News Games Screen savers eCards Photos Help

You are not signed in. Sign In • Sign Up

 

IO9 - Top Stories 

Maps of Cities Transformed Into Leaves

The human eye can find patterns in everything, even urban sprawl. Artist Andrew Martis has turned six cities into soothing prints of leaves. They’re all available for $36 on holstee, where Martis is the lead graphic designer. Read more...

The Most Accomplished, and Adorable, Detectives Are a Pig and a Cat

Move over Holmes and Watson, there’s a new super-team of detectives solving crimes in Victorian London. Nips and Porkington, a cat and pig with actual police badges, handily solve the crime of a kidnapped egg in this animated short by Melody Wang.Read more...

Concept Art Writing Prompt: The Choir Of The Dead

This week’s Concept Art Writing Prompt, by artist Gary Laib, features the singing dead. What story can you spin about this choir of corpses?Read more...

Anthropologists Have Discovered a Totally New Human Ancestor

There’s a new branch on the human family tree. Anthropologists say they’ve found a new human ancestor, who lived 3.5 million years ago, right beside _Australopithecus afarensis_ on the plains of what is now Ethiopia. Read more...

Sunlight and Graphene Could One Day Power a Spaceship

Graphene, already a plenty weird wondermaterial, has an unexpected new property that could one day play a role in space exploration: When hit with light, it propels forward. Huh! Read more...

The Most Venomous Species On Earth

Everybody freaks out over the idea of getting bitten by a scorpion or spider — but those are nothing. Our planet contains creatures with much more deadly toxins to defend themselves with. Here are some revealing videos of the most venomous creatures on Earth.Read more...

Watch The Most Insane Kung Fu Film Ever Made—Packed With Nazis And Dinos

Laser raptors. Gun-toting vikings. A kung fu-obsessed Adolf Hitler. Hacking your way back in time. This is just some of the ridiculousness that you can expect from _Kung Fury_, the crowdfunded movie that mashes together all sorts of action flick favorites into one hilarious short film.Read more...

This Is How The Soundtracks At Theme Parks Get Made

What do theme parks sound like? For starters, there’s the sound of the people, the rides, the popcorn machines, the ambient noises of the highway and local wildlife. But there’s also an elaborate soundtrack that you may not have even known existed. And here’s how it’s made.Read more...

Why Would You Add A Dash Of Curious Chloride To Your Soup?

Although curious chloride is not the most popular name for curium and chlorine, it’s actually an official name. And true to its name, this substance has a slightly-whimsical, slightly-sinister property — which actually might be useful when making soup.Read more...

Before-And-After Pics Show The Arkansas River Bloated By Flood Waters

The U.S. Deep South has been deluged by rain over the past several weeks. These satellite images show the extent of the flooding along the Arkansas River.Read more...

Chocolate Diet Paper Won't Be Retracted, Because It Was Never Published

Yesterday, John Bohannon reported on his deeply (and intentionally) flawed study claiming chocolate accelerates weight loss . Today, we have a new twist: The editor of the journal that published his paper claims they never _really_ published it in the first place, despite emails to Bohannon to the contrary.Read more...

What's Your Dream Casting That Will Never, Ever Happen?

There’s one thing that fans love almost as much as inventing our own canon for our favorite universes — and that’s coming up with our own dream casts for things. Which actor would you dearly love to see play your favorite character... but you know it’ll never, ever happen?Read more...

Meet The Eight Interconnected Stars Of The Wachowskis' New Show Sense8

Still wondering about the Wachowskis’ and J. Michael Straczynski’s new TV show _Sense8_, debuting on Netflix on June 5th? Well, these eight new trailers — each one devoted to one of the Sensates who share their minds with the others — will at least give you a better clue who the main characters are.Read more...

Gawker How We’re Voting on the Union, and Why | Gizmodo Our Google I/O Liveblog Is Right Here | Jalo

Gawker How We’re Voting on the Union, and Why | Gizmodo Our Google I/O Liveblog Is Right Here | Jalopnik I Raced My Hummer On An Actual Race Track | Kotaku Ask Dr. Nerdlove: I’m Worried My Girlfriend Can’t Have An Orgasm | Kinja Popular Posts Read more...

Getting Treated For Depression Is Even Harder When You're Pregnant

Getting pregnant changes a woman’s hormonal state: there’s a normal chemical interplay between mother and fetus. Hormones affect the brain, and their effects can differ in people. So if no one is surprised when a pregnant woman feels elated, why are they surprised when some pregnant women are clinically depressed? Read more...

