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Dr. Tulp Performed This Week's Anatomy Lesson On A Teletubby

Artist Jonas Brodin reinterprets Rembrandt's painting _The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp _with a whole lot more safety gear and a Teletubby as the dissection subject. Now let's see what's inside Tinky Winky.Read more...

The Unexpected Similarities Between Alien And Neuromancer

You probably already knew that William Gibson wrote an unused screenplay for the third _Alien_ movie. But did you realize how much the first couple of_ Alien_ films have in common with Gibson's work, and in particular his Sprawl trilogy? Find out where alien parasites and a cyberpunk classic connect.Read more...

Yay, This Fantasy Novel Actually Lives Up To Its Superb World-Building

As a genre, fantasy tends to live or die on its world-building. But great world-building, by itself, doesn't make a novel great. And sometimes, a fantasy book can spend so much time establishing its backstory, the story never seems to take off. That's why _A Darker Shade of Magic _by V.E. Scwhab is such a treat. Spoilers afoot...Read more...

Here's a Cat That's Not a Cat (Or Is It?)

This animal is a fossa. At first it closely resembles a cat. But when you look a little closer, close enough to look at its DNA . . . it's still pretty confusing.Read more...

"Easter Egg Recap" Of Agent Carter Is A Good Rundown Of The Whole Season

_Agent Carter_ has ended, but if you're still trying to piece together the hints and clues for future Marvel movies, or you just like reminiscing about how much fun _Agent Carter_ was, we've got the perfect roundup video right here. Read more...

Quadriplegic woman flies F-35 fighter jet with nothing but her thoughts

Arati Prabhakar—director of the Pentagon's advanced research arm DARPA—has revealed a breakthrough achievement in machine mind control. Jan Scheuermann, a 55-year-old quadriplegic woman with electrodes in her brain, has been able to fly an F-35 fighter jet using "nothing but her thoughts." Read more...

Why Star Wars Rebels' Finale Was A Game Changer For All Its Characters

Yes, so last night's season finale of _Star Wars Rebels_ contained a big reveal, one that we've been hoping we'd see for a while. But there was much more to the finale, including some massive changes for our core characters, the return of Darth Vader, and one Jedi turning into a genuine badass.Read more...

These Breathtaking Aerial Photos of Senegal Were Taken From a Kite

Get ready to have your mind blown. Photographer Jeff Attaway suspended a bridge camera from a kite line, and managed to capture a series of breathtaking photos of Dakar, Senegal from the air. Here's a view of this beautiful city from a vantage point that few have seen.Read more...

Gizmodo Disable Flash | Jalopnik 1,000 Hard Miles In The Most Expensive 2015 Ford F-150: What We Lea

Gizmodo Disable Flash | Jalopnik 1,000 Hard Miles In The Most Expensive 2015 Ford F-150: What We Learned | Jezebel Woman Wearing Hijab to Increase Her Own Empathy Will Try Brownface Next | Lifehacker An Adult's Guide to Hygiene (for Those Who Weren't Taught Growing Up) | Kinja Popular Posts Read more...

Humans Unconsciously Sniff Their Hands After Handshaking

Unlike dogs and other animals, humans — for the most part — don't sniff each other. Well, at least that's what we thought. A rather unsettling new study from the Weizmann Institute shows that practically all of us sniff our hands after handshaking — a possible sign of social chemosignaling behavior.Read more...

This Week, Read The Comic That Sony Already Wants To Turn Into A Movie

Image Comic's _Descender_ hits this week — a comic about outlawed androids so intriguing,Sony already wants to turn it into a film . But that's not all: Princess Leia begins her series, a new Boom! series sees regular convention guests turn convention robbers, and Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver's MCU origins are revealed.Read more...

This Jean-Claude Van Damme/My Little Pony Team Up Is Pure Magic

Screw friendship. Sure, it may be magic in the _My Little Pony_ cartoon, but it can't possibly compare to the majesty and insanity of watching Jean-Claude Van Damme pay a visit to Equestria in this incredible mash-up. Seriously, stop everything you are doing and watch it — you will _not_ be disappointed.Read more...

Ex Machina Trailer Is A Love Triangle Between Two Men And A Robot

_28 Days Later_ and _Sunshine_ writer Alex Garland's directorial debut attempts to sex up the Turing Test. And it's creepy. Really creepy. Check out the latest trailer for _Ex Machina_,_ _which sets up the story a bit better than the previous trailers. Read more...

A Brain Injury Could Make Your World Look Like This

This is how someone with hemianopsia sees the world. The sight is not due to eye damage. It's due to a brain injury that literally blanks out one half of everything they look at. The complicating factor is that sometimes, the patients don't even realize that they can't see.Read more...

