The BBC Is Teaching Kids How To Program Their Own Dalek

A Doctor Who game being released by the BBC this week requires much more than a game controller or a computer mouse. Instead, players must solve puzzles through a series of commands that teach the basics of programming and coding skills. The fate of the universe depends on your ability to help a rogue Dalek survive. » 10/21/14 6:40am 11 minutes ago

Justice League and Guardians of the Galaxy Add Secret New Characters!

And what's going on at the Batman v. Superman red carpet? Plus, David Ayer on Suicide Squad, James Gunn on already writing Guardians of the Galaxy 2, and Melissa McCarthy ends those pesky Ghostbusters rumors. And tons of information on the Arrow and Flash crossover and their new characters. Spoilers now! » 10/21/14 6:00am 51 minutes ago

The Latest Batman News Is Both Surprising And Not Surprising At All

Thanks to DC's Diamond Previews solicits for January 2015, the next person to step into the green boots of Batman's sidekick Robin has been revealed. Since it's a spoiler, the reveal is after the jump — but I do feel confident the new Robin's identity will not shock you. Something else will, however. » 10/20/14 7:00pm Yesterday 7:00pm

Just Because Magic Has Rules, Doesn't Mean It Should Be Predictable

A lot of fantasy writers and readers will tell you that magic needs to have a clear set of rules, so you don't just have a situation where magic can do whatever the author needs it to do. A system of magic. But go too far in that direction, and you end up with something too much like technology. » 10/20/14 6:00pm Yesterday 6:00pm

Isaac Asimov's Newly Published 1959 Paper for DARPA on Creativity

Isaac Asimov was one of the great sci-fi writers of the 20th century. So naturally, at the dawn of the space age, the military wanted to tap his brain. In 1959 he was approached by ARPA (now known as DARPA) to "think outside of the box" about how ideas are formed. His brief work for the organization has never been… » 10/20/14 8:08pm Yesterday 8:08pm

Support Some Kickass Indie Scifi About Gamer Ninjas

io9 hero Jim Munroe's new lo-fi scifi series, Haphead, is almost done. Filming is done, and the crew just needs a little more help to do the finishing touches on the production. Consider contributing to their Kickstarter! » 10/20/14 3:51pm Yesterday 3:51pm

Pre-Order Exclusive: 55% off the Black Hawk Drone W/ HD Camera

Drones are usually playful things, painted in bright colors to attract the excitable kid in us all. Not so with BHD's limited edition Black Hawk Drone with HD Camera, which is the quadcopter equivalent of a stealth bomber. io9 readers can get a pre-order discount of 55% off a Black Hawk Drone + Free Shipping. » 10/17/14 2:37pm Friday 2:37pm