Why doctors are treating allergies with parasitic worms

Hookworms are ghastly little creatures. Tiny, parasitic, and frighteningly invasive, these wriggling hell-spawn consistently rank among leading causes of morbidity in underdeveloped nations, abound in regions of the world suffering from poor sanitation, and have been described by various epidemiologists as "the American … » 8/10/12 11:00am 8/10/12 11:00am

The Shiniest Moments From a Closed Door Q&A With the Cast of Firefly

After a tearful panel, the reunited cast of Firefly sat down for a question and answer session with reporters at San Diego Comic-Con — and we were there. Here's our round-up of all the best moments from the Firefly reunion press conference. » 7/14/12 8:00am 7/14/12 8:00am

A Handy Flowchart That Explains All of Comic-Con to You

Tonight, the pop culture frenzy known as Comic-Con begins in San Diego. Back in 2009, io9's second year at the Con, we created this very special flowchart to explain the experience. While a few of the references are out of date, you can pretty much capture the exact feeling of Comic-Con 2012 if you substitute The… » 7/11/12 2:20pm 7/11/12 2:20pm

10 Fantasy Sagas That Are Wronger Than Twilight

Soon enough we'll get to see how legendary director Bill Condon brings to life the incredibly messed-up conclusion to Stephenie Meyer's Twilight saga. Chances are, we're in for one of the all-time great "did I just see that?" scenes. » 6/02/11 10:45am 6/02/11 10:45am

Is The Fashion Industry The First Step In Robot World Domination?

All over the place, women fashion models are being transformed into something metallic and unearthly. Their shoulders are getting squarer, their faces shinier and more impassive, and their bodies silvery and hard. Could it be the first stage in the impending robot takeover? Warning: gallery includes photo of see-thru… » 5/27/09 1:30pm 5/27/09 1:30pm