The Shiniest Stories On io9 Last Week

Too busy taking bets on the Gandalf-versus-Nic Cage wizard battle of the century? Don't worry, we've got you covered. This week: hangover-free alcohol, why the Chile earthquake shortened our days, and Roger Corman talks Sharktopus!

Scientists Have Discovered Booze That Won't Give You A Hangover
Booze, for all its magical wonder, still has big drawbacks: You can't sober up quickly, and you often get a hangover. Now Korean researchers have found a way of tweaking booze to limit the fallout.

Roger Corman Justifies Sharktopus' Awesome Existence With "Logic"
Sharktopus versus Dinoshark: Who would win? You asked, we answered. We interviewed B-movie legend Roger Corman about his upcoming features Dinoshark and Sharktopus. Find out how big, how long, and how many mouths these beasts have.

Why The Chile Earthquake Deformed The Earth And Shortened Our Days
The devastating 8.8 quake that hit Chile last week was a rare "megathrust" earthquake, among the most powerful known, and it affected the very shape of the planet.

What Superhero Is Making His First On Screen Appearance In Iron Man 2?
Last week we showed you the first clip from Iron Man 2. And now hawk-eyed fans have spotted what might be another one of Marvel's infamous cameos. Also, there are new and disturbing-looking Iron Man 2 toys.

"Clueless For Vampires" Will Save Us From Twilight's Fey Vampires
In the midst of a vampire-movie flood, there's one film we're very excited about: Amy Heckerling's Vamps. Besides bringing back Heckerling's partnership with Alicia Silverstone, it sounds pretty clever clever according to what the lead, Krysten Ritter, told us.

The 75 Books You Should Own For DC Comics' 75th Anniversary
2010 sees the 75th anniversary of DC Comics, which launched in February 1935 with the first issue of New Fun. Since then, it's gone on to publish some of the greatest comics ever.

Exclusive Star Wars Preview: Cade Skywalker's Reckoning!
Here's an exclusive first look at this month's issue of Star Wars Legacy courtesy of Dark Horse Comics. Will Skywalker scion Cade succumb to the dark side or embrace the light?

A Villain Who Can't Kill The Hero Is The Worst Kind Of Asshat
Villains: They're crazed, they're flamboyant, and they're the smoggy, sparking engine that keeps many a story chugging along. Except that a villain who can't kill the hero for some contrived reason is worse than having your hero fight global illiteracy.

Looking At Stars Wars Candid Shots Is Like Looking At Your Old Prom Photos
There's an endearingly goofy nostalgia about these vintage Star Wars pics. It's like seeing photos of old friends and laughing about their atrocious haircuts.