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The Butchering Art: Victorian Medicine, From Blood-Caked Aprons and Body Snatching, to Antiseptic

“Ticketed spectators watched anatomists slice into the distended bellies of decomposing corpses, parts gushing forth not only human blood but also fetid pus. The lilting but incongruous notes of a flute sometimes accompanied the macabre demonstration. Public dissections were theatrical performances,” writes Dr.…

Preorder Super Mario Odyssey For $48, or Get the Mario Switch Console Bundle While It's In Stock

Super Mario Odyssey is only about a month away, and here’s a friendly reminder that if you have Amazon Prime, you can preorder it for $12 off (discount shown at checkout). This deal is valid up until release day, but Amazon’s been known to sell out of preorders of popular Nintendo games in the past, so it might…

Next in DC’s Snagglepuss and Flintstones Comics: Political Persecution and Judging Humanity's Worth

Last year, the biggest surprise from DC Comics’ radically re-invented Hanna-Barbera comic book series was The Flintstones title written by Mark Russell. It was filled with prehistoric hipsters, existential dread, and dark philosophical undertones. Russell has even more messed-up stuff in store for Fred, Wilma, and...…

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io9 Exposes the Eugenics Wars and Ash Tyler's Dark Secret in Latest Star Trek: Discovery

Star Trek: Discovery is in a hot spot. The latest episode, “Choose Your Pain,” was indeed painful, but mainly because of the choices it made—especially regarding Captain Lorca’s actions. io9 Video, with Beth Elderkin and Katharine Trendacosta, takes a look at why Lorca chose to leave a man behind for spite, as well as…

Colliding Neutron Star Discovery Could Solve This Mystery About Our Expanding Universe

Today, physicists across the world celebrated as telescopes and observatories on Earth and in space captured a “kilonova.” Two neutron stars collided 130 million light years away, sending gravitational waves, x-rays, gamma-rays, radio waves, and light waves to the Earth. But these events also serve as a new kind of…