A New York Judge Has Granted Legal Person Rights To Chimpanzees

For the first time in U.S. history, a supreme court has granted a writ of habeas corpus on behalf of two lab chimpanzees, effectively recognizing them as legal persons. While the future of the chimps has not yet been decided, it’s a huge step forward in establishing personhood status for highly sapient animals. » 4/21/15 6:45am Today 6:45am

Does The Batman V. Superman Trailer Hide A Huge DC Universe Easter Egg?

We know who’s writing Captain Marvel. Find out when we’re getting the next Transformers movie. See Captain America: Civil War set photos, and cool posters for Batman v. Superman, Fantastic Four and Tomorrowland. Could Diggle suit up in the next season of Arrow? Plus, Robin Lord Taylor talks Gotham. So many spoilers! » 4/21/15 6:00am Today 6:00am

There's Imperial Star Destroyers All Over Craigslist Now

Ever since the most recent Star Wars trailer came out, with its prominent, crashed Imperial Star Destroyer half-buried in the sand on some miserable outer-rim planet, rubber hoses and gaskets getting all dry-rotted, clever people have been trying to sell it on Craigslist. There’s actually been a few ads — let’s look… » 4/21/15 4:30am Today 4:30am

Newly discovered frog species looks a lot like Kermit the Frog

We’ve found Kermit the Frog in real life and it’s a species of glassfrog just recently discovered called Hyalinobatrachium dianae in Costa Rica. It’s bright green just like Kermit, has big white adorable eyeballs just like Kermit and the males have a very unique mating call... just like Kermit, I guess? Anyway, the… » 4/21/15 1:00am Today 1:00am

It's The 174th Birthday Of The Detective Story, So Read The Very First!

Or re-read, more likely. Take a coffee break and enjoy Edgar Allan Poe’s The Murders in the Rue Morgue, published in 1841 in Graham’s Lady’s and Gentlemen’s Magazine (and written before the word “detective” was in use). Read it via the Poe Museum’s website, among other short-story selections, here. » 4/20/15 8:00pm Yesterday 8:00pm

Some Of The Most Amazing Dirt Cheap Homemade Robots Ever Built

Robots have come a long way in the past few decades — but some of the coolest advances in robotics haven’t come from huge companies or massive university labs. Makers, inventors, tinkerers and builders have been creating some to-die-for robots for years now. Check out some videos of the very best DIY cheap robots. » 4/20/15 4:00pm Yesterday 4:00pm

Get 50% Off One Week of Blue Apron: Fresh Ingredient & Recipe Delivery 

With fresh ingredients and easy-to-follow recipes delivered to your home weekly, Blue Apron cuts down on meal-planning drudgery and focuses on the fun and flavor of home cooking. Even better, Blue Apron is offering io9 readers the first week - three meals for two people – for just $30, half off the regular price. » 4/17/15 9:48am Friday 9:48am