Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti snapped this image of Typhoon Maysak from the International Space Station on Tuesday, March 31 — the day it was bumped up to "super typhoon" status. The storm has since weakened but thousands have been evacuated ahead of its landfall in the Philippines tomorrow.
A team of scientists has spent the last five years attempting to catalog the kinds of animals for sale on the black market in the Philippines. To their surprise, they couldn't catalog two animals, because no researcher had ever seen them before.
It's been a little over a week since the Philippines was rocked by Typhoon Hiyan, but the world is still coming to grips with the extent of the devastation. This sobering video of Tacloban taken by an aerial drone shows it's worse than we could have possibly imagined.
Elections tend to be a surreal time, what with motormouthed candidates perpetually promising a chicken in every underfunded classroom and gasoline pumps that shoot champagne instead of petrol. Here are eight times politicians channeled the realms of science fiction, horror, and fantasy for the express purpose of…
Google has rolled out some damn impressive additions to its ouvre of street-viewable locales over the last few months, including Kennedy Space Center, the Amazon Rainforest and Antarctica, but this may be the most spectacular of them yet. Working in collaboration with The Catlin Seaview Survey, the company has…
This nighttime photo represents some of the world's first ever visual evidence of the spotted deer species found on the island of Negros in the Philippines. Despite its size, the island's unimaginably dense forests have kept it invisible until now.
Dear Hollywood, please stop making movie trailers. Why? The art of the preview was perfected 29 years ago in The Philippines by the 1983 horror movie The Killing of Satan. Does The Killing of Satan also win the best title of all time contest? I wouldn't bet against it.
When Thomas Headland first met the world's longest snake, he was on the way to the toilet. He was living in the Philippine rainforest with a group of hunter-gatherers called the Agta. On the walk to the outhouse behind his hut, he stumbled across a reticulated python curled up on the trail. "The hairs on the back of…
To paraphrase Ray Davies of The Kinks, we all wish we could fly like Superman. Sadly, our stupid, non-Kryptonian DNA prevents mere humans like you and me from righting the Leaning Tower of Pisa, extinguishing the Olympic torch, and getting blotto and fighting the physical manifestations of our super-egos in…
MEGACROC LIVES | This one-ton, 21-foot saltwater crocodile was captured live in the Bunawan township of the Philippines. It took 100 people to haul the crocodile from the water — the animal will be moved to an ecotourism park in the Agusan province. Photo: Yahoo/AP.
One of the big questions you've probably had recently is where you'll get a decently-priced unicorn. They're essential, but who can afford one? Ed Geronia, who took this shot in Manila's Mandaluyong City, tells io9 via email:
Military psy ops aren't limited to leaflets, propaganda broadcasts, and Korean pop music. In the past, the US military has played on their opponent superstitions of vampires, ghosts, and astrology. Here are some strange examples.
It's not often that you see a superhero battling a giant crab — but Wapakman, the Philippines' new superhero movie features man-on-crab action, plus a sexy/deadly female pop star. Wapakman stars champion boxer and failed congressional candidate Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao.
Anchorage-based videoblogger Elbert Paredes warns us about what the upcoming Filipino TV series based on vamp romance Twilight will be like, based on hard evidence. But first he tells us about his balls.