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If You Don't Understand Why People Love Erotic Fanfic, Watch This Now

In her slam poem Fantastic Breasts and Where To Find Them, Brenna Twohy quickly gets to the heart of why so many people love their erotica attached to familiar fictional characters.

Genetically Altered Pig-Heart Survives More Than A Year Inside Baboon

A pig heart modified to express human genes has survived more than a year grafted to the inside of a baboon's abdomen, according to researchers at the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the NIH.

Possibly the Greatest Cargo Container Architecture We've Ever Seen

If you're going to weather the apocalypse in a cargo container, then it should absolutely look like a giant mechanical spider.

The Best Part Of The LEGO Ghostbusters Remake Is The Simpsons Cameo

Surprise Simpson! MonsieurCaron has crafted yet another LEGO opus, this one recreating a small segment from the first Ghostbusters film and injecting it with a pantload of LEGO characters.

To All The Ice Bucket Haters, Here's Why The Challenge Matters

The internet is absolutely abuzz with videos of famous faces and normies all dumping buckets of ice water upon their heads as a call for awareness about the neurodegenerative disorder ALS.

Why We're Nowhere Near Reaching "Peak Zombie"

Zombies have been ambling brokenly around a fair percentage of our TV screens, films, and books for quite some time lately, so is it fair to wonder if the time of the zombie is close to an end?

Is It Okay To Pee In The Ocean?

According to the folks at the American Chemical Society's Reactions channel: Yes. In a pool, though? That's a different story.

This Read-Along Version Of The Thing Is The Best Bedtime Story Ever

Remember Read-Along books? (No, not you, young people.) The books where you also had a record of someone narrating it, and you'd turn the page every time you heard he chime?

Which Character Is A Hero To Us, But A War Criminal To The Other Side?

Sometimes, one culture's hero is another culture's villain — especially if they were on opposite sides of a conflict.

Are Americans Becoming Less Isolationist?

A new poll by the Pew Research Center finds that 54% of Americans support airstrikes in Iraq, while only 31% disapprove.

Watch This Giant Fish Tackle a Shark in One Quick Move

Sportfishers off the coast of Bonita Springs Florida captured the footage earlier this month. The shark caught on the line is a blacktip shark, the big fella an appropriately named goliath grouper.

All the Books You Need to Go Back to College This Fall

School is starting again, and whether you're a student in college or a student of life, you need to boot up your brain with some good inspiration.

Automata Trailer Shows Off A Robot Action Movie That Gets Robots Right

We'll be honest, we did not know much about Antonio Banderas and Gabe Ibáñez's Automata, but this trailer has us very, very excited about this robot movie.

io9 Is Hiring: We're Looking For A Few Good Researchers!

Are you just starting your career, and want to get your feet wet with a research job at io9? We've got three openings — two for contributing researchers who focus on culture and entertainment, and one for a half-time editorial fellow in the sciences who will do research, writing, and outreach in the science community.

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The Ultimate Tour Of The DC Universe And Grant Morrison's Multiversity

Grant Morrison's more-insanely-epic-than-usual DC project Multiversity begins today, which will try to tie pretty much every single part of every single DC universe into one coherent whole.

A Rare Chunk Of Giant Asteroid Vesta Has Been Stolen

Giant asteroid Vesta is the second-biggest object in our solar system's asteroid belt, and the origin of an estimated 5% of Earth's meteorites.

Genius Makeup Artist Transforms Her Lips Into Cartoon Characters

It's amazing what some people can accomplish with just a little makeup on a human canvas. Makeup artist Laura Jenkinson paints cartoon characters on her lips, using her own mouth as each character's mouth.

This 1965 Soviet Documentary About Lunar Colonization Is Astounding

The Space Age gave birth to some absolutely beautiful visions of space exploration and life in space — including a ton of lovely artwork from Soviet creators .

Stop Complaining About Gentrification Unless You Know What It Is

In many cities, it's become popular to hate "gentrifiers," rich people who move in and drive up housing prices — pushing everyone else out.