This Solar Powered Groot Is Clever, But Also The Stuff Of Nightmares

It seems like perhaps the most obvious idea for a dancing Groot - just one of many that we've had since Guardians of the Galaxy came out. Watch the little twig that could wiggle about through the power of the Sun itself! But I don't think anyone accounted for it looking so spectacularly scary too. » 3/02/15 10:37am 35 minutes ago

What Futuristic Inventions Must We Never, Ever Build?

No one sets out to make a dystopia, but there are some futuristic inventions that seem ripe for unintended consequences. So set aside that killer robot you've been putting together in your garage and for goodness sake halt your lab work on that food replacement pill, and tell us about your own personal tech nightmares. » 3/02/15 7:00am Today 7:00am

Neill Blomkamp Re-Clarifies How His Alien Movie Would Affect Alien 3

Age of Ultron will reveal the Avengers' darkest fears. Is Suicide Squad really like The Dark Knight? A closer look at some Jurassic World dinosaurs! The movie of Millar's Starlight is still happening. Plus, set pictures from Doctor Who, a cleaner look at Jem, and hints for what's to come on The Walking Dead.… » 3/02/15 6:00am Today 6:00am

It's Been A Busy Year For A Tiny Planet Whirling Through Space

It's the one-year io9iversary of Earth & Space, the physical sciences subsite for all your astronomy, geology, and planetary science needs. » 3/02/15 3:03am Today 3:03am

An Animated Short About A Hard-Fought Battle Between Light And Darkness

Short film Chronemics, by London animation studio Animade, is set in a world where robot-like stick figures who dwell in light and darkness push against each other, with surprising results. The animation is simple, the tone is cheeky, and who knew stick figures could have so much personality? » 3/01/15 3:30pm Yesterday 3:30pm

It's Time to Go Alien Hunting on Titan

Move over Europa, there's another moon out to claim the title of first place we'll discover extraterrestrial life. New research from Cornell University finds that alien microbes could, just maybe, eek it out on Saturn's largest moon, Titan. But these critters wouldn't be like anything we've ever seen before—not even… » 3/01/15 5:00pm Yesterday 5:00pm

Can You Solve One Of Archimedes' Most Challenging Puzzles?

Archimedes was the greatest mathematician of antiquity. He was also a lover of puzzles, which he would devise and pose to his contemporaries. This week, we present you with two versions of what is arguably Archimedes' most challenging puzzle ever. » 3/01/15 1:05pm Yesterday 1:05pm