How This Lake In Asia Became A Floating Tomato Farm


Myanmar's Inle Lake is one of the largest lakes in the country, but in the last 20 years, satellite images have been revealing what looks like a smaller surface area. The lake, however, is still there — it's just hidden beneath a sprawling, floating tomato farm. » 4/01/15 9:40am 7 minutes ago

The Worst Batman story EVER

The trouble with doing this "worst story ever" thing on DC characters is that there's a lot you have to take into consideration. The 1940's-70's were a far different time, people didn't take comics as seriously and so you can understand some of the goofiness of the times. It also gives a much, much wider range of… » 4/01/15 12:20pm 27 minutes ago

Why The Definition Of Legal Insanity Is Entirely Up To You

You may believe that whether a person is found not guilty due to insanity depends on the courts, on the doctors, or even just on the money they paid their lawyer. It doesn't. It depends on what you think of insanity as a legal defense. » 4/01/15 9:00am 47 minutes ago

We Agree With Everything In This Honest Trailer For Interstellar

The internet isn't done kicking around Interstellar, and this honest trailer has every single complaint about Chris Nolan's movies stuffed into one reasonably sized video. But it still manages to praise its "ambitious" beauty and what not. » 4/01/15 8:40am Today 8:40am

Not All The Agents of SHIELD Drew The Same Lessons From Hydra's Victory

Last night's episode of Agents of SHIELD was pretty fascinating, and not just because it revealed the origins of the current disagreement. We got another look at the huge turning point for SHIELD — and we saw what other people learned from it. What does SHIELD stand for, and what should it be after Hydra? Spoilers… » 4/01/15 8:30am Today 8:30am

Major Clues About the Sex Lives of Oviraptors

After analyzing the 75-million-year-old remains of a raptor couple likely killed in sand dune collapse, a Canadian paleontologist has discovered dramatic physical differences between the two, a possible sign of sexual dimorphism in the species, and further evidence that these dinos partook in elaborate mating rituals. » 4/01/15 8:20am Today 8:20am

The Best April Fools' Day Role-Playing Game Gags, Ever

The tabletop gaming industry has a rich history of releasing joke products and silly articles for April Fools' Day, and this year is no different. Here are some of best, including Katanas & Trenchcoats, the brooding '90s throwback RPG you never knew you always wanted. » 4/01/15 8:00am Today 8:00am

Today's Best Media Deals: The Wire, Ghost in the Shell, and a Lot More

The Wire isn't just one of the best TV shows ever made, it's probably one of the greatest works of art produced in the last century. The whole series has been remastered in HD, and you can preorder it today (with low price guarantee) for $110. It was $160 or more until today, and we don't know if it'll shoot back… » 4/01/15 10:45am Today 10:45am

Sodium Azide Is The Nastiest Chemical That Ever Saved Lives

Sodium azide is a white powder that explodes when it hits metal. When it hits water, it turns into an acid that can eat through your skin. When it's inhaled, it shreds your lungs. But for a long time, it was in your car. » 4/01/15 7:30am Today 7:30am

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The World's Oldest Person Has Died At The Age Of 117

Born in 1898, Japan's Misao Okawa died peacefully in her nursing home earlier today. Here's how her remarkably long tenure on Earth stacks up against the longest human lives. » 4/01/15 6:30am Today 6:30am

Could Yet Another Batman Villain Be Joining Suicide Squad?

Edward James Olmos talks Agents of SHIELD. Check out some new Age of Ultron footage, plus a brief tease for Ant-Man. Stan Lee is making a new superhero series for UK TV. Plus, teasers for what's ahead on The Flash, iZombie and Gotham. Spoilers, Assemble! » 4/01/15 6:00am Today 6:00am

Watch NASA Spin Its Flying Saucer Before It Leaves for Hawaii

Yesterday, researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory put the final touches on a design that's on its way to Hawaii for a test launch and landing before, eventually, hopefully, being deployed on Mars. And the design bears a more than passing resemblance to the iconic flying saucer. » 4/01/15 3:00am Today 3:00am

The X-Files Could Have Ended With a West Wing Crossover

While the series finale of The X-Files ended with a scene between Mulder and Scully, there was originally a different ending to the series. The clip above shows that final scene and commentary from executive producer Frank Spotnitz describing how they'd originally wanted Martin Sheen to appear. » 4/01/15 1:30am Today 1:30am

A Delicate Stone Bridge Creates a Mystical Passage With Its Reflection

Located in Kromlau, Germany, the Rakotzbrücke was built as a perfect half-circle so that still waters and correct lighting would create the illusion of a full circle. It even has outcroppings on each side to make it look like a natural occurrence. In the imagination, it conjures thoughts of a portal to another world. » 3/31/15 11:00pm Yesterday 11:00pm

Bell Labs Could Send Sign Language Over The Phone - In 1979

Back in the good ‘ole days before the internet and Yo and Meerkat and Snapchat, we had one way to talk to people in faraway lands: the telephone. But a microphone and speaker aren’t much use if you’re hearing impaired. » 4/01/15 1:04am Today 1:04am

Stephen Amell Will Play Casey Jones In Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2

As we move inexorably to another live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, we find out that Stephen Amell, Oliver Queen himself, is joining the cast as Casey Jones. And, with that, he adds another vigilante character to his resume. » 3/31/15 9:30pm Yesterday 9:30pm

The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows is a website where you'll find definitions for invented words like "sonder," a noun describing the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own. The DOS is also a YouTube series. » 3/31/15 7:00pm Yesterday 7:00pm

Don't Watch This Clip If You're Afraid Of Heights (Or Killer Robot Bugs)

Tom Selleck is fleeing from an evil mad scientist with a super gun (played by Gene Simmons from Kiss) so he gets into a freight elevator on a building site — only to go hundreds of feet up, and get trapped, when the elevator breaks down. And then the deadly robot insects show up... » 3/31/15 6:14pm Yesterday 6:14pm

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Wireless bluetooth ear buds are the new norm for on-the-go music listening. Right now, io9 readers can save 77% on the sleek, comfortable Wireless Bluetooth Cloud Buds. This offer ends 4/1, so don't miss out! » 3/30/15 1:05am Monday 1:05am

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If you're at all interested in app development, you'd be wise to learn Node.js. It's quickly becoming the most popular server-side framework for building quick, scalable network apps. For a limited time, io9 readers can save 93% (over $560) on a comprehensive 6 course bundle and learn the ins-and-outs of Node.js. » 3/30/15 8:09pm Monday 8:09pm