A Delicate Stone Bridge Creates a Mystical Passage With Its Reflection

Located in Kromlau, Germany, the Rakotzbrücke was built as a perfect half-circle so that still waters and correct lighting would create the illusion of a full circle. It even has outcroppings on each side to make it look like a natural occurrence. In the imagination, it conjures thoughts of a portal to another world. » 3/31/15 11:00pm 4 minutes ago

Bell Labs Could Send Sign Language Over The Phone - In 1979

Back in the good ‘ole days before the internet and Yo and Meerkat and Snapchat, we had one way to talk to people in faraway lands: the telephone. But a microphone and speaker aren’t much use if you’re hearing impaired. » 4/01/15 1:04am Today 1:04am

Stephen Amell Will Play Casey Jones In Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2

As we move inexorably to another live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, we find out that Stephen Amell, Oliver Queen himself, is joining the cast as Casey Jones. And, with that, he adds another vigilante character to his resume. » 3/31/15 9:30pm Today 9:30pm

The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows is a website where you'll find definitions for invented words like "sonder," a noun describing the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own. The DOS is also a YouTube series. » 3/31/15 7:00pm Today 7:00pm

Don't Watch This Clip If You're Afraid Of Heights (Or Killer Robot Bugs)

Tom Selleck is fleeing from an evil mad scientist with a super gun (played by Gene Simmons from Kiss) so he gets into a freight elevator on a building site — only to go hundreds of feet up, and get trapped, when the elevator breaks down. And then the deadly robot insects show up... » 3/31/15 6:14pm Today 6:14pm

We Never Should Have Taught The Pandas How To Fly

The pandas took to the skies as they took to few other things in their existence, and their own gut microbes were an integral to producing biofuel. The combination made them an unstoppable force — and they took back more than their habitat. Concept art by Steve Chinhsuan Wang. » 3/31/15 5:00pm Today 5:00pm

It Follows Continues Being The Best Movie Ever, Expands To More Theaters

It Follows (our favorite new horror movie) is growing! After a couple superb weekends, RADiUS and Dimension have announced that they're expanding the movie to an additional 1,655 theaters April 3rd. Which means your chances to see it just increased — and see it you should. » 3/31/15 4:30pm Today 4:30pm

What If Avengers: Age Of Ultron Was A 19th Century Period Drama?

Some of the details that have trickled out about the next Avengers movie have been what we expected, while some have been surprising. But what if all that is to obscure a truly bold choice: making it a 19th century period drama? Okay, it's almost certainly not. But if it is, we hope that these plot points figure in… » 3/31/15 4:20pm Today 4:20pm

Max Brooks' Advice To New Writers: "Be Brave, Put Your Stuff Out There"

Max Brooks has had a pretty amazing career, including the acclaimed novel World War Z. But he has one regret — that he didn't start publishing way, way earlier. In a new interview, he advises writers not to let fear of judgment hold them back. » 3/31/15 4:17pm Today 4:17pm

Watch What Happens When You Put A Hummingbird In A Wind Tunnel

High speed footage can reveal the unusual mechanics of a hummingbird's wingbeat. Here's how this remarkable aerialist keeps a level head, even in the face of aggressive wind and rain. » 3/31/15 4:00pm Today 4:00pm

The Ninth Doctor Returns For All-New Comic Adventures In Time And Space!

10 years after he made his début, the Ninth Doctor is back in a new comic miniseries. But that's not all for this week's hottest new comics: DC's reality-altering Convergence event begins, the origins of Star Wars: Rebels' Kanan Jarrus are revealed, and an intriguing new series from Boom! Studios begins. Comics! » 3/31/15 3:54pm Today 3:54pm

Melissa McCarthy Gets To Be James Bond—But Funny—In New Trailer For Spy

Bridesmaids and The Heat director Paul Feig teams up with actress Melissa McCarthy once again for the new espionage comedy Spy. McCarthy plays a CIA analyst who snags her first mission in the field. As it turns out, spying isn't easy — though it is pretty funny. » 3/31/15 3:36pm Today 3:36pm

These Amazing Temporary Artworks Are Made Of Sand

When an artist creates a beautiful work of art, she or he usually wants it to last forever — or at least, to outlive its creator. But sometimes, an artist just wants to create a work of beauty that will last a short time, and then be gone forever. Here are the loveliest short-lived works of art... made of sand. » 3/31/15 3:23pm Today 3:23pm

What Lord Tantalus Could Have Looked Like In Guardians of the Galaxy

Storyboard artist for Guardians of the Galaxy has released some very, very early storyboard art from the Marvel movie, giving us a possible look at the lost character Lord Tantalus. » 3/31/15 3:20pm Today 3:20pm

The Most Isolated Town on Earth Wants a Radical Redesign 

Smack dab in the middle of the South Atlantic Ocean, 1,000 miles from human civilization, lies one of the most isolated towns in the world. It’s on an island called Tristan da Cunha, and for the first time, it’s looking to the outside world to plan its future.
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Bad Reviews May Actually Be Good For Sales

We've all spent some time checking out online reviews. While businesses want nothing but good reviews, a new study shows that sometimes mixed reviews can actually help drive up sales. Here's why. » 3/31/15 2:43pm Today 2:43pm

Astronomers have been at a loss to explain Mercury's excessively dark and unreflective surface. But a new study published in Nature Geoscience suggests the innermost planet was painted black by a steady stream of comet dust. The process took millions of years as comets disintegrated close to the sun, shedding carbon… » 3/31/15 2:40pm Today 2:40pm

Which Movie Can You Abandon For A Pee Break Without Missing Anything?

We always feel guilty and ashamed — like bad movie-lovers! — when we have to take a pee break in the middle of a long movie. What if we miss the best bit? But certain films make it easy, with long stretches that you can safely miss. Go to the bathroom. Get a soda refill, even. Which movie can you safely miss a decent… » 3/31/15 2:17pm Today 2:17pm

Last Chance: Save Over $80 (77%) on the Wireless Bluetooth Cloud Buds

Wireless bluetooth ear buds are the new norm for on-the-go music listening. Right now, io9 readers can save 77% on the sleek, comfortable Wireless Bluetooth Cloud Buds. This offer ends 4/1, so don't miss out! » 3/30/15 1:05am Monday 1:05am