Byron Diffenderffer

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Pot Showdown: How Congress Is Uniting to Stop Jeff Sessions’ War on Drugs

Pro-pot lawmakers in the nation’s capital spent much of last year fighting behind the scenes to protect their state’s legal marijuana industries, but …

Cannabis

Batgirl fights the forces of gentrification in this exclusive preview

One of the big things that separates Batgirl from Batman is that she’s an active member of her community. The move to the hipster neighborhood of …

Wonder Woman Gal Gadot's husband unimpressed by her success?

Gal Gadot has been making headlines thanks to the recognition she got for her Wonder Woman role at award functions.<p>Gal Gadot is now an international …

The Labo STEM toy is Nintendo's latest bit of creative weirdness

The video game company has a history of making consoles about more than just a controller.<p>Earlier this week, Nintendo introduced a new product called Labo. It’s part video game, part craft project, and most importantly, part one of Nintendo’s step into the booming industry of engineering toys. At …

You're Not Ready For Michelle Yeoh's Evil 'Star Trek: Discovery' Comeback

You might think you’re ready for the Mirror Universe version of Philippa Georgiou on <i>Star Trek: Discovery</i>, but you’re really not. The upcoming episode …

Science Fiction

Shots fired: Denis Villeneuve says his Dune will be "Star Wars for adults"

Today, in “You come at the Emperor, you best not miss” news: Director Denis Villeneuve—whose recent sci-fi film credentials are pretty impeccable, …

The 100 Most Important Pop Culture Moments of the Last 10 Years: #1-20

We’ve been counting down the 100 most important moments in pop culture all week in honor of io9’s 10th anniversary. And at last, we’ve reached the …

21 horror movies you need to see in 2018

Meanwhile, films like <i>mother!</i> and <i>It Comes at Night</i> crawled under the skin and fostered challenging, sometimes contentious discussions about how we define the genre. Horror has always been an under-sung backbone of the industry, but it's rarely become such an overtly influential part of the …

Google CEO Sundar Pichai says AI is more profound than electricity or fire

Google CEO Sundar Pichai, speaking at a taped television event hosted by MSNBC and <i>The Verge</i>’s sister site <i>Recode</i>, said artificial intelligence is one of the most profound things that humanity is working on right now and compared it to basic utilities in terms of its importance.<p>Speaking to <i>Recode</i>’s …

What Would You See As You Fell Into A Black Hole?

Black holes are some of the most perplexing objects in the entire Universe. Objects so dense, where gravitation is so strong, that nothing, not even light, can ever escape from it. Many physical black holes have been identified, from stellar-mass scale ones in our own galaxy to supermassive ones at …

Black Holes

Nasa removes US astronaut from ISS mission

<b>The US astronaut Jeanette Epps has been removed from her upcoming mission to the International Space Station (ISS) just months before launch.</b><p>Dr Epps was to have been the first African-American astronaut assigned to the space station crew.<p>She would have flown aboard a Russian Soyuz flight in June …

The 29 most rewatchable movies ever made

That quote has been used ad nauseam to drive home the fact that cinema is engrained in permanent ink, and that however difficult or arduous the process of making a particular film, the end result is (hopefully) worth it.<p>The truth is not <i>every</i> movie is worth standing the test of time, and some age …

Firsts: Gene Roddenberry's original pitch for Star Trek

It was nearly 54 years ago that a TV writer named Gene Roddenberry came up with a pitch for a show that he described as "<i>Wagon Train</i> to the stars" …

‘The Walking Dead’ May Be Heading Toward An Unprecedented Character Twist

With all the focus these last two weeks on the fate of Glenn on <i>The Walking Dead</i>, a more interesting and certainly more unique character development is potentially taking place right underneath our noses. It concerns Morgan Jones, and by placing his flashback episode in between a cliffhanger and its …

