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Are we about to hit "peak meat"?

13 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Are we about to hit "peak meat"? Globally, meat production has skyrocketed since the '60s. But though our appetite for meat shows no signs of slowing, our ability to devote huge swaths of land, water, and feed to its production may be hitting its limits. Read more...

New Game Of Thrones VFX Reel Shows How The World Of Westeros Is Made

13 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

These Game of Thrones VFX demo reels never get old for me. This time it's a compilation and breakdown of Rodeo FX's work, who helped create many of the show's greatest locations and landscapes, and best of all, made them virtually seamless with reality — always the hallmark of the finest special effects. Read more...

Thousands Of Wasps Take Over The Spare Bedroom In UK Home

13 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

An exterminator working in St. Cross, UK, recently had the unenviable tasks of removing a horrific wasp nest that had emerged on the bed of a spare bedroom. Read more...

The Most Majestic Fairy Sculptures We've Seen Are Made Out Of Insects

14 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Okay, the next filmmaker to develop a movie about fairies really needs to bring sculptor Cedric Laquieze on as a concept designer. He carefully arranges parts of various insects parts—as well as plants, feathers, and bones—into remarkable creatures that are beautifully strange. Read more...

Jurassic World Immortalizes The Late Richard Attenborough Perfectly

14 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Sir Richard Attenborough passed away this weekend at the age of 90, but his cinematic legacy will live on. And given that Jurassic Park's entrepreneur John Hammond may be his best known role, it's only fitting that the upcoming sequel Jurassic World honor both the character and the actor — and they have. Read more...

This Strange Phenomenon Allows Scientists To Control People's Daydreams

15 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Ever heard of the Perky Effect? It sounds cutesy-poo, but it's an effect that has led to a decades-long investigation that reveals a startling truth. Even if you don't consciously control your dreams, you probably think you control your daydreams. But that might not actually be true. Read more...

?These Medieval Insects Might Give You The Creepy Crawlies

15 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Medieval books are filled with stunning illustrations of animals, both real and imaginary. And, while insects might have lacked the star power of unicorns and serpents, they were nonetheless lushly presented by the artists of their time. Read more...

Why Radio Should Never Have Worked (Even Though It Does)

15 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

When Marconi first popularized the radio, no one expected it to go far – literally. Radio waves ought to be stopped in their tracks by the curve of the Earth. Marconi proved they weren't, but no one knew why. Read more...

100 Discounted Audiobooks, Futurama, Locke and Key, Hot Lunch [Deals]

15 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

124 episodes and 4 feature-length adventures, all yours in o ne complete, attractive set for $60, with a 2014/3014 calendar thrown in. [Futurama] Read more...

The 10 Most Gruesome Torture Techniques From Medieval Europe

16 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

During the Middle Ages, torture was considered a legitimate way to extract confessions, punish offenders, and perform executions. Some methods were considerably crueler than others — these 10 being among the most barbaric and brutal. Read more...

Citizen Science Helped Us Understand More About The Adorable Olinguito

16 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

It was just a year ago when the world first formally met the olinguito. The discovery of the creature - the first mammal discovered in the Americas in 35 years - made it the smallest member of the family that includes raccoons, coatis, kinkajous and olingos. Thanks to crowdsourcing, we now know a whole lot more about it. Read more...

Weird Microscopic Structure Found In Martian Meteorite

16 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Scientists have found a strange structure resembling a microbial cell inside a Martian meteorite, but they're not claiming that it's evidence of Red Planet life. Read more...

The Herd Mentality Of The Anti-Vaxxer Movement

17 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

It's not just the myth about autism that's driving down vaccination rates. Many parents believe that as long as most other children are vaccinated, their kids won't get sick. It's a faulty interpretation of "herd immunity" — and it's prompting families to prioritize exaggerated, imagined risks over actual benefits. Read more...

Weird Al's Game Of Thrones Parody Was The Highlight Of the Emmys

17 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Yes, a lot of people were honored for their television accomplishments during last night's Emmy awards, but the award for most entertaining part of the Emmys goes to Weird Al Yankovic for his medley of television theme song parodies, including one for Game of Thrones. Read more...

Concept Art Shows The Live-Action TMNT Could Have Been Much Creepier

17 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

We've all complained about the weird, nostril-flaring faces of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in the critically unacclaimed hit movie produced by Michael Bay. But as this newly revealed Turtle concept art proves, they could have been far more terrifying. Read more...

James Dashner Is Here To Answer Your Questions About The Maze Runner!

17 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Author James Dashner is here to answer our questions about his Maze Runner trilogy, its forthcoming movie adaptation, and anything else you want to know! Read more...

Donald Glover Is The Perfect Miles Morales On Ultimate Spider-Man

18 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Donald Glover is finally gettng his chance to be Spider-Man! Unfortunately it's not in a live-action movie, but on the Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon, where he'll voice the comics' Ultimate Spider-Man, Miles Morales. Here's a clip! Read more...

What From Your Youth Are You Most Nostalgic For?

18 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Sometimes we miss things because they were better, and sometimes we miss things simply because they're gone. Today we want to know what things gone by you're most nostalgic for. Read more...

This Personality Test Has A Creative Writing Spin

19 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The Rotter Incomplete Sentence Blank can tell you what you're like in 40 sentences, most of which will be written by you. The responses to very short prompts are scored according to how positive or negative they are. (I wish they had some scoring guidelines for how sarcastic they are, because that's what they'd be getting from my test.) Read more...

What Does A Major Potential Guest Star Tell Us About Captain America 3?

20 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Jeremy Renner says there's been "rumblings" of him appearing in Captain America 3. Ridley Scott doesn't know when Prometheus 2 will get made, but he does have scripts for that, Blade Runner 2, and The Martian. Arrow begins filming Felicity's story. And new photos showing the return of the Daleks to Doctor Who. Spoilers now! Read more...

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