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Does This Person Look Trustworthy To You? Don't Be So Sure.

1 minute agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

There's little doubt humans have evolved to make useful judgements based on the appearance of a person's face – whether someone looks angry with us, for example – but is it reasonable for us to judge someone's character based on facial structure alone? Read more...

The Guy Behind Flash And Arrow Is Making A "Subversive" Archie TV Show

1 minute agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

But this time it's not DC. Instead, comic book TV show wonder-producer Greg Berlanti is taking the long-running Archie comic to the Fox network, where it will be "a bold, subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica and their friends, exploring the surreality of small-town life" titled Riverdale. Read more...

Just How Did The Ancient Greeks And Romans Cut Marble?

4 minutes agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Watching marble being extracted from a modern quarry is an impressive sight, one that requires a tricky combination of skill, coordination, and advanced machinery to achieve. But, without the aid of bulldozers and power tools, how did the ancient miners manage it? Read more...

Finally Found: The Body That Goes With These Monstrous Dinosaur Arms

4 minutes agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In 1965, paleontologists unearthed a ghastly pair of eight-foot, claw-tipped dinosaur arms – and little else. Since then, researchers have been searching for the rest of Deinocheirus mirificus (Latin for "unusual, horrible hands"). Now, a team working in Mongolia has found it. Read more...

These Tiny Seahorses Are a Living Lesson in Camouflage

7 minutes agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

First of all, I never knew that seahorses could be this tiny. And second, I didn't realize that their camouflage abilities are so incredibly complex. This short video about seahorses will change what you thought you knew about how animals blend into their environments and hide. Read more...

The Science Behind Renee Zellweger's New Face

7 minutes agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Photographs of actress Renée Zellweger at the Elle magazine's Women in Hollywood awards this week, showing her dramatically different appearance, have sparked the Internet's interest. Here's the science behind why she looks so different. Read more...

Cosmonauts Chuck Equipment Off The Station In Third October Spacewalk

10 minutes agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Cosmonauts Alexander "Sasha" Samokutyaev and Max Suraev spent Wednesday's spacewalk stripping and jettisoning surplus equipment off the International Space Station, conducting a photographic survey of the exterior, and cleaning the windows. Read more...

Behind the Creepy Scenes at Universal's Halloween Horror Nights

13 minutes agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Universal Studios' Halloween Horror Nights is one of the the best-known horror shows in the United States. We journeyed down to Orlando, Florida to see this year's collection of nightmares, and talk to the designers who build some of the most elaborate horror attractions ever made. Read more...

The Art on These Endangered Species Stamps Is Incredible

16 minutes agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Since 1993, the United Nations has worked to increase global awareness of endangered species through a special set of commemorative postal stamps released each year. This year's set was released today, and features an array of 12 beautifully drawn endangered marine animals. Read more...

Is The 100's Newest Faction Its Most Dangerous Yet?

22 minutes agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In last season's finale of The 100, Clarke found herself in a facility that was clearly neither Grounder nor Reaper. But does this new, more technologically advanced clan of Earth-dwellers represent a sanctuary for our space teens or a fresh danger? Read more...

Popping Frozen Poop Pills Can Stave Off Dangerous Bacterial Infections

last weekGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Fecal transplants are an effective way to combat C. difficile infections, but they're typically delivered by enema or a tube down the digestive system. Not pleasant. But thankfully, scientists from Massachusetts General Hospital have now made the healing powers of poop available in pill form. Read more...

A Utopian Optical Illusion in San Francisco

last weekGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Amazing mural artist Mona Caron has created a number of wall-sized paintings in San Francisco. But this painted utility box is one of her standout works — and it's a great optical illusion, too. Read more...

Hot Damn, Last Night's Originals Was A Solid Hour Of Television

last weekGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Two episodes in, and The Originals really seems to be hitting a new level in its second season. It's not just the fact that the stories are fast-paced and kind of insane — there were some serious emotional bombshells this week. And this episode actually had some new things to say about the show's theme of "family." Read more...

This One-Minute Horror Film Will Make You Afraid To Look Under The Bed

last weekGenres / Sci Fi : io9

A reminder to parents: don't look under your kid's bed unless you're prepared to deal with what you find. Read more...

?This Is What Happens When Deadpool Writes A Literary Masterpiece

last weekGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Yes, Deadpool gets a book deal, the TV adventures of Ichabod and Abigail continue, and the original Quantum and Woody return in this week's comics. Most importantly, the Ms. Marvel gets its first trade, so stop dawdling and get it! Read more...

What Would You Have Seen In The British Isles Three Billion Years Ago?

last weekGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The British Isles are a geologically strange and beautiful place, with deep caves, volcanic islands, and the huge boulders of Stonehenge all sharing the same landscape. But just what would it have been like to see that singular topography unfold before your eyes? Read more...

The Missing Scarf Will Make You Think About Your Place In The Universe

last weekGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The animated short "The Missing Scarf" is about Albert the squirrel is missing his scarf. Simple enough, right? Wrong. Read more...

We Are All Living Among the Dead

last weekGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The longer you live, the more likely it is that your everyday life is inhabited by the dead. You see an old friend, who died last week, disappearing into a crowd. You hear your father, dead last year, cracking jokes you once loved. It's like a zombie movie, only more melancholy — and with fewer obvious ways to survive. Read more...

About that newest Avengers rumour

last weekGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Best summation of how it would go down:

The Zaniest Ideas We've Had For The Books Of The Future

last weekGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Throughout the 20th-century, we've come up with crazy ideas for reinventing books, ones that make our phone and tablet readers seem almost modest. From books projected onto the ceiling to reading Ferris wheels, here are some of the last century's strangest and most innovative book proposals. Read more...

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