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Here Are 50 Spooky Songs to Make You Get Up and Dance This Halloween

17 minutes agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Halloween music is one of the greatest gifts this time of year gives us. So we've compiled 50 of our favorite scary songs — but we're fully aware we're leaving out some of the greats. If we missed your favorite, or if you have a song that must, must, must be played today, let us know! Read more...

The One Basic Fact About History That Time Travelers Always Forget

20 minutes agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

One of the staples of time travel stories is the idea that our heroes will visit earlier geological periods in Earth's history. Of course — because they'll want to see dinosaurs with ostrich feathers and giant millipedes. But they generally forget something very important about Earth's past. Read more...

An Artist Carved The Entire Rosetta Stone On A Pumpkin

41 minutes agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

We have a winner. You may think that you've seen pictures of the most impressive Jack-O-Lanterns this Halloween season, but nothing could top this pumpkin illuminating a replica of the famed Rosetta Stone, which enabled scholars to finally translate Egyptian hieroglyphics. Read more...

io9 Newsstand: Best Stories of the Week for October 27 - 31

55 minutes agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Happy Halloween! There's one extra Friday in this month — just enough time to sneak in one more dark story for this dark time of year. Read more...

Halloween Complete Collection, Godzilla Talking Blu-ray, More Deals

58 minutes agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Halloween and this deal are both today only. [ Halloween Complete Limited Edition, $90] Read more...

Nothing Says Halloween Like People Screaming at Horror Games

1 hour agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Let's plays of horror games are popular for good reason: watching someone else lose it over a jump scare can be hilarious, and, in case you're a huge coward (like me), even therapeutic. There have been lots of really good videos over the years—and what better time to take a look back than Halloween? Read more...

Could We Use Ground-Based Lasers To Propel Rockets Into Space?

1 hour agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

A pair of Russian scientists are proposing a radical new propulsion technique that would accelerate a rocket while in flight, by using a ground-based laser. Should it work, it could push aircraft to go beyond Mach 10. Read more...

10 More Viral Images That Are Actually Fake

1 hour agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The fakes are coming! The fakes are coming! Today we have 10 more images you may have seen floating around the internet recently. But don't believe your lying eyes. They're all totally fake. Read more...

10 Tropes About Magical Weapons That We Never Want To See Again

1 hour agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Fantasy epics are full of weapons with mystical powers and strange destinies. It makes sense — everybody loves a weapon with some cool attributes. But as fantasy has grown, you see the same ideas over and over. And here are 10 story ideas about mystical weapons that have been done to death. Read more...

Thor Doesn't Understand Halloween

2 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

When you grow up in Asgard, certain Earth customs might seem perplexing. And when Thor is in the US for Halloween for the first time, it's a bit of a disaster. Read more...

The U.S. Is Spending $4.5-Million To Save The Rarest Fish On Earth

2 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The (4.5-) million dollar question is: Should it be? Read more...

Divers Remove 57 Tons Of Junk From Hawaii's Northwestern Islands

2 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

A team of 17 divers from the NOAA has returned from a 33-day mission to remove marine debris from Papah?naumoku?kea Marine National Monument in Hawaii, one of the largest marine conservation areas in the world. You're not going to believe the amount of crap they had to pull out. Read more...

For A Movie About People's Dark Sides, Horns Is Curiously Lightweight

2 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In Horns, Ig Perrish grows a pair of horns, and gains a superpower that's also a terrible curse. In Joe Hill's novel, this turns into an exploration of the darkness in human nature, including misogyny and jealousy. But the new movie version, while fun, never brings enough depth to support its misanthropic premise. Read more...

The Earth Is Surrounded By A Great Swirling Vortex Of Trash

2 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Just what are all those tiny, swirling dots swooping gracefully around the Earth? Are those pinprick points the ghosts of far away stars? Perhaps they are the gaseous remains of some far away nebula? Or, maybe, it's just a giant orbital swarm of trash. Read more...

What Causes The Hessdalen Lights?

3 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Is Halloween complete without some mysterious lights in the sky? Learn the theory behind the Hessdalen Lights, and why the reality might be scarier than visiting UFOs. Read more...

Read J.K. Rowling's New Harry Potter Short Story On Dolores Umbridge

3 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Your first Halloween treat has arrived: J.K. Rowling has released a brand new short story all about the character you love to hate, Dolores Umbridge. Read more...

You Have Chosen…Poorly: A Ranking Of Alternate Horror Film Endings

3 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Watching a movie is like playing roulette: we have no idea which ending we'll be seeing. Will it be the original, or another version inspired by a failed test screening, or "creative differences"? Sometimes the change is for the better; sometimes not. Here, we rank 13 alternate horror film endings from worst to best. Read more...

Incredible New Artifacts Found In 2,000-Year-Old Mexican Tunnel

4 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

For the past year, archaeologists have been working in a 2,000-year-old tunnel at the ancient Mexican city of Teotihuacan. The dig has yielded thousands of new relics and the discovery of three chambers that could hold more important finds. Read more...

It's A Halloween GIF Party!

4 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Lurch on over here, GIFs! We're throwing you a party. Read more...

New Avengers 2 Clip Shows Tension Between Iron Man And Captain America

4 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

It's no secret the Marvel Cinematic Universe is slowly building to an all out Captain America vs. Iron Man. This is why Captain America's third movie is called Civil War. And in this brand new Avengers: Age of Ultron clip, you can see the tension mounting. Read more...

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