Harbinger And Bloodshot Lead Valiant Comics' First Five Movies

The Valiant Comic Cinematic Universe took its first major step today as Sony Pictures announced a five-movie deal to bring the publisher’s heroes to life. First up: Two movies based on the X-Men-esque series Harbinger, two about the nanotech-infused assassin Bloodshot, and Harbinger Wars, a movie to combine them. » 4/21/15 1:40pm 29 minutes ago

From Metropolis To Ex Machina: Why Are So Many Robots Female?

The new movie Ex Machina has been pushing people’s buttons. It features a seemingly vulnerable robot named Ava, who’s as beautiful as she is mysterious. But Ava’s just the latest in a long line of artificial seductresses, girlfriends and mothers. Why are so many thinking machines female? » 4/21/15 1:15pm 54 minutes ago

This Week In Comics: The New Space Adventure Comic You MUST Read!

This week, Kaptara, a zany space adventure that we are very excited about, begins! There’s another batch of DC’s Convergence titles, and Marvel hyping up Age of Ultron via comics. But that’s not all for this week — there’s the escapades of Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace, and a comic about a sentient, foul-mouthed gun » 4/21/15 12:42pm Today 12:42pm

Mortal Kombat X: The Kotaku Review

New, younger Kombatants. Built-in options to play a particular character in completely different ways from someone else using the very same martial artist. More gore, but also more emotional plot points. The option to pay for easier Fatalities. Mortal Kombat is changing. » 4/21/15 2:36pm Today 2:36pm

Here's What Really Happens When You Force-Feed Someone

The American Medical Association and the Red Cross both condemn force-feeding as a form of torture. And yet, the U.S. government and the United Nations have both force-fed hunger-striking prisoners. The real problem? Most people probably don’t realize how complicated force-feeding is, and how much can go wrong. » 4/21/15 11:20am Today 11:20am

The Greatest Next Issue Preview Ever

If you aren’t reading Squirrel Girl then - well, then you aren’t reading Squirrel Girl - but whatever, the comic is stupid fun. And the next issue is set to have the biggest brawl in comic book history: Squirrel Girl v. Galactus: The Nut of Justice! » 4/21/15 2:01pm Today 2:01pm

Today's Best Deals: Chromebooks, Kitchen Gear, and a Lot More

Here are the best of today’s deals. Get every great deal every day on Kinja Deals, follow us on Facebook and Twitter to never miss a deal, join us on Kinja Gear to read about great products, and on Kinja Co-Op to help us find the best. » 4/21/15 1:15pm Today 1:15pm

This Thesis Defense Was Livestreamed From In The Pacific Ocean

Today, Mike Irvine defended his thesis in a pinstripe suit and scuba gear underwater from a dive site in the Pacific Ocean. With his committee connected by a livestreamed teleconference, the first submarine defense was a proof-of-concept for his research on how marine web cameras are impacting ocean education. » 4/21/15 12:40pm Today 12:40pm

Get 50% Off One Week of Blue Apron: Fresh Ingredient & Recipe Delivery 

With fresh ingredients and easy-to-follow recipes delivered to your home weekly, Blue Apron cuts down on meal-planning drudgery and focuses on the fun and flavor of home cooking. Even better, Blue Apron is offering io9 readers the first week - three meals for two people – for just $30, half off the regular price. » 4/17/15 9:48am Friday 9:48am