posted 5 days ago on io9
I know the movie is 11 years old now, and it's really just chance that I even encountered it again, but once I did see it, old wounds opened. The movie was The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and the car in the movie — the only car — is the worst because it shows how often Hollywood just doesn't care about cars.Read more...

Read More...
posted 5 days ago on io9
Sometimes, you see a movie that opens up a whole universe of possibilities, leaving you wondering where these characters will go next. So much adventure waiting to happen! And then... there are movies that really don't need a sequel, but get one anyway. Here are 10 film sequels that it's really hard to believe actually exist.Read more...

Read More...
posted 5 days ago on io9
Twenty years ago, only 1–2% of women with cancer in one breast opted for a double mastectomy. Today, that number can approach 25%. Why? According to surgical oncologist Todd Tuttle, the spike is largely explained by an inconsistency between real and perceived risk of developing cancer in the second breast.Read more...

Read More...
posted 5 days ago on io9
Based on a true story, Pioneer follows about a team of Norwegian divers who were subjected to risky experiments at the birth of the Norwegian oil-drilling industry in the early 1980s. We have an exclusive look at the new poster from Magnolia Pictures.Read more...

Read More...
posted 5 days ago on io9
The Timecop remake has hired a writer for their gritty reboot. But who will they hire for the all-important splits move? Read more...

Read More...
posted 5 days ago on io9
For the first time ever, biologists have regenerated an organ in a living animal. They did so by manipulating a single protein in elderly mice that makes their bodies rebuild their thymuses, an organ of the immune system. It's the first time an organ has been repaired with a chemical trigger and not via stem cell regeneration.Read more...

Read More...
posted 5 days ago on io9
Come April 26, 2014, one of gaming's greatest mysteries will finally be solved. Or maybe it will just be get even more convoluted and confusing. In either case, that is the official date Microsoft just announced for when someone is finally going to break ground on the infamous New Mexico landfill that's allegedly overflowing with discarded copies of the Atari 2600 games E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and Pac-Man.Read more...

Read More...
posted 5 days ago on io9
Recently declassified documents reveal new details about Project AZORIAN: a brazen, $800-million CIA initiative to covertly salvage a Soviet nuclear submarine in plain sight of the entire world.Read more...

Read More...
posted 6 days ago on io9
Now that Marvel has shown how to make a massive but unified cinematic superhero universe, everybody wants to get in the game. While Sony is ready to churn out Spider-Man movies and spin-offs, Fox is finally ready to do the same with X-Men. First on their wishlist? Solo films for Mystique, Gambit and Deadpool.Read more...

Read More...
posted 6 days ago on io9
Ronald D. Moore's 2003 adaptation of Battlestar Galactica was an instant classic. With its mix of apocalyptic thrills, politics, military strategy, survivalism, and spirituality, it was next-level entertainment for complicated times. Read more...

Read More...
posted 6 days ago on io9
Dragons are best known for hoarding gold, jewels, and ancient relics, but some dragons have more...peculiar tastes. Artist Lauren Dawson draws delightful dragons with unusual hoards.Read more...

Read More...
posted 6 days ago on io9
The Bureau of Labor Statistics has crunched the numbers of the jobs Americans have now. The most common profession overall for the nation: office and administrative support. But what about the jobs that are both unique to your state and common there? Read more...

Read More...
posted 6 days ago on io9
Datak getting beaten up by cops! Irisa in prison! Stahma kissing Nolan! Nolan being extremely sexist! Lots of people in goofy Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome-esque masks! Looks like everyone in Syfy's series has some craziness to deal with.Read more...

Read More...
posted 6 days ago on io9
The Social Computing Group at MIT is compiling data for maps that demonstrate the impact that small independent coffee shops can have on life in the big city.Read more...

Read More...
posted 6 days ago on io9
Irwindale, California, home of the sriracha factory, has declared the factory where that particular bit of hot sauce-alchemy happens to be a public nuisance. No, not to other, lesser condiments (hi there, ketchup), but to the air.Read more...

Read More...
posted 6 days ago on io9
Look, I know Brett Ratner's Hercules movie is going to be terrible. This first clip — where a very large group of Greeks fall into a silly trap set by some bald, tattooed savages — is proof. But goddamn if every shot of Herc rocking the Nemean Lion skin doesn't make me want to see it anyway.Read more...

Read More...
posted 6 days ago on io9
Writer David S. Goyer talks about the possibility of a unified movie and television universe for DC. Emilia Clarke gives a brief description of her Sarah Connor in Terminator: Genesis. Tatiana Maslany previews what's up with Rachel on Orphan Black. Plus, does a video game trailer set up Amazing Spider-Man sequel villains?Read more...

Read More...
posted 6 days ago on io9
Gawker Canadian Dentist Plans to Raise Cloned John Lennon as His Son | Jalopnik The Gigafactory Could Make Teslas The Most American Cars | Jezebel How to Catch a Liar (or Become a Really Good One) | Kotaku Inside Taiwan's NSFW Sex-Themed RestaurantRead more...

Read More...
posted 6 days ago on io9
As we head deeper into the GMO era, it's fair to wonder just how far we can manipulate the biology of plants. Here are a few possibilities — from spore-spewing super-plants to delicious hamburgatoes.Read more...

Read More...
posted 6 days ago on io9
South African sculptor and photographer Barbara Wildenboer has a unique talent for endowing abstract concepts with striking physical forms. Read more...

Read More...
posted 6 days ago on io9
When a gang of feloniously poor writers get a hold of the script to their lives, they hatch a plan to rewrite it and bust out. But can they navigate all of the various plot twists thrown their way?Read more...

Read More...
posted 6 days ago on io9
Why did this take so long? There's an all-singing, all-dancing Ayn Rand off-Broadway production coming to New York in May. The Anthem is inspired by Rand's novella "Anthem," set in a world where individuality is illegal. Including the cowboy from the Village People!Read more...

Read More...
posted 6 days ago on io9
The music video for "High Ball Stepper" – the first cut from Jack White's forthcoming solo album "Lazaretto" – is basically four minutes of blazing guitar riffs set to visuals of two notoriously trippy scientific phenomena.Read more...

Read More...
posted 6 days ago on io9
A few months ago we had the pleasure of playing upcoming card game Triptych—and we had a freaking blast. Why was it such a delight? Because you can play just about anything. We fought Benjamin Franklin with bees! It was so great. So let's help this game become a reality! Read more...

Read More...