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?What's So Bad About Hating The Daleks, Anyway?

20 minutes agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Tonight's Doctor Who episode is the third or fourth Dalek story in a row where the focus is on the Doctor's unreasonable hatred for his foes. (It's also the third or fourth Dalek story to rely on a weird gimmick, as if the Daleks are kind of played out.) But what's wrong with hating the Daleks? Read more...

Guardians Of The Galaxy Is Now The Highest Grossing Movie Of 2014

5 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The Marvel franchise critics once called too-minor and too-goofy to succeed has upped the ante yet again. Guardians of the Galaxy has surpassed The Lego Movie and Captain America: The Winter Soldier to become the highest-grossing movie of the year at the domestic box office. Read more...

Astronomers Discover A Planetary Impact Outside Our Own Solar System

6 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In a study published in the latest issue of Science, a stronomers led by graduate student Huan Meng, of the University of Arizona in Tucson, announced the discovery of remains of a mammoth planetary collision. Read more...

Online Dating Is Hard – Just Ask These Animals

7 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Anyone who's tried online dating will tell you: Putting your best-self out there can be tough, even on the Internet. Turns out this is especially true for members of the animal kingdom, as this webcomic from the always-excellent Rosemary Mosco (previously ) reveals. Read more...

The Moon Landing Went Far Better Than the Practice Landing

8 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Just months before the first moon landing, Neil Armstrong was squeezing in a few more practice landings. In an altogether disconcerting turn of events, the lunar lander exploded during practice. Read more...

You Can Now Access All Of Richard Feynman's Physics Lectures For Free

8 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Richard Feynman was famous for his engaging physics lectures. Some footage of these lectures does exist, but they are most famously preserved in The Feynman Lectures. The three-volume set may be the most popular collection of physics books ever written, and now you can access it online, in its entirety, for free. Read more...

Do You Really Want To Live Forever?

9 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The average human lifespan is increasing at a rate of around five hours a day. Meanwhile, "longevity startups" have become a thing. According to one aging expert, life extension is the biggest change confronting humanity in the 21st century. Are we prepared for this change? Do we even want it? Read more...

There Is A Tiny Donald Glover Easter Egg Hidden In Amazing Spider-Man

9 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Donald Glover got to voice one Spider-Man, Miles Morales, but he also turns up in The Amazing Spider-Man in a very small way. Even Peter Parker is a Glover fan. Read more...

What Time is It in the Universe?

9 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Check your watch. What time is it? But wait, you've actually been moving and accelerating, and according to Einstein, everything's relative. So what time is it really? It all depends… Read more...

NASA Sets A 2018 Launch Date For The Rocket That Will Take Us To Mars

10 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Three years after its unveiling, NASA managers have approved the development of the rocket that will carry astronauts into deep space. Called the Space Launch System (SLS), the heavy-lift rocket will be the most powerful ever built, and is designed to launch the next generation of space explorers to deep-space worlds well beyond Earth's moon. Read more...

Good Life-Advice From Maryam Mirzakhani

11 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Earlier this month, Iranian-born Stanford mathematics professor Maryam Mirzakhani became the first woman to be awarded the prestigious Fields Medal in the prize's nearly 80-year history. Perhaps unsurprisingly, she has some pretty solid advice to offer on making one's way through the world. Read more...

Can We Talk About the Bonus Situation?

11 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Tonight we went to Alamo Drafthouse to see this new Ridley Scott film, Alien. It is a a sequel to his 2012 film Prometheus but more in a loose sense. Spoilers below. Read more...

A Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Decides To Follow The Way Of The Samurai

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Once he was a teenager no longer, Leonardo left the sewers of New York to live according to the principles of bushid?. Artist Chet Phillips imagines the katana-wielding samurai turtle fighting under the banner of pizza. Check out the full image below. Read more...

Could Israel's Orbital Tugboat Rescue Europe's Galileo Satellites?

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Last week, two European Space Agency Galileo satellites were injected into a wrong, lower orbit. As concerns grow about finding a way to correct the mishap, an insurance company is reportedly consulting with an Israeli startup that is developing an orbital tugboat to grapple wayward satellites. Read more...

This Could Be The Most Underrated Benefit Of 3D-Printing

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

We've been hearing promises that 3D-printing could revolutionize almost every aspect of our daily lives, from how we shop to the food that ends up on our plates. But is one of its biggest benefits going to be largely invisible to most of us? Read more...

As Above, So Below Has Spirit, But It's Digging In The Wrong Place

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

As Above, So Below is an ambitious excavation horror movie that tries to blend the world of Indiana Jones with the found footage genre. And though the locations are breathtaking and the scares very real, the film as a whole collapses under its own mythology. But we kept rooting for the survivors. Read more...

Jimmy Olsen Actually Finds Superman Pretty Annoying

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Sure, it can be cool hanging out with the guy who's always saving the world...sometimes. But in this DC Nation: Tales of Metropolis short, Jimmy Olsen finds that being Superman's (only) pal can actually be pretty exhausting. Read more...

The LEGO Movie Directors Are Rebooting The Greatest American Hero

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The classic superhero dramedy The Greatest American Hero may be coming back to television, and we're thrilled to see who is on board. The Lego Movie directors and Clone High creators Phil Lord and Chris Miller are shepherding the reboot. Read more...

These Dutch Safety Posters Are Beautiful—But Utterly Disturbing

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

There is nothing coy about these vintage Dutch safety and anti-alcohol propaganda posters. They want you to know just how horribly inattention to your work will maim you, live wires will electrocute you, and alcohol will destroy your life. Read more...

Be Good To Each Other, Folks. Because This Could Happen.

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In theory, you may know that it's important to treat your friends with understanding and respect, but this comic by Nate Swinehart reveals the "real" reason why you should play nice with others—and it's pretty darn funny. Read more....

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