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

Tom Hardy Does Double Duty As The Kray Twins In Legend Trailer

Looks like Tom Hardy will continue to prove his versatility (huge blockbusters, period films, one romantic comedy, that movie where he was alone in a car the entire time) with Legend, in which he plays British gangsters Ronald and Reginald Kray. Here’s the Roy Orbison-a-rific trailer. » 5/02/15 4:00pm Yesterday 4:00pm

The Mathematical Formulae That Will Help You Get Dates

In a charming TEDx talk at Binghamton University last year, complexity expert Hannah Fry applies her math skills to romantic relationships. Watch as she explains how pattern theory may help you get dates, how to use optimal stopping theory to pick a spouse, and how an understanding of negativity thresholds can help… » 5/02/15 3:30pm Yesterday 3:30pm

Texas Storm Spawns Baseball-Sized, Windshield-Smashing Hailstones

A severe storm front in Texas spawned many inches of rain, multiple tornadoes, and hail huge enough to smash windshields last week, according to the National Weather Service. (Thankfully, no injuries were reported.) This baseball-sized hail fell April 26 near Rising Star, 150 miles southwest of Dallas. » 5/02/15 12:00pm Yesterday 12:00pm

Two Leading Biologists Discuss The Next Step In Saving The Planet

Edward O. Wilson made his name by arguing that human society and the natural world are governed by the same principles. Sean B. Carroll made his name by unifying the study of humans and animals, showing that development in both is driven by the same fundamental molecular and genetic processes. » 5/02/15 11:15am Yesterday 11:15am

On Sailor Moon Crystal, Friendship Basically Is Magic

Sailor Moon Crystal is back after a terrible relapse into old habits. However, this week there’s a welcome break from infodumping nonsense, which leads to an interesting mediation on one of Sailor Moon’s core beliefs: the power of friendship, and how without it people can stumble into their darkest moments. » 5/02/15 12:20pm Yesterday 12:20pm

Today's Best Deals: Huge KitchenAid Sale, New 3DS XL, and a Lot More

Today only, Amazon’s offering fantastic prices on a variety of KitchenAid gear, including spatulas, food processors, and immersion blenders, but the star of the show is obviously the refurbished 6-qt. professional stand mixer for $180, in either black, silver, or red. Just note that this is a Gold Box deal, meaning… » 5/02/15 9:50am Yesterday 9:50am

Watch An Emormous 'Plasma Snake' Erupt From The Sun

Over the course of April 28–29, a gigantic filament, briefly suspended above the surface* of the sun, broke off and created an enormous snakelike eruption of plasma that extended millions of miles out into space. The event was both powerful and beautiful, another demonstration of the incredible energy and activity of… » 5/01/15 5:30pm Friday 5:30pm

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