Icelandic Scientists Mobilize Monitoring For Uneasy Volcano

Bárðarbunga is still rumbling ominously under an ice sheet in Iceland. Scientists have rapidly deployed additional sensors in the region, monitoring the ongoing earthquake swarm and surface deformation. The warning level remains at a cautious orange with no signs of imminent eruption. » 8/23/14 11:04am 23 minutes ago

No, New Orleans Is Not Getting Another Katrina This Weekend

New Orleans really doesn't need to worry about a hurricane barreling into them right now, even if you see a Facebook post proclaiming, "SHARE THIS IMMEDIATELY!" You can stop calling the National Weather Office in a panic now. » 8/22/14 7:34pm Yesterday 7:34pm

When the Earth Collapses Under Our Feet

Though we understand what causes pits and chasms to open up in the ground, we can't predict them. And that leads to disasters like the ones in these pictures, which can strike in the middle of a field or the middle of a city — with terrifying results. » 8/22/14 3:00pm Yesterday 3:00pm

A Female Sherlock Holmes Solves Demonic Cases In A Retrofuturistic City

Like her inspiration, Sherbet Lock is a cocaine-addicted detective—although her mysteries tend to be of the supernatural variety. She's looking for a bit of crowdfunding support, as is an anthology of speculative fiction and essays, a bisexual horror web series, and gorgeous 16-bit video game. » 8/22/14 2:30pm Yesterday 2:30pm

These Confusing PSAs Reveal Even Superheroes Shouldn't Drink And Drive

VW commissioned this very strange drunk-driving PSA from Costa Rican art director Fabio Obando, which shows even superheroes can get in accidents if they drive drunk. Obviously Superman is above, and there are a couple others after the jump. They're super creepy... if only because they make no sense at all. » 8/22/14 1:50pm Yesterday 1:50pm

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Running a VPN (Virtual Private Network) on your devices ensures that you're securely connected, protects your data, and allows you to access region-blocked content. For a little while, io9 readers can get 70% off 3 years of VPN Unlimited's Premier Plan. That's 50 cents/month for peace of mind online – not bad. » 8/20/14 5:23pm Wednesday 5:23pm