NBC Stalls Production of Constantine After 13 Episodes

Instead of ordering more episodes, which would be a sure sign that NBC is happy with the show, Constantine will only have 13 episodes in its first season. On the other hand, the numbers have been improving, so it could still pull off a renewal. » 11/24/14 1:30am 16 minutes ago

7 Worldbuilding Tropes Science Fiction and Fantasy needs to Stop using

Last week our own Charlie Jane Anders gave us some excellent advice on the difference between good Worldbuilding and great Worldbuilding - but sometimes creators of some of our favourite worlds run afoul of a few tiresome Worldbuilding tropes. Here's seven clichés that need to stop cropping up in Sci-Fi and Fantasy. » 11/24/14 12:56am Today 12:56am

All of Marvel's Secret Wars, in one handy box

Secret Wars is back next year, and it's bringing everything with it - even the damn action figures. Not read the mid-eighties classic and want to catch up ready for next year? Marvel will have you covered with this slipcase filled with everything you need to know about one of their most famous crossovers. » 11/23/14 2:09pm Yesterday 2:09pm

Here are the Best Black Friday Deals We Know About So Far

We've populated our Black Friday hub with the best deals to be revealed so far. Of course, we expect price matches, undercuts, and alternate options to pop up as things get underway, and we'll be updating constantly. » 11/23/14 12:47pm Yesterday 12:47pm

Town Bans Winnie The Pooh For Lack of Genitals, "Dubious Sexuality"

Council members in the Polish town of Tuszyn have deemed Winnie the Pooh too depraved to feature as the public face of a local playground, on account of the honey-fetishizing cubby's "dubious sexuality," "inappropriate dress," and lack of genitals due to castration by razor. » 11/23/14 8:46am Yesterday 8:46am

NASA’s 'Remastered' View of Europa Is The Best Yet

Europa, Jupiter's sixth-closest moon, has long been a source of fascination and wonder for astronomers. Not only is it unique amongst its Jovian peers for having a smooth, ice-covered surface, but it is believed that warm, ocean waters exist beneath that crust – which also makes it a strong candidate for … » 11/23/14 7:30am Yesterday 7:30am

These LEGO Instructions from 1974 Are Awesome (And Yes, They're Real)

This photo of a note to parents, purportedly printed on a pamphlet included in a LEGO set from the 1970s, has been making laps around the Internet. The legitimacy of the note, which is noteworthy for its egalitarian tone, has been called into question – but there's good reason to believe it's real. » 11/22/14 4:00pm Saturday 4:00pm

Get 41% Off SKEYE's Nano Quadcopter Drone (Limited Units Available)

As with most new technologies, drones are rapidly evolving to become smaller and lighter. The SKEYE Nano Drone, for instance, can fit in the palm of your hand, but can still pull off impressive tiny aerobatics — and io9 readers can grab one for $34.99 – that's 41% off. At $34.99, this is great for the holidays. » 11/21/14 3:31pm Friday 3:31pm