A Pirate-Themed CT Scanner to Set Children at Ease

Installed last year at the Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York-Presbyterian, this pirate ship CT scanner has proven so popular that even patients 17-21 ask to use it. And, let's be honest, we're older and we'd still choose it. » 7/02/14 1:30am 7/02/14 1:30am

So CT scanners look pretty badass when they're not covered in casing

"Supposedly this is a picture of a CT scanner sans casing," writes io9-reader Monica, "but it looks more to me like a first-generation Stargate." We heartily agree – and just wait until you see what this beastly contraption looks like in motion. » 1/19/14 5:00pm 1/19/14 5:00pm

Iron Age Europe was all about beer drinking and "competitive feasting"

It turns out Europe 2,600 years ago was pretty much exactly like one big college frat, with social elites vying for power and influence by throwing the most kickass parties - complete with lots of free beer. » 3/20/12 9:30am 3/20/12 9:30am