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Team Avatar Is Finally Behaving Like A Real Team On Korra

1 hour agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Book 2 saw Legend of Korra's Team Avatar fractured and scattered, so it's especially nice to see our ensemble not only together, but also working together in their quest to do right by the new Airbenders. Plus, we are seeing a Korra who has genuinely matured from her spiritual experiences. Read more...

More Proof That Pregnancy Needn't Be a Hinderance To Cosplay

1 hour agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

We've said it before, we'll say it again: Some costumes are best pulled off with a pregnant belly. Read more...

Joss Whedon Makes More 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer'

2 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

On Twitter, someone summoned Joss and wished for more Buffy the Vampire Slayer. And lo, he did appear and grant their wish: Read more...

Watch As A Black Bear And Her Two Cubs Are Released Into The Wild

3 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

This is simple, charming video, but there's a lot of things worth noting here. Read more...

The Confederacy Almost Had a Helicopter During the Civil War

3 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The American Civil War was probably the first truly modern war in that technology was so important. The military use of balloons, the development of steam-powered ironclads and monitors (as well as the invention of the gun turret), rifled...Show More Summary

Watch This Guy Try To Recap All The Game of Thrones Books In 2 Minutes

4 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

It goes about as well as you might expect. Spoilers, obviously. But, then again, not really. Read more...

Internet Shaming, d20 Style

4 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Via The Trials and Tribulations of Needle The Weedle comes a form of public chastisement we can get behind: d20 shaming. Read more...

A Quick Guide To Predicting Earthquakes

5 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

It is simultaneously incredibly easy and outright impossible to predict earthquakes. It all depends on how much detail you expect in your predictions. Read more...

Only the Owls Know the Answer to Your Riddle

17 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

I have heard it said by wise people that birds are the only creatures who can truly answer a difficult riddle. Perhaps it is because they are used to seeing everything from above — and, when they land, from below. That double perspective is the key to their peculiar understanding. Read more...

Thomas Jane Will Play The Hardboiled Space Detective In Syfy's Expanse

18 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

We're excited for Syfy's "Game of Thrones in space" series The Expanse, based James S. A. Corey's series of books (which begin with Leviathan Wakes). And now the show has cast one of its leading men, Hung, The Mist, and The Punisher actor Thomas Jane. Read more...

Does Anyone Really Understand The Angel War In Dominion?

18 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

No. The answer is no. Also YIIIIIKES, that last scene. Read more...

Smoke From Canada's Copious Wildfires As Seen From Space

19 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Canada is currently experiencing one of its worst wildfire seasons ever. The active fires blazing in British Columbia, the Northwest Territories, and Alberta are spewing tremendous amounts of smoke into the atmosphere, affecting weather patterns in both Canada and the United States. Read more...

A Surprisingly Poignant Short Comic Set In A Side-Scrolling Video Game

20 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

What happens when a video game character can't move either forward or backward in a side-scrolling game? This comic reveals the answer—and just might make you cry. Read more...

How Hemlock Grove Will Top Last Year's Psychotic Werewolf Transformation

20 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The most memorable thing about season one of Hemlock Grove was the batshit transformation of a human into a wolf. How can this show beat that thrill this time around? By going even more crazy with the "wolf-face exploding out of human face" action. And by reversing the process. Read more...

Politician Explains Why Sodomy Is Causing AIDS Due to "Sperm Enzyme"

20 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Bob Frey is a Republican running for the Minnesota House of Representatives, and he's worried about the economic cost of sodomy. He's not against gay people, mind you — the problem, he explained yesterday, has to do with the way sperm burns our anal cavities. Here's his theory. Read more...

What Created This Beautiful "Sky Jellyfish" in the Upper Atmosphere?

20 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

You know it can't be a UFO because this picture is actually in focus and doesn't look like it was taken from the back of a moving truck. Read more...

When a Book Is Set in Your Home City, Does That Enhance the Story?

20 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Authors sometimes set their stories in fictionalized versions of real cities. But how does a book's setting being close to home change how you read the book? Read more...

These Rarely Seen Maps Turn Earth Into A Land From A Fantasy Novel

21 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

While each of these maps is incredibly striking, it isn't always easy to recognize the places within them as spots on our Earth. Some of them look straight out a J.R.R. Tolkien novel, while others are more fanciful takes on familiar countries. Read more...

Inducing hypothermia in oxygen-deprived newborns can protect them from brain damage.

21 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Inducing hypothermia in oxygen-deprived newborns can protect them from brain damage. Researchers cooled infants to 33–34°C for 72-hours within 6 hours of birth. Treated babies were 60% more likely to have normal intelligence, hearing and vision, and had better mental and physical health through 7 years of age. Read more...

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