Helldivers Is Like A Video Game Version Of Starship Troopers

Until last weekend, _Helldivers_ was totally off my radar. Then my boss Stephen texted me on Sunday saying we should team up and play it. It was good, he said. It was like a tactical, sci-fi _Diablo_, he said. My interest was piqued.Read more...

Can You Guess The Subject Of This Photo?

Your instinct might be to guess something microscopic in size – but the subject of this photograph is actually quite large.Read more...

The Way This Animated Short Film Plays With Perspective Is Hilarious

This short film is incredibly short and deceptive simple, but what it does in under two minutes is great fun to watch. An alien arrives on Earth and changes the perspectives of a man and his dog — not just metaphorically, but visually.Read more...

io9 Book Club Is In Session! Let's Talk About Robert Repino's Morte!

Welcome to the monthly meeting of the io9 Book Club. This month, we've read Morte by Robert Repino. Jump into comments to get started talking about it!Read more...

Everything We Know About Five Nights at Freddy's 3

Since its release last night, I've been playing the latest _Five Nights at Freddy's_ non-stop. Here's what I've gathered, ranging from how the game works, to the secrets players have found hidden within.Read more...

Why Adults Are More Likely To Be Hit Hard By The Measles Than Children

The recent measles outbreak has everyone taking another look at "childhood" diseases. Why are these diseases, relatively mild in children over five, so often devastating to adults? An infectious disease expert talks to io9 about possible explanations for why these viruses hit us hard when we should be at our healthiest.Read more...

Community Enters The "Age Of Yahoo" In New Avengers 2-Inspired Trailer

I didn't think I could be more excited about the sixth season of _Community_, debuting on Yahoo Screen on March 17th. And yet somehow this new _Avengers: Age of Ultron_ trailer parody trailer, with Paget Brewster, Keith David, a frisbee avalanche and whatever the hell has caused Jeff to put on a white wig, has managed it.Read more...

Scientists Bioengineer TB-Resistant Cattle By Injecting A Mouse Gene

Bovine tuberculosis is a serious problem in many parts of the world, resulting in the culling of thousands of cattle each year and at tremendous cost. Now, Chinese scientists have produced a herd of transgenic cows that exhibit an improved ability to ward off the disease. Read more...

This Chart Shows You How To Win On Jeopardy!

The best part about watching _Jeopardy!_ at home is playing along to see if you can beat whichever contests happen to have shown up that day. But could you really win? This chart games out the best strategy for you to do so.Read more...

Top 10 Greatest Apocalyptic Comedies Of All Time

This past weekend,_ Last Man on Earth _proved that people still love to laugh at the end of the world. But hilarious looks at the end of days are nothing new — the extinction of humanity always brings out the dark humor in people. Here are the top 10 greatest apocalyptic comedies of all end times.Read more...

Jaw-Dropping Photographs Show The Villarica Volcano Erupting in Chile

The Villarica volcano near Pucón, Chile erupted early Tuesday morning, spewing a spectacular fountain of lava and ash that extended hundreds of meter into the air.Read more...

Watch Synchronized Dancing Paper Cranes Shake Their Origami Tails Off

Need a pick-me-up this morning? Know that, somewhere in the world, there are origami cranes capable of performing synchronized dance numbers across an electromagnetic stage, and that life is kind of amazing.Read more...

One of the Best Books of 2014 and a Kindle To Read it On, & More Deals

The Martian was one of io9's best Sci-Fi books of 2014, and it has a stellar 4.6 star review average on over 8,000 reader reviews. I picked up a copy [The Martian: A Novel (Kindle), $6]Read more...

How To Meditate (And Get The Most Benefit Out Of It)

Neuroscientists and psychologists keep discovering more health benefits from mindfulness meditation. And luckily, it's a simple practice, that virtually anyone can do. But how do you get started, and how do you get the most rewards from the practice? Here's our quick and easy guide to meditating.Read more...

This Treadmill Test Can Predict Your Odds Of Surviving Another Decade

Researchers at the Mayo Clinic have devised a simple treadmill test and formula to calculate your odds of surviving the next ten years, and it goes like this: FIT Treadmill Score = %MPHR + 12 (METS) - 4 (age) + 43 (if female). Here's how it works and what it means to your health. Read more...

What The Reveal On Last Night's Rebels Means For Star Wars

The last episode of _Star Wars Rebels_' first season aired last night, and capped off with the reveal of a wider world of Rebellion for our main cast — but it also unveiled the return of a character that signifies great importance not just for the show, but the direction of _Star Wars_ as a franchise itself.Read more...


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