Canada's "Spocking Fives" Phenomenon Surges In Tribute To Leonard Nimoy

Doodle-driven Canadians have been cleverly defacing their five dollar bills for years, turning the portrait of former Prime Minister Sir Wilfrid Laurier into the pop-culture figures he eerily resembles: Spock (seen here) and Harry Potter's Severus Snape. » 2/28/15 8:30am 23 minutes ago

I went into a Sensory Deprivation Tank. 

Ever since Fringe brought sensory deprivation tanks to my attention I have been wanting to find a place a schedule an appointment, and as luck would have it there was exactly one place around where I lived that offered floating therapy. That's what they call it now floating, and while I didn't pop into another… » 2/28/15 11:01am 51 minutes ago

Start Your Weekend With The Hubble Space Telescope's Planetarium Clips

You may not own your own private planetarium — or if you do, can we come over to your house? But you can still experience a journey through the wonders of space, thanks to four new "fulldome" planetarium clips, released by the Hubble Space Telescope. They're available in 4K and 8K resolution. » 2/27/15 10:08pm Yesterday 10:08pm

Rejoice, The New Star Wars Figures Come With A Non-Slave Leia

Star Wars fans, good news - the new 6"-scaled Black Series figures are coming soon. And even better news! With them comes a new Princess Leia at long last, the first figure for the character in the line outside of an appearance in her Slavegirl outfit. » 2/27/15 10:00pm Yesterday 10:00pm

The New Game Of Thrones Poster Confirms A Huge Change From The Books

HBO have just released a new poster for Game of Thrones Season 5, and as you can see above, it's got a great big dragon in it — but it's who's looking at the dragon from below that raises a lot of interesting questions. Spoilers for A Dance With Dragons and speculation ahead... » 2/27/15 4:02pm Yesterday 4:02pm

Read A Great Apocalyptic Story That's Already Been Proved Wrong!

The Apocalypse Triptych covers a lot of apocalyptic scenarios in three books. But Jake Kerr has the unusual distinction of A) writing about a really cool asteroid impact scenario B) hinging his storyline on a future scenario that we already know won't happen. Read Kerr's essay about being wrong, and then read the… » 2/27/15 4:00pm Yesterday 4:00pm

An Introductory Primer For The Audio Adventures Of Doctor Who

With the recent news that the revived series of Doctor Who will soon get its own spinoff series of Audio plays featuring UNIT, you might have wondered about the long history of Doctor Who on Audio. Want to dig in? There's a world of stories out there that if you just watch the show, you're missing out on! » 2/27/15 6:20pm Yesterday 6:20pm

How The Universe Is Saying Goodbye To Leonard Nimoy

Leonard Nimoy passed away today. But his memory and legacy will live on forever in his fans and the lives of the people he touched — which is easy to see because right now because Twitter, Instagram and the rest of the Internet is teeming with touching Nimoy tributes. Here's how the world is responding. » 2/27/15 2:48pm Yesterday 2:48pm

Save 72% on the Power Vault: 18,000mAh of Portable Power

Don't let low battery life hamper the rest of your life. With the lightweight and durable Power Vault, you get 18,000mAh of portable power — enough to recharge your phone 10+ times while you're on the go. Right now, io9 readers can grab one for $29.99 - that's 72% off. » 2/25/15 4:53pm Wednesday 4:53pm

Learn How To Be A Hacker For 92% Off

Hackers are getting a bad rep these days in light of what happened at Sony, and more recently, Lenovo. But legit "white hat" or "good guy" hacking is vital for testing website and device security, plus it's great for modding your setup. This bundle of courses teach the ethical route into hacking. » 2/26/15 2:40pm Thursday 2:40pm