Star Trek Gets The Ultimate Concert For Its 50th Anniversary

Next year marks half a century since Star Trek debuted on NBC. I imagine we're in for a good deal of celebration and anniversary events, but the "Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage" concert will likely be one of the biggest — a 100-stop tour of live music from the TV series and movies, performed by a full orchestra. » 3/06/15 6:43am 23 minutes ago

Steven Moffat Hints The Doctor Will Lighten Up In Doctor Who Season 9

The next Toy Story won't continue the story of the first three. There's another tease of Jared Leto's version of the Joker. Jeph Loeb says Marvel's Netflix shows won't cross over with the films just yet. John Barrowman gets a new series. Plus, Flash set pictures tease the return of Reverse Flash. Spoilers Now! » 3/06/15 6:00am Today 6:00am

The Crash of Delta 1086 Is Exactly Why Airlines Cancel Flights for Snow

We've all moaned and groaned over flights cancelled due to weather. It's maddening to miss your connection (or even your whole trip) because of bad weather, but incidents like today's crash of Delta 1086 in a snowy New York City are exactly why they make that tough call that can affect millions of travelers. » 3/06/15 2:30am Today 2:30am

The Time Activists Tried to Destroy GPS With an Axe in the 90s 

If you had heard of GPS in 1992, you likely heard about it because of the Gulf War. For the first time, GPS was used to precisely guide missiles to Iraqi targets. With this context in mind, it perhaps makes more sense why two activists would want to hack a GPS satellite to pieces. » 3/06/15 12:02am Today 12:02am

Just Our Types: A Short Guide to Type Specimens

A holotype is the single specimen that a researcher designates as the name-bearing representative of a new species. These important specimens ensure that scientists have a single reference point when talking about a particular organism, be it a Corythosaurus casuarius, first described in 1912 from a holotype housed… » 3/05/15 7:21pm Yesterday 7:21pm

Why Those Newly Uncovered Fairytales Are The Darkest Ones Yet

If you've had a chance to dig into that cache of recently discovered fairytales (and if you haven't, visit our exclusive look at one of the tales), you may have noticed something about them: They are unusually dark. Here's why these new versions might be a little grimmer than the ones you are familiar with. » 3/05/15 4:20pm Yesterday 4:20pm

Learn to Code with 90% off the Java Developer Course Bundle

Want to build your Java coding skills? io9 readers can get 90% off the Java Developer Course Bundle. It includes more than 70 hours of training content across 6 courses, covering the basics as well as more advanced topics for one of the most established coding languages. » 3/04/15 2:40pm Wednesday 2:40pm

The Mattress Reimagined: Casper Delivers Comfort to You + Special Offer

Despite spending a third of our time in bed, mattress shopping remains a dreaded activity. It's a soulless experience riddled with ambiguous terms, a lack of brand differentiation, smarmy sales people, and marked-up prices from major retail chains. Then there's Casper, who, with a direct-to-consumer model and a … » 3/05/15 5:30pm Yesterday 5:30pm