3D Scans Show How Semen Controls Sexual Behavior in Female Flies

It definitely takes two when it comes to making baby flies. Scientists have known for years that fly semen can trigger ovulation and make females lay more eggs. But no one knew exactly what those proteins did to the female reproductive tract. A new study published in PNAS takes a deep look inside fruit flies to find… » 7/06/15 7:35pm 9 minutes ago

A Rideable T-Rex Skeleton Tricycle Is all my Jurassic Dreams Come True

It’s the rare finds like this, the one in ten thousand discoveries, that justify Craigslist’s existence. Someone in Eugene, Oregon, is actually willing to part with this magnificent 12-foot long custom T-Rex skeleton tricycle they made that comes complete with handlebar-controlled jaws that really open. » 7/06/15 7:15pm 29 minutes ago

First Look At Axanar, The Star Trek War Movie We've Waited Decades For

Star Trek fans have been curious for years about the Battle of Axanar, the decisive turning point in the war against the Klingon Empire. And now, a new unofficial movie will show what really happened at Axanar, and how Captain Garth triumphed. Here’s your first image from Star Trek: Axanar, exclusively at io9! » 7/06/15 6:35pm Today 6:35pm

Upgrade to 802.11ac, and Get a Free 1TB Hard Drive For Your Trouble

If you’ve been waiting on a good deal to upgrade your home network to 802.11ac, this might push you over the edge. Amazon’s tossing in a free 1TB external drive when you purchase a highly-rated NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 router for $170. That’s within $10 of the router’s all-time low price on its own, and the hard drive… » 7/06/15 6:15pm Today 6:15pm

Let's Explore The Corrupt Town That Inspired True Detective 

How are you enjoying #TrueDetectiveSeason2 so far? It’s okay, right? I don’t know, maybe it kind of sucks. Anyway, if you’re like me, you’ve spent a good chunk of the first three episodes being a little confused by the city-corruption storyline. We’ve been told that there are a lot of “deals being done” and a lot of… » 7/06/15 5:42pm Today 5:42pm

Reddit CEO Says Sorry For Screwing Up For So Many Years

In a post made on-site after a shitstorm of a weekend, reddit CEO Ellen Pao acknowledged that the company has “screwed up. Not just on July 2, but also over the past several years,” and vowed a change of course. After 180,000+ signed a petition calling for her resignation, the gesture is unsurprising. But it’s mostly… » 7/06/15 4:52pm Today 4:52pm

What Other Scientists Are Saying About Today's "Life on a Comet" Claim

This morning, several news outlets gave voice to an extraordinary claim: Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, where the spacecraft Philae awoke last month, could be home to alien life. But extraordinary claims, we all know, require extraordinary evidence. So guess what these morning’s claims were lacking! » 7/06/15 2:58pm Today 2:58pm