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On Friday, asteroid 2014-YB35 is expected to make its closest approach to Earth.

25 minutes agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

On Friday, asteroid 2014-YB35 is expected to make its closest approach to Earth. Traveling at over 23,000 mph (37,000 km/h), NASA says the 6.2 mile (1,000 meter) asteroid won't get any closer than 2.7-million miles (4.4 million km). That's nearly 12 times the distance from Earth to the Moon – so relax. Read more...

India Is Making Its Own Game Of Thrones TV Series

1 hour agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

When you play Rani Mahal, you win or you die. I think. Actually, all I really know that "Rani Mahal" is the title of an upcoming Indian TV drama which is reportedly inspired by and an adaptation of George R.R. Martin's Game of Thrones. Read more...

Deadspin Wrigley Field Is Fucked | Gizmodo What ISIS Really Wants (According to the Islamophobia Ind

1 hour agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Deadspin Wrigley Field Is Fucked | Gizmodo What ISIS Really Wants (According to the Islamophobia Industry) | Jezebel When Was the Last Time You Really Thought About Getting Old? | Lifehacker What I've Learned Returning to the Dating Pool in My 30s | Kinja Popular Posts Read more...

Why Christopher Eccleston Was The Greatest Doctor Who Star After All

1 hour agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Ten Years ago tonight, Doctor Who returned and changed the face of British science fiction. Many elements can be credited for its continued success, but one person can never get enough credit. Christopher Eccleston, who seldom gets his props, was really the best Doctor of them all. Read more...

Economists Who Study Science Fiction Will See Science More Realistically

1 hour agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

There are definitely plenty of economists who love science fiction — Paul Krugman comes to mind immediately. But economics could still benefit from more attention to the genre, argues economist Ha-Joon Chang from Cambridge University. But Chang's reasons for recommending SF might be a bit surprising. Read more...

Trying To Stop Words From Changing Their Meanings Is "Literally" Useless

1 hour agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Lately, it seems that there are few words in the English language that stir up as much semantic ire as "literally" does. As more and more people have been using "literally" to mean "really," some English speakers fret that the meaning of the word will change. But the truth is that it would hardly be the first. Read more...

One perfect issue: Astro City 1/2

1 hour agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

I can do an entire posting of nothing but why Astro City is the best super-hero comic out there. It's the history you feel of a universe that seems so long-lasting. It's the "man on the street" perspective. It's the fun of the stories and how they make you feel like these are characters around for decades. Show More Summary

Alien: A Sitcom In Space Works Surprisingly Well

2 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

It's kind of amazing how well Alien works as a sitcom. All you have to do is add the laugh track. Read more...

Showcase Your Interest In Animal Cruelty With This Creepy "Ant Watch"

2 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Philadelphia-based Analog Watch Co. has unveiled its latest product, a watch-like accessory that houses anywhere from three to five harvester ants. The company calls it a "living conversation piece," but it's probably just an April Fool's joke. (Please let it be an April Fool's joke!) Read more...

8 Things People Say In Interviews That Usually Mean A Movie Will Suck

3 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

We constantly get our hopes up for upcoming movies... and then they let us down. It's easy to get sucked into the hype cycle, as people talk up their projects — but sometimes, you can tell just from the way people talk about a film that it's probably not going to work. Here are eight key phrases that usually indicate danger. Read more...

Star Wars: Rogue One May Have Found Its Villain

3 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Or has Felicity Jones found her first co-pilot? Deadline reports that Ben Mendelsohn, star of Netflix's new series Bloodline and the somewhat less prominent Daggett in The Dark Knight Rises, is close to being the next actor cast in Gareth Edwards' Star Wars spin-off Rogue One. Read more...

Like Life Itself, Arrow Goes Completely Downhill After The Wedding

3 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Ever been a guest at a wedding and thought, "Oh, I wish this would last forever!" No? This episode will make you think that. The wedding is wonderful. The rest is very bad indeed. Read more...

An In-Depth Look At How Dungeons & Dragons' New Miniatures Are Made

3 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

A new D&D adventure comes out on April 7th, pitting players against the forces of elemental evil in "Princes of the Apocalypse." Gale Force Nine gave us an exclusive look at the process of creating the miniatures being released to accompany the adventure, from concept art to completed mini. Read more...

This Expedition Helped Decide The Location Of The Panama Canal

3 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In 1871, the USS Nipsic went to Limon Bay to scout out an appropriate location for the north end of the then-soon-to-be-constructed Panama Canal. Read more...

Watch Sansa Stark Make Up Game Of Thrones Fan Fiction On The Spot

3 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark on Game of Thrones, gets put on the spot in this video. She's asked to describe an episode of The Real Housewives of Westeros, and it includes a romance between Sansa and Margaery Tyrell. Read more...

We Want This Can Of Yeti Cave Air In Our Cabinet Of Curiosities

3 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

If the recent news that purported samples of "Yeti hair" were actually sourced from ordinary Himalayan brown bears is still bumming you out, here's a novelty item to cheer you up: canned air from Azasskaya Cave, ground zero for Abominable Snowman sightings in Siberia. Read more...

This New Infrared Telescope Could Help Us Detect Dyson Spheres

4 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The search for extraterrestrial intelligence just got a big boost, thanks to the introduction of a powerful new infrared telescope. In addition to scanning for pulses of infrared light, astronomers will use device to search for alien megastructures, such as Dyson Spheres. Read more...

How much water are you personally wasting?

5 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

How much water are you personally wasting? This handy calculator takes all those persistent little leaks around your house and tells you just how much water they're costing us all. For instance a single dripping faucet in your house going at one drip per second comes to over 2,000 gallons a year. Call a plumber, people. Read more...

Fox Remaking Alien Nation, We Demand The Return Of Alien Mandy Patinkin 

5 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The 1988 Alien Nation film took place after a race of alien refugees found a second home on Earth. The show inspired a TV series, and for a long time we thought it would be remade into a show. But Fox has decided to reboot the film instead. Read more...

Today's Best Deals: iPads, Cable Ties, Headphones, and More

5 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Great deals on everything from magazine subscriptions to drill sets today, including one of the most popular items we've ever listed. Enjoy! Read more...

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