Everything to know about Agents of SHIELD before Season 2

Marvel's Agents of SHIELD is (are?) returning next week and there's been tons of talk about what viewers could expect and a lot of positive buzz coming off the end of last season. So, who and what survived the first season, and where is the team headed next? » 9/19/14 10:39am 8 minutes ago

2014 Was The Warmest Summer Ever Recorded

The combined average temperature across global land and ocean surfaces this summer was the warmest since records began in 1880, according to a new report released by NOAA. August alone saw several record-breaking climate anomalies worldwide. If this trend continues, 2014 will be the warmest year ever recorded. » 9/19/14 7:20am 28 minutes ago

Nick Frost Leads The Guest Stars Of The Doctor Who Christmas Special

Shaun of the Dead star Nick Frost will return to TV for the next Doctor Who Christmas Special, which will be Peter Capaldi's first holiday outing as the Time Lord. He'll be joined by a variety of guests stars, including Michael Troughton, son of actor Patrick Troughton, best known as the Second Doctor. Hmm... » 9/19/14 7:10am 38 minutes ago

How Far Off Is Star Trek 3? Plus Details Of The Arrow/Flash Crossover!

Rian Johnson explains how much leeway Disney's given him for Star Wars. Ridley Scott's The Martian is looking to cast another female character. Gotham walks a thin line between iconic moments and original takes. And details about Arrow and Agent of SHIELD's new characters. Spoilers now! » 9/19/14 6:00am Today 6:00am

Neal Stephenson's Kickstarter Game Is Dead

Two years ago, beloved science-fiction writer Neal Stephenson launched a crowdfunding campaign to start making a realistic swordfighting game. The Clang Kickstarter notched more than $500,000 towards that end. But a game never materialized and, as announced today, people who backed Clang are starting to get their… » 9/19/14 3:24am Today 3:24am

Redesigning the MSD of Star Trek's USS Voyager

Star Trek Online's upcoming expansion firmly puts the focus on Star Trek: Voyager. Alongside returning to the Delta Quadrant, the Art team have had to tweak the ship's LCARS cutaway schematics to better suit their needs - giving us our best ever look at the inner workings of the Federation's finest Intrepid-Class ship. » 9/19/14 1:08am Today 1:08am

The Sexy/Crazy Eating-Sashimi-With-Prehensile-Hair Scene From 47 Ronin

47 Ronin had a lot of problems... but it also had Rinko Kikuchi as a sexy witch who uses her prehensile hair to eat sashimi, as she apparently tries to seduce the captive Mika (Ko Shibasaki). There is nothing sexier than hair-chopsticks and raw fish. NOTHING. And we've got one more scene below. » 9/18/14 8:00pm Yesterday 8:00pm

The Followup To Enthiran Is A Whole New Level Of Kollywood Insanity

You would expect the director of Enthiran, the logic-defying Bollywood robot movie, to go to some pretty extreme lengths to top himself. What you would not expect is pretty much all of the insanity in this new trailer for I, the new movie from Enthiran director Shankar. Including a female motorcycle, a barbell lady,… » 9/18/14 5:36pm Yesterday 5:36pm

Camera Traps Capture "Fantastically Bizarre" Animal Hitchhiking

Earlier this month, conservationists working in South Africa's Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park were very suprised when they reviewed photos snapped by their camera trap. Images revealed a mongoose-like genet hitch-hiking on the backs of at least two different species of animals — behavior never seen in the mammal. » 9/18/14 4:40pm Yesterday 4:40pm

What We Love (And Hate) About Shared Cinematic Universes

In Marvel and DC's two pantheons of superhero movies and TV series, we've seen two very different approaches to putting together a shared universe. So what are the advantages and disadvantages of each version? And what's so great about a shared universe, anyway? » 9/18/14 4:30pm Yesterday 4:30pm

Get 1 TB of Military Grade Online Backup For $19 From iDrive

Cloud backup has become essential for everyone. However, the more devices you have, the more complicated it gets. iDrive is different, making multi-device backup and syncing dead simple. Now, io9 readers can grab 1 year of iDrive's 1 TB cloud backup plan for $19. An absurdly good deal, if I do say so myself. » 9/16/14 9:44pm Tuesday 9:44pm