​Here's How Charles Darwin's Cousin Invented the Dog Whistle

Francis Galton would have been the famous eccentric scientist in any family except the one he was born into. The Darwin, Wedgewood, and Galton families were thick with scientists, and Francis wasn't anywhere near the favorite. He did leave his mark in both large and small ways. The dog whistle is one of the smaller… » 3/06/15 12:20pm 54 minutes ago

DC Is Creating A Justice League In The Arrow Universe, And That's Great

With the announcement that the CW is expanding its superhero show roster with an Atom/Firestorm/Black Canary team-up show, it looks like we might finally be getting something Smallville tried (and ultimately failed) to do: Create the Justice League on television. But this time, it might actually work. » 3/06/15 11:10am Today 11:10am

Why Does God Allow Terrible Shows Like Dig To Exist?

Dig is the latest TV series to try and spin Biblical prophecies into conspiracy-mongering. Basically, God has left a bunch of holy nukes laying around and some fanatics are getting their hands on them. Why would God do that? More to the point, why does God allow such awful television to exist in the first place? » 3/06/15 10:24am Today 10:24am

Humble Monochromatic Bundle, $8 Gaming Mouse, and More Deals

Humble is back with another weekly bundle. This time around, you get up to seven games with monochromatic art styles, and of course, you pay what you want. [Humble Monochromatic Bundle] » 3/06/15 12:46pm Today 12:46pm

Dredd Producer Explains What Has To Happen To Make A Sequel

Fans keep asking Dredd producer Adi Shankar about the possibility of a Dredd sequel, but there's some harsh financial realities preventing it. Here, Shanker explains how Dredd 2 could possibly happen — or, as he so eloquently puts it, "The guy who dresses up like The Crow is going to you a lesson in film finance." » 3/06/15 9:20am Today 9:20am

NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Is Finally In Orbit Around Ceres

At 4:39 (PST) this morning, after over seven years and three billion miles of travel, NASA's Dawn spacecraft was pulled into Ceres' orbit, becoming the first ever mission to orbit around a dwarf planet. » 3/06/15 8:20am Today 8:20am

Learn to Code with 90% off the Java Developer Course Bundle

Want to build your Java coding skills? io9 readers can get 90% off the Java Developer Course Bundle. It includes more than 70 hours of training content across 6 courses, covering the basics as well as more advanced topics for one of the most established coding languages. » 3/04/15 2:40pm Wednesday 2:40pm

The Mattress Reimagined: Casper Delivers Comfort to You + Special Offer

Despite spending a third of our time in bed, mattress shopping remains a dreaded activity. It's a soulless experience riddled with ambiguous terms, a lack of brand differentiation, smarmy sales people, and marked-up prices from major retail chains. Then there's Casper, who, with a direct-to-consumer model and a … » 3/05/15 5:30pm Yesterday 5:30pm