Up: Feb. 20-26Is alien invasion movie "Battle: Los Angeles" actually based in fact?

In next month's Battle: Los Angeles, invading aliens go to war with the American military. It's science fiction...except that a panel of UFO experts claims it's factual. More »


io9 Weekly Round-Up: Feb. 20-26"Drive Angry" is the best exploitation movie in years

Drive Angry is one of those delightfully tasteless movies that turns dumb, gross fun into true artistry. More »

io9 Weekly Round-Up: Feb. 20-26The apocalypse is boring in Vanishing on 7th Street

Hayden Christensen huddles in a shrinking pool of light while a mysterious darkness swallows up the entire human race. Vanishing on 7th. Street, in select theaters today, starts out spooky, but fails to make you care about its characters. More »

io9 Weekly Round-Up: Feb. 20-26The big moments to watch for on Oscar night

Sunday night's Academy Awards show may not have all of last year's Avatar-related buzz. But you should still keep your eyes glued to the screen for plenty of other gigantic moments that could change the course of movie-making history forever. We've rounded them up for you. More »

io9 Weekly Round-Up: Feb. 20-26Chris Roberson Conjures Superman in Episode 31 of The Geek's Guide to the Galaxy

Chris Roberson-writer of Superman: Grounded and I, Zombie-joins us this week on io9's Geek's Guide to the Galaxy podcast to talk about comic books, writing the Man of Steel, and Lex Luthor's hair. More »

io9 Weekly Round-Up: Feb. 20-26A rare glimpse of an American tragedy that took place 11,500 years ago

Over eleven millennia ago, a group of early Americans built a roomy summer home along the shores of the Upward Sun River in central Alaska. They fished, hunted small game, and ate dinners of meat and vegetables cooked over a large fire at the center of their house. More »

io9 Weekly Round-Up: Feb. 20-2610 Agribusiness Methods That Could Fail in the Next 20 years

A generation ago, most farms were still relatively small and independent, but the past 20-30 years have seen factory farms become a quasi-monopoly. What will farms look like a generation from now? More »

io9 Weekly Round-Up: Feb. 20-26At last scientists offer a possible explanation for urban hipsters

We've all seen the movie set-ups. Some fresh young thing gets off a bus from nowheresville and walks breathless through the Big City. They gape at the tall buildings, the fast cars, and the strange people. More »

io9 Weekly Round-Up: Feb. 20-26The Legend of Koizumi: Japanese Politics, Mahjong Action and Space Nazis

In Dragon Ball, probably the most famous action manga of all time, the characters fighting those deadly-serious battles have names like Vegeta, Trunks, Freeza and Kiwi. More »

io9 Weekly Round-Up: Feb. 20-26R.I.P. Dwayne McDuffie, the man who helped save superheroes from irrelevance

Dwayne McDuffie's work is a huge reason why many of us still care about superheroes, and comics generally. More »

io9 Weekly Round-Up: Feb. 20-26Jonathan Lethem psychoanalyzes They Live's Ghouls

Just who are these weird people that you see when you put on the mysterious sunglasses in They Live? What do they want? More importantly, what do they mean? More »

io9 Weekly Round-Up: Feb. 20-26How to really feel like you've got three arms

We can imagine having two heads or three arms, but we can't really comprehend what that would be least, that's what scientists always assumed. More »

io9 Weekly Round-Up: Feb. 20-2610 robots who are slumming it in the Uncanny Valley

Earlier this month, Affetto the baby robot head debuted, reminding us that the humanoid bots of today have a ways to go before they steal our identities. Here are 10 more robots who aren't quite human, but 100% heebie-jeebies worthy. More »