The Weirdest Science Stories of 2013

From human head transplants to magnets that prove gay marriage is wrong to potty-mouthed supercomputers, 2013 was truly a bizarre year for science and those purporting to be scientists. Here are 25 of the weirdest stories of the past year. » 12/31/13 8:00am 12/31/13 8:00am

The Biggest Stories on io9 in 2013

We've taken a lot of strange journeys together at io9 this year. And hopefully, we've learned some stuff along the way — including some stuff you'd probably like to unlearn. Here are all of the most popular io9 posts from 2013, in science, pop culture and general weirdness. » 12/30/13 12:23pm 12/30/13 12:23pm

​The Biggest Mistakes, Blunders and Bad Ideas of 2013

To err is human, to forgive divine. So I guess if you forgive these people and companies for making some of the most moronic decisions of this year, you're a god. Congratulations! Now cast your divine attention to learning how DC, Cartoon Network, Disney and more bungled their way through 2013. » 12/30/13 9:05am 12/30/13 9:05am

The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Short Films of 2013

We've been blown away by the variety and quality of short films that have appeared online this year, from a heartbreaking story set in the zombie apocalypse to an all-ages anime about a young witch learning to trust in her own power. Here are some of our favorite science, science fiction, and fantasy-themed short films … » 12/29/13 8:00am 12/29/13 8:00am

The Most Incredible Historical Discoveries of 2013

From 1.8-million-year-old hominid skulls to rewriting the Buddha's birthday to sunken Nazi subs, 2013 was another incredible year for archaeologists and historians. Here's the best the year had to offer. » 12/26/13 8:00am 12/26/13 8:00am

What's the worst movie we left off our list of the year's worst movies?

We made our choices, and now it's your turn. Last week, we posted our list of the best and worst movies of 2013, but it was especially hard to decide on the worst this year. So please tell us: Which movie should we have included on our "worst" list? » 12/23/13 10:47am 12/23/13 10:47am

10 Lessons That We Hope 2013 Has Taught the Entertainment Industry

This past year was a killing ground, but also a proving ground. Huge, massively-hyped projects crashed and burned, but there were also some surprising hits. And in the midst of this carnage, a few stark truths. Here are 10 lessons we hope the entertainment industry learns from 2013. » 12/23/13 10:05am 12/23/13 10:05am

2013 Was an Absurdly Great Year for Comics

Have you heard the phrase "an embarrassment of riches"? Well, that's what 2013 was in terms of great comics — even with all the time in the world, we couldn't tell you about all the wonderful stories that came out of mainstream and indie publishers alike over the last 12 months. Here's what we consider the very best, but … » 12/19/13 1:25pm 12/19/13 1:25pm

The Best and Worst Science Fiction and Fantasy Movies of 2013

This was a good year to argue about movies. A lot of films inspired powerful reactions, either positive or negative, among audiences. Some of 2013's movies are destined to be among our all-time favorites, while others will be reviled forever. Here are the 10 best and 10 worst science fiction and fantasy movies of 2013. » 12/18/13 9:00am 12/18/13 9:00am