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What On Earth Could Make Channing Tatum Leave Gambit?

6 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

This isn’t official or anything, and let’s hope that something gets worked out, but sources have told The Wrap that Channing Tatum is in the process of walking away from Gambit. Read more...

Michael Faraday Was the World's Most Badass Insurance Investigator

6 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Michael Faraday, the guy famous for the Faraday cage, didn’t just spend his life tinkering with electricity. He was also an insurance investigator who, just occasionally, set stuff on fire in the courtroom if a jury didn’t believe him. Read more...

How Would the Ice on Pluto Change The Way the Craters Look?

6 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Among the many revelations about Pluto we’ve got in the last weeks was the existence of a very strangely-iced surface and the lack of craters. But does one have anything to do with the other? Read more...

Tuesday Game Room: Return Of The King's Quest Edition

6 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

A sequel nearly 2 decades in the making—yes, classic adventure game Kings Quest is back this week, as an episodic adventure series (because honestly that’s basically how all adventure games exist now)! Are you going to check it out? Playing anything else this week? Tell us in the latest edition of Tuesday Game Room! Read more...

Meanwhile in the Future: Cross the Border Using Only Your Face as ID

6 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

This week, we go to a world where facial recognition is so good that any company can grab an image of your face while you’re walking down the street, and link it to everything from your social media profiles, to your credit score, to your workplace. Read more...

"Oldest Panda" Celebrates With an Ice-Sculpture Cake and World Records

6 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

We can’t call giant panda Jia Jia the oldest panda in the world, because there are around 1,600 wild pandas roaming around out there. We can, however, salute her new title as “Oldest Panda Living in Captivity,” which she does at Hong Kong’s Ocean Park. She’s 37 today and that “cake” is made of flavored ice. Read more...

A New Glimpse Of Limitless, One of This Fall's Most Exciting New Shows

6 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Limitless was one of the coolest things we saw at Comic-Con —a TV version of the Bradley Cooper movie about smart drugs, in which a new guy gets dosed with the magic pills and joins up with the FBI. How will this work? See for yourself—here’s an exclusive look at a new promo that starts airing tonight. Read more...

Marvel Should Release The Longer Cut Of Age of Ultron Theatrically

6 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The Avengers sequel didn’t quite stack up to the original Avengers, from 2012—depending on whom you talk to, it was either a little disappointing, or a major letdown. But I’m willing to bet that the original, longer cut of the film fixes most of the biggest problems. And Marvel should put it in theaters now. Read more...

Exactly 63 years ago today, the Melbourne Argus became the first newspaper to print in full color.

6 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Exactly 63 years ago today, the Melbourne Argus became the first newspaper to print in full color. The Argus wrote, “Here’s a picture that makes news–and newspaper history, too.” And as noted in a State Victoria Library post, “The front page banner was printed in garish alternate blue and red block letters, which hopefully has never been repeated.” Read more...

In This Week's Comics: A Story About A Shrinking Man That's Not Ant-Man

6 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Sure, Hank Pym and Scott Lang make all that shrinking look fun, but as you can see in this week’s adaptation of the Richard Matheson classic The Shrinking Man, it can be pretty petrifying. But that’s not all in this week’s new comics—Bruce Timm writes Superman! Hacktivists! Zombie Soldiers! And more! Read more...

This Material Wouldn't Melt, Even at the Center of the Earth

6 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Researchers have discovered a material that could break the record for the highest melting point of any substance. Read more...

I Love Aspartame

6 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Diet Pepsi recently announced that it would be removing the aspartame from its formula and replacing it with sucralose. As a connoisseur of both artificial sweeteners among many others, I reject this notion. Aspartame is great. I love aspartame. Read more...

Career Spotlight: What I Do as a NASA Engineer

6 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Space exploration, whether it be through telescopes watching the skies or probes sent to far away planets, is the culmination of thousands of people’s work, collaborating together to solve the innumerable problems that arise when you try to reach beyond what seems possible. Read more...

How to Use a Black Hole's Spin to Harvest Energy

6 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

A black hole isn’t the energy sink you might think it is. By hurling matter towards a black hole, it might be possible to get energy out of it. Learn how a spinning black hole could be an energy turbine for an entire civilization. Read more...

This Scandalous 1946 Small-Town Murder Helped Inspire Peyton Place

6 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In 1956, Grace Metalious wrote Peyton Place, an immediate best-seller about the scandalous secrets of a small town in New England. One of its inspirations was the real-life case of 20-year-old Barbara Roberts, who shot her father in December 1946 while defending herself and her younger brother. Read more...

8 Minutes of Flash Bloopers Brings New Meaning to the Term "Flashdance"

6 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Normally, most blooper reels enter the world in small snippets. But here are eight delightful minutes of the cast of The Flash screwing up countlessscenes from their otherwise excellent first season. There’s Barry Allen dancing! Caitlin Snow screaming profanity! The evil Eobard Thawne farting almost constantly! Read more...

Astronomers Discover a New Class of Freakishly Dense, Compact Galaxies

6 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Imagine what our night sky would look like if its stellar density was a million times greater than it is now. Remarkably, such places actually exist: They’re called “Ultracompact Dwarfs,” and astronomers are calling them an entirely new kind of galaxy. Read more...

Not one, not two, but four pelvic floor exercise devices are hitting the market to encourage women t

6 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Not one, not two, but four pelvic floor exercise devices are hitting the market to encourage women to do their Kegels. Rose Eleveth talks to their creators about their mission to help strengthen hidden (but important) muscles and asks whether the process really needs to be gamified. Check out the article at Refinery 29! Read more...

In DC's Bombshells, Batwoman Messes Up Batman's Origin in the Best Way

18 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

When DC announced that their series of World War II, pin-up style takes on their cadre of female heroes was getting a comic, we couldn’t wait to see some of comic’s coolest ladies swing into action—and now we’ve got a taste of just how great it is with a new, Batman-filled preview. Well, sort of Batman-filled. Read more...

How Researchers Transformed Living Cells Into Tiny Lasers

18 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

A research team from Harvard University has made pig-skin lasers. Here’s how they did it—and perhaps more importantly, why. Read more...

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