To All The Ice Bucket Haters, Here's Why The Challenge Matters

The internet is absolutely abuzz with videos of famous faces and normies all dumping buckets of ice water upon their heads as a call for awareness about the neurodegenerative disorder ALS. And just as like all things popular, the haters are coming out of the woodwork. But here's why the Ice Bucket Challenge matters. » 8/20/14 4:32pm Yesterday 4:32pm

Which Character Is A Hero To Us, But A War Criminal To The Other Side?

Sometimes, one culture's hero is another culture's villain — especially if they were on opposite sides of a conflict. Everybody always says that the winners write history, but often both sides have different versions. So which character is either a savior or a butcher, depending on whom you ask? » 8/20/14 3:30pm Yesterday 3:30pm

Automata Trailer Shows Off A Robot Action Movie That Gets Robots Right

We'll be honest, we did not know much about Antonio Banderas and Gabe Ibáñez's Automata, but this trailer has us very, very excited about this robot movie. From what we can tell, Automata appears to be twisting around Asimov's laws of robitcs, which is great. Also, we're really happy to see that the robots look like… » 8/20/14 2:20pm Yesterday 2:20pm

io9 Is Hiring: We're Looking For A Few Good Researchers!

Are you just starting your career, and want to get your feet wet with a research job at io9? We've got three openings — two for contributing researchers who focus on culture and entertainment, and one for a half-time editorial fellow in the sciences who will do research, writing, and outreach in the science community. » 8/20/14 2:09pm Yesterday 2:09pm

The Ultimate Tour Of The DC Universe And Grant Morrison's Multiversity

Grant Morrison's more-insanely-epic-than-usual DC project Multiversity begins today, which will try to tie pretty much every single part of every single DC universe into one coherent whole. This video is the best explanation of what Morrison's trying to accomplish I've seen so far — it's definitely worth a watch. » 8/20/14 1:40pm Yesterday 1:40pm

New Photos Highlight One Of Our Galaxy's Grandest Star Factories

This spectacular image was captured by the Wide Field Imager at the La Silla Observatory in Chile, and released today by the European Southern Observatory. To the right of the photograph is nebula NGC 3576. On the left is star cluster NGC3603, home to the Milky Way's highest known concentration of massive stars. » 8/20/14 1:39pm Yesterday 1:39pm

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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 Yesterday 5:23pm