Watch a pro photographer shoot apocalyptic shots in Costa Rica

In addition to the whole "paradise" thing, Costa Rica is famous for its close-knit crew of hardcore surfers who stand guard over the country's hidden beach hideaways (sort of like The Beach, but with less murder). So when pro-skiier-turned-photographer Scott Rinckenberger arrived in a place that knows surfing and… » 10/24/12 8:59am 10/24/12 8:59am

Starred Commenters! Toast the End of the World as We Know It With Us

If the world is changing forever on 7/8 (newsflash), you may as well spend the night of 7/7 with a free drink in your hand and a free amuse-bouche in your bouche on a sick downtown NYC rooftop in the presence of an ice sculpture and people dressed as they want to be dressed for the rest of time in order to toast… » 7/05/11 11:30am 7/05/11 11:30am

The Doctor Says to Take the 2011 Gawker Media Census and Win an iPad 2

A lot of poking and prodding last year revealed that when you, dear io9 readers, aren't delving into the unanswerable questions proposed by science fiction, 71% of you are knee-deep in breaking tech news. The newest widgets, thingamabobs and doodads can wait. Help us emulate the Doctor and fix what ails you. » 5/04/11 9:00am 5/04/11 9:00am

Overpopulated Floating Cities Threaten To Obliterate The Sun

This piece of conceptual art, entitled "We Never Learn," shows a dangerously overpopulated world with floating cities, parks, and layers that threaten to blot out the sky. Of course, that doesn't mean we wouldn't want to live there, flying cars and all. Although if you hit the ball out of one of those parks, good luck… » 3/28/08 12:20pm 3/28/08 12:20pm