By performing a DNA analysis of elephant tusks nabbed at ivory busts, scientists have successfully backtracked the contraband to three major African cartels. This application of genetics presents a powerful new tool in the ongoing struggle to stop…
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Star Wars itself might be getting into its own take on anime-inspired content later this year with the launch of Resistance, but this delightful fan trailer by YouTuber Dmitry Grozov takes Star Wars as we know it—in the form of A New Hope…
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Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's weekly round up of the toys and merchandise that have caught our eyes lately. This week: repping your favorite Marvel heroes as the nights grow colder, how to make your Nerf armory even more ridiculous, and...poop?
Praying mantises are what scientists call “generalist” hunters, meaning they eat pretty much whatever they want. Despite their eclectic taste, however, no one has ever seen a praying mantis eat fish—until now. These formidable…
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Every morning, millions of people across the world crawl from their homes and make agonizing journeys underground through the dark, dank portals we commonly refer to as subway systems. In exchange for money and pieces of our souls, these portals…