New Guster Album Features Ferrofluidic Art

Switzerland based photographer Fabian Oefner specializes in combining art and science. Here, you can watch him manipulate a ferrofluidic art piece (comprising oil, watercolor, and magnetic, nanoscale iron particles) commissioned by Guster for their forthcoming album, Evermotion. » 10/30/14 7:00pm Today 7:00pm

High Number Of Sex Partners Linked To Lower Risk Of Prostate Cancer


A survey of more than 3,000 Montreal-area men has found those who reported having had more than 20 female sex partners are 28% less likely to develop prostate cancer than those who had slept with only one woman. Cue the avalanche of spuriously justified sexual decisions! » 10/30/14 4:40pm Today 4:40pm

There Is "Epic Movement" In A Water Drop

Directed and animated by artist Sharon Liu, Geronimo! is a whimsical, watercolor-illustrated reminder of the "epic movement we miss in every drop" of water. If you're familiar with the fluid mechanics of water droplets, you'll understand the reference; if you're not, it's high time you learned about coalescence… » 10/30/14 4:30pm Today 4:30pm

If You Really Want to See the Future of City Life, Watch This Video

Assuming we don't destroy ourselves in a mountain of toxic garbage, humans are going to start building more sustainable, environmentally-friendly cities. And that means a lot more animals will be sharing our cities with us. Here's a glimpse of what that might mean. » 10/30/14 4:00pm Today 4:00pm

Check Out John Constantine's Psych Profile: "A Real Charming Gentleman"

If you're still wondering whether John Constantine's rough edges are going to be smoothed out in his new TV show, this brand new featurette — exclusively at io9 — should help to answer the question. Hell no. Watch Constantine's therapist try to analyze him, only to wind up wigging out. » 10/30/14 3:36pm Today 3:36pm

The Greatest Werewolf Art Of The Middle Ages And Renaissance

While they weren't always depicted as shirtless teen heartthrobs, creatures who turn from human into wolf (and vice versa) appear in tales dating back to antiquity. So throughout the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, artists have had plenty of strange and creepy stories to inform their werewolf illustrations. » 10/30/14 3:00pm Today 3:00pm

What Supposedly Scary Story Made You Laugh Instead?

The line between terror and hilarity is kind of ill-defined at the best of times. There's a reason why we have so many horror comedies. But sometimes, a movie, TV show or book sets out to be scary... and just winds up making you laugh. What's the most unintentionally funny piece of horror you've ever seen? » 10/30/14 2:17pm Today 2:17pm

Six Ways Franchises Go Terminal

Franchises! It's easy to understand why some folks hate them and decry their influence on the entertainment industry, but it's also easy to see why so many people love them, casual fans and hardcore enthusiasts alike. Today's vast, intricately-realized franchises forge a sense of continuity, not just through their… » 10/30/14 5:02pm Yesterday 5:02pm