io9 Roundup: June 14, 2011S

What your favorite Alien movie says about you

With Ridley Scott's suspected Alien prequel, Prometheus, in production it's time to look back and ask: What does your favorite Alien movie say about you? The answers may surprise you! More »


io9 Roundup: June 14, 2011

Angelic squid descends over Argentina, bringing tentacled confusion in its wake

Here's another addition to the burgeoning Argentinian UFO files. An angel and/or space squid was recently unveiled by Argentinean news, and it unabashedly waggled its cosmic tendrils at a confused cameraman. More »

io9 Roundup: June 14, 2011

Confirmed: No Full Season of Doctor Who in 2012

Last week a nasty Doctor Who rumor was circulating - that even though Matt Smith has signed on to do another 14 Doctor Who episodes, there wouldn't be a full season next year. More »

io9 Roundup: June 14, 2011

Totally Demented Green Lantern Storylines That Won't Be in the Movie

Green Lantern comes out on Friday, and we can't wait to see how Hal Jordan's saga translates to the big screen. We can't tell you just what'll happen in the movie, but we do know one thing. There's no way the movie can include these 16 utterly loopy storylines from the Green Lantern comics. More »

io9 Roundup: June 14, 2011

A Better Look at Hawkeye and The Hulk from Joss Whedon's Avengers

Marvel's big superhero ensemble movie The Avengers released an early look at some rough promo art. Which includes some concept art for Jeremy Renner's Hawkeye, and Mark Ruffalo's Hulk! More »

io9 Roundup: June 14, 2011

A fleet of Navy ghost ships, right out of the Bermuda Triangle

Not the real Bermuda Triangle - the fictional one where Cthulhu, Amelia Earhart, and Aqua-Sasquatch chill out drinking Bay Breezes. This is actually a photo of the Navy's eerie mothballed fleet in Suisun Bay, 30 miles north of San Francisco. More »

io9 Roundup: June 14, 2011

A helpful map of the 50,000 nearest galaxies

This awesome map shows the universe around us in the grandest scale possible, with each tiny dot representing a different galaxy. Thanks to this cosmic atlas, you'll never again mix up the Corona Borealis Supercluster with the Large Magellanic Cloud. More »

io9 Roundup: June 14, 2011

Awesome Concept Art for a Transparent Airplane, Coming in 2050

Wonder Woman's invisible Jet could be a reality! Airbus is readying a transparent plane for the year 2050, which will include a clear observation deck, body-heat-harvesting passenger seats, and a virtual golf course. More »

io9 Roundup: June 14, 2011

The shocking truth about what your brain does when you're asleep

Upon seeing this video, anaesthesiologist Professor Brian Pollard from Manchester Royal Infirmary told BBC reporter Jennifer Carpenter: "Our jaws just hit the ground." More »

io9 Roundup: June 14, 2011

Little girl's TARDIS stolen from her front yard

A batch of criminals have run off with this poor girl's TARDIS. Watch in horror/hilarity as the local news crew tries to come to terms with a "bus stop" time machine. More »

io9 Roundup: June 14, 2011

The Mysteries of Whores, on Game of Thrones

Are all women bought and sold? For that matter, are all men whores too? Last night's Game of Thrones delved into sex worker psychology, while a major character made the ultimate sacrifice for a girl. More »

io9 Roundup: June 14, 2011

New Star Wars TV series promises space hookers!

Who's ready to explore the dark seedy underworld of George Lucas' Coruscant? New details about the mysterious, live-action Star Wars TV show have surfaced, comparing it to the The Godfather. More »

io9 Roundup: June 14, 2011

This is the coolest science experiment you'll see all week

Start your week with this mind-blowing demonstration of laminar flow, courtesy of the University of New Mexico's Physics Department. The apparatus, called a "Couette Cell," was developed by John DeMoss and Dr. Kevin Cahill, and uses dyed corn syrup to demonstrate how a fluid with a sufficiently low Reynolds number will flow along distinct paths in parallel layers (like fanning a deck of cards), thereby preventing disruption of the fluid. More »

io9 Roundup: June 14, 2011

Genetically engineered cell becomes world's first living laser

It looks like we're one step closer to having laser vision (or at least, laser-based diagnostic and therapeutic techniques). Researchers at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston have genetically engineered the world's first "living laser." More »