Watch Wind And Dust Obscure The Violent Traces Of Curiosity's Landing

When Curiosity came burning through Mars' atmosphere two-and-a-half years ago, it marked the planet with its landing, and the impact of shedding its sky crane, heat shield, backshell, and parachute. But the planet is recovering, obscuring the scars with unending wind and dust. » 3/29/15 5:30pm 20 minutes ago

Hugh Jackman Announces He'll Only Play Wolverine "One Last Time"

Hugh Jackman took to his Instagram to announce that the third Wolverine movie (due in 2017) will be his final round playing the iconic character that made him a movie star. Can't really blame him; the first X-Men movie came out in 2000, which means there's a good chance he hasn't eaten a carb in almost two decades. » 3/29/15 1:50pm Today 1:50pm

New Jersey Game Store Swatting Takes An Uglier Turn

Gamers attending a monthly social gathering at Digital Press Video Games in Clifton, New Jersey Saturday evening had no idea the sudden massive police presence outside the store was pointed their way, until a caller posing as a fire department representative started giving them questionable instructions. » 3/29/15 2:46pm Today 2:46pm

Sunday Puzzle Postponed

Due to unforeseen circumstances, today's Sunday Puzzle column has been postponed until next week. In the meantime, here's a little brain teaser to tide you over: Cross out nine letters from the string of characters above such that the remaining letters spell a single word. » 3/29/15 11:45am Today 11:45am

Opportunity Rover Has A Film Noir Moment In This Shadowy Shot From Mars

This shot shows the Opportunity rover in shadow on Mars, facing Endurance Crater. It was taken in 2004, the year Opportunity began exploring; since then, it's completed the equivalent of a marathon across Martian terrain, discovering evidence of ancient water, and snapping memorable images galore. » 3/29/15 11:00am Today 11:00am

Behind the scenes footage shows how the Interstellar robots were made

Though I understand its problems, I still enjoyed the visual ride that was Interstellar. Still, the best thing about the movie might have been the TARS and CASE moving monolith robot machines. Here's a behind the scenes clip that shows how the practical effects of TARS and CASE were made and how they were controlled… » 3/29/15 1:00pm Today 1:00pm

The Rock Makes A Kick-Ass Bambi In SNL's Live-Action Disney Parody

Disney's been having great success with live-action remakes of its classic animated films. So why not cast, as Saturday Night Live did last night, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as everyone's favorite deer ... and reconfigure the story as an over-the-top action thriller, with plenty of puns and guns for all? WHAM BAM BAMBI! » 3/29/15 9:30am Today 9:30am

ISIS Didn't Invade Star Wars Set, Remains Committed to Earth Wars Only

Earlier this week, it was widely reported that the Islamic State had taken over the real-life version of Luke Skywalker's home planet, Tatooine. This is not accurate. ISIS fighters have not torn down the Mos Eisley Cantina and are not currently stomping through the historic streets where a young Jedi's destiny was… » 3/28/15 6:35pm Yesterday 6:35pm

New Favorite Theory: All Of Kyle MacLachlan's Roles Are The Same Person!

Nowadays everything is trying to be a shared universe mega-franchise to get some sweet Avengers level money. But what if there was a fan favorite crossover franchise spanning every genre, that you've already been watching for decades? We're speaking, of course, of the unified Kyle MacLachlan Universe. Update: » 3/28/15 2:45pm Yesterday 2:45pm

That escalated quickly on this week’s Helix

I mean, that really got out of hand fast. And by "that" I mean a lot of things happening on the island of St. Germain. Winger has her worst day ever, Julia does what she has to do, Anne and Peter take care of business and Amy...well, I'll tell you about that in a bit. Spoilers ahead. » 3/28/15 4:56pm Yesterday 4:56pm

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Want to build your Java coding skills? io9 readers can save 90% on the Java Developer Course Bundle. It includes more than 70 hours of instruction content across 6 courses, covering the basics as well as more advanced topics for one of the most established coding languages. » 3/27/15 4:07pm Friday 4:07pm