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Date: Monday, 15 Sep 2014 16:23

This Crocodile Uses Tools To Capture Its Prey

With their powerful jaws and their ability to grow up to 10 feet long, this South Asian crocodile looks like a powerful hunter. But its not just their size or their teeth that makes their hunting style so successful. It's their strategy. They're using tools.

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Author: "Ria Misra" Tags: "animals, crocodiles"
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Date: Monday, 15 Sep 2014 16:00

The Dubious Science Of GMO Food Labels

So far this year, 25 state legislatures have proposed mandatory labeling of genetically modified foods. But a look at existing measures around the country reveals widespread discrepancies over which foods should be included or declared exempt—raising concerns that we're heading toward a regulatory train wreck.

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Author: "Mark Strauss" Tags: "food, politics, gmo"
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Date: Monday, 15 Sep 2014 15:40

Ted 2 Set Photo Promises More Flash Gordon

The sequel to Seth MacFarlane's big comedy hit Ted (centered around a kids' Teddy Bear that comes to life, grows up, and becomes a problematic adult Teddy Bear with a heart of gold) is currently under production. And main character Mark Wahlberg has released a slightly spoilery set photo that promises the return of Flash Gordon.

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Author: "Meredith Woerner" Tags: "ted 2, comics, movies, superheroes, seth..."
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Date: Monday, 15 Sep 2014 15:20

MIT's Robotic Cheetah Can Now Run And Jump While Untethered

Well, we knew it had to happen someday. A DARPA-funded robotic cheetah has been released into the wild, so to speak. A new algorithm developed by MIT researchers now allows their quadruped to run and jump — while untethered — across a field of grass.

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Author: "George Dvorsky" Tags: "qudrupedal robots, quadrupeds, jumping, ..."
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Date: Monday, 15 Sep 2014 15:00

This Week's TV: Your One Chance To Watch Bryan Fuller's Lunar Adventure

Hannibal creator Bryan Fuller also adapted a classic novel of extraterrestrial discovery for television — and tonight, we'll get our one and only chance to see High Moon. But also, two incredibly weird comedians are bringing you a new spin on the Twilight Zone. And that's not all television has in store for you this week!

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Author: "Charlie Jane Anders" Tags: "squidbillies, john christopher, witches ..."
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Date: Monday, 15 Sep 2014 14:40

What's The Best Demonstration Of A Scientific Concept You've Ever Seen?

Sometimes words are enough to reveal to us how a scientific concept works, but often nothing beats a good demonstration to really make the idea behind the concept snap into place. So tell us about the best scientific demonstrations you've ever seen!

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Author: "Ria Misra" Tags: "lab demonstrations, open channel, scienc..."
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Date: Monday, 15 Sep 2014 14:20

What if the Star-Lord popped up in the space world of Destiny? It would probably look a little something like this. Destiny and Guardians of the Galaxy, two great tastes that taste great together.

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Author: "Meredith Woerner" Tags: "marvel, video games, comics, movies, gua..."
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Date: Monday, 15 Sep 2014 14:00

The Potato That Killed!

They thought they had created the perfect potato – but they were wrong. In a dramatic tale of science gone wrong, a killer potato rises from a secret breeding program, intent on killing those who wronged it. Learn about... the Lenape potato!

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Author: "Esther Inglis-Arkell" Tags: "solanine, botany, science history, lenap..."
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Date: Monday, 15 Sep 2014 13:40

Deleted Scene Reveals Harley Quinn Had A Second Appearance On Arrow

Before you get too excited, please know we don't have footage of that deleted scene. But the good news is that it's apparently on the Arrow season 2 DVD and Blu-ray set, which comes out tomorrow — and reports are that Harley Quinn makes a full appearance in the season 2 finale, and not just a voice cameo.

