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Olly Moss Releases Three Breathtaking Wilderness Posters

19 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

These utterly gorgeous posters don't celebrate Star Wars or other classic films the way some of our favorite Olly Moss posters have. But they're still incredibly beautiful and will fill you with a love of the great outdoors. And they're on sale for four days. Read more...

Two groups of healthy green sea turtles are thriving off the coast of Peru.

20 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Two groups of healthy green sea turtles are thriving off the coast of Peru. This is hopeful news, as these turtles are part of an endangered group and their numbers were shrinking. It seems that protecting their habitats has worked, and their populations are growing again. Read more...

Even James Gunn Thinks This Is How GotG Should Have Ended

20 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The How It Should Have Ended guys have gotten their hands on Guardians of the Galaxy to the delight of everyone, including director James Gunn, who wrote: "Haha! I love these. Having a 'How It Should Have Ended' is better than winning an Oscar." Doesn't this mean they should direct GotG2? Or at least the last bit? Read more...

Alfred Kicks Ass, Flirts With Fish Mooney In This Exclusive Gotham Clip

20 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Pennyworth and Bullock hit the streets looking for Bruce Wayne. And what we get is a totally great, ass-kicking Alfred Pennyworth. Take an exclusive look at next week's episode now. Read more...

Why "Neglected Diseases" Are Becoming A Global Danger

20 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Though over 1 billion people suffer from them, they're called "neglected diseases" because they attract little public attention and research money. But these diseases are about to explode across the globe. Here's why the neglect has to stop, and what can be done to help. Read more...

What Early Humans Might Have Had In Common With The Borg

21 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In Star Trek, the prospect of being assimilated into the Borg Collective—and losing all sense of self—is a fate worse than death. One theory about the evolution of human consciousness could explain why we find the Borg so uniquely unsettling. Read more...

Why Do Rivers Curve?

21 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Relatedly, why do branching river channels form fractals ? Check out this latest installment of Minute Earth to find out. Read more...

Listen to an Excerpt from Brandon Sanderson's Legion: Skin Deep

21 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Stephen Leeds, the man with a thousand (superpowered) personalities, is back in this sequel to Brandon Sanderson's novel Legion. Now he's up against new bad guys — and has a creepy new mystery to solve. You can listen to an excerpt now! Read more...

10 Cautionary Tales About Not Reading The Instruction Manual

21 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Sometimes you get hold of a nifty new piece of gear, and you just want to try it out without wasting time with the manual. After all, what's the worst that could happen? A lot, it turns out. Here are 10 science fiction and fantasy stories where people didn't read the instructions before using something. Read more...

Ready your House Stark Jokes, GoT Christmas decorations are here

22 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

You know what reminds me of Christmas? A throne of a thousand swords forged together by the heat of dragon fire hanging from my tree. Wait, what? Read more...

Deals on the Books You Want and the Devices to Read Them On

22 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

If you're planning on buying a Kindle with this $40 off deal, or you already have one, and just need some reading material for your holiday travel, Amazon's knocked six extremely popular titles down to $3 today. Read more...

Felicity Just Can't Catch A Break On Last Night's Arrow

22 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In "Draw Back Your Bow," Arrow's most beloved character gets so incredibly screwed over that the episode is almost a comedy. We'll take a look at the convoluted reasons why the psycho-of-the-week has a better chance at finding love than she does. Read more...

What's Actually In Your Pumpkin Spice Latte?

22 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Is it the tang of the passing of the seasons — and, hence, our own impending demise — that gives pumpkin spice lattes their distinct flavor? The tears of hipster baristas? Actual pumpkin and spices? (AHA HA HA HA no.) Read more...

The Last Starfighter Re-Cut Into A Modern Trailer Is Totally Badass

22 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

What if The Last Starfighter came out today? Well the trailer would probably recut from its awesome '80s glory into this re-cut badassery. Watch a trailer for The Last Starfighter, retooled for modern times. Read more...

?House Passes A Bill That Restricts Scientists From Advising The EPA

23 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

By a vote of 229-191, the House has just passed a GOP-sponsored bill to ensure that a more "balanced panel of experts" will advise the Environmental Protection Agency. But critics say it will reduce the participation of independent scientists in favor of those with financial ties to industry. Read more...

Ridley Scott Says There'll Be A New Type Of Alien In Prometheus 2

23 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

While Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender's severed head journey through the cosmos, Sir Ridley Scott is hard at work at chronicling their adventures in his script for Prometheus 2. And now he's dropped a fascinating bombshell about the movie: It's going to have a new type of alien we've never seen before. Read more...

An Astounding History of Scientific Space Art from the Past 200 Years

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Ron Miller's new coffee table book The Art of Space is a gorgeous history of scientific illustrations, full of retro rockets and stunning planetscapes. It's also a glimpse back at the cutting-edge astronomy of yesteryear. We've got a gallery of some of the most striking work from the book. Read more...

The Highlander Reboot Wants Tom Cruise As Its Ramirez, Pretty Please

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In other news, the Highlander reboot also wants a major star for the role of Connor MacLeod, world peace, and a pretty pony. I'm not sure any of these things are going to happen, as the movie has languished in limbo for years and the current director is the second unit guy from Snow White and the Huntsman. Read more...

Singing Pirate Christopher Walken Is The Gift That Keeps On Giving

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Peter Pan Live! has released even more dancing and singing footage from the dress rehearsal of their soon-to-be-live and televised musical show. If there was any doubt that there is magic in this world, please let the pausing and mugging Walken clear that up for you. Read more...

?What Old Tech Inspires The Most Undeserved Amount Of Nostalgia Ever?

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Lots of by-gone technologies pull their own little cults of fierce nostalgia around them (yeah, we see you over there, record player people and telegram fans.) But which old technology deserves its current following the least? Read more...

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