Watch a bubble annihilate itself by stabbing itself, splitting in two, and then dissolving into two tiny clouds of bubbles. It’s quick, it’s beautiful, and, with the accompanying explanation, it’s weirdly intuitive. »
With the buzz swirling around the start of Comic-Con, it’s easy to forget Marvel Studios has their next big movie coming out just next week: Ant-Man. To help you remember, a viral video has come online setting up the new film and linking to the following one.
Bonobos may be as good at using tools as early humans were, a new study finds. The observation demonstrates that captive bonobos are capable of a wide range of tool use, but it also suggests that observing how these animals forage for food could help anthropologists understand how our ancestors evolved similar skills. »
In the wake of West Africa’s Ebola crisis, an independent panel assembled at the request of World Health Organization director Margaret Chan has judged the WHO unfit “to deliver a full emergency public health response,” finding that it has neither “the capacity [nor] organizational culture” to do so. »
After dividing 1 by 999-quattuordecillion (a number that’s 48 integers long), you get the Fibonacci sequence presented in neat, 24-digit strings. Here’s why that happens.
People have ascribed sexual powers to certain foods for centuries, but there’s absolutely no scientific evidence any of them will actually give you anything beyond calories and vitamins. But what the hell? Every so often, I’ll try some out and let you know what they’re like. As you read, imagine that I take a bite and… »
A Mars rover that’s not quite as alone as it thought, a jarred brain with a very bodied complaint, a robot with an authority problem, and an unsettlingly quick sloth are just some of the curious specimens that await you in these stories. »
Quail is a common game bird. People eat it all the time. And sometimes when they eat it, their muscles disintegrate and their kidneys give out. Learn how these birds periodically turn themselves poisonous. »
What you see above is just one of the many, many exclusive posters the fine folks at Mondo will have on sale at San Diego Comic-Con. This is the variant edition of Escape From New York by artist Ken Taylor, revealed exclusively here on io9.
Seriously, lots of shows feature angels nowadays, including pretty much an “angel of the week” on Supernatural. But this clip from Thursday night’s season premiere of Dominion not only has some great (*@&)(*&-ed by an angel action, it also has the best car-related angel-slaughter we’ve seen in ages.
The worlds of DC and Star Trek combine this week, but it’s not all that’s going on in the latest new comics. Marvel goes to the Wild West in a new batch of Secret Wars miniseries, DC takes on Max himself in another Mad Max tie-in, Boy scouts take on the apocalypse, Time cops solve time crimes, and much, much, more! »
Well, it’s finally happening. We’re getting a movie abut the origin of Han Solo. The good news is that putting The Lego Movie’s Lord and Miller in charge is definitely a good call; the bad news is there’s a ton of potential to needlessly ruin one of our favorite characters ever. Where do you fall on the scale? »
The official Star Wars website has just confirmed that Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the directors of The Lego Movie, will direct a Han Solo-centric Star Wars Anthology movie slated for release on May 25, 2018.