Damn, The Falcon 9 Rocket Looks Hot Even When It's About To Crash

SpaceX is binging on rocket launches and landing attempts this year. While the company is 2 for 2 with crashing the theoretically-reusable Falcon 9 rocket into its autonomous drone ship instead of landing gently, this photo has us admiring just how good it looks while failing. » 5/03/15 4:00pm Today 4:00pm

Nine Directors Bring Their Unique Styles To Animated Take On The Prophet

A passion project for producer Salma Hayek, who also heads up the voice cast along with Liam Neeson, Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet taps eight animators (including Bill Plympton and Nina Paley) to bring Gibran’s poetry to life. The frame story is helmed by The Lion King co-director Roger Allers. » 5/03/15 12:30pm Today 12:30pm

Seafaring "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 Today 2:15pm

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

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