Though It Seems Crazy Now, the Neutron Bomb Was Intended to Be Humane

Until the day he died, physicist Samuel Cohen declared that his invention, the neutron bomb, was a "moral" and "sane" weapon that would kill enemy combatants, while sparing civilians and cities. But, despite the support of fans like Ronald Reagan, this weapon of not-as-much mass destruction proved to be a hard sell. » 9/19/14 11:00am 59 minutes ago

'Pirate Speak' Is A Myth Perpetuated By Disney

Today is International Talk Like A Pirate Day, but before you get carried away with your ahoys, and your mateys and your timber-shivering, there's something you should know: Pirate-speak, as most of us know it, was invented by Disney; and pirates – real pirates, that is – probably sounded nothing like they do in the… » 9/19/14 10:55am Today 10:55am

10 Webcomics That Would Make Incredible TV Shows

There are tons and tons of webcomics on the Internet, but it's extremely rare that one gets adapted into a television show or a movie. We delve into the rich world of long-form webcomics and pick out a few we'd love to see on our TV screens. » 9/19/14 10:21am Today 10:21am

Get a Marvel figure with your Face - Unless you want a Female hero

3D printing company 3DPlusMe has partnered with Hasbro and Marvel to offer action figures of popular Marvel heroes with your own face printed on them at Walmart. It's a great idea for young superhero fans - unless you happen to be female and want a female character to have your head printed on. » 9/19/14 12:47pm Today 12:47pm

Why Archeologists Hate Indiana Jones

Most archeologists bristle at the mention of Indiana Jones, and for good reason. In this piece, originally featured at Last Word On Nothing, journalist Erik Vance takes a close look at the questionable professional ethics of Henry Walton Jones, Jr. and arrives at an unsettling conclusion: The man is a looter. » 9/19/14 8:50am Today 8:50am

Everything to know about Agents of SHIELD before Season 2

Marvel's Agents of SHIELD is (are?) returning next week and there's been tons of talk about what viewers could expect and a lot of positive buzz coming off the end of last season. So, who and what survived the first season, and where is the team headed next? » 9/19/14 10:39am Today 10:39am

2014 Was The Warmest Summer Ever Recorded

The combined average temperature across global land and ocean surfaces this summer was the warmest since records began in 1880, according to a new report released by NOAA. August alone saw several record-breaking climate anomalies worldwide. If this trend continues, 2014 will be the warmest year ever recorded. » 9/19/14 7:20am Today 7:20am

Get 1 TB of Military Grade Online Backup For $19 From iDrive

Cloud backup has become essential for everyone. However, the more devices you have, the more complicated it gets. iDrive is different, making multi-device backup and syncing dead simple. Now, io9 readers can grab 1 year of iDrive's 1 TB cloud backup plan for $19. An absurdly good deal, if I do say so myself. » 9/16/14 9:44pm Tuesday 9:44pm