10 Stupid Arguments People Use To Defend Comic Book Sexism

Every time someone brings up the problem of sexism of the comics industry, there are always a few people who are oddly incensed. "It's bullshit! A double standard! You're the one with the issues!" they yell. They're wrong on all counts. Here's some helpful logic that proves why. » 9/18/14 11:50am A minute ago

The World's Population Is Unlikely To Stabilize This Century

Contrary to previous projections, it now appears that the world's population is unlikely to stop growing this century. There's at least an 80% chance that between 9.6 and 12.3 billion humans will inhabit the Earth by 2100 — and much of this increase will happen in Africa. » 9/18/14 11:40am 11 minutes ago

Stephen Colbert Cosplayed At Comic-Con To Pitch His Creepy Hawkcat Film

When will Stephen Colbert get his own superhero movie? On last night's Colbert Report, the comedian revealed that he secretly walked the floor of San Diego Comic-Con while dressed as Prince Hawkcat, the greatest superhero no one has heard of. He even set up a booth to pitch his Prince Hawkcat movie. » 9/18/14 11:32am 19 minutes ago

80's/90's Game of Thrones is just as good in the flesh

Moshi Studio's excellent take on Game of Thrones fan art wowed us last year - but this set of Cosplayers at the last two Dragon Cons have taken the excellent idea from that art and made it real, and the results are smashing. » 9/18/14 1:47pm Today 1:47pm

Paul Pope's Battling Boy Universe Expands: Meet The Heroic Aurora West!

Paul Pope's Battling Boy graphic novel was one of the best things to happen to superhero comics in the past year. And it left us wondering about Aurora West, the daughter of slain hero Haggard West. Now a sequel, the Rise of Aurora West, tells her story, and we've got an exclusive book trailer. » 9/18/14 10:38am Today 10:38am

Gaze In Wonder at the Best Astronomy Photographs of the Year

After pouring over a record 1,700 entries, the Royal Observatory has announced the winners of its annual Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. Without a doubt, these are some of the most awe-inspiring space-themed images we've ever seen. » 9/18/14 10:15am Today 10:15am

Skull Of 3,300 Year-Old Egyptian Woman Found With Hair Extensions

Archaeologists working at the Amarna site in Egypt recently analyzed a selection of 100 skulls dug out from a cemetery. Many of the remains exhibited elaborate hairstyles, including one with more than 70 hair extensions and another with red henna hair dye. » 9/18/14 8:40am Today 8:40am

Marvel and DC on the need (or lack thereof) for a Shared Universe

After years of superhero films dominating the box office, this Autumn sees the Hero craze dominate TV, with 6 series coming to our screens. In a new in-depth piece for Variety covering the rise of Superheroic TV, both Marvel and DC have made interesting comments for and against tying TV and the big screen together. » 9/18/14 11:20am Today 11:20am

Scottish Stormtrooper Dances To Bagpipes To Protest Evil British Empire

Star Wars has become a recurring theme in the lead-up to today's referendum vote on Scottish independence, as pro-independence campaigners lampoon the British as their evil imperial overlords. So, yes, that's why we're treated to this rare sight of a stormtrooper dancing to bagpipes in Glasgow. » 9/18/14 7:20am Today 7:20am

Get 1 TB of Military Grade Online Backup For $19 From iDrive

Cloud backup has become essential for everyone. However, the more devices you have, the more complicated it gets. iDrive is different, making multi-device backup and syncing dead simple. Now, io9 readers can grab 1 year of iDrive's 1 TB cloud backup plan for $19. An absurdly good deal, if I do say so myself. » 9/16/14 9:44pm Tuesday 9:44pm