Big Hero 6 Could've Had Roving Gangs Of Baseball Ninjas—BASEBALL NINJAS

There are a lot of really neat ideas that never made it into Big Hero 6, including Rocket Cat and Honey Lemon as a superhero catgirl. And one proposed iteration of the film has a The Warriors feel to it, with gangs whose members dressed like ninja baseball players and shark-mouthed airplanes. » 11/20/14 8:00pm Yesterday 8:00pm

An Incredibly Detailed Geologic Map Of Giant Asteroid Vesta

Appearing in the December issue of the journal Icarus, this beautiful geologic map of big ol' asteroid/minor-planet Vesta was created by a team led by planetary scientist David Williams, from data collected by NASA's Dawn spacecraft during its 15-month orbit of the oblong object between 2011 and 2012. » 11/20/14 7:00pm Yesterday 7:00pm

Will Uber's Latest Scandal Finally Make People Worry About Big Data?

For years, people have warned about corporations collecting your personal data. But no matter how much people insist that Google knows too much about you, we're willing to sacrifice privacy for convenience. Could the latest revelations about Uber finally get people angry enough to do something about rampant data… » 11/20/14 4:41pm Yesterday 4:41pm

Why Books Are Still One Of Our Most Durable Technologies Ever

With limited free time for reading, tight publishing markets, and the rise of e-readers, people have been sounding the death knoll for the book for quite some time. But they haven't died. Not even close. So what is it that makes them so enduring? » 11/20/14 4:20pm Yesterday 4:20pm

Ursula Le Guin: We Need Fantasy Because "Hard Times Are Coming"

Last night, fantasy and science fiction writer Ursula Le Guin, author of The Left Hand of Darkness and the Earthsea series, won the medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters at the National Book Awards. She gave a speech about the importance of fantasy in a world of ugly realities. » 11/20/14 4:08pm Yesterday 4:08pm

A Congressional Bill That Would Force the EPA to Compromise Privacy

In the United States, Republicans are continuing their campaign to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from doing its job. Their latest effort includes accusing the EPA of "secrecy" because the agency refuses to disclose citizens' private health information. » 11/20/14 3:33pm Yesterday 3:33pm

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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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… » 11/18/14 10:09am Tuesday 10:09am