Camera Traps Capture "Fantastically Bizarre" Animal Hitchhiking

Earlier this month, conservationists working in South Africa's Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park were very suprised when they reviewed photos snapped by their camera trap. Images revealed a mongoose-like genet hitch-hiking on the backs of at least two different species of animals — behavior never seen in the mammal. » 9/18/14 4:40pm 28 minutes ago

What We Love (And Hate) About Shared Cinematic Universes

In Marvel and DC's two pantheons of superhero movies and TV series, we've seen two very different approaches to putting together a shared universe. So what are the advantages and disadvantages of each version? And what's so great about a shared universe, anyway? » 9/18/14 4:30pm 38 minutes ago

Read Two Shocking Issues Of Terminator: The Last Battle Right Here!

The human resistance dealt a major blue to Skynet in the 2009 movie Terminator Salvation, but the war wasn't over. The saga continues in Dark Horse's sequel series The Last Battle, written by J. Michael Straczynski, where John Connor leads a desperate final battle in which he may pay the ultimate price. Spoilers ahead! » 9/18/14 4:00pm Today 4:00pm

What's Hiding Beneath The Surface Of Kraken Mare, Titan's Largest Sea?

The largest body of liquid on Saturn's moon Titan is the formidably named Kraken Mare, a sea of methane that sprawls some 400,000 km 2 across the moon's north polar region. Next week, NASA's Cassini spacecraft will perform a flyby of Titan in search of wave activity atop this colossal sea of hydrocarbon. » 9/18/14 3:20pm Today 3:20pm

The First Look At The Computer Animated Popeye Is So, So Strange

What's stranger: seeing the oddly off-putting forearms of newly CGed Popeye cartoon or how you can see every single hair on each character? From Bluto's chest to main character Popeye's eyelashes, it's mesmerizing. But for an updated piece of television, it still has some of the old-timey charm. Watch. » 9/18/14 3:15pm Today 3:15pm

Jaw-Dropping Videos Of What The World's Cities Look Like Without People

What if everyone on Earth suddenly vanished, leaving behind pristine cities devoid of human life? These astonishing timelapse videos show us what cities from San Francisco to Shanghai would look like as ghost towns. » 9/18/14 3:00pm Today 3:00pm

Nat Geo Wild's Radical Approach to Science TV: Being Truthful

Science television in America has had a rough few years. We've been told that mermaids exist (they don't) and that Megalodon lives (it doesn't). Investigative journalists have discovered that some wildlife shows mistreat animals. But Nat Geo Wild has largely bucked the trend of misleading or lying outright to viewers. » 9/18/14 5:29pm Today 5:29pm

What's The Most Bizarre And Inexplicable Offshoot Of A Major Franchise?

Sometimes, when a property becomes ridiculously mega-popular, it starts generating spin-offs and alternate versions at such a crazy rate that something truly bonkers comes out. But what's the most crap-your-pants crazy thing to come out as a sideline to something with huge mainstream popularity? » 9/18/14 2:11pm Today 2:11pm

Get 1 TB of Military Grade Online Backup For $19 From iDrive

Cloud backup has become essential for everyone. However, the more devices you have, the more complicated it gets. iDrive is different, making multi-device backup and syncing dead simple. Now, io9 readers can grab 1 year of iDrive's 1 TB cloud backup plan for $19. An absurdly good deal, if I do say so myself. » 9/16/14 9:44pm Tuesday 9:44pm