Behold The Beauty Of A Spring Equinox Sunset Over Alaska

This is either a shot of six people marveling at yesterday's spring equinox sunset on an unseasonably warm-ish (42 degrees) evening in Anchorage, Alaska ... or lost album art for an LP of AM radio jams, circa 1973. » 3/22/15 4:45pm 3/22/15 4:45pm

The Breathtaking View of the Stars Over Zion National Park

This is what getting far far away from light pollution to Zion National Park in Utah will get you. Taken on January 21, 2015, the stars are so numerous that the cliffs are blacker than the night. Full image below. » 2/25/15 12:00am 2/25/15 12:00am

Destroying the internet is actually pretty fun

The most challenging level of Dikembe Mutombo's 4½ Weeks to Save the World has just been released. Dikembe and Science are donning their most festive of holiday* sweaters, exchanging holiday* gifts, when they realize what they've been fighting all along — the INTERNET. » 12/19/12 8:59am 12/19/12 8:59am

Win Stuff While Saving the World

There's little more than a week left on Earth (thanks, Mayans). Former NBA player and current Old Spice Champion Dikembe Mutombo needs your help in his quest to add more time to the calendar. And if you play, you can enter to win a seriously dazzling prize pack that includes items featured in the world-saving game » 12/12/12 8:59am 12/12/12 8:59am

Help prevent the apocalypse alongside Dikembe Mutombo and Science the…

According to the Mayan Calendar, we are all hurtling toward inescapable destruction. On December 21, the world will cease to be. What better way to help prevent the apocalypse than to join former NBA player and current Old Spice Champion Dikembe Mutombo in his quest to add more time to the calendar? » 12/06/12 10:30am 12/06/12 10:30am

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

How to make friends and eat people (and win some Walking Dead swag)

As you're probably well aware, The Walking Dead is crawling out of its summer grave and back onto TV for a new skin-peeling, shotgun-blasting, mind-blowing season. » 10/01/12 8:59am 10/01/12 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

Gawker Artists: Open Call For Artists and Exhibitors

Are you an artist curious about how to get your work featured on Gawker Media sites? Come in and learn all the ways you can contribute to the Gawker Artists community. [Art by Scott Listfield] » 6/06/11 9:00am 6/06/11 9:00am

The Earth revolves around the night sky in reversed time-lapse video

How we see the universe is defined by where we're standing, and that can create some fundamental misconceptions about the cosmos. Case in point: this time-lapse video that reminds us it isn't the stars that are's the Earth itself. » 6/05/11 12:10pm 6/05/11 12:10pm

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

Awesome time-lapse photo turns Greek landmass into newest, weirdest…

This might look like a strange work of modern art (or possibly a secret level in Super Mario Galaxy), but everything in this photo of the Greek promontory Sounio is completely real. Not convinced? We'll explain what's going on here. » 1/17/11 10:00am 1/17/11 10:00am

If You Could See How Fast We're Really Spinning...

The "Star Trails" photo pool on Flickr is literally dizzying. People set up long-exposure shots or stacked photos on cloudless nights, and the result shows just how small we are against the hurtling stars. Here are a few humbling photos. » 3/23/10 9:30am 3/23/10 9:30am

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