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The World's Oldest Person Has Died At The Age Of 117

Born in 1898, Japan's Misao Okawa died peacefully in her nursing home earlier today. Here's how her remarkably long tenure on Earth stacks up against the longest human lives. » 4/01/15 6:30am 52 minutes ago

Could Yet Another Batman Villain Be Joining Suicide Squad?

Edward James Olmos talks Agents of SHIELD. Check out some new Age of Ultron footage, plus a brief tease for Ant-Man. Stan Lee is making a new superhero series for UK TV. Plus, teasers for what's ahead on The Flash, iZombie and Gotham. Spoilers, Assemble! » 4/01/15 6:00am Today 6:00am

Watch NASA Spin Its Flying Saucer Before It Leaves for Hawaii

Yesterday, researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory put the final touches on a design that's on its way to Hawaii for a test launch and landing before, eventually, hopefully, being deployed on Mars. And the design bears a more than passing resemblance to the iconic flying saucer. » 4/01/15 3:00am Today 3:00am

The X-Files Could Have Ended With a West Wing Crossover

While the series finale of The X-Files ended with a scene between Mulder and Scully, there was originally a different ending to the series. The clip above shows that final scene and commentary from executive producer Frank Spotnitz describing how they'd originally wanted Martin Sheen to appear. » 4/01/15 1:30am Today 1:30am

A Delicate Stone Bridge Creates a Mystical Passage With Its Reflection

Located in Kromlau, Germany, the Rakotzbrücke was built as a perfect half-circle so that still waters and correct lighting would create the illusion of a full circle. It even has outcroppings on each side to make it look like a natural occurrence. In the imagination, it conjures thoughts of a portal to another world. » 3/31/15 11:00pm Yesterday 11:00pm

Bell Labs Could Send Sign Language Over The Phone - In 1979

Back in the good ‘ole days before the internet and Yo and Meerkat and Snapchat, we had one way to talk to people in faraway lands: the telephone. But a microphone and speaker aren’t much use if you’re hearing impaired. » 4/01/15 1:04am Today 1:04am

Stephen Amell Will Play Casey Jones In Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2

As we move inexorably to another live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, we find out that Stephen Amell, Oliver Queen himself, is joining the cast as Casey Jones. And, with that, he adds another vigilante character to his resume. » 3/31/15 9:30pm Yesterday 9:30pm

The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows is a website where you'll find definitions for invented words like "sonder," a noun describing the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own. The DOS is also a YouTube series. » 3/31/15 7:00pm Yesterday 7:00pm

Don't Watch This Clip If You're Afraid Of Heights (Or Killer Robot Bugs)

Tom Selleck is fleeing from an evil mad scientist with a super gun (played by Gene Simmons from Kiss) so he gets into a freight elevator on a building site — only to go hundreds of feet up, and get trapped, when the elevator breaks down. And then the deadly robot insects show up... » 3/31/15 6:14pm Yesterday 6:14pm

We Never Should Have Taught The Pandas How To Fly

The pandas took to the skies as they took to few other things in their existence, and their own gut microbes were an integral to producing biofuel. The combination made them an unstoppable force — and they took back more than their habitat. Concept art by Steve Chinhsuan Wang. » 3/31/15 5:00pm Yesterday 5:00pm

It Follows Continues Being The Best Movie Ever, Expands To More Theaters

It Follows (our favorite new horror movie) is growing! After a couple superb weekends, RADiUS and Dimension have announced that they're expanding the movie to an additional 1,655 theaters April 3rd. Which means your chances to see it just increased — and see it you should. » 3/31/15 4:30pm Yesterday 4:30pm

What If Avengers: Age Of Ultron Was A 19th Century Period Drama?

Some of the details that have trickled out about the next Avengers movie have been what we expected, while some have been surprising. But what if all that is to obscure a truly bold choice: making it a 19th century period drama? Okay, it's almost certainly not. But if it is, we hope that these plot points figure in… » 3/31/15 4:20pm Yesterday 4:20pm

Max Brooks' Advice To New Writers: "Be Brave, Put Your Stuff Out There"

Max Brooks has had a pretty amazing career, including the acclaimed novel World War Z. But he has one regret — that he didn't start publishing way, way earlier. In a new interview, he advises writers not to let fear of judgment hold them back. » 3/31/15 4:17pm Yesterday 4:17pm

Watch What Happens When You Put A Hummingbird In A Wind Tunnel

High speed footage can reveal the unusual mechanics of a hummingbird's wingbeat. Here's how this remarkable aerialist keeps a level head, even in the face of aggressive wind and rain. » 3/31/15 4:00pm Yesterday 4:00pm

The Ninth Doctor Returns For All-New Comic Adventures In Time And Space!

10 years after he made his début, the Ninth Doctor is back in a new comic miniseries. But that's not all for this week's hottest new comics: DC's reality-altering Convergence event begins, the origins of Star Wars: Rebels' Kanan Jarrus are revealed, and an intriguing new series from Boom! Studios begins. Comics! » 3/31/15 3:54pm Yesterday 3:54pm

Melissa McCarthy Gets To Be James Bond—But Funny—In New Trailer For Spy

Bridesmaids and The Heat director Paul Feig teams up with actress Melissa McCarthy once again for the new espionage comedy Spy. McCarthy plays a CIA analyst who snags her first mission in the field. As it turns out, spying isn't easy — though it is pretty funny. » 3/31/15 3:36pm Yesterday 3:36pm

These Amazing Temporary Artworks Are Made Of Sand

When an artist creates a beautiful work of art, she or he usually wants it to last forever — or at least, to outlive its creator. But sometimes, an artist just wants to create a work of beauty that will last a short time, and then be gone forever. Here are the loveliest short-lived works of art... made of sand. » 3/31/15 3:23pm Yesterday 3:23pm

What Lord Tantalus Could Have Looked Like In Guardians of the Galaxy

Storyboard artist for Guardians of the Galaxy has released some very, very early storyboard art from the Marvel movie, giving us a possible look at the lost character Lord Tantalus. » 3/31/15 3:20pm Yesterday 3:20pm

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Wireless bluetooth ear buds are the new norm for on-the-go music listening. Right now, io9 readers can save 77% on the sleek, comfortable Wireless Bluetooth Cloud Buds. This offer ends 4/1, so don't miss out! » 3/30/15 1:05am Monday 1:05am

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If you're at all interested in app development, you'd be wise to learn Node.js. It's quickly becoming the most popular server-side framework for building quick, scalable network apps. For a limited time, io9 readers can save 93% (over $560) on a comprehensive 6 course bundle and learn the ins-and-outs of Node.js. » 3/30/15 8:09pm Monday 8:09pm