The Walking Dead

J.J. Abrams helped a dying Star Wars fan see The Force Awakens early

The movie's cast members supported #ForceforDaniel in recent weeks<p>A terminally ill <i>Star Wars</i> fan had his wish realized this week when he was shown an unedited version of <i>Star Wars</i>: <i>The Force Awakens</i> over a month before its official release. Daniel Fleetwood is the man at the heart of #ForceforDaniel<i>,</i> …

Star Wars

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 review

<i>Call of Duty: Black Ops 3</i> has the same challenge as <i>Advanced Warfare</i> and <i>Ghosts</i> before it: How do you take the biggest thing going for one console generation and meaningfully evolve it for the next?<p>Developer Treyarch took the Call of Duty franchise in weird new directions with Cold War conspiracy in</i> …

Call of Duty

22 RPGs To Try If You Don’t Really Play RPGs

Because nobody has 70 hours to dedicate to killing slime monsters.

What Your Drink Order Says About You (According To A Bartender)

<i>By Tiffany McHugh</i><p>A good first date first impression is almost as essential as a strong first-date-cocktail. Maybe you're tired of being the bad boy, and you really want to wow this girl with some newfound, genuine charm. Or, maybe you're sick of being given the girl-next-door treatment, and you're …

Ridley Scott Explains Where PROMETHEUS 2 Will Take Audiences

We just saw a new movie starring Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, and Rachel McAdams that's almost certain to get an Oscar nomination for Best Picture

The Toronto International Film Festival has always been one of the main platforms where Oscar-worthy films are born, and this year is no exception.<p>There's the gritty Netflix movie "Beasts of No Nation" that will certainly be in the conversation. And then there's the heart-wrenching "Room" that at …

My joyless time with the digital sherpas of Destiny

"Go stand behind that rock. When you can, pop out and hit him with your heavy weapon."<p>These were easy instructions to follow, and the other person on my <i>Destiny</i> fireteam knew what he was talking about. He had run this strike multiple times, and was nice enough to teach me the ropes.<p>I was taking part …

These 'Star Wars' Spaceship Posters Are Graphic Design Masterpieces

The attention to detail for each is stunning.<p>Artist Dean Robert Smith releases a new series of posters using his tried-and-true graphic design techniques, this time encapsulating the spaceships of <i>Star Wars</i>. Each poster showcases frontal and aerial views of four iconic spacecrafts: X-Wing …

Smoking Doesn’t Kill Them: The Strange Science of the Longevity Gene

Why do some cigarette smokers live to old age while others die young? Scientists are getting closer to an answer.<p>It’s a well-established fact that …

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Five reasons why Zack Snyder is wrong to dismiss rival Marvel

The Dawn of Justice director poured scorn on the Disney-owned comic-book studio’s output, but he could learn a thing or two from the team behind Guardians of the Galaxy and The Avengers<p>You might have expected Zack Snyder to take umbrage when asked to respond to Steven Spielberg’s recent comments …

Comic Books

Top 16 for 2016: Best new rides coming to U.S. theme parks

At first I thought it was too early to look ahead at the new attractions coming to U.S. theme parks in 2016, but then I realized a number of big rides have already been announced and many more are already in the planning stages.<p><b>IN THE LOOP: Sign up for our weekly theme parks newsletter</b><p>It already …

Back to Hogwarts

It’s officially September. Students everywhere are mourning the death of summer and the advent of the new school year. That is, all of the <i>Muggle</i> …

Funny Animated Batman Spoof Web Series - CITY IN CRISIS

NASA taps hoverboard company Arx Pax to build space ‘tractor beam’

The company that made Marty McFly’s hoverboard a reality is reaching for the stars, or more precisely, satellites.<p>Los Gatos, Calif.-based Arx Pax has entered into a Space Act Agreement with NASA, the company announced Wednesday. The partnership involves Arx Pax’s Magnetic Field Architecture (MFA) …

'Star Wars' is getting an X-Wing emoji on Twitter

The new <i>Star Wars</i> movie doesn't hit theaters until December, but the Disney hype machine is working in full — wait for it — force.<p>Adding fuel to the …