This Was The Incredible View From Orion's Crew Module During Re-entry

Earlier this month, NASA scored a major victory with the flawless launch of the Orion prototype spacecraft. The space agency has now released a thrilling new video showing an astronaut's-eye view from the crew module's window as it returned to Earth. » 12/22/14 8:00am 38 minutes ago

Marvel And DC's Live Action Heroes Duke It Out In This Amazing Trailer

The odds of Disney and Warner teaming up to have their live-action superheroes go toe to toe on the big screen actually happening in reality are practically non existent - but that doesn't stop Youtuber Alex Luthor (presumably not related to Lex) from mashing them together in ths brilliant fan trailer. » 12/22/14 10:11am Today 10:11am

Amazon's Year-End Game Sale is Here to Save You From Holiday Boredom

If you're going to have some time off of work in the next few weeks, Amazon's having a nice sale on downloadable PC games to help keep you occupied. There will be more deals as the week progresses, but today's limited-time offers are listed below. [Amazon] » 12/22/14 9:45am Today 9:45am

What Shocking Event Forces Ant-Man To Join The Avengers? 

Check out what appears to be our first glimpse of Chewbacca's look in The Force Awakens. Yet another character is supposedly in the running to appear in Suicide Squad. Bruce Campbell spills the details on the Evil Dead TV series. And did Clark Gregg just hint at an Avenger cameo in Agents of SHIELD? Spoilers now! » 12/22/14 6:00am Today 6:00am

Rare Behind-the-Scenes Footage of Star Wars: Episode IV

Eyes On Cinema recently uploaded this nearly-six-minute video of soundless footage from filming in 1976. As the footage shows George Lucas, Mark Hamill, and Garrick Hagon (Biggs Darklighter) on the Tatooine set, it's not only set footage, it's set footage of a scene that got cut. » 12/22/14 4:30am Today 4:30am

On The Librarians, Bruce Campbell Is the BEST SANTA EVER

There are Christmas-themed episodes that are saccharine affairs from start to finish (usually, they rip off It's a Wonderful Life in some way) and then there are glorious holiday romps that are absurd and fun all the way through. This episode of The Librarians was the latter. Bruce Campbell as Santa Claus! THIS IS… » 12/22/14 3:00am Today 3:00am

Try An Oil Alternative for Tastier (or at Least Different) Brownies

Whether you make brownies in the microwave, waffle iron or the oven, they're always a treat. If you're looking for a different recipe, try swapping out the oil without changing the flavor too much. » 12/22/14 3:03am Today 3:03am

Modern Technology Brings Ancient Greek Vases to Life

Panoply is a project that combines the animation talents of Steve K. Simons and the ancient Greek history expertise Sonya Nevin to produce beautiful animations of the scenes on artifact vases. Above is their version of the Pandora myth, developed from a circa 450BCE vase of a woman holding a casket and the… » 12/21/14 11:05pm Yesterday 11:05pm

Ex Machina's Version Of The Turing Test Has A Lot Of Willy Wonka In It

Director Alex Garland's debut film, Ex Machina, follows the story of a computer coder named Caleb who, Golden Ticket-style, wins a week in the mountain house of the CEO of the company he works for. Only instead of getting the company, Caleb gets to participate in an experiment testing the capabilities of the CEO's pet… » 12/21/14 9:00pm Yesterday 9:00pm

This NASA Experiment Looks Just Like Episode VII's New Lightsaber

NASA's Flame Extinguishment - 2 (FLEX-2) experiment is designed to study the characteristics of burning fuel droplets in space, aboard the International Space Station. But under certain conditions, it looks an awful lot like the crossguard lightsaber from the trailer for Star Wars: Episode VII. » 12/21/14 5:05pm Yesterday 5:05pm

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What's the most important thing about a backup battery pack? How much juice it holds, right? Which is why we like the new Limefuel — it holds 20,000mAh, which should be enough to recharge your phone around ten times, or an iPad Air nearly twice over. Now, io9 readers can grab one for just $34.99 – that's 58% off. » 12/19/14 11:10am Friday 11:10am

Get 52% Off The 10ft Apple-Certified MFi Lightning Cable – $18.99

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 Friday 1:40pm

Get 81% off an Introduction to Open-Sourced Electronics w/ Arduino

If you're a regular reader of io9, you know they think arduinos (little open-sourced micro-controllers that do amazing things) are pretty cool. But even if you're not an electronics guru, arduinos combine pure kiddy fun with grown-up challenge. This course provides a nice intro, and for io9 readers it's just $19. » 12/19/14 2:29pm Friday 2:29pm