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An Aerial View of Two Ecosystems

6 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The border between Mongolia and China falls roughly on the border between two ecosystems. In this satellite image from the US Geological Survey (USGS), you can see where the northern steppes of Mongolia give way to the southern Chinese desert. The transition zone is known as the Edrengiyn Nuruu. Read more...

Futureworld's Sexy Dreamscape, With Bondage, Red Ninjas And Yul Brynner

10 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

HBO's TV series of Westworld is expected to push the envelope in all kinds of ways... but it will never be able to match the "WTF, guys" insanity of this dream sequence from the sequel, Futureworld. Yul Brynner makes a cameo as the sexypants gunslinger, shooting bondage ninjas and then lassooing Blythe Danner. Read more...

The Trailer For It Follows Feels Like Classic "Urban Legend" Horror

11 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

There's something special about this trailer. The new horror movie It Follows has a gorgeous look — and a creepy premise. It feels like one-half "urban legend: story, and half classic 80s slasher movie. Read more...

Explore Research On The Space Station With This Phone App

12 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The International Space Station is inarguably a source of incredible photographs of our home planet, but does it actually get any science done? Yes, and if you have a smart phone, NASA has an app to guide you through all of it. Read more...

Can You Guess The Subject Of This Photo?

12 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Here's a hint: It's hot, but it moves in waves. Read more...

Many Whites Today Would Have Been Classified as Black in the 1940s

12 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The U.S. has a long history of using pseudoscience to classify people by race. So what happens when we try to use a legitimate science? A new study of a large data sample from personal genomics company 23andme reveals that people's genetic backgrounds have little impact on their racial self-identification. Read more...

Get Every Single Dark Horse Star Wars Comic For Just $300

12 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

There's just a few days left before all of Dark Horse's Star Wars comics vanish from digital sales forever. But luckily, Dark Horse is making it easy to stock up before it's too late. For the rest of 2014, all Dark Horse Star Wars comics are 50 percent off, and you can buy every single comic — 28,353 pages — for $300, or 80 percent off. Read more...

Ridley Scott's Exodus: Gods and Kings has been banned in Egypt and Morocco, "after the country's hea

13 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Ridley Scott's Exodus: Gods and Kings has been banned in Egypt and Morocco, "after the country's head of censorship objected to a number of 'historical inaccuracies' in the epic Biblical tale," Deadline reports. Egypt also banned Darren Aronofsky's Noah earlier this year, at the behest of religious authorities. Read more...

Why Team America Suceeds As Satire Where The Interview Fails

13 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The "Let's kill Kim Jong-un" move The Interview has drawn inevitable, and not always favorable, comparisons to another movie that skewers North Korea, Team America: World Police. But why do people hold up the South Park creators' often crudely funny film as a bar The Interview fails to reach? Read more...

Totally Gorgeous Photos Of Superheroes Spending Time In Nature

13 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Most superheroes are pretty urban. We tend to think of Superman hanging around Metropolis, or Batman protecting Gotham. But photographer Benoit Lapray has been working for the past four or five years on a series showing superheroes in nature. Read more...

What Is Your Favorite Marvel Version of a DC Character?

13 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

There are two universes out there: Marvel and DC. They used to be found exclusively in comics, but now they live in movies, television, games and books. And you may have noticed some (ahem) similarities between their heroes and villains. Like Hawkeye and Green Arrow. Or Iron Man and Batman. Read more...

The Greatest Breakout Stars of 2014

14 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

2014 is almost over — but before we say goodbye, let's say "thank you" to the people who made this year way more awesome. Without these beautiful apes, superheroes and robots, we would have been left with a pretty crap year, overall. Here is our complete list of the best breakout stars of 2014. Read more...

The Truth About Your 'Cage Free' Eggs

14 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

What's the difference between "Cage Free," "Farm Fresh," and "Free Range"? Read more...

Megalodon Molar Discovered in Santa Cruz Mountains

14 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The Santa Cruz Mountains seem like an unlikely spot to stumble upon a 10 million year old tooth from a 60-foot shark that lived during the Cenozoic Era... but that's exactly what happened to scientist Giancarlo Thomae this week. Read more...

These Toys Make Batman and Superman's New 52 Suits Actually Look Good

14 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

When the New 52 revamped the DC comics universe in 2011, one sticking point with fans was some of the new looks for the companies most popular characters, especially the overdesigned suits. But Medicom might have actually made Batman and Superman look pretty great with these new figures! Read more...

Can "Facial Coding" Really Predict A Pro Athlete's Performance?

15 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The new owners of the Milwaukee Bucks have deep pockets and big ambitions — a combination that's led them to one-up the Moneyball teambuilding strategy and hire "a facial coding expert who reads the faces of college prospects and NBA players to determine if they have the right emotional attributes to help the Bucks." Read more...

The Weirdest Questions People Asked Librarians Before The Internet

15 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Before we had Google for all of our embarrassing questions, Pinterest for craft inspiration, and Craigslist for all of the odds and ends of life, more people relied on public librarians to field all manner of questions. And the New York Public Library still has records of some pretty odd ones. Read more...

The Eternal Warrior rises again: Titan Books has created some totally gorgeous reissues of Michael M

16 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The Eternal Warrior rises again: Titan Books has created some totally gorgeous reissues of Michael Moorcock's Corum book series, with some striking cover images. [via SFSignal] Read more...

It's Hard To Believe This "Ancient Rome Vs. China" Movie Is Real

17 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Here we have it: a strong early contender for 2015's guiltiest pleasure. Jackie Chan, John Cusack, Adrien Brody and Peng Lin star in Dragon Blade, an alt-history in which Rome fights Han Dynasty China for control over the Silk Road. You've never seen Brody chewing scenery like this before. Read more...

How Do Jackson's Lord of the Rings Characters Compare To Tolkien's?

17 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

When it comes to personality traits, how does J.R.R. Tolkien's Gandalf compare to Peter Jackson's movie version? An IBM researcher used the company's artificially intelligent Watson computer system to crunch the data and find out. Read more...

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