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Maps of Cities Transformed Into Leaves

1 hour agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The human eye can find patterns in everything, even urban sprawl. Artist Andrew Martis has turned six cities into soothing prints of leaves. They’re all available for $36 on holstee, where Martis is the lead graphic designer. Read more...

The Most Accomplished, and Adorable, Detectives Are a Pig and a Cat

2 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Move over Holmes and Watson, there’s a new super-team of detectives solving crimes in Victorian London. Nips and Porkington, a cat and pig with actual police badges, handily solve the crime of a kidnapped egg in this animated short by Melody Wang. Read more...

Concept Art Writing Prompt: The Choir Of The Dead

7 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

This week’s Concept Art Writing Prompt, by artist Gary Laib, features the singing dead. What story can you spin about this choir of corpses? Read more...

Serial Will Return For Two More Seasons With "Distinct New Stories"

8 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

If you were among the bazillions who became obsessed with Sarah Koenig’s Serial podcast, which was spun off from This American Life, time to rejoice: the popular show will return for two more seasons, during which it will report on two brand-new cases. Read more...

The Most Venomous Species On Earth

8 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Everybody freaks out over the idea of getting bitten by a scorpion or spider — but those are nothing. Our planet contains creatures with much more deadly toxins to defend themselves with. Here are some revealing videos of the most venomous creatures on Earth. Read more...

Watch The Most Insane Kung Fu Film Ever Made—Packed With Nazis And Dinos

8 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Laser raptors. Gun-toting vikings. A kung fu-obsessed Adolf Hitler. Hacking your way back in time. This is just some of the ridiculousness that you can expect from Kung Fury, the crowdfunded movie that mashes together all sorts of action flick favorites into one hilarious short film. Read more...

Why Would You Add A Dash Of Curious Chloride To Your Soup?

8 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Although curious chloride is not the most popular name for curium and chlorine, it’s actually an official name. And true to its name, this substance has a slightly-whimsical, slightly-sinister property — which actually might be useful when making soup. Read more...

Before-And-After Pics Show The Arkansas River Bloated By Flood Waters

8 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The U.S. Deep South has been deluged by rain over the past several weeks. These satellite images show the extent of the flooding along the Arkansas River. Read more...

What's Your Dream Casting That Will Never, Ever Happen?

8 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

There’s one thing that fans love almost as much as inventing our own canon for our favorite universes — and that’s coming up with our own dream casts for things. Which actor would you dearly love to see play your favorite character... but you know it’ll never, ever happen? Read more...

Meet The Eight Interconnected Stars Of The Wachowskis' New Show Sense8

8 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Still wondering about the Wachowskis’ and J. Michael Straczynski’s new TV show Sense8, debuting on Netflix on June 5th? Well, these eight new trailers — each one devoted to one of the Sensates who share their minds with the others — will at least give you a better clue who the main characters are. Read more...

This Is How The Soundtracks At Theme Parks Get Made

8 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

What do theme parks sound like? For starters, there’s the sound of the people, the rides, the popcorn machines, the ambient noises of the highway and local wildlife. But there’s also an elaborate soundtrack that you may not have even known existed. And here’s how it’s made. Read more...

Here's Who Andy Serkis Will Be Playing In Star Wars: The Force Awakens

8 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Who is Andy Serkis playing in the upcoming Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens? Well, it turns out that when Annie Leibovitz photographed the movie’s cast for Vanity Fair, she captured Serkis in his mocap suit, and now that photo and his character’s name have been revealed. Read more...

Particles Meet For A Charged-Up Jam Session In This Whimsical Short Film

8 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Professor Soap — a.k.a. artist Ryan Mauskopf — has done it again. He describes his latest short film, the musical science lesson Positronic, as “a sock-puppet-rock-saga about positrons and electrons.” The vibe is charmingly retro and the instrumental is quite the snappy toe-tapper. Read more...

Chocolate Diet Paper Won't Be Retracted, Because It Was Never Published

8 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Yesterday, John Bohannon reported on his deeply (and intentionally) flawed study claiming chocolate accelerates weight loss. Today, we have a new twist: The editor of the journal that published his paper claims they never really published it in the first place, despite emails to Bohannon to the contrary. Read more...

What's Behind Marvel's Campaign To Remove The X-Men From Merchandising?

8 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

It’s not too surprising that Marvel and Fox are engaged in a little “secret war” of their own, over the licensing of the X-Men and the Fantastic Four. But as Fox presses forward with movies based on both properties, that war is slowly becoming public. Here’s a guide to how Marvel is trying to erase two of its biggest superhero teams. Read more...

I Live, I Die, I Live Again. Goodbye, io9

8 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

After 7 years and a whole lot of vampire sex watching, I’m leaving io9. Gather up friends, this is the goodbye post. Read more...

A Direct Image Of Another Solar System’s Kuiper Belt

8 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

By using the Gemini Planet Imager, an international team of astronomers have captured an image of a protoplanetary disc that shares remarkable similarities with our own Kuiper Belt — though as it was at a much earlier time in our Solar System’s history. Read more...

Getting Treated For Depression Is Even Harder When You're Pregnant

8 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Getting pregnant changes a woman’s hormonal state: there’s a normal chemical interplay between mother and fetus. Hormones affect the brain, and their effects can differ in people. So if no one is surprised when a pregnant woman feels elated, why are they surprised when some pregnant women are clinically depressed? Read more...

A Predator Hunts Medieval Knights In This Action-Packed Fan Film

8 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

One of those extraterrestrial trophy hunter swings by Earth during the Crusades in the fan film Predator: Dark Ages. After dead bodies start piling up, a party of Templar Knights is sent to find a “demon,” which turns out to be a familiar alien killer. Read more...

What Do You Want to Know About Sexual Anatomy?

8 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

When I was in graduate school, I wondered what changes made erectile tissue in the penis shift from its soft and flexible state to its stiff and inextensible state. Then, with the help of some armadillos, I did the research and figured it out. Tell me what you wonder about, and I’ll see whether I can figure it out for you. Read more...

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