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Godzilla VFX Breakdown Shows How To Make A Massive Monster Brawl

5 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Maybe I'm biased because I love giant monsters, but this VFX breakdown reel for Gareth Edwards' Godzilla movie is outstanding. Just seeing how much work went into the monsters, let alone the massive environments that served as their battlegrounds is awesome in the most literal sense of the word. Read more...

Gary Whitta's Howard Stark/Downton Abbey mashup script is Excellent

5 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Well, I don't think anyone saw this coming. Book of Eli, After Earth (and upcoming Star Wars) scribe Gary Whitta has released a script imagining if the stuffy world of British drama Downton Abbey was part of the Marvel Universe - and how Tony Stark's dad would fit in with Lord Grantham and family. Read more...

This Weird Vintage Airplane Flies With Cylinders Instead Of Wings

6 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The Flettner Airplane made its debut in the 1930s. Instead of wings, it flies using rotating cylinders that stick out from either side of its body. We'll tell you about its inventor, and show you how it flies. Read more...

Why Dogs Are Sloppier Drinkers Than Cats

6 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Cats and dogs both lap up liquids with their tongues, but new research describes in detail why dogs are inherently sloppier drinkers. Read more...

A Congressman Has Named A Climate Change Denial Theory After Himself

6 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

A bill has been introduced in the House to study the "Stockman Effect," which stipulates that changes in Earth's magnetic field could impact global temperature. But no record of a Stockman Effect exists in scientific literature, since, it seems, the term was invented by the bill's sponsor, Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX). Read more...

What Futuristic Technology Are You The Least Excited For?

6 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Do flying cars only make you imagine sky-traffic jams? Do Star Trek-style communicators only make you anticipate the inevitable invention of Star Trek-style communicator spam? We want to know what's your least anticipated futuristic technology. Read more...

Matthew McConaughey In (Evil) Talks To Be The Stand's Randall Flagg

7 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Jesus. Sometimes, a movie casts a role so perfectly you have to stop and give it a round of applause. So get ready to clap, because the movie adaptation of Stephen King's The Stand may cast Matthew McConaughey as the evil man in black, Randall Flagg Read more...

"Throckmorton Sign" Is A Rather Naughty Medical Condition

7 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Here's a hint as to what the Throckmorton Sign is. It's also known as the John Thomas Sign, and it's going to make the x-ray in this entry ever so slightly not safe for work. Read more...

Is James Bond's Most Famous Arch-Nemesis Coming Back At Last?

8 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Read a description of a Tomorrowland scene that takes place at the 1964 World's Fair. Is the Star Wars trailer coming to your town this weekend? Frank Grillo talks Captain America 3. Learn what's ahead for Arkham, Poison Ivy, and Dr. Leslie Thompson on Gotham. And where is Father Gabriel on The Walking Dead? Spoilers now! Read more...

ITV in the UK has announced a 10-part Jekyll and Hyde series.

10 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

ITV in the UK has announced a 10-part Jekyll and Hyde series. As is traditional by now, it has been reimagined. This time by Charlie Higson (The Fast Show, Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)) as an action adventure. [Coming Soon] Read more...

Art Reveals the Diverse Beauty of the World of A Song of Ice and Fire

12 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

From Braavos to King's Landing to the Vale and beyond, concept artist Paolo Puggioni drew landscapes of places all over the world of George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire. He's put some of his work for the art book The World of Ice and Fireup on his website, and they are gorgeous. Read more...

Bowties are cool, Bowties on Doctor Who Boxers less so

14 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

What is it with Doctor Who branding and weird garments? Well, you could cosplay as the Tenth Doctor in Pajamas last week, now this week your unmentionables can dress up as Eleven. Mother of God. Read more...

The Next Generation of Slot Machines Will Be Way More Immersive

14 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The old lever and single bar slot machine just won't do anymore. Now, slot machines are counting on technology and graphics that rival video game systems to get gamblers in their chairs and money flowing. Read more...

The Complete Crocodilian Primer

16 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

From the same person who brought us ALL THE CATS, comes the conclusion of another series on every species of crocodile. So here's the full archive of mythbri, turkeys beware's now finished "Sunday Crocodilian" article series. Read more...

One Photographer's Quest to Figure Out What Causes Scotch Whisky Rings

17 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Ernie Button is a photographer who, in his quest to join his wife in whisky drinking, started taking photos of his drinks. He noticed that certain types of the alcohol would leave behind complex patterns of rings and others would not. So his curiosity drove him to reach out to experts to find out why. Read more...

A billion points of light.

20 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

A billion points of light. A gorgeous image of the dwarf galaxy UGC 1281, which is just 18 million light years away in the constellation of Triangulum. This side view is perfect for studying the distribution of gas in galactic halos. Read more...

The Best Time to Visit the Inverted Pyramids

21 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

One day we'll know who built the inverted pyramids of Ganymede. For now, all you need to visit is some warm gear and a map. They look especially gorgeous at sunset — and of course, the subsonic vibrations are a lot more bearable then, too. Read more...

Watch A Haunting Drone Flight Through The Remains Of Chernobyl

21 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

We've seen tons of photographs of the city of Pripyat, Ukraine, which has been abandoned since the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, but this video offers a different view. Cinematographer Danny Cooke was able to fly a drone through the city, capturing the current state of decay. Read more...

These Are The Movie Sequels We ACTUALLY Want To See

21 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Movie sequels can be boring. Fortunately, you all shared plenty of creative sequel ideas (A space-station musical western as scored by David Bowie? Yes please.) that we really do want to see. Here, as pitched by you, are some our favorite potential sequels — if only someone would make them. Read more...

An Aging Fisherman Becomes Intimate With An Increasingly Human Lobster

22 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

No, the short film Caterwaul isn't a tale of bestiality, but it is one of a strange relationship between a lonely fisherman and the lobster he decides to take home one day. Even as the lobster longs for the sea and becomes increasingly un-lobster-like, the man can't bear to part from his crustacean companion. Read more...

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