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Author: "Rob Bricken" Tags: "harley quinn, television, arrow, green a..."
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Date: Monday, 15 Sep 2014 13:20

The Landing Site On Comet Churymov-Gerasimenko Has Been Selected

This is it, people — this is the spot on the comet where Rosetta's Philae lander will touch down on November 11th. It's called Site J, an area chosen for its unique scientific potential and minimum risk to the lander.

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Author: "George Dvorsky" Tags: "comets, philae lander, esa, rosetta, com..."
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Date: Monday, 15 Sep 2014 13:00

Where In the Universe Is Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: Episode VII?

We've got another confirmed actor in Star Wars and some conflicting rumors about the timeline. See the new Batmobile in action. Alec Baldwin and Danny Glover team up for a new thriller. Plus tons of hints for Once Upon a Time, Agents of SHIELD, Doctor Who, Arrow and more. Spoilers ahead...

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Author: "Katharine Trendacosta" Tags: "doctor who, z nation, dracula untold, ex..."
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Date: Monday, 15 Sep 2014 12:00

If piracy levels translate to actual ratings, Z Nation is poised to be a surprise hit for Syfy. 300,000 unique IP addresses downloaded the premiere within 24 hours of it airing. That puts Z Nation ahead of Orange Is the New Black, House of Cards, and a copy of Expendables 3 that leaked weeks early. [Variety]

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Author: "Katharine Trendacosta" Tags: "syfy, z nation, television, downloading,..."
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Date: Monday, 15 Sep 2014 11:00

Witches of East End Plays

Witches of East End promised death this week, and yet, somehow, it wasn't at all fulfilling. It was diet death: Half the calories, half the taste. It was so light on the promised drama, we instead got a lot of slow-mo.

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Author: "Katharine Trendacosta" Tags: "witches of east end, television, tv reca..."
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Date: Monday, 15 Sep 2014 09:03

The Batman v. Superman/Star Wars Crossover We Didn't Know We Needed

It looks like a stormtrooper just got busted by the Gotham City Police Department trying to carjack the batmobile. GCPD: 1, Empire: 0.

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Author: "Katharine Trendacosta" Tags: "movies, jj abrams, star wars, zack snyde..."
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Date: Monday, 15 Sep 2014 07:00

The Alan Turing biopic The Imitation Game took the top prize at the Toronto International Film Festival. The festival's highest honor is the Grolsch People's Choice Winner, which is voted for by the audience. The Imitation Game stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Turing and will hit theaters November 21. [Deadline]

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Author: "Katharine Trendacosta" Tags: "alan turing, imitation game, movies"
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Date: Monday, 15 Sep 2014 05:15

This Week on Outlander: Interview with a Sadist

Last night's episode was mostly a two-person play between Black Jack Randall and Claire. And Black Jack, it turns out, is complete lunatic. This was an episode that elicited a lot of screaming.

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Author: "Katharine Trendacosta" Tags: "television, tv recap, outlander recaps, ..."
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Date: Monday, 15 Sep 2014 04:43

These folks were diving off the coast of Costa Rica and they came across this giant manta ray that was wrapped in fishing line. I kept re-watching the video so I thought I'd share it.

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Author: "Owl_is_lost on Observation Deck, shared by Katharine Trendacosta to io9"
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Date: Monday, 15 Sep 2014 02:40

Bask In The Beauty of Waves Of Fog On A Moonlit Night

The fog of San Francisco is epic, a distinct character as iconic as Golden Gate Bridge. This is a visual ode to a single night of thick, flowing fog unlike anywhere else, and an undeniable reminder of the fluidity of air.

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Author: "Mika McKinnon on Space, shared by Katharine Trendacosta to io9" Tags: "timelapse, fog, glory"
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Date: Sunday, 14 Sep 2014 23:00

Last week we asked you all to use your image-manipulation skills to turn the newly discovered Dreadnoughtus (which, at 65 tons and 85 feet long, is already a pretty badass dinosaur) into an outrageously badass dinosaur. I think it's safe to say you all delivered.

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Author: "Robbie Gonzalez" Tags: "dreadnoughtus, art, io9 shop contest, di..."
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