The 10 Most Surprising Origins of the Animals You Eat

Just what will you be putting on your plate during this holiday season? You probably already know that centuries of selective breeding have produced the creatures we love to feast on, but you might be surprised at how weird the process has been. Here are the 10 most startling origin stories for the animals that most… » 12/22/14 10:14am Today 10:14am

Here's A Supercut Of The 1970s Incredible Hulk Being Sad And Lonely

We loved the classic Incredible Hulk TV series for so many reasons — but one of the main factors was the beautiful sorrow of the green berserker who is all alone because nobody understands him. We're excited to premiere this supercut of all the best "lonely Hulk" scenes, featuring Bill Bixby and Lou Ferrigno in pain. » 12/22/14 9:40am Today 9:40am

Who has come closest to winning Civilization in real life?

Games in Sid Meier's Civilization series are loosely patterned off the rise and fall of real-life civilizations. And some of these real-life civilizations had exactly the kinds of ambitions that would win a game of Civilization. Which raises the obvious question: did any of them get close? Has anybody won? Are we all… » 12/22/14 12:01pm Today 12:01pm

This Week's TV: Two Specials That Will Make Christmas Extra Creepy

Christmas means that there's not a whole lot of new TV this week, but there's still plenty to watch other than endless replays of A Christmas Story. For one thing, there's a spooky new Doctor Who special and the latest from the dystopian Black Mirror. Plus, marathons for those who prefer TV over yule logs. » 12/22/14 9:00am Today 9:00am

An Ancient Site Discovered At Stonehenge Could Thwart Tunnel Plans

Archaeologists working at Stonehenge have found the oldest-known Mesolithic encampment in the United Kingdom. The remarkable discovery of the 6,000-year-old site adds a new complication to the British government's plan to build a 1.8-mile (2.9 km) tunnel beneath the site. » 12/22/14 8:40am Today 8:40am

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 Today 8:00am

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 this 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

Get 58% Off Limefuel's Giant 20,000mAh Dual USB Battery Pack

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