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Super 8 doesn't live up to the hype, but that's OK

Super 8 is one of the only original science fiction movies this summer, and it's the brainchild of "sense of wonder" twins Steven Spielberg and JJ Abrams. More »


Tom Hanks producing 6 seasons of Neil Gaiman's American Gods for HBO

Here's some good news for those readers upset that the television adaptation of Neil Gaiman's Sandman stalled out. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tom Hanks' Playtone Productions will produce a whopping six seasons of Neil Gaiman's earthbound-deities novel American Gods. More »


Suspended Between Science and God: Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life

The one thing you can't call director Terrence Malick is unambitious. In The Tree of Life, out now in select theaters, he tries to do for 1950s Texas what Stanley Kubrick did for prehistoric man. More »


A brief introduction to infinity

The notion of infinity is fundamentally beyond the human ability to comprehend, but that hasn't stopped mathematicians from trying. So just what is infinity, and why is there more than one of them? More »


Clueless with Vampires? A look inside Amy Heckerling's Vamps

After the success of Bridesmaids, we're stoked for the next big female-centric comedy. Could Clueless creator's Amy Heckerling's supernatural romcom Vamps be the supernatural answer to the Hangover? More »


Is being left-handed actually a form of cognitive impairment?

That's the finding of a new study examining the link between cognitive ability and handedness. Lefties score consistently lower on aptitude tests than righties, and left-handedness is cognitively equivalent to being born prematurely More »


Internet War I is about to begin

After the Chinese hacker attacks on Google, we're all ready for the first Internet War to begin. But how would such a war really start? One guy has a mesmerizingly crazy idea. More »


DC gives us a first look at the new Teen Titans, Legion of Superheroes, and more!

Remember how DC Comics is relaunching their entire superhero line this September? Well, DC has given io9 an exclusive preview of the artwork, plots, and creative teams for five of their new young superhero titles. More »


Organ Theft and the Insanity of Geniuses: A History of Mad Scientists in the Industrial Age

Victor von Frankenstein was the iconic mad scientist of the 19th century, but he had competition for that role. Here is the bizarre and uncanny history of the greatest mad scientists of the industrial age. More »


The first accurate map of how green the Earth really is

This is the first map ever produced that shows the global output of plant fluorescence. That means you're seeing the most realistic representation of healthy plant life across the entire face of the Earth. More »


What sort of hat would an evil Doctor wear? Matt Smith explains!

Matt Smith has brought out many different sides of Doctor Who's mysterious time traveler - but how would he bring an evil version to life? We were dying to know, and he told us! More »


10 physical gestures that have been patented

If you're making a flicking gesture with a pen near your computer, watch out. Microsoft may own the rights to the gesture you're making. And if you like to draw letters of the alphabet using one penstroke per letter, you may one day find yourself paying a licensing fee to Xerox. More »


The weirdest stories from the Star Wars Expanded Universe

We recently remember that wacky Lucas-approved comic story in which Han Solo met Indiana Jones. As strange as that was, it's just the tip of an iceberg that's inhabited solely by Wampas loaded on death sticks. More »


The best way to lose weight is to lie to yourself

Looking to shed some pounds and take part in a massive act of self-deception? You can't fool your stomach into feeling full. However, you can fool your brain into enjoying healthy fruits and vegetables as much as high-fat indulgences. More »


MTV's Teen Wolf swaps basketball for pouty puppy stares

Get ready for the TV series you never wanted! MTV has rebooted the Teen Wolf legacy sans basketball or awesome white-haired pappa werewolf. But will this supernatural soap live up to the original? More »