The Best Biology Photos Of 2014 Will Take You To Another World

The Society of Biology has announced the winners of its 2014 photo contest. The annual competition is open to amateur photographers, but you'll scarcely believe it after looking at these stunning photos. » 10/21/14 9:00am Today 9:00am

Yes, Guardians of the Galaxy's Awesome Mix is releasing on Cassette

Peter Quill's aptly titled Awesome Mix has rocked the charts this year across a variety of formats, from Digital to CD to even multiple Vinyl pressings, but Guardian fans always asked - when is it coming to tape? Well, now you have your answer: The Awesome Mix is coming to its true home format next month. » 10/21/14 10:37am Today 10:37am

The BBC Is Teaching Kids How To Program Their Own Dalek

A Doctor Who game being released by the BBC this week requires much more than a game controller or a computer mouse. Instead, players must solve puzzles through a series of commands that teach the basics of programming and coding skills. The fate of the universe depends on your ability to help a rogue Dalek survive. » 10/21/14 6:40am Today 6:40am

Justice League and Guardians of the Galaxy Add Secret New Characters!

And what's going on at the Batman v. Superman red carpet? Plus, David Ayer on Suicide Squad, James Gunn on already writing Guardians of the Galaxy 2, and Melissa McCarthy ends those pesky Ghostbusters rumors. And tons of information on the Arrow and Flash crossover and their new characters. Spoilers now! » 10/21/14 6:00am Today 6:00am

The Latest Batman News Is Both Surprising And Not Surprising At All

Thanks to DC's Diamond Previews solicits for January 2015, the next person to step into the green boots of Batman's sidekick Robin has been revealed. Since it's a spoiler, the reveal is after the jump — but I do feel confident the new Robin's identity will not shock you. Something else will, however. » 10/20/14 7:00pm Yesterday 7:00pm

Just Because Magic Has Rules, Doesn't Mean It Should Be Predictable

A lot of fantasy writers and readers will tell you that magic needs to have a clear set of rules, so you don't just have a situation where magic can do whatever the author needs it to do. A system of magic. But go too far in that direction, and you end up with something too much like technology. » 10/20/14 6:00pm Yesterday 6:00pm

Pre-Order Exclusive: 55% off the Black Hawk Drone W/ HD Camera

Drones are usually playful things, painted in bright colors to attract the excitable kid in us all. Not so with BHD's limited edition Black Hawk Drone with HD Camera, which is the quadcopter equivalent of a stealth bomber. io9 readers can get a pre-order discount of 55% off a Black Hawk Drone + Free Shipping. » 10/17/14 2:37pm Friday 2:37pm