Here's Who Andy Serkis Will Be Playing In Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Who is Andy Serkis playing in the upcoming _Star Wars_ movie, _The Force Awakens_? Well, it turns out that when Annie Leibovitz photographed the movie’s cast for _Vanity Fair_, she captured Serkis in his mocap suit, and now that photo and his character’s name have been revealed.Read more...

Particles Meet For A Charged-Up Jam Session In This Whimsical Short Film

Professor Soap — a.k.a. artist Ryan Mauskopf — has done it again. He describes his latest short film, the musical science lesson _Positronic_, as “a sock-puppet-rock-saga about positrons and electrons.” The vibe is charmingly retro and the instrumental is quite the snappy toe-tapper.Read more...

What's Behind Marvel's Campaign To Remove The X-Men From Merchandising?

It’s not too surprising that Marvel and Fox are engaged in a little “secret war” of their own, over the licensing of the X-Men and the Fantastic Four. But as Fox presses forward with movies based on both properties, that war is slowly becoming public. Here’s a guide to how Marvel is trying to erase two of its biggest superhero teams.Read more...

I Live, I Die, I Live Again. Goodbye, io9

After 7 years and a whole lot of vampire sex watching, I’m leaving io9. Gather up friends, this is the goodbye post. Read more...

A Direct Image Of Another Solar System’s Kuiper Belt

By using the Gemini Planet Imager, an international team of astronomers have captured an image of a protoplanetary disc that shares remarkable similarities with our own Kuiper Belt — though as it was at a much earlier time in our Solar System’s history.Read more...

Green Juice Will Not Cure Your Cancer

Cancer misinformation runs rampant on the internet. Headlines on “natural living” websites expose the alleged truth about doctors and scientists in cahoots with Big Pharma. According to the self-styled experts behind these stories, so-called studies claim that everything from baking soda to coconut oil to green juice can cure cancer.Read more...

Serial Will Return For Two More Seasons With "Distinct New Stories"

If you were among the bazillions who became obsessed with Sarah Koenig’s _Serial_ podcast, which was spun off from _This American Life_, time to rejoice: the popular show will return for two more seasons, during which it will report on two brand-new cases. Read more...

A Predator Hunts Medieval Knights In This Action-Packed Fan Film

One of those extraterrestrial trophy hunter swings by Earth during the Crusades in the fan film _Predator: Dark Ages_. After dead bodies start piling up, a party of Templar Knights is sent to find a “demon,” which turns out to be a familiar alien killer.Read more...

What Do You Want to Know About Sexual Anatomy?

When I was in graduate school, I wondered what changes made erectile tissue in the penis shift from its soft and flexible state to its stiff and inextensible state. Then, with the help of some armadillos, I did the research and figured it out. Tell me what _you_ wonder about, and I’ll see whether I can figure it out for you. Read more...

Black Hole Shoots One Piece Of Matter Into Another Piece Of Matter

We’ve been using the Hubble Space Telescope to watch a jet of material coming out of galaxy NGC 3862 for over twenty years. Only recently, after piecing together a string of pictures, have we seen what’s really happening.Read more...

The Surprising Connection Between George R.R. Martin And Frank Miller

About 30 years ago, both superhero comics and fantasy novels went through a startling narrative transformation. In comics, narrative captions replaced thought balloons. In books, authors started writing “tight” third person narrative, instead of “omniscient” or first person. Why did this happen?Read more...

Take A Look At The Beautiful Mechanical Innards Of An R/C R2-D2

What goes into making R2-D2? In the _Star Wars_ universe, it’s a bunch of fictional technological bits and bobs. In ours, it’s usually a bit of electronics and Kenny Baker. But if you’re making an R/C R2? it takes a hell of a lot of technical wizardry, as this video about the R2-D2 Builders Club shows.Read more...

Hallucinations And Delusions Are Surprisingly Common

Ever heard a voice inside your head or saw something that wasn’t there? You’re not alone — and it doesn’t necessarily mean there’s something wrong with you. A study of more than 30,000 people from 18 countries found that about one in 20 of us have experienced a psychotic episode at least once.Read more...

This Is Where Every Penny Of Every Dollar You Spend On Food Goes

Right down to the fraction of a cent, here’s the breakdown of where the money you spend on food goes.Read more...

Our Google I/O Liveblog Starts Right Here, Right Now

Today is the first day of Google I/O, the company’s annual conference where they announce what’s coming in the next year. We’re here at the keynote, and we’ll be liveblogging it for you, starting now. Keep hitting refresh to get the latest updates!Read more...


Inbox.com News | Awards & Certificates | Promote Us | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Uninstall Info

© 2015 Inbox.com. All rights reserved. Inbox.com is part of the Xacti Group Companies.
All other names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners.