Seafairing "Salty Goat" Sinks Navy Cruiser Captain's Career

It is a story about a ‘colorful’ Skipper of a Ticonderoga-Class Guided Missile Cruiser and a little Pygmy Goat that got the ride of its life across the Pacific Ocean. It has brought controversy and instability to a crew, heavy media attention to a goat, and the end of said Skipper’s career, and we have an inside… » 5/03/15 2:15pm 2 minutes ago

Trailer For Absolutely Anything Shows The Downside Of Penis Enlargement

Simon Pegg stars in what more or less looks like a riff on Bruce Almighty, except with aliens instead of Morgan “God” Freeman. It also boasts the voices of Monty Python (Terry Jones directed and co-wrote) and Robin Williams (in his final role). Check out the Absolutely Anything trailer below! » 5/03/15 9:05am Today 9:05am

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Toys And Merchandise Will Arrive Sept. 4 

After the recent reveal that Josh Trank is no longer directing the second Star Wars Anthology film, the folks at Starwars.com dropped some cheerful intel ahead of tomorrow’s May the Fourth geekout: all your Force Awakens swag needs (“toys, collectibles, books, and apparel”) will be met on September 4. » 5/03/15 8:45am Today 8:45am

20 Years Later, Age of Apocalypse Remains a Bright Light of the '90's

The 1990’s are not a time comic book fans remember with joy, especially if you were a Marvel fan. The company went all out for the speculator boom as the decade began with every ridiculous idea you can think of: Die-cut, foil-embossed, polybagged with trading cards, multiple covers, hologram covers, the works. We got… » 5/03/15 10:58am Today 10:58am

Today's Best Deals: Save $20 on Kindles, Upgrade to LEDs, and More

If you need a last minute Mother’s day gift idea (or if you just happen like reading yourself), Amazon’s knocking $20 off the Kindle and highly-rated Kindle Paperwhite today. The Kindle Voyage isn’t included this time around, but the Paperwhite probably delivers the best bang for the buck in the lineup anyway, so… » 5/03/15 10:45am Today 10:45am

An Iceberg Rises Above The Frozen Water Of Greenland's North Star Bay

As a support scientist for NASA’s Operation IceBridge mission, Jeremy Harbeck spends most of his time processing data at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland. But it was on a recent visit to Greenland that he snapped this striking composite image of an iceberg frozen into North Star Bay. » 5/02/15 4:30pm Yesterday 4:30pm

Two Candy-Crazed Monsters Battle For Sweet-Tooth Supremacy In This Short

Brown-eyed beastie Chubzilla may seem like a harmlessly delusional fellow (except for all the indiscriminate stomping), but don’t get between him and dessert. Seriously, DON’T. This thesis film was co-directed Elizabeth Lee and Dominik Koscinski, students at New York City’s School of Visual Arts. » 5/02/15 4:00pm Yesterday 4:00pm

Astronomers Found a Gas Giant Orbiting Surprisingly Close to a Tiny Star

Astronomers watching a small red dwarf star 500 light years away were surprised to notice a brief dip in its already dim light. But they quickly identified the source of the change: the darker mass of a planet passing between the distant star and our vantage point on Earth. » 5/02/15 5:45pm Yesterday 5:45pm

Tom Hardy Does Double Duty As The Kray Twins In Legend Trailer

Looks like Tom Hardy will continue to prove his versatility (huge blockbusters, period films, one romantic comedy, that movie where he was alone in a car the entire time) with Legend, in which he plays British gangsters Ronald and Reginald Kray. Here’s the Roy Orbison-a-rific trailer. » 5/02/15 4:00pm Yesterday 4:00pm

The Mathematical Formulae That Will Help You Get Dates

In a charming TEDx talk at Binghamton University last year, complexity expert Hannah Fry applies her math skills to romantic relationships. Watch as she explains how pattern theory may help you get dates, how to use optimal stopping theory to pick a spouse, and how an understanding of negativity thresholds can help… » 5/02/15 3:30pm Yesterday 3:30pm

Texas Storm Spawns Baseball-Sized, Windshield-Smashing Hailstones

A severe storm front in Texas spawned many inches of rain, multiple tornadoes, and hail huge enough to smash windshields last week, according to the National Weather Service. (Thankfully, no injuries were reported.) This baseball-sized hail fell April 26 near Rising Star, 150 miles southwest of Dallas. » 5/02/15 12:00pm Yesterday 12:00pm

Two Leading Biologists Discuss The Next Step In Saving The Planet

Edward O. Wilson made his name by arguing that human society and the natural world are governed by the same principles. Sean B. Carroll made his name by unifying the study of humans and animals, showing that development in both is driven by the same fundamental molecular and genetic processes. » 5/02/15 11:15am Yesterday 11:15am

Become a Pro Coder with the Interactive Coding Bootcamp for 92% Off

If you’re ready to take the next step towards a career in web development, you’ll need a portfolio of current, real-world apps to make a moving impression. The comprehensive ‘Interactive Coding Bootcamp’ will get you job-ready in just 12 weeks, and io9 readers can sign up for 92% off. » 4/30/15 4:44pm Thursday 4:44pm