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Another one of our favorite short films could become a feature-length movie.

7 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Another one of our favorite short films could become a feature-length movie. Fox just picked up the rights to Controller, Saman Kesh’s proof-of-concept film about a woman who psychically takes control of her boyfriend’s body in order to free herself from captivity. Read more...

In 1921 Australia, Faulty Forensics May Have Doomed An Innocent Man

7 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Earlier this week, the ongoing FBI forensics scandal — in which it was determined that hundreds of convictions were handed down based on flawed hair analysis — made headlines. But this sort of thing is nothing new, as evidenced by a case that gripped Australia in 1921. Read more...

New Simulation Shows How The Pacific Islands May Have Been Colonized

8 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The 24 major island groups of the Pacific Ocean were settled by early Austronesians between 3,500 and 900 years ago, but little is known about how these isolated islands were colonized. Now, researchers have used epidemiological modeling to devise some compelling new ideas about how it was done. Read more...

The Star Wars Toy So Anticipated, It Has Its Own Teaser Site

8 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

There has been an awakening. Have you felt it? The Star Wars fan base has plenty of reasons to be excited about in 2015 thanks to The Force Awakens, but one currently stands above all — or more specifically, its toy does. The world wants BB-8, and toy maker Sphero knows it. Read more...

It's Xenomorphs Vs. Vampires In The Aliens/Vampirella Crossover Comic

9 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The aliens of, err, Alien have been a part of many crossovers, especially in the comics realm. Versus Predator, of course. Versus Batman. The list goes on. But their latest comic book crossover will see them go up against horror heroine Vampirella, and presumably, there will be blood. Read more...

Check Out Professor X And Harry Potter As Dr. Frankenstein And Igor

9 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The first set pic of Victor Frankenstein has arrived, showing James MacAvoy as the titular mad scientist on the right, and Daniel Radcliffe as what is most likely the most handsome version of Igor ever seen on screen on the left. Those are some snazzy pants too, gents! Read more...

That Movie About An Eternally Young Blake Lively? It's A Dud.

10 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In The Age of Adaline, Blake Lively plays a woman who gets struck by fancy weird-science-lightning and stops aging, for decades. But she keeps her condition secret, which means she needs to be alone. This could have been the premise of a neat movie, but instead it’s the basis of a grinding mess. Read more...

Calbuco's Massive Volcanic Plume As Seen From Space

10 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Two days ago, Chile’s Calbuco volcano erupted for the first time in over four decades. It spewed an ash cloud nearly 10ten miles high, resulting in evacuations within a 12-mile radius around the volcano. Here’s what the action looked like from space. Read more...

Attention, GIFs! Please Join Your Party Inside

11 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

There’s no time to waste, GIFs! This party is happening now. Read more...

The Mushrooms You See In Every Children's Book Are Psychoactive

11 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

These adorable mushrooms are in every children’s book illustration. They’re so cute, with their bright red umbrellas and white spots! They’re also psychoactive. And toxic. Read more...

Yet Another Marvel Hero Is Confirmed For Captain America: Civil War!

12 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Steven Moffat explains what has to happen for us to get a Doctor Who movie. Watch a new Jurassic World clip! Mysterious casting news for Star Wars: Rogue One, Suicide Squad, and the Arrow/Flash spinoff. Gambit may not be in X-Men Apocalypse. Plus, what happens when the original Agents of SHIELD team reunites? Spoilers! Read more...

Scientists Discover OctoKittens!

19 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

It had to happen eventually. Either we’d find them right under our noses or we’d find a way to make them, right? Read more...

Jurassic World Footage Puts The Focus Back On The Dinosaurs

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Universal brought out its big star Chris Pratt to show off a whole new sizzle reel for Jurassic World. And what I saw was definitely better than the earlier released clip, mainly because it was very dinosaur-heavy. And it helped the evil smart dinosaur a little as well (a very little). Spoilers ahead. Read more...

Fuck Belle Gibson And The Enablers She Rode In On

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

“Wellness Guru” Belle Gibson lied about having terminal brain cancer and made a killing peddling bogus cures. At Boing Boing, Xeni Jardin excoriates Gibson and “the culture of magical thinking and hero idolization that built her myth into a profitable business, ignoring decades of real science, and placing vulnerable people with cancer at real risk of death.” Read more...

This Film About High-Diving Giraffes Is An Instant Cure For The Blues

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

We’re not sure what possessed director Nicolas Deveaux to make a five-minute film about animated, acrobatic giraffes diving from the high board into a swimming pool, but we’re glad he did — because we’re grinning ear to ear watching them tuck and plunge. Read more...

It Follows Director's New Gig: Developing A Mystery Series For TV

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Great news for fans of indie horror smash It Follows : director David Robert Mitchell is bringing his retro-artful-terrifying touch to the small screen, in the form of a crime series titled Mr. Postman. As the title suggests, it’s about a postman. Who solves mysteries. Dark mysteries. Read more...

Grandparents Are Monsters In Trailer For M. Night Shyamalan’s The Visit

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

M. Night Shyamalan gets into (at least partially) found footage-style horror with his new film The Visit. In the trailer, we meet the brother and sister who go to Nana and Papa’s house — only to learn that something very, very weird is going on with their grandparents. Read more...

Avatar Exhibition Will Tour The World To Remind You Avatar 2 Is A Thing

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Cast your minds back to the heady days of 2009 — and to the days when Avatar, for better or worse, was the only movie people would talk about. Six years on, a new exhibition celebrating Pandora will travel the globe, a less than subtle reminder that James Cameron still wants to make another one of these movies. Read more...

Chemtrails Are Too Crazy for Even the Tea Party to Believe

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

It’s hard to imagine a conspiracy theory so off the rails that it makes people involved with one of the country’s major Tea Party groups throw their hands up in the air and go “whoa, man, this is too much,” but lo and behold, chemtrails rose to the challenge. Read more...

Hypnotic Timelapse Videos Show A Face Of Mother Nature We Rarely See

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

We don’t usually get to witness the movements of plants and fungi, which happen so slowly that we don’t notice it with our naked eyes. But these timelapse videos speed up the process, letting us appreciate the sometimes graceful growing and dying of these organisms. Read more...

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