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io9 Newsstand: Speculative Fiction Is All About Keeping It Real (and Sometimes Surreal)

This week’s stories are about the housing crisis. They’re about ruthless politicians screwing everyone over in service of their own power games. And how making people safe means stripping them of everything that makes them real and worthwhile. And yes, these stories are speculative fiction and not articles from Reason… » 8/29/15 9:47am 30 minutes ago

Has Ground-Penetrating Radar Discovered The Nazi Gold Train? 

Just over a week ago, the story of a long-lost Nazi train started making the rounds. We’re unconvinced, but according to the BBC, ground penetrating radar seems to have convinced Polish Deputy Culture Minister Piotr Zuchowski of the train’s existence. http://io9.com/long-lost-nazi... » 8/29/15 9:00am Today 9:00am

Saturday's Best Deals: Bluetooth Speakers, Cheap Sound Bar, and More

Here are the best of today’s deals. Get every great deal every day on Kinja Deals, follow us on Facebook and Twitter to never miss a deal, join us on Kinja Gear to read about great products, and on Kinja Co-Op to help us find the best. » 8/29/15 5:56am Today 5:56am

A Group of Historians Debates How the World Ended, But Their Evidence Is...Funny

The short anime comedy Bureau of Proto Society takes us to a post-apocalyptic bunker, when the last remnants of humanity live isolated from the world. The bunker’s historians gather each day to try to debate how the world ended—and once you see their historical sources, you’ll understand their confusion. » 8/28/15 5:40pm Yesterday 5:40pm

Watch Paul Bettany Become A Gin and Tonic To Play The Avengers' Vision

The Vision was by far the most secretive part of Avengers: Age of Ultron as we led up to its release. But now that he’s out there and we know where he fits in, Marvel is finally opening up about the creation of the character. A new video even equates him to a delicious summer beverage: the gin and tonic.
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Video: The metamorphosis of a caterpillar into a monarch butterfly

Here’s the life cycle of a monarch butterfly. From the wild green creepy critter crawler caterpillar to the unassuming cocoon to the beautifully complex and intricate butterfly itself. We get to see the entire process and it’s like a magic trick, enter one way and exit completely different. Nature is always the best… » 8/28/15 3:39pm Yesterday 3:39pm

Telltale's Game of Thrones For $8, and More Deals from the Humble Store

The Humble Store just unveiled their end of summer sale, and it’s a doozy. The highlight is a copy of Stealth Inc. 2 for free, no strings attached, but my favorite deal here is the Build-Your-Own Telltale bundle. » 8/28/15 3:15pm Yesterday 3:15pm