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io9 Roundup: August 13, 2011What happened to Boba Fett after the sarlacc pit? The original Fett actor tells all!

The original Boba Fett, Jeremy Bulloch, has a few wild ideas on what really happened to Fett after his dance with the mighty sarlacc. Just because everyone says he's dead, that doesn't mean Boba is gone for good. More »


io9 Roundup: August 13, 2011The very best fake monster pictures that you created!

All summer long, you've been chasing cryptids, or mystery animals, for our Cryptid Summer bounty. And you've also diligently been producing pictures of fake cryptids because, well, it just wouldn't be monster season without a lot of photoshopping. More »


io9 Roundup: August 13, 2011We're another step closer to the invisibility cloak

A functional invisibility cloak is one of those things that physicists keep chasing, and every six months or so we see an update that brings us one step closer to being able to sneak around without being seen. More »


io9 Roundup: August 13, 2011Breakthrough: Electronic circuits that are integrated with your skin

A team of engineers announced a discovery that could change the world of electronics forever. Called an "epidermal electronic system" (EES), it's basically an electronic circuit mounted on your skin, designed to stretch, flex, and twist. More »


io9 Roundup: August 13, 2011Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Sensory Deprivation Tanks

On Fringe, a sensory deprivation tank can activate your mental powers and even open a gateway to another universe. But what can floating in a dark warm tank do for you in real life? More »


io9 Roundup: August 13, 2011Dwarves vs. malaria and cartoon menstruation: the weirdest Disney educational films

Disney has punched out dozens of educational shorts throughout the years, and not all of them conform to that clean-cut, animal-sidekick-and-singing-princess salubriousness audiences have come to expect from the studio. More »


io9 Roundup: August 13, 201110 Monsters Who Would Make Pretty Good Bosses

What if your boss was one of the greatest fictional monsters in the universe? It could be a terrifying experience, one your career might never recover from. More »


io9 Roundup: August 13, 2011New study shows that knowing spoilers doesn't ruin a story

Many people live in fear of being "spoiled" for a story by finding out the ending. But a new study by psychologists shows that people wound up liking stories better if they'd been told spoilers in advance. More »


io9 Roundup: August 13, 2011When Geraldo Rivera took on Satanism (and a very confused Ozzy Osbourne)

Back in 1988, mustachioed talk-show gadfly Geraldo Rivera aired a very special two-hour exposé on America's foremost seducer of innocents: Satanism! The host somehow managed to spin heavy metal album covers and disparate crimes into a sensationalist yarn about a million-strong Satanic conspiracy. More »


io9 Roundup: August 13, 201110 Computer-Animated or Motion-Captured Characters Who Actually Look Cool

Rise of the Planet of the Apes proved that a motion-capture performance can capture audiences' attention. And a mocap character doesn't need to be a lovable blue cat person to win people over. More »


io9 Roundup: August 13, 2011School bans Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-5, so Vonnegut Library gives copies to students for free

Most of us regard Kurt Vonnegut's classic novel Slaughterhouse-Five as a masterpiece of thought-provoking science fiction, but the School Board of Republic High School in Missouri felt differently. More »