JK Rowling Confirms 'Of Course' There Were LGBT Students At Hogwarts

In a tweet response that really should surprise no one, Harry Potter author JK Rowling has officially confirmed that yes, there were indeed lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students at Hogwarts. In fact, the only group she didn't imagine existing at the wizarding academy were Wiccans. Sorry, neopagans! » 12/17/14 7:59pm Just now

The Most Commonly Used Words In Billboard Pop Song Titles, By Decade

Over at Prooffreader, data nerd extraordinaire David Taylor has charted the most-used words from pop song titles by decade, from 1890 (which, who even knew Billboard rankings have existed since the 19th Century?) to present. The most common words from the 2010s? "Hell," "Yeah," "We," "Fuck," and "Die." Sounds about… » 12/17/14 3:20pm Today 3:20pm

Which Book Has Been Imitated Many Times, But Remains Unique?

Sometimes a book comes along that changes everything, and makes people revise their notions of what science fiction and fantasy are capable of. And then tons of people try to emulate that book's achievement, with mixed results. But what's your favorite book that spawned a ton of imitators, but remained one of a kind? » 12/17/14 2:29pm Today 2:29pm

Summer Glau Is Pals With Her Giant Robot Co-Star In This Mockumentary

Summer Glau is in tons of science fiction shows and movies, but how does she interact with her non-human co-stars when the cameras stop rolling? The fun new web series Jeff 1000 follows a 10-foot tall robot actor who hangs out with Glau both at work and in their private time. » 12/17/14 1:20pm Today 1:20pm

Robin Williams Voices Simon Pegg's Dog In 1st Absolutely Anything Clip

Terry Jones' Absolutely Anything is a bittersweet film now. On the great side, this movie reunites Monty Python's Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin, Terry Jones and John Cleese. But it's also one of the last roles for comedian Robin Williams, whose talent is showcased in the first-ever clip from the film. » 12/17/14 1:20pm Today 1:20pm

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Get a Free Month of Crunchyroll Anime: Stream the Full Catalog Ad-Free

Crunchyroll, one of the top destinations for current and classic anime, is offering Kotaku readers a free month-long trial of their Anime Membership. In addition to streaming their entire anime catalog ad-free, you'll get access to the anime simulcasts - getting the latest anime episodes the same day they're released… » 12/13/14 3:09pm Saturday 3:09pm

Get 53% off the Limited Edition Black Aerial Drone + Camera

A few weeks ago, we offered a pre order discount on this limited edition Black Aerial Drone to Gizmodo readers. It sold out in 2 days. So, after securing more units, we've brought it back for io9 readers, who can get a discount of 53% off a Black Aerial Drone + Free Shipping. » 12/12/14 10:51am Friday 10:51am