The Shiniest Stories on io9 Last Week

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Too busy resigning from DC comics to catch the io9 hotness? Never fear we've collected the best of the week for you below.

Battlestar Galactica Goes Planet of the Apes

Friday's episode of Battlestar Galactica - the last we'll be seeing of the humans-and-cyborgs psychodrama until next year - was called "Revelations." The episode lived up to its name, which was a relief after an entire season holding our breaths waiting for certain dark robo-secrets to come to light.

Superheroes Who Get Laid All The Time

There are plenty of superheroes whose utility belts are covered with notches. From "hairy-chested love god Batman" to the swinging Spider-man to the sensuous She Hulk, the superhero genre offers plenty of playas. Here's our examination of the superheroes for whom action is their reward.


"The Happening" Is the Biggest Intelligent Design Movie of the Year

M. Night Shyamalan's critically-panned flick The Happening is Hollywood's first blockbuster to promote the anti-evolutionary theory of intelligent design. Maybe you thought Ben Stein's ill-fated documentary Expelled was the only movie to argue in favor of the neo-Christian idea that an "intelligent designer" created the universe. Think again.


DC Comics Heading for Major Shake-Up?

For people who haven't been enjoying the adventures of Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman or any other DC superheroes over the last few years, relief may be at hand. It looks as if DC Comics Executive Editor Dan DiDio is about to be removed rather soon.

Is It Logical For A Vulcan To Wear A See-Thru Top? (Maybe NSFW)

They're finally growing models in vats in England, judging from this picture from the Royal College of Art's Summer Fashion Show in London last week. It totally solves the "staying size zero" problem, but these new ultra-supermodels do have the occasional tendency to rip your head off and lay their eggs in your sternum.


Where's Starbuck?

The midseason finale of Battlestar Galactica left us all with a load of questions, like where is Starbuck standing in this photo? Click through to see some panoramic images of the episode's whole sweeping last scene, and take a guess where you think they may be.

The Hulks That Almost Were

Early concept art for The Incredible Hulk from character designer Aaron Sims helps to explain the Hulk's evolution. This more Frankenstein-esque version was part of Sims' attempt to add more humanity to the Hulk... before Sims went in the opposite direction and saw how crazy he could make the green berzerker.


Meet The New Science Heroes

With the anti-science Bush Administration finally groaning to a halt, we may finally be willing to admire scientists. There are three new TV shows with scientist heroes coming this fall, creating a genre that hardly existed until now.


Can a Video Game Teach Evolution?

Spore, a video game that challenges you to guide a single cell on the bottom of the evolutionary ladder out of the ocean and into civilization. It's not easy for a video game to teach the principles of evolution.


How Alternate Reality Helped Me Survive the Dentist

While Dr. Wong was putting dental dam in my mouth, I was watching three hot women singing the penis song in a Chinese restaurant downtown. It happened last Thursday, when I discovered a gadget that can warp my brain to a blissful alternate reality.


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