Why Adults Are More Likely To Be Hit Hard By The Measles Than Children

The recent measles outbreak has everyone taking another look at "childhood" diseases. Why are these diseases, relatively mild in children over five, so often devastating to adults? An infectious disease expert talks to io9 about possible explanations for why these viruses hit us hard when we should be at our… » 3/03/15 12:00pm 32 minutes ago

Community Enters The "Age Of Yahoo" In New Avengers 2-Inspired Trailer

I didn't think I could be more excited about the sixth season of Community, debuting on Yahoo Screen on March 17th. And yet somehow this new Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer parody trailer, with Paget Brewster, Keith David, a frisbee avalanche and whatever the hell has caused Jeff to put on a white wig, has managed it. » 3/03/15 11:46am 46 minutes ago

Scientists Bioengineer TB-Resistant Cattle By Injecting A Mouse Gene

Bovine tuberculosis is a serious problem in many parts of the world, resulting in the culling of thousands of cattle each year and at tremendous cost. Now, Chinese scientists have produced a herd of transgenic cows that exhibit an improved ability to ward off the disease. » 3/03/15 11:40am 52 minutes ago

Top 10 Greatest Apocalyptic Comedies Of All Time

This past weekend, Last Man on Earth proved that people still love to laugh at the end of the world. But hilarious looks at the end of days are nothing new — the extinction of humanity always brings out the dark humor in people. Here are the top 10 greatest apocalyptic comedies of all end times. » 3/03/15 11:11am Today 11:11am

One of the Best Books of 2014 and a Kindle To Read it On, & More Deals

The Martian was one of io9's best Sci-Fi books of 2014, and it has a stellar 4.6 star review average on over 8,000 reader reviews. I picked up a copy [The Martian: A Novel (Kindle), $6] » 3/03/15 10:15am Today 10:15am

Where’s my undersea science fiction show?

The recent post about Lost in Space got me thinking about other Irwin Allen projects. I saw the movie Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea several times on TV as a kid in the '70s. The Seaview bursting out of the water at the beginning is a classic scene. If space opera is back, why not undersea opera? » 3/03/15 1:07pm Today 1:07pm

What The Reveal On Last Night's Rebels Means For Star Wars

The last episode of Star Wars Rebels' first season aired last night, and capped off with the reveal of a wider world of Rebellion for our main cast — but it also unveiled the return of a character that signifies great importance not just for the show, but the direction of Star Wars as a franchise itself. » 3/03/15 9:00am Today 9:00am

How to Make a Cohesive (and Compelling) Alien Cinematic Universe

It's official. Fox is making a new Alien movie in addition to a new Prometheus and a new Predator. You know what that means: the best-known sci-fi horror setting is back in business. And while it may seem too soon to speculate about the three films interconnecting in any way, it's worth remembering that this is… » 3/03/15 11:40am Today 11:40am

An Exclusive Glimpse Of Jim Butcher's Next Book, Aeronaut's Windlass!

For 15 years, Jim Butcher has been keeping us guessing with his twisty urban fantasy series, The Dresden Files. But now, he's changing gears and launching a Horatio Hornblower-esque new series, The Cinder Spires. Check out the cover of the first book, The Aeronaut's Windlass, and an excerpt, exclusively at io9! » 3/03/15 8:00am Today 8:00am