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Concept Art Writing Prompt: A Space Botanist Marooned

18 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In this week’s Concept Art Writing Prompt by Alice Duke, a botanist contemplates her life on an alien planet with only her mutant dog creature for company. What story can you spin about this lady and her far-off thoughts? Read more....

Play Arts Kai's Thor Comes With A Wonderfully Swoosh-y Hammer

19 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Sure, this new Thor toy doesn’t come with an amazing circle of spinning hammers, but adding a great big piece of plastic to Mjolnir to make it look like it’s swooshing through the air is a definite plus. It’s all in the swing, right? Read more...

These Video Tours Of Abandoned Mansions Are Incredibly Spooky

20 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

We love photographs of grand, abandoned buildings, where we can see what happens when once-luxurious digs fall into decay. But there’s something special about taking a video tour of a crumbling mansions... something that makes the experience a little creepier. Read more...

This Response To Solar Sail Haters Is On Point (And It Rhymes!)

20 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

For everything that is good out there, there’s always someone to naysay it. So how to respond when the haters come for our solar sails? With poetry, friends, only poetry. Read more...

Deadspin A Civilian’s Guide To The U.S.

20 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Deadspin A Civilian’s Guide To The U.S. Military | Gizmodo Stop Going on Cruises | Jezebel I Am Not a ‘Pretty Little Liar’ | Kotaku 17-Year-Old Swatter Sounds Like A Complete Asshole | Kinja Popular Posts Read more...

How To Make A Microphone Out Of A Matchbox

20 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Talk to a headphones-wearing friend on a microphone made out of a matchbox and a pencil lead. Sure, you could use a regular microphone, but would it be as cool? Read more...

Animals Are Now "Sentient Beings" According To New Zealand Law

21 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Earlier this month, a change was made to New Zealand’s Animal Welfare Amendment Bill stating that animals — like humans — are “sentient” beings. Read more...

See The Flash's Speed Force Scene (And All Its Easter Eggs) In Slow-Mo

21 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

If you watched this week’s finale of The Flash, you know that Barry Allen traveled into the Speed Force, which allowed him to run through time itself, amidst images of the past and the future. As such, it was jam-packed with fun comics easter eggs, and now you can get a really good look at them. Read more...

Trailer For The Batkid Documentary Will Make You Feel All Warm And Fuzzy

21 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

With the help of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, five-year-old Miles Scott stole our hearts when he fulfilled his dream of becoming Batman for a day. The trailer for the upcoming documentary Batkid Begins takes us behind the scenes of the day that San Francisco became Gotham City and Miles became a hero. Read more...

This Surreal Rotoscoping Of Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" Is Everything

21 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

How did civilization exist before we had this? A group of 49 animation students were each given 52 frames of Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” music video, to rotoscope anyway they wanted. The results are surreal and astonishing. Can’t stop, won’t stop, watching this madness. Read more...

How To Turn Impostor Syndrome Into A Superpower

21 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Everybody gets impostor syndrome, but it’s a disease that hits geeks especially hard. You know how it is: You feel like you couldn’t possibly belong, that you can’t measure up, that everyone will realize you’re a fake. Here’s how to turn impostor syndrome into your own superpower. Read more...

George Romero's Marvel Comic Empire Of The Dead Is Heading To Television

22 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

There’s going to be a new zombie comic book getting a TV show soon, and it has nothing to do with The Walking Dead. Oh, and did we mention there will be vampires, too? Read more...

A Clever Herd Goes Undercover In The Stop-Motion Shaun The Sheep Trailer

23 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

You can tell by the googly eyes that Shaun the Sheep is an Aardman Animations production. The trailer promises the clever humor and adorable stop-motion animation that the studio (home of Wallace and Gromit) is known for... plus, did we catch a Silence of the Lambs reference? Snort. Read more...

What’s Wrong With The Supergirl Trailer? Everything And Nothing.

23 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Greetings my post-apocalyptic pen pals! Full disclosure: We have lost all pen technology in my dark future. However, I do know who the best supervillain on TV is, what Thanos’ evil plan in the MCU is, and more, so it all works out, more or less. Besides, we still have pencils, even if we mostly use them to stab tiny vampires. Read more...

A Switch That Turns Deadly Female Mosquitoes Into Harmless Males

23 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

An international team of scientists have isolated a gene within the Aedes aegypti mosquito that partially transforms females into males. Since only females spread diseases by feasting on human blood, the discovery could lead to powerful population control strategies. Read more...

Community Parodies Captain America: The Winter Soldier's Elevator Scene

23 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Community’s latest paintball episode is online and it includes one scene that pays tribute to Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Just as Steve Rogers finds himself in an elevator surrounded by enemy agents, so too does Community’s Dean Pelton find himself apparently cornered by rival paintball players. Read more...

Bandai's Figuarts Hulkbuster Is Insanely Awesome

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

They’ve teased it for a very long time, but it’s finally here: Bandai have revealed their Figuarts Hulkbuster, and they’ve really pushed the boat out. Read more...

I'm Going To Pretend Everyone Died At The End of Supernatural Season 10

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Supernatural has had an amazing run. The first five seasons of Eric Kripke’s monster-fighting show had a beautiful arc, and formidable storytelling chops, and the five post-Kripke seasons have had moments of greatness, despite an aimlessness bordering on ennui. But after season 10? I’m done. Read more...

How To Get Into The Witcher Novels

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

If you play video games, you might be familiar with The Witcher. But before Geralt of Rivia dazzled gamers in CD Projekt Red’s series, he was the star of Polish writer Andrzej Sapowski’s hit fantasy novels. Want to know more about the literary origins of the Witcher? Here’s everything you need to get started. Read more...

How America's First Female Detective Helped Foil An Assassination Plot

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

History isn’t certain if Kate Warne, America’s first female detective, had that career path in mind when she walked into the Pinkerton Detective Agency. It’s possible she was applying to be a secretary. But she so impressed Allan Pinkerton that he hired her as an agent — a job she proved unusually well-suited for. Read more...

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