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If You're Planning To Invade The US, 2028 Will Be The Optimum Year

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Timing is everything in warfare, so here's a helpful tip for any up-and-coming global superpowers, evil masterminds or future corporate nation-states. The best year to stage your very own version of Red Dawn could be in 2028, when the U.S. Navy, the main protector of America's sovereignty, will be at its weakest. Read more...

This Darth Vader Toy Comes With The Coolest Lightsaber Attachment

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There's a lot to like about Square-Enix's Variant Play Arts Kai line - usually its willingness to offer batshit stylised versions of popular characters. But what I think I love about this Darth Vader the most is the awesome swishy lightsaber he has. I dare you to look at that and not make lightsaber noises! Read more...

Let's Get Weird In This GIF Party!

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You've made it through the holiday madness. Well, almost — just a few more days left to secretly gorge yourself on leftover egg casserole. So let's shake things up a little bit. Let's get weird in this GIF party. Read more...

Two Of Saturn's Moons Play Hide-And-Seek In This Stunning Image

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Ever get the feeling that someone is staring over your shoulder? The Cassini spacecraft captured this rare view of Saturn's moon Tethys peeking out from behind its sibling, Rhea. Tethys appears brighter because its surface is covered in ice, which gives it a higher albedo, or reflectivity. Read more...

What Does The End Of Last Night's Doctor Who Mean For Season Nine?

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There's some new confirmation that even DC's wildest film will still share the same universe as Batman v. Superman. Plus wild speculation about who will be the next big villain on The Walking Dead. And also, sneak peeks at the next seasons of Orphan Black and Penny Dreadful. Spoilers now! Read more...

Doctor Who Offers Us A Joyous Celebration Of Reusing Old Story Ideas

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Doctor Who's head writer, Steven Moffat, has sometimes been accused of having a few main story ideas that he trots out again and again. Today's Doctor Who Christmas special, "Last Christmas," feels like a hilarious, spirited defense: A story made entirely out of old stories, which just has fun with it. Spoilers ahead... Read more...

This Supercut Of Super Sentai Heroine Transformations Is My Happy Place

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Japan's insanely long-running Super Sentai series has produced a lot of really amazing female heroes and villains — including one who blows explosive kisses at people. (In the U.S., we know Super Sentai as Power Rangers, sort of.) Here's a lovely reel of Super Sentai Heroines transforming. Warning: highly addictive. Read more...

Why Is This Nebula So Perfectly Symmetrical?

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This is one of the most symmetrical nebulae we've ever seen. It was discovered in the mid-2000s by astronomer Peter Tuthill, who named it the Red Square. Its unusual shape hints at a possibly violent future for the star at its center. Read more...

Rogue White Cobra Finds New Home

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Even if you have a snake phobia (like we do), you gotta admit that this venomous white cobra is a marvel to behold. Read more...

The Interview: Only a Bad Movie Could Start This Culture War 

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The Interview begins with a thought experiment. What if, tomorrow, North Korea demonstrated that it had nuclear missiles that could destroy the US from across the Pacific? The resulting movie is a mess, but as a political satire it obviously hit its mark. Here's why such a terrible flick started a culture war. Read more...

Which Classic Science Fiction Do You Not Understand The Nostalgia For?

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Science fiction looks to the future, but its past is also full of riches and wonders. There are so many movies, books, TV shows, games and comics to love. And then there are some things that it's hard to believe anyone remembers fondly. Which SF or fantasy story do you not understand the nostalgia for? Read more...

A Franchise Dream Deferred

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I watched chunks of RIPD and Amazing Spider-Man 2 on cable tonight, and I could almost tell that the filmmakers realized, on an instinctual level, that the audience just wasn't going to give a crap. There's just the sense that they understood...Show More Summary

We're All The Questing Robot In This Beautifully Bleak Existential Film

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A robot's quest for meaning unfolds with beautiful despair in the short film We Were Not Made for This World. Let the stark and lovely visuals wash over you as you listen to the tale of the robot's search for the beings who created him. Read more...

Comic Book Heroes Celebrate Hanukkah In This Delightful Jon Morris Art

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December 24th marks the end of Hanukkah for Jewish people across the world - and to celebrate the festivities Jon Morris has been posting daily sketches throughout the holiday highlighting prominent Jewish heroes in and out of the pages of Comic books. Read more...

The Book Of Strange New Things Will Blow You Away

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Michael Faber's new novel The Book of Strange New Things pulls a neat trick. At first, you think it's going to be a story about a human trying to explain our culture — and specifically Christianity — to aliens on the planet Oasis. But at some point, you realize it's about the fate of humanity, instead. And that's when it gets really powerful. Read more...

This 1.2 million-year-old stone tool found in Turkey shows that the ancestors of humans, Homo erectu

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

This 1.2 million-year-old stone tool found in Turkey shows that the ancestors of humans, Homo erectus, were hanging around in Turkey long before we evolved. Something about the region has long been attractive to us. Over a million years after this tool was made, humans built some of the world's first cities in the same area. Read more...

Fly Swarms Reveal Something Profound About the Human Brain

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

We think of our brains as single, unified organs. But a new set of experiments with flies reveals that certain brain cells in these insects respond exclusively to crowd behavior. And that leads to an interesting question: Did cells in the animal brain evolve to think using something akin to the wisdom of fly swarms? Read more...

It's Snowing in the Grand Canyon Right Now, and It Looks Beautiful

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Thanks to the wonderful Twitter feed from the park rangers at the Grand Canyon National Park, we have this incredible shot of a light dusting of snow that fell over the Grand Canyon today. Read more...

No Matter How Great Your Christmas Tree...

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

...this mall in Japan has you beat. Read more...

Building the Force: When L.A.

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Building the Force: When L.A.-based Westside UrbanForum handed out its annual architecture awards, it bestowed cheeky "Darth Vader Awards" on a pair of memorable structures: Peter Zumthor's "foreboding, jet black LACMA expansion," and Renzo Piano's Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Museum, which has a "helmet-looking theater." Read more...

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