Watch John Carpenter Promote The Thing On Letterman in 1982

Fresh from his success making Halloween and Escape From New York, John Carpenter appeared on Late Night With David Letterman on June 9, 1982 to promote “the King of Monster Movies,” his remake of 1951’s The Thing. Or as Dave calls it, “the story of a boy and his dog.” The accompanying clip has been excised, but this » 5/24/15 6:00pm Today 6:00pm

Matt Fraction Discusses Hawkeye On Late Night With Seth Meyers

“To me, he’s like the human heart and soul of the Avengers,” comics author Matt Fraction told Seth Meyers of Hawkeye on a recent Late Night appearance. The Sex Criminals co-creator also shares some sex tips, to be followed at one’s own peril. Enjoy! » 5/24/15 1:45pm Today 1:45pm

The Secrets Of The Theory of General Relativity In An Alphabetic Primer

Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity is beautiful, elegant, and a golden standard of, “This is what complex physics looks like.” To celebrate the centennial of its publication, the Perimeter Institute put together an alphabetic primer of lessons and trivia to bring you up to speed. » 5/24/15 4:08pm Today 4:08pm

Camera Triggered By Heartbeats Reveals A Dog's Eye View Of Photography?

When Grizzler the Border Collie was outfitted with a special camera that snapped a photo every time his heart rate increased, his top subjects were, well, not that surprising: cats, birds, other dogs, and food, as well as random spots that were no doubt emitting some mighty exciting smells. UPDATED: » 5/24/15 12:00pm Today 12:00pm

Unusually Buff Kangaroo Moves Into Australian Neighborhood

A kangaroo with unusually large muscles has recently taken up residence in a Brisbane suburb, prompting locals to ask, “Who’s this new stud in town?” The kangaroo is like, “Bro, do you even lift?” Resident Linda Hellyar almost ran into the animal when she was out walking her dogs one day. “He’s very intimidating. He’s… » 5/24/15 12:18pm Today 12:18pm

Your Armpit Hair Will (Probably) Never Grow To The Floor. Here's Why.

A few weeks back, we examined why fingernails grow so much faster than toenails. Now comes the explanation for another bodily-function quirk you’ve always kinda wondered about, courtesy of the SciShow’s Hank Green: How does hair (including, like, eyebrow and armpit hair) know when to stop growing? » 5/24/15 9:00am Today 9:00am

Today's Best Deals: Home Theater Upgrades and Sticking it to Your ISP

The iPad Mini 3 starts at just $300 today at Best Buy, so if you don’t already own a Mini 2, this is a great excuse to buy in or upgrade: » 5/24/15 11:15am Today 11:15am

Louisiana Black Bear May Soon Be Removed From Endangered Species List

The Louisiana black bear inspired the teddy bear and is its home state’s official mammal, and its once-low population has been elevated thanks to decades of conservation efforts. This week, the US Department of the Interior announced the bear may soon be removed from its list of threatened species. » 5/23/15 4:00pm Yesterday 4:00pm

Michael B. Jordan Responds to Critics of His Casting in Fantastic Four

Apparently people are upset that Michael B. Jordan was cast as Johnny Storm in the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot. The primary cause of concern? That Jordan is black. Obviously the realism that underpins a comic book adaptation in which a group of people are imbued with superpowers after a trip into an alternate… » 5/23/15 6:30pm Yesterday 6:30pm

Become a Pro Coder with the Interactive Coding Bootcamp for 92% Off

If you’re ready to take the next step towards a career in web development, you’ll need a portfolio of current, real-world apps to make a moving impression. The comprehensive ‘Interactive Coding Bootcamp’ will get you job-ready in just 12 weeks, and io9 readers can sign up for 92% off. » 5/22/15 1:13am Friday 1:13am