By leveraging the regenerative powers of migraine medication, researchers at Tufts University have restored the vision of blind tadpoles after grafting eyes to their tails. Sounds bizarre, but a similar technique could one day be used on humans.
From 1953's Cat-Women of the Moon to Futurama’s “Amazon Women in the Mood,” there’s long been a sub-genre of science fiction about planets full of women. Long touted as examples of female autonomy, most of them wind up being nothing more than male power fantasies, as one video essay shows.
A few years ago, Marvel released a wild miniseries called Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe. Seems like Wade Wilson had so much fun murdering everyone that he’s about to dive in for round two.
I swear to god, you can’t make a headline like that up.
In the ’30s and ’40s, the mayor of New York City was the very dramatic reformer Fiorello La Guardia. And while he’s famous for a number of things, his relationship with comics represents one of the very best intersections of political and pop culture history.
It’s obvious that we’re all excited about Alien: Covenant. Every new little piece of footage or information just elevates that excitement, and at CinemaCon 2017, it happened again. Fox showed a clip that featured destruction and death on a level that’s rather rare, even for the violent Alien franchise.
Later this evening, SpaceX will attempt a historic feat when it launches a reused Falcon 9 rocket into orbital space. It’s an achievement Elon Musk and his team have been working toward since the company was founded in 2002, and tonight, it will hopefully—finally—come full circle. Literally.
Major Mira Killian doesn’t remember who she was before. Now the character played by Scarlett Johansson is living inside a different kind of body about to start a different kind of life. She effortlessly leaps and shoots across a deliriously oversaturated cityscape with power and purpose. There’s something wrong at the…
War for the Planet of the Apes is a movie that is very aware that the story it’s telling is the creation myth of 1968's Planet of the Apes. And in this new trailer, multiple elements are propelling the story toward the human-ape confrontation that we know leads to a Planet of Apes.
The opening credits to Starz’s American Gods, which premieres in a month, look like what you’d see if you went on the worst trip of all time while wandering the American Southwest. Which is, honestly, not the worst description of what the series will be like, I’m sure.
Fangblennies are tiny reef-dwelling fish only two inches long that look like they came from some adorable deep-sea vampire movie. Only, if you’re a predator and you piss them off, they will wreck the shit out of you with their opioid-laced venom.
The X-Men have had a hell of rough year, which isn’t usually news, as they’re the X-Men and it seems like the fate of all Mutantkind is under threat every Tuesday. But this one in particular has left the X-Men standing, but just barely—and none of them quite know where to go next, except to a much needed change of…
The first promo for the new season of Game of Thrones is here, and kings and queens and guillotines are ready to take some lives. Only stop, it’s Winter Time.
Batgirl is coming to DC’s cinematic universe, and she’s got one hell of a name directing her: Joss Whedon himself.
Leave it up to Syfy’s The Magicians to introduce a powerful witch who shares spells using panda listicles.
Sure, the mad Titan himself might seem like the real enemy here, but really, the true enemy Peter Quill and the gang face is the universe’s slowest elevator ride.
In just about two weeks, Mystery Science Theater 3000 returns to TV, courtesy of Netflix. Usually bringing back something so beloved by fans after so long is an attempt to meet impossible expectations, but creator Joel Hodgson and the show’s new cast and crew have pulled it off.
In 2009, Kerry McPhail descended Jacques Cousteau-style towards the Axial Volcano, inside the cramped, 30-year-old little submarine DSV Alvin, with a pilot and another scientist. Three hundred miles off the coast of Oregon, they were collecting tubeworms, bacterial mats and bivalves living near a deep sea volcanic…
Former io9 editor-in-chief Charlie Jane Anders’ novel, All the Birds in the Sky, is Audible’s deal of the day, meaning you can give it a listen for just $4. You can read more about from it here, and even check out the first four chapters for free. But really, why spend all that time when you could just go ahead and…