Happy Birthday Ames! Awesome Photos From 75 Years of Aerospace Research

On the 20th of December, 1939, the second laboratory of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) was founded. The facility at Moffett Field in Sunnyvale, California, would later be known as NASA's Ames Research Center after the founding chairman of NACA, Joseph S. Ames—but no one could foresee how iconic… » 12/20/14 2:39pm 2 minutes ago

How We Found The World's Deepest Fish – And Why We Must Keep Exploring

Scientists exploring the deepest place on Earth — the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean — recently acquired footage of a strange, never-before-seen fish at a record depth of 26,722 feet. Here, one of the team members describes how they found it, and why it's vital to continue plumbing the ocean's depths. » 12/20/14 11:00am 41 minutes ago

Gracepoint Had A Heartbreaking Doctor Who Easter Egg for David Tennant

Although it's been four years since David Tennant regularly played The Doctor, his time in the TARDIS will never leave him - especially when it means you get lovely references to his Doctor Who tenure in his other roles, like this Easter Egg from US crime drama Gracepoint. » 12/20/14 1:02pm Today 1:02pm

What If Milo Manara Drew Spider-Woman In Her New, Practical Costume?

For the first time in 37 years, Spider-Woman is getting a new costume. And it's a practical costume. That means less skin-clinging spandex and more utilitarian design. This got artist Caio Oliveira thinking: What if illustrator Milo Manara (of lordosis infamy) had drawn Spider-Woman in her new duds? » 12/20/14 9:41am Today 9:41am

Nifty Concept Art Of Captain Cold And Ra's Al Ghul On Flash And Arrow

The CW's DC Comics superhero shows have been including some pretty major comics villains lately. Here's some early concept art that shows early looks for Ra's Al Ghul (by Andy Poon) and Captain Cold (by John Gallagher.) Check out more of both artists at the links. [via Comic Book Movie] » 12/19/14 4:40pm Yesterday 4:40pm

Master Of Horror Webcomics Emily Carroll Just Posted A Creepy New Story

Emily Carroll has won our black, horror-loving hearts with the short and spooky comics she posts on her website and with her recent book, Through the Woods. Now she has a new comic online, just in time to make holiday parties terrifying. » 12/19/14 3:40pm Yesterday 3:40pm

What People Get Wrong About PewDiePie, YouTube's Biggest Star

Four years ago, an account named "PewDiePie" uploaded a video to YouTube. It was about Minecraft. The video featured what sounded like a young man laughing heartily at an unlucky zombie that had gotten stuck in a tree. The commentary wasn't in English—it was in Swedish. » 12/19/14 6:38pm Yesterday 6:38pm

Climate Change Could Cut Global Food Output 18% By 2050

The world's food supplies will be hit hard by global warming, according to a study published this week in the journal Environmental Research Letters. The study's authors advise investing in irrigation and infrastructure to attenuate this loss, but what's less clear is where these measures should be taken. In fact, we… » 12/19/14 3:20pm Yesterday 3:20pm

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We've organized a special discount for io9 readers on this epic lightning cable. How can a lightning/usb cable be epic? When it's 10 feet long, that's how. Now, you can easily charge your phone from the backseat, or across the room for that matter. io9 readers can get one with free shipping for 52% off – just $18.99. » 12/19/14 1:40pm Yesterday 1:40pm

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As a budding trainee UI designer of no note whatsoever, I can vouch for how much knowledge you must cram into your skull to become a great pixel-artist. To help get you started, we've teamed up with Train Simple, an Adobe-authorized training center, to give you over 4,300 hours of tutorials for $79 — that's 84% off. » 12/17/14 4:07pm Wednesday 4:07pm