​Why people's problems with a female Doctor Who are wrong, wrong, wrong

Look, before we get started, let me assure you all that I know the character is called The Doctor, and not Doctor Who. But you can't just have an article headline, even on io9, that only mentions the Doctor, because many people won't realize you're referring to Doctor Who. The same is true in my time, but inevitably… » 12/11/13 8:35am 12/11/13 8:35am

10 stories where technology is indistinguishable from magic

Arthur C. Clarke's third law of prediction holds that "any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." The magical space-age design of Asgard in the new Thor movie seems to have taken its cue from this idea in a major way. Here are ten other stories where machinery seems to have merged with… » 11/08/13 9:59am 11/08/13 9:59am

NECROPANTS NECROPANTS OMG NECROPANTS

In the 17th Century, Icelandic mystics believed an endless supply of money could be had by flaying a corpse from the waist down and wearing its skin like pants. They called the skin-slacks nábrók, or "necropants." Pictured above: not necropants. Actual NSFW dead-person leggings (& penis) appear below. » 10/24/13 6:40am 10/24/13 6:40am

6 Pieces of Real-Life Cursed Jewelry that Could Destroy You

They're beautiful but deadly. Here is a collection of terrifying accessories that have killed their owners, or driven them mad — at least according to legend. From the Hope Diamond, to a stone that was almost worn to a recent Academy Awards, here's our list of the most cursed pieces of real-life jewelry. » 10/21/13 11:58am 10/21/13 11:58am

I'd Collect The Hell Out Of These Game of Thrones Magic Cards

What's remarkable about these Game of Thrones characters re-imagined at JermTube as Magic: The Gathering cards isn't so much how convincing they look, it's how much thought was put into making them read like functional Magic cards. » 5/30/13 5:56pm 5/30/13 5:56pm

Here's the actual "teleporting bank robbery" scene from Now You See Me

How on Earth do they do this? The characters in Now You See Me are supposed to be just regular stage magicians, but then they seem to have the actual power to send a guy from Las Vegas to a Paris bank vault — and then create a hole in the universe for money to fly through. Watch for yourself!

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