My Thoughts On Korra's Schrodinger Relationship Status

As you may or may not have figured out, I am a Korra and Asami shipper. Not because I am hot for two cartoon chicks to get it on (as some seem to think) but because I am a lesbian and I like to see representation showing up more and more places. Especially on my favorite shows. Watching the finale Thursday night… » 12/21/14 4:38pm 9 minutes ago

These Fan-Made Suicide Squad Trailers Are So, So Good

Last year, YouTuber solyentbrak1 gave us a fake Batman/Superman trailer so outstanding, it actually convinced us Ben Affleck could pull off playing Batman. Now, solyentbrak1 is back with a fan-made trailer for Suicide Squad, and dammit if it's not giving us chills again. » 12/21/14 1:22pm 25 minutes ago

The Walking Dead's Michael Rooker Stars In Safety PSA The Driving Dead

The Driving Dead is an ambitious web series with zombies, an 18+ rating, and The Walking Dead's Michael Rooker. It was also created for the Illinois Department of Transportation (really), and is sprinkled throughout with PSAs about driving impaired and not buckling up. It's also, well, surprisingly good. » 12/21/14 12:30pm Today 12:30pm

Venus Express Is Dead, Leaving The Planet Without Robot Explorers

Goodbye, Venus Express. You were a lovely satellite, and lasted far longer than we had any right to expect. With propellant totally exhausted and on a decaying orbit, the spacecraft is presumed dead, burnt, crushed, and mangled by the hostile environment of Venus. » 12/21/14 2:08pm Today 2:08pm

Hot Toys Are Making The Baby Groot Figure We've Been Dreaming Of

From the moment he hit theatres, the desire for a Baby Groot figure has been strong - and while Marvel's official all singing, all dancing Groot is on the way, Hot Toys might have just trumped them with this incredible looking, teeny collectable that needs to be on my desk RIGHT NOW. » 12/21/14 11:34am Today 11:34am

Here's A Peek At Research From This Year's Massive Geoscience Meeting

Every December, geoscientists descend on San Francisco for the American Geophysical Union annual meeting. It's the time for announcements big and small over a daunting diversity of topics. Summarizing the breadth of research is an exercise in futility, so instead, here's a tiny taste of what was shared. » 12/21/14 11:21am Today 11:21am

Study: There's a Lot of Fucking Death in Children's Cartoon Movies

Kids movies have a bad rep for, well, death. Watch pretty much any Disney movie: does the main character have two parents? One of 'em's about to make an unfortunate and tragic exit. A new study has compared children's animated movies to more adult films and when it comes to murder and violence, kids films can really… » 12/20/14 6:09pm Yesterday 6:09pm

Legend Of Korra's Finale Again Proves It's One Of The Best Shows On TV

Wow. The Legend of Korra really knows how to do a finale. There is so much to talk about between Kuvira and Korra's final showdown, Team Avatar defending Republic City—and of course, that thing that happened at the very end. We're sad to see this show go, but we're delighted with the way it went out. » 12/20/14 2:00pm Yesterday 2:00pm

Happy Birthday Ames! Awesome Photos From 75 Years of Aerospace Research

On the 20th of December, 1939, the second laboratory of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) was founded. The facility at Moffett Field in Sunnyvale, California, would later be known as NASA's Ames Research Center after the founding chairman of NACA, Joseph S. Ames—but no one could foresee how iconic… » 12/20/14 2:39pm Yesterday 2:39pm

How We Found The World's Deepest Fish – And Why We Must Keep Exploring

Scientists exploring the deepest place on Earth — the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean — recently acquired footage of a strange, never-before-seen fish at a record depth of 26,722 feet. Here, one of the team members describes how they found it, and why it's vital to continue plumbing the ocean's depths. » 12/20/14 11:00am Yesterday 11:00am

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If you're a regular reader of io9, you know they think arduinos (little open-sourced micro-controllers that do amazing things) are pretty cool. But even if you're not an electronics guru, arduinos combine pure kiddy fun with grown-up challenge. This course provides a nice intro, and for io9 readers it's just $19. » 12/19/14 2:29pm Friday 2:29pm