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As Hubble Celebrates 25 Years, Here's Another Stunning Photo From Space

9 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

We showed you some of the Hubble Space Telescope’s most memorable images earlier this week, gathered in honor of the telescope’s 25th year in space. Here’s another favorite from the vaults, a shot of the “Eskimo” Nebula taken in 2000. Here’s what NASA had to say about the photo 15 years ago: Read more...

Things Get Real (But In A Supernatural Way) On Grimm: Iron Hans

9 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The last few minutes of this Friday’s Grimm really kicks things up a notch. But first, Nick has to solve a case involving a wesen camping experience, and there are plenty of confrontations and revelations going on so he needs to solve that case really quick. Spoilers after the break. Read more...

ISS Astronauts Chose Gravity For Their (Meta) Movie Night Tonight

10 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Here’s your meta moment for the night: the astronauts aboard the International Space Station are having a movie night, and their flick of choice is Gravity, according to Scott Kelly. Wonder how the line “I hate space!” will go over with this crowd? Read more...

Get Your Tuxedo On, Because It's World Penguin Day! 

11 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Penguins are so rad, even elephant seals like to party with them! Exhibit A: this image from October 2014, depicting king penguins and a male elephant seal beachin’ it on South Georgia Island, deep in the Southern Atlantic. For more penguin fun, here’s a video from the official World Penguin Day page: Read more...

Very Rare And Adorable Pocket Shark Discovered

11 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Only the second pocket shark ever seen by humans was discovered by scientists during a study conducted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The first pocket shark find was 36 years ago off the coast of Peru, and there hasn’t been another one seen until now. Read more...

Guns, Gowns, And Ewok Fur: Props And Costumes At Star Wars Celebration 

12 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

We’re still recovering from last week’s Star Wars Celebration 2015, and we’ve got another fun video for you: a tour of all the costumes, props, and vehicles. Keep your eyes peeled for a look at the new Imperial Stormtroopers, plus all kinds of amazing original props. (Is that... a Wookiee dreadlock?) Read more...

Jared Leto's New Joker Already Has An Epic Set Of Memes

15 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

By now, you’ve seen David Ayer’s Twitter reveal of Jared Leto’s Suicide Squad Joker. But have you seen all the memes inspired by his, uh, eye-catching take on the classic villain? Here are the best we’ve seen... so far... along with some other visually inventive reactions. Read more...

This Is Not Actually A Photo Of A Tiny Monkey Bathing In A Teacup

15 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Little cutie sure looks pocket-sized, though, right? This April 18 photo shows a (perfectly normal-sized, alas) monkey taking a dip at the Amazon Animal Orphanage in the rainforest near Iquitos, Peru, where it joined dozens of other animals recently rescued from animal traffickers and circuses. Read more...

io9 Newsstand: The Best Stories from the Week of April 19 - 25

15 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

This week’s stories are about rescue and saving, gaining freedom and feathers, and the lengths we will go to for the people who are dear to us. Read more...

Dazzling Short Film About An Alchemist Whose Invention Feeds On Memories

16 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

John Hurt voices a dead alchemist in the gorgeously animated short film The Alchemist’s Letter. A young man arrives at his late father’s lab and learns all about his father’s invention, a device that can turn objects into gold, but at the price of his most precious memories. Read more...

“Western culture throughout its long and tangled history provides us with a rich array of images, a

16 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

“Western culture throughout its long and tangled history provides us with a rich array of images, a remarkable set of windows into both popular and latterly professional beliefs about insanity,” writes Andrew Scull in his extensive look at images of madness throughout history, including an oddly peppy Thorazine ad. Read more...

The M7.9 Earthquake In Nepal Is Going To Be Really, Really Nasty

17 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

A major shallow earthquake hit near Kathmandu in Nepal just before noon on Saturday local time. Along with damage from intense, local shaking, this earthquake has likely triggered countless landslides and destabilized even more slopes, increasing the risk of more landslides during the upcoming monsoon season. Read more...

Top Ten Marvel Villains to Adapt to Live Action

18 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The last week I posted a lists of twenty different Marvel heroes/teams we haven’t seen adapted to live action. To be honest, I’m amazed that I was able to get twenty good choices for heroes that we haven’t seen in live action. This list, however, is much, much easier to write. I could expand it to twenty plus easily. Read more...

Here's A Handy Introduction To The Concept Of Spacetime

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The latest episode of the PBS YouTube series Space Time is a great little eight-minute primer on, well, spacetime. Read more...

A Creepy Comic About Kelpies, Scotland's Murderous, Supernatural Horses

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In Scottish folklore, a kelpie is a shape-shifting water spirit that may take the form of horse in order to drown anyone foolish enough to try to ride them. This comic by cartoonist Emma Weakley imagines a particularly tragic encounter between two young boys and one of those horse-shaped monsters. Read more...

Would-Be Burglar Learns The Hard Way That Crime And Tater Tots Don't Mix

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Being a successful burglar requires stealth and finesse, and also the ability to resist the temptation to snack and nap while on the job. A prowling thief broke all of these rules yesterday in Petaluma, Calif., and is now chilling behind bars, presumably wondering if it was worth it to inhale all those tater tots. Read more...

Some Of The Strangest Restaurants And Bars The World Has Ever Seen

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

For some eateries, it’s not enough to have good food and a reasonably attractive decor. They instead use odd gimmicks to attract drinkers and diners. While some of these places do look like a great deal of fun, others might encourage you to lose your lunch. Read more...

Watching Water And Sand Transform Into A "Liquid Marble" Is Hypnotic

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Weird stuff happens when water hits hydrophobic substances. In this case, water and hydrophobic sand turn into a “liquid marble” in this video. It’s like watching the T-1000 get mobbed by fire ants. Read more...

No, William Shakespeare Did Not Really Invent 1,700 English Words

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

One of the many pieces of popular lore attributed to Shakespeare (and there are a lot) is that he invented up to 1,700 of the words we use today. But can he really claim all of those words, or is something else going on here? Read more...

The Misfits Take Center Stage In Preview Of Jem And The Holograms #2

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The spotlight was on the Holograms in the first issue of Kelly Thompson and Sophie Campbell’s Jem and the Holograms comic, and the band will actually get to perform. But first, in this exclusive preview, we spend a bit of time with the Holograms’ rival band, The Misfits. Read more...

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