This Week's TV: 3 New Series, Including A Crazy Ridiculous Hacker Show

Fall TV is back! You may have already decided whether you're watching the Batman prequel show Gotham or the immortal medical examiner Forever, but what's up with supergenius show Scorpion? Plus, info on the season premieres of Sleepy Hollow, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Person of Interest, and a frozen Once Upon a Time! » 9/22/14 9:00am Today 9:00am

MAVEN "Nails It," Swinging Into Mars Orbit With Style

The MAVEN spacecraft used an orbital insertion burn just 11 seconds longer than nominal when slipping into Mars orbit last night. That's a fantastically short correction to end a a 10-month journey over 711 million kilometers, and a perfect kickoff to its mission investigating the structure and evolution of the… » 9/22/14 11:37am Today 11:37am

Evidence For The Big Bang Theory May Have Just Been Dust

Earlier this year — and in a discovery that screamed Nobel Prize — Harvard physicists announced that they'd found evidence of gravitational waves in the early universe, potential proof that our universe began with a bang. The claim was duly criticized, but a new analysis may be the most damning yet. » 9/22/14 8:20am Today 8:20am

Dystopia, USA: A Chilling Clip From Person Of Interest's Season Opener

Person of Interest season three ended with one hell of a cliffhanger: the whole country plunged into an Orwellian dystopia by a ruthless artificial intelligence. Where can we possibly go from there? Check out an exclusive clip from tomorrow night's season opener which shows how dark things can get. » 9/22/14 7:40am Today 7:40am

Ant-Man Villains Revealed? Plus Some Surprising Game of Thrones Photos!

What secrets do Interstellar posters reveal? The Maze Runner sequel already has a release date. Star Wars really could be revisiting a planet from the Original Trilogy. Another Mark Millar comic's heading to the big screen. Plus the movie sequel you never expected to hear about. Spoilers now! » 9/22/14 6:00am Today 6:00am

This Episode of Witches of East End Was a Complete Waste of an Hour

Only two things (maybe three) happened that moved the plot along at all. Everything else was just a way of undoing everything that happened last week. We could have skipped half of last week's events and replaced them with what little happened this week. Then at least we wouldn't have burned this hour away uselessly. » 9/22/14 4:30am Today 4:30am

The Solution to Disposable Diaper Waste Is Apparently Mushrooms

Disposable diapers are made to be super-absorbend and super-durable — all the better for handling the all the waste produced by a human baby. All the worse for the environment because the diapers last hundreds of years in landfills. But a new project cut waste by using the diapers to grow mushrooms. » 9/22/14 3:00am Today 3:00am

Not even Darth Vader can escape the madness of Play Arts Kai

Ah, Variant Play Arts Kai, that action figure bastion of minimalist design and modesty. Square-Enix's toy line hit Tokyo Game Show last week with a few sneak peeks at some upcoming figures - including this rather extravagant first entry in a line of Star Wars toys. » 9/22/14 3:04am Today 3:04am

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Running a VPN (Virtual Private Network) on your devices ensures that you're securely connected, protects your data, and allows you to access region-blocked content. For a little while, io9 readers can get 70% off 3 years of VPN Unlimited's Premier Plan. That's 50 cents/month for peace of mind online – not bad. » 8/20/14 5:23pm 8/20/14 5:23pm