io9 Roundup: February 26, 2012THE POWERPUFF AVENGERS | Captain, commander and the leader. Thor, he is the joy and laughter. Iron Man, he's the toughest fighter. By Yan3 via Bleeding Cool.


io9 Roundup: February 26, 2012Optimus Prime joins the Decepticons and Zombie Nightsisters fight Grievous on Clone Wars

Transformers is back! This week Transformers Prime season two kicks off with Optimus Prime getting amnesia, a 30 Rock star makes an appearance on Archer, and we see a zombie battle in the Star Wars Universe - Minor spoilers ahead! More »


io9 Roundup: February 26, 2012Walking Dead casts a familiar Doctor Who face as the Governor

Forget the zombies, the sadistic Governor of Woodbury is the scariest thing about The Walking Dead. So who has the evil stones to portray the zombie-baiting, limb-chopping madman? More »


io9 Roundup: February 26, 2012Up's little old couple have created the most adorable Star Wars mashup we've ever seen

James Hance, the artist who brought us the adorable Wookie the Chew is back with yet another crushingly adorable Star Wars mash-up. Behold the Up couple dressed as Han and Leia, so cute our tiny hearts have grown three times just upon viewing this image. More »


io9 Roundup: February 26, 2012Watch drunken monkeys steal cocktails from Caribbean beach resorts

On the West Indies island of St. Kitts, vervet monkeys prowl the beaches, snagging sugary cocktails from unsuspecting beach-goers. The BBC's Weird Science captured these booze hound primates in their not-so-native state. More »


io9 Roundup: February 26, 2012Taxidermied badger and theremin combine to make the world's weirdest musical instrument

Say hello to the badgermin, the strangest instrument ever to accompany a piano. Why did someone decide to convert a badger's body into a playable theremin? More »


io9 Roundup: February 26, 2012Concept Art Writing Prompt: Creepy little girl goes fishing for monsters

Mysterious creatures lurk beneath the waters of this week's concept art writing prompt. As always, we ask that you come up with a flash fiction story inspired by this painting and post it in the comments. More »


io9 Roundup: February 26, 2012American Psycho director brings bi-curious vampires to boarding school in The Moth Diaries

Writer and director Mary Harron made Patrick Bateman a household name in her American Psycho adaptation, and brought historical figures to life in I Shot Andy Warhol and The Notorious Bettie Page. More »


io9 Roundup: February 26, 2012How to change your blood type without even trying

Blood types were once thought to be with people for life. And, in almost every case, they're still thought to be with a person for life. But there is one patient whose blood type actually changed. More »


io9 Roundup: February 26, 2012This 27-pound lobster could break a person's arm with its claws

It wouldn't be a good idea to get into an arm wrestling match with Rocky, the largest recorded lobster ever caught in Maine. So watch out if you're planning on doing any swimming in New England this year. More »


io9 Roundup: February 26, 2012Do we already know how Fringe ends?

Last night's episode of Fringe gave us a huge dose of mythology and cosmology, as we finally got some answers to the major questions the show's been teasing us with for years. More »


io9 Roundup: February 26, 2012In a deleted scene from The Muppets Bunsen and Beaker accidentally create robotic life

As wonderful as the new Muppet movie is, it could, like all things in like, use more Bunsen and Beaker. In this deleted scene, our favorite puppet crackpot inventor shows off his remote controlled bowling ball, with predictably disastrous results. More »


io9 Roundup: February 26, 2012Critical thinking explained in six kid-friendly animations

If you've been looking for a crash course in basic logic - or just want to explain to a friend exactly what a logical fallacy is - turn your attention to these simple, easy-to-understand videos, which lay out the basics of critical thinking. More »


io9 Roundup: February 26, 2012Survival books to keep on your bookshelf in case of the apocalypse

When the apocalypse strikes, you probably won't have access to the Internet. That means no Google, no Wikipedia, and, if you haven't prepared, no cheat sheet to help you through the tough times. More »


io9 Roundup: February 26, 2012Ridley Scott may have explained the connection between Alien and Prometheus

Hungarian news sites are reporting that director Ridley Scott has explained the connection between the Alien movies and the prequel film Prometheus. More »