New Episode VII Trailer Debuting With Obscure Indie Flick Age Of Ultron

In news that is rocking the movie entertainment industry to its very core, it has been announced that the new trailer for Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens will be attached a little-known film titled Avengers 2: Age of Ultron, set to debut on a mere 5-3,000+ screens on May 1st. » 3/31/15 8:21am 17 minutes ago

The Science Of Spontaneous Healing

A person comes down with a terrible disease. The doctors give up all hope. Then, suddenly, the disease is gone. It's a great soap opera plot, but it can actually happen in real life. The question is, how? » 3/31/15 8:00am 39 minutes ago

Finally, An Official Look At Bandai's Age of Ultron Figuarts

It's about time. We've had decent enough glimpses at Bandai's upcoming Figuarts toys for Avengers: Age of Ultron through blurry magazine scans in the last month, but now the company have put out a set of official images to let us have a proper gawk at these beautiful plastic Avengers. » 3/31/15 10:41am 57 minutes ago

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What Book Did You Change Your Mind About After Re-reading?

Revisiting a favorite, or even-not-so favorite, book is never an exact replication of the original read, but sometimes it changes what you think of the book entirely. Today, we want to know about the books that you re-read, and never saw the same way after. » 3/31/15 7:20am Today 7:20am

Today's Best Media Deals: Birdman, Gone Girl, The Matrix, and More

Two of 2014's Best Picture nominees, including the ultimate winner, are only $13 on Amazon today. » 3/31/15 10:15am Today 10:15am

Low Gravity Seriously Messes With An Ant's Ability To Explore Space

Experiments aboard the International Space Station with common pavement ants have shown just how badly microgravity impairs the insects' ability to search unexplored areas. Remarkably, however, tumbling ants demonstrated an uncanny ability to regain contact with the surface. » 3/31/15 7:00am Today 7:00am

Doctor Who's Rory Is Time-Traveling Again In The Flash/Arrow Spinoff

Arthur Darvill, best known as the companion of the Doctor's Companion Amy Pond, has joined the increasingly busy Arrow/Flash spinoff as Rip Hunter, a lesser-known time-traveling DC superhero. So two things of note here: 1) it looks like Booster Gold isn't part of the show, and 2) more Rory! » 3/31/15 6:43am Today 6:43am

Tons Of Game Of Thrones Hints, Plus A Rumor That Would Change Everything

Simon Pegg talks Star Trek 3 rumors. An unlikely mutant has joined the cast of Deadpool. Plus, the latest on Constantine, and what's next on Walking Dead, Agents of SHIELD and iZombie. Behold, Spoilers! » 3/31/15 6:00am Today 6:00am

Among the Many Items Joining King Tut In the Afterlife ... Four Socks?

There are all sorts of questions that spring immediately to mind when you think about King Tut: What killed him? Are curses real? What on earth is going on with his penis? One question not asked enough is what he planned to wear in the afterlife. » 3/31/15 3:30am Today 3:30am

A Haunting Tale of a Sinking Island, From Its Last House's Point of View

This animated short by Lynn Tomlinson goes through the history of the last house on a sinking island in the Chesapeake. It functions almost like the house's life is flashing before its eyes, before it goes under the waves. It's like an even more depressing version of The Giving Tree » 3/31/15 12:34am Today 12:34am

Glow-In-The-Dark Tampons Are Being Used To Fix Broken Sewers

The UK has a problem: thanks to bad plumbing and a groaning sewer system, 'grey water' — the stuff that comes out of your dishwashers and washing machines — is ending up in rivers, bringing all sorts of contaminants with it. Hi-tech solutions exist to monitor the problem, but a much cheaper (and more amusing) option… » 3/31/15 1:59am Today 1:59am

When Is a Spiral Galaxy Just a Disc? When It's Viewed From the Side.

The Hubble Space Telescope shows us the edge-view of galaxy NGC 5023. Even though NGC 5023 is a spiral galaxy, its orientation to the Hubble means that we can't see its arms, only a side view which shows us a disk. » 3/30/15 10:05pm Yesterday 10:05pm

Bandai's Latest Star Wars Model Kit Is A Gloriously Shiny C-3PO

It's only natural that the next Star Wars model kit is C-3PO, to go with the recently unveiled R2-D2 — and C-3PO's grand début in the 6-inch scale is certainly impressive. So shiny! » 3/31/15 12:00am Today 12:00am

You've Never Read A Book About Magic And Loss Like Signal To Noise

Plenty of books use magic to talk about coming-of-age stories and the secrets that people bury... but few of them are as sad, or as evocative, as Silvia Moreno-Garcia's new novel Signal to Noise. Her story of three friends in Mexico City and their musical obsessions feels true, as well as truly sad. » 3/30/15 7:00pm Yesterday 7:00pm

Amidst The Field Of Hieroglyphics 

Dr. Bulygin hadn't just found human writing among the broken monoliths. He'd discovered a Rosetta Stone, humanity's linguistic gateway to the community of the cosmos. Concept art by Shahab Alizadeh. » 3/30/15 5:00pm Yesterday 5:00pm

Custody Battle Over Massive Emerald Worth $370 Million Rages On

It's 180,000 carats and weighs 840 pounds. Its value is estimated somewhere in the $370 million range, but really, the Bahia Emerald is so rare it's virtually priceless. No wonder the raw gem, which was found in 2001, is such a hot property — and has been at the center of a legal saga that's lasted years. » 3/30/15 7:42pm Yesterday 7:42pm

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Udemy, one of the largest online marketplaces for learning, is offering every class in their catalog (from guitar to 3D animation) for just $19! This includes popular classes like the Complete iOS8 & Swift Development Course. Regularly $199, this course is 90% off with promo code 1919ACHIEVE. » 3/26/15 1:19pm Thursday 1:19pm

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Want to master Linux? Right now, io9 readers can save 91% on 6 actionable training courses and learn the ins-and-outs of the Linux OS. » 3/27/15 2:53pm Friday 2:53pm

Last Chance: Save Over $80 (77%) on the Wireless Bluetooth Cloud Buds

Wireless bluetooth ear buds are the new norm for on-the-go music listening. Right now, io9 readers can save 77% on the sleek, comfortable Wireless Bluetooth Cloud Buds. This offer ends 4/1, so don't miss out! » 3/30/15 1:05am Yesterday 1:05am