This is really cool: astronauts onboard the International Space Station have long shown off what it’s like to play with water in microgravity. Now, they’ve taken some ultra high-def footage with color and effervescent tablets. »
In celebration of Halloween, we took a shallow dive into the horror subgenre of evil-child horror movies. Weird-kid cinema stretches back at least to 1956’s The Bad Seed, and has experienced a resurgence recently via movies like The Babadook, Goodnight Mommy, and Cooties. You could look at this trend as a natural… »
If you opened a sealed can of water from the 1950s and drank it, what would happen? Would you die? Only one way to find out. »
Have an old Nintendo 64 controller lying around? If you’re looking for a project this weekend, you can turn it into the perfect hobby rocket-launching remote with a few tweaks. »
While there’s a ton of explosive action in movies out there today, it’s rare to find genuinely good action in our big-ticket films. Why? Is it because action scenes suck? Not really. As this video from Niko Pueringer and Sam Gorski of Corridor Digital shows, it’s mainly because it’s really hard to get right. »
It’s the worst nightmare you probably didn’t know you had. That your thoughts are no longer your own. In Listening, a new indie movie, the ability to read minds has been invented—and, as you’d expect, it doesn’t go particularly well. »
Often, it’s the things you don’t notice that make or break a movie, and there’s no more subtle mindfuckery than playing tricks with aspect ratios. »
Your education doesn’t have to stop once you leave school. We’ve put together a curriculum of some of the best free online classes available on the web this fall for the latest term of Lifehacker U, our regularly-updating guide to improving your life with free, online college-level classes. Let’s get started.
There have been hundreds of movies based on comic-books, going back to the earliest days of both media. And that cinematic flood has come with a certain amount of “holy crap, what was that” moments. Here are the 50 most shudder-inducing comic-book-movie moments... according to you. Check out our new video, created in… »
Sometimes progress requires huge risks. Just ask William Randolph “Randy” Lovelace II, who wanted to prove that an oxygen mask could protect pilots from blacking out at high altitudes when they bailed out of their planes. See his story for yourself, in this Fusion video which we’re premiering exclusively at io9. »
It’s the ultimate debate–which great science fiction ship would triumph? The U.S.S. Enterprise from Star Trek, or the Millennium Falcon from Star Wars? Our fearless video crew got as many celebrities to answer as possible. And then, not surprisingly, Adam Savage basically settles it.
During WWII, American and British military developed a system to retrieve people following airborne operations, without landing. Then after the war, the Americans experimented with other ways to pull people aboard a plane in mid air. Check out some bizarre videos of people being plucked into the sky. »
There’s a hidden side to many of the world’s great landmarks that you might not know about if you’ve only seen them in photographs — including surrounding roads, cities, and fast food joints. These videos show you a side to these monuments you don’t usually see, showing how these places coexist with the modern world. »
We hear about discoveries of exoplanets every day. So how long will it take us to find another planet like Earth?
Most of us will never get to see a volcanic eruption in person, but thanks to these videos, we can not only see recent eruptions, we can journey into the mouths of volcanos without leaving the safety of our homes. You can almost feel the heat on your face. »
We all know the animal kingdom is incredibly violent — but what about plants? The world of plant life can be just as intense and violent, in its own way. Just check out these eye-popping videos, vines and other illustrations of plants spreading their seeds in an explosive, insane fashion. »
KQED’s excellent science series Deep Look (previously here, here, and here—can you tell we’re fans?) just kicked off a new run of videos with an episode about how ants use leaves to harvest fungus. Which, sure, fungus harvesting is fascinating in its own right, but wait until you find out what the ants are harvesting… »
We don’t usually get to witness the movements of plants and fungi, which happen so slowly that we don’t notice it with our naked eyes. But these timelapse videos speed up the process, letting us appreciate the sometimes graceful growing and dying of these organisms. »
CSI:Cyber is Gizmodo’s new favorite terrible tech-tinged procedural that may or may not be written by people who have never actually seen a computer. It’s great! This compilation of buzzwords from the fourth and fifth episodes of this season is a nonsense cacophony. »