The Unexpected Similarities Between Alien And Neuromancer

You probably already knew that William Gibson wrote an unused screenplay for the third Alien movie. But did you realize how much the first couple of Alien films have in common with Gibson's work, and in particular his Sprawl trilogy? Find out where alien parasites and a cyberpunk classic connect. » 3/03/15 4:20pm 7 minutes ago

Yay, This Fantasy Novel Actually Lives Up To Its Superb World-Building

As a genre, fantasy tends to live or die on its world-building. But great world-building, by itself, doesn't make a novel great. And sometimes, a fantasy book can spend so much time establishing its backstory, the story never seems to take off. That's why A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Scwhab is such a treat.… » 3/03/15 4:00pm 27 minutes ago

Mind-control breakthrough: Quadriplegic woman flies F-35 with her brain

Arati Prabhakar—director of the Pentagon's advanced research arm DARPA—has revealed a breakthrough achievement in machine mind control. Jan Scheuermann, a 55-year-old quadriplegic woman with electrodes in her brain, has been able to fly an F-35 fighter jet using "nothing but her thoughts." » 3/03/15 6:35pm 51 minutes ago

Why Star Wars Rebels' Finale Was A Game Changer For All Its Characters

Yes, so last night's season finale of Star Wars Rebels contained a big reveal, one that we've been hoping we'd see for a while. But there was much more to the finale, including some massive changes for our core characters, the return of Darth Vader, and one Jedi turning into a genuine badass. » 3/03/15 3:10pm Today 3:10pm

These Breathtaking Aerial Photos of Senegal Were Taken From a Kite

Get ready to have your mind blown. Photographer Jeff Attaway suspended a bridge camera from a kite line, and managed to capture a series of breathtaking photos of Dakar, Senegal from the air. Here's a view of this beautiful city from a vantage point that few have seen. » 3/03/15 3:00pm Today 3:00pm

This Week, Read The Comic That Sony Already Wants To Turn Into A Movie

Image Comic's Descender hits this week — a comic about outlawed androids so intriguing, Sony already wants to turn it into a film. But that's not all: Princess Leia begins her series, a new Boom! series sees regular convention guests turn convention robbers, and Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver's MCU origins are revealed. » 3/03/15 2:20pm Today 2:20pm

This Jean-Claude Van Damme/My Little Pony Team Up Is Pure Magic 

Screw friendship. Sure, it may be magic in the My Little Pony cartoon, but it can't possibly compare to the majesty and insanity of watching Jean-Claude Van Damme pay a visit to Equestria in this incredible mash-up. Seriously, stop everything you are doing and watch it — you will not be disappointed. » 3/03/15 2:00pm Today 2:00pm

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 Today 12:00pm