Why You Get Sick On Planes – And How To Keep It From Happening

If you're about to fly somewhere for Thanksgiving, you're probably dreading the possibility that you'll catch a bug along the way, and with good reason: Many people come down with something nasty in the days following an airplane flight. Why does this happen, and how can you keep yourself from getting sick? » 11/21/14 12:34pm 24 minutes ago

Tips for Playing Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Maybe you're in it for the cute monsters. Maybe you're in it to be the very best, like no one ever was. Or maybe you want to catch em all? Whatever it is about Pokémon that speaks to you, I'm here to help you get the most out of Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. » 11/21/14 3:14pm 43 minutes ago

Watch Neil Gaiman Read Bad Imitations of Himself

Neil Gaiman was recently on the Wits American Public Media podcast where he got to read the "worst of the worst" of their "Bad Gaiman Challenge": paragraphs that tried (badly) to imitate Gaiman's style of prose. You can listen to the whole episode here or listen to a funny skit with Gaiman called "Alternate Realty" … » 11/21/14 3:06pm 51 minutes ago

That's No Moon! Did Russia Deploy An Experimental Killer Satellite?

Russia launched the Kosmos 2499 rocket mission back in May as part of what seemed like just another mission to further develop its constellations of 'Rodnik' communications satellites. Usually three satellites are released during these missions, but this one had a fourth object. » 11/21/14 3:06pm 51 minutes ago

How Great Are Black Friday’s Deals? Are They Worth Waiting For?

We've talked about preparing for Black Friday, when to start paying attention (now), and reassured you that you're not going to miss out by shopping from home. Now let's talk about the deals themselves. » 11/21/14 2:15pm Today 2:15pm

The 19th Century Blueprint For A Massive Mind-Control Machine

James Tilly Matthews was a peace activist 200 years ago, during the Napoleonic Wars. He was confined to Bedlam asylum because he attributed the bloody conflict to a secret society using futuristic mind-control devices, which he illustrated in exquisite detail, rivaling the technical drawings of engineers. » 11/21/14 10:50am Today 10:50am

io9 Newsstand: Best Stories of the Week for November 17 - 22

This week Vice announced their new SFF magazine, Terraform. As mentioned previously in this column, new 'zines are always coming along and this is good news most of the time. However, Terraform's birth was not the occasion for celebration, but a throwdown. » 11/21/14 10:40am Today 10:40am

​6 Episodes That Prove Castle Is Science Fiction

Nathan Fillion will always be best-loved by nerds for his role as Captain Mal Reynolds on Firefly, but did you know he's also starred in another major scifi franchise? It's called Castle — yes, the show where he's a mystery writer solving crimes with police detective (and love interest) Kate Beckett. Don't believe me?… » 11/21/14 10:00am Today 10:00am

In The Brilliant New Hunger Games Film, Katniss Can't Escape The Arena

The third movie in the Hunger Games series is supposed to be the one where the frame pulls back and reveals a bigger world than the teen arena of the first two. Instead, Mockingjay Part 1 does something more daring: it shows how all of the dystopian land of Panem is just the Arena writ large. Minor spoilers ahead... » 11/21/14 9:00am Today 9:00am

Go Paperless: Get 30% Off The Top Portable Scanner – Doxie Go

Want to go paperless before 2015? Doxie Go is the ultimate tool. It easily scans everything from bills and receipts to reports, drawings, notes, business cards, photos, and everything else. For a little while, io9 readers can get Doxie Go for 30% off + free shipping. » 11/19/14 11:37am Wednesday 11:37am

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Comic Cartel is about to be your new favorite comic book shop. Subscribe to all your favorite comics online and get them delivered right to your door. With the exclusive promo code GAWKER10 you'll receive 10% off every comic you subscribe to. Even better, your monthly shipping fee is just $3.99 (regularly $6.99,… » 11/12/14 2:32am 11/12/14 2:32am

Get 20% Off Gunnar Computer Eyewear: Protect and Enhance Your Vision

We're constantly glued to screens, using a computer at work and home, a tablet in bed and on the couch, and a phone in any moment not immediately engaging. And all that screen time can cause Computer Vision Syndrome (yes, that's a real thing), headaches, dry eyes, blurred vision, and eye strain. But wearing Gunnar… » 11/20/14 10:09pm Yesterday 10:09pm