io9 roundup: May 26, 2011

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io9 roundup: May 26, 2011

Greatest "Cowboys Vs. Dirt Bikes" Movie of All Time

The Monkees, the 1960s' greatest prefab superband, just did a few reunion shows - except that one Monkee, in particular, was not present: Mike Nesmith, who went on to have a varied and illustrious post-Monkees career... including one time-travel movie. Here are some of our favorite scenes from Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann. More »


io9 roundup: May 26, 2011How a satellite's infrared scanner discovered the lost Egyptian pyramids

A satellite equipped with infrared cameras led to an amazing discovery: archeologists were able to see, for the first time, some of Egypt's long-buried pyramids. More »


io9 roundup: May 26, 2011Insanely Detailed Synopsis of Transformers 3: There's good news, and bad news…

The novelization of Transformers: The Dark of the Moon is out, and someone over at Comic Book Movie has read the entire thing. (Their writeup includes the epic phrase, "And here's where things get really stupid.") In a nutshell, there's good news and there's bad news. More »


io9 roundup: May 26, 2011How to Make a Terminator Film Without Arnold

Due to some recent indiscretions, Arnold Schwarzenegger has decided to pull the plug on his resurrected acting career. Which everybody's assuming means no Terminator 5. More »


io9 roundup: May 26, 2011The Moon may have as much water as Earth does

Today, a group of scientists announced that beneath the surface of the Moon there may be as much water as we have on Earth. This revelation could change everything we know about the Moon - and pave the way for lunar colonies in the next twenty years. More »


io9 roundup: May 26, 2011J.J. Abrams' Alcatraz: This is one mysterious island whose secrets won't drive you nuts

J.J. Abrams' next TV show features an island and time-spanning mysteries, but it's nothing like Lost. Even the presence of a former Lost writer and Jorge Garcia in a major role don't make it any more Lost-y. More »


io9 roundup: May 26, 2011What serial killers and epidemics have in common

Though it's often said that serial killers and diseases strike at random, a new study shows that they both kill victims in a predictable pattern. That's why the tools criminologists use to track serial killers can also pinpoint the location where an epidemic started. More »


io9 roundup: May 26, 201110 Dirt-Cheap Aliens Who Still Look Awesome

Just because science fiction has a low budget, doesn't mean its alien creatures need to look silly or ho-hum. Here are 10 low-budget alien spectaculars that blew our minds. More »


io9 roundup: May 26, 2011How to trick people into thinking they're the size of Barbie Dolls

Imagine that you woke up to discover you had somehow shrunk to a doll's size. Would you think you were tiny...or that everyone else was a giant? Some Swedish psychologists decided the world deserved an answer to that age-old question. More »


io9 roundup: May 26, 2011What would a teaspoonful of neutron star do to you?

In this week's "Ask a Physicist" we're going to consider an incredibly ill-conceived mission: a trip to a neutron star to extract the gooey neutrons inside. More »


io9 roundup: May 26, 2011This is the most distant object in the universe

A massive explosion that was spotted in 2009 has been declared, by some at least, to be the most distant object ever seen. It's ninety-six percent of the way to the visible limit of the universe. In 2009 astronomers spotted an explosion in the sky. More »


io9 roundup: May 26, 2011A vision of the gigantic, serpentine dragons from Game of Thrones

Artist Christopher Burdett just posted pictures of three dragons he designed for the Game of Thrones card game, giving us something to tide us over until A Dance With Dragons. More »


io9 roundup: May 26, 2011Emma Frost scares you stiff in 6 new X-Men: First Class videos

Watch Emma Frost shock and amaze, in her first clip which showcases the icy heart of X-Men: First Class' sexiest villain. Plus check out three more never-before-seen clips! And in case you missed them, here are some more clips that were released earlier. More »


io9 roundup: May 26, 2011Your New Gaming Fascination: Lesbian Spider-Queens of Mars

This is one of the most ludicrous game parodies we've seen lately. You play the Spider-Queen of Mars, racing around classic arcade-style levels and trying to recapture your escaped Martian slaves. More »