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Learn Which Famous Authors Coined "Nerd" And "Quark" In This Fun Video

22 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

This week's episode of Mental Floss' List Show on YouTube, hosted by John Green, breaks down 43 words invented by authors (spoiler alert: they're not all by Shakespeare... and a lot of them are from scifi books!) Read more...

Why You Should Read Mark Waid's Daredevil

22 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In 2011, Mark Waid took over writing the book Daredevil when it was relaunched in the wake of a crossover called "Shadowlands" (it's complicated and involved Daredevil getting possessed by a demon). His run was almost immediately hailed as one of the best comics out there and still is. Show More Summary

Holy Shit, This Weight Loss Supplement Has Prozac In It

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The FDA just issued a warning not to use the weight-loss supplement Oxy ELITE Pro Super Thermogenic — because it contains fluoxetine, also known as Prozac. Not a drug humans should be taking unaware, and one that can cause serious side effects, including suicidal thoughts and seizures. Read more...

Oh My Glob – Adventure Time Is Being Turned Into A Movie! 

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

MATHEMATICAL! Pendleton Ward's dark, funny, technicolor weirdfest (aka Cartoon Network's Adventure Time ) is being developed into a feature-length animated film by Warner Bros. Read more...

These Tiny Satellites Just Left The International Space Station

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

A pair of nanosatellites were deployed by the NanoRacks Launcher on the end of the Japanese robotic arm of the International Space Station on Friday. The tiny CubeSats are loaded with tools to observe the planet and conduct other scientific experiments. Read more...

This Eerie Chandelier Is Controlled By A Geiger Counter

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Artist Phillip Stearns' A Chandelier For One of Many Possible Endings is a custom light fixture containing 92 elements, each connected to a Geiger counter and each representing an electron in a Uranium atom. They light up in response to radiation, creating a haunting pattern. Read more...

This Custom Shipping Container For Telescope Parts Is Fantastic

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The James Webb Space Telescope takes carefully packing parts to new extremes: the packaging for the latest shipment weighted more than fifty times the actual part! This is the Space Telescope Transporter for Air Road and Sea, the shipping container for telescopes. Read more...

Wow, Edward Snowden Is A Total Megadick On 12 Monkeys

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

We expected craziness, time-looping, wild schemes and plagues on Syfy's 12 Monkeys. But what we never saw coming was Evil Edward Snowden, who's so nihilistic he's willing to consider letting the human race brush up against extinction. Watch for yourself! Read more...

A New J.K. Rowling Bibliography Unearths Harry Potter Secrets

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

It's not a biography, it's a bibliography, but a new book about J.K. Rowling is so detailed the author herself calls it "slavishly thorough and somewhat mind-boggling." The reference volume aims to be the definitive publishing history of the Harry Potter series. Read more...

Did you know a feminist named Lizzie Magie created Monopoly in 1904 to "to teach the world about sin

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Did you know a feminist named Lizzie Magie created Monopoly in 1904 to "to teach the world about single tax theory and the idea that land — and only land — should be taxed"? Read more about the history and evolution of the 100-year-old board game in this profile. Read more...

A Ship Sails Beneath Painterly Skies In Portugal

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

A small ship is lit by a ray of sunshine as it sails up the Tagus river in Lisbon, Portugal on February 25. Read more...

There’s trouble in Michael’s paradise on this week’s Helix

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Brother Michael deals with unruly followers. Peter makes a friend. Sarah does something sensible, but quickly reverts back to form. And several characters on Helix would benefit if people talked to each other and shared information. I'll share plenty of spoilers ahead. Read more...

Syfy Will Air Five Hours Of Nimoy-Centric Programming Tomorrow

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Honoring legacy of #LeonardNimoy w 5 hr salute March 1 from 9AM-2PM (ET/PT): includes Twilight Zone ep, arc on Star Trek:TNG, Star Trek 6. — Syfy PR (@SyfyPR) February 27, 2015 Read more...

These Incredible Bars Are Hidden Behind Secret Entrances

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

It isn't that hard to find these watering holes — provided you know where to look. Hidden behind vending machines, refrigerators, and even fake walls of kegs, there are some pretty neat places to grab a drink. Read more...

Why Do We See Familiar Looking Objects On The Red Planet?

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

What's up with all the "fossils" on Mars? They are figments of our imaginations, driven by our interest to be there – on Mars – and to know that we are not alone. Altogether, they feed a multitude of web pages and threads across the internet. Read more...

Update: Insane Power Rangers Short-Film Reboot Is Back Online!

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Joseph Kahn's excellently dark Power Rangers fan film is once again available for online viewing after a brief dispute with the franchise's copyright holder. All it took was a disclaimer (on the NSFW Vimeo version) and an age restriction (on the "safe" YouTube version). View both here! Read more...

Canada's "Spocking Fives" Phenomenon Surges In Tribute To Leonard Nimoy

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Doodle-driven Canadians have been cleverly defacing their five dollar bills for years, turning the portrait of former Prime Minister Sir Wilfrid Laurier into the pop-culture figures he eerily resembles: Spock (seen here) and Harry Potter's Severus Snape. Read more...

I went into a Sensory Deprivation Tank. 

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Ever since Fringe brought sensory deprivation tanks to my attention I have been wanting to find a place a schedule an appointment, and as luck would have it there was exactly one place around where I lived that offered floating therapy. That's what they call it now floating, and while I didn't pop into another universe, I did have an interesting experience. Read more...

Start Your Weekend With The Hubble Space Telescope's Planetarium Clips

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

You may not own your own private planetarium — or if you do, can we come over to your house? But you can still experience a journey through the wonders of space, thanks to four new "fulldome" planetarium clips, released by the Hubble Space Telescope. They're available in 4K and 8K resolution. Read more...

Why The Best Place To Survive The Zombie Apocalypse Is The Rockies

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Where should you flee when the inevitable zombie apocalypse pops off? A group of statistical mechanics students at Cornell University did the legwork and came up with a pretty appealing answer, since it happens to be a place we'd like to visit anyway: the Rocky Mountains. Read more...

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