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Top 10 Greatest Apocalyptic Comedies Of All Time

23 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

This past weekend, Last Man on Earth proved that people still love to laugh at the end of the world. But hilarious looks at the end of days are nothing new — the extinction of humanity always brings out the dark humor in people. Here are the top 10 greatest apocalyptic comedies of all end times. Read more...

Jaw-Dropping Photographs Show The Villarica Volcano Erupting in Chile

23 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The Villarica volcano near Pucón, Chile erupted early Tuesday morning, spewing a spectacular fountain of lava and ash that extended hundreds of meter into the air. Read more...

Watch Synchronized Dancing Paper Cranes Shake Their Origami Tails Off

23 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Need a pick-me-up this morning? Know that, somewhere in the world, there are origami cranes capable of performing synchronized dance numbers across an electromagnetic stage, and that life is kind of amazing. Read more...

One of the Best Books of 2014 and a Kindle To Read it On, More Deals

23 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The Martian was one of io9's best Sci-Fi books of 2014, and it has a stellar 4.6 star review average on over 8,000 reader reviews. I picked up a copy [ The Martian: A Novel (Kindle), $6] Read more...

This Treadmill Test Can Predict Your Odds Of Surviving Another Decade

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Researchers at the Mayo Clinic have devised a simple treadmill test and formula to calculate your odds of surviving the next ten years, and it goes like this: FIT Treadmill Score = %MPHR + 12 (METS) - 4 (age) + 43 (if female). Here's how it works and what it means to your health. Read more...

What The Reveal On Last Night's Rebels Means For Star Wars

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The last episode of Star Wars Rebels ' first season aired last night, and capped off with the reveal of a wider world of Rebellion for our main cast — but it also unveiled the return of a character that signifies great importance not just for the show, but the direction of Star Wars as a franchise itself. Read more...

iZombie Trailer Explains What This Odd Undead Series Is All About

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Behold iZombie, the next work from Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas. While this series is still centered around a girl who solves crimes every episodes, this time the girl is undead. So it's admittedly a little confusing, but finally there's a new trailer to explain it all. Read more...

How to Make a Cohesive (and Compelling) Alien Cinematic Universe

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

It's official. Fox is making a new Alien movie in addition to a new Prometheus and a new Predator. You know what that means: the best-known sci-fi horror setting is back in business. And while it may seem too soon to speculate aboutShow More Summary

What If Gotham Is Actually A Prequel To the 1960s Batman TV Series?

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Watching Gotham continue its complete and utter lunacy in "Everyone Has a Cobblepot" last night, I was struck with a single, amazing thought. What if Gotham is an origin story not for regular Batman, but for the old Batman TV show from the '60s? Because the ridiculousness is reaching that level. Read more...

An Exclusive Glimpse Of Jim Butcher's Next Book, Aeronaut's Windlass!

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

For 15 years, Jim Butcher has been keeping us guessing with his twisty urban fantasy series, The Dresden Files. But now, he's changing gears and launching a Horatio Hornblower-esque new series, The Cinder Spires. Check out the cover of the first book, The Aeronaut's Windlass, and an excerpt, exclusively at io9! Read more...

Grand Central Station Is Radioactive

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Behold, the miserable relic of a toxic era! Its denizens scurry through it, unaware or unable to avoid the poison it gives off. Seriously, though, Grand Central Station gives you a dose of radiation when you go through it, thanks to the granite used to build it. Read more...

What Have You Been Working On?

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Whatever you've been working on in your garages, labs, sewing rooms, workshops, kitchens, studios, theaters, and mad scientists lairs, it's time to bring it out into the light and let the rest of us in on it. That's right, it's io9 show and tell time! Read more...

Frieza Is One Angry Academy Award Statue In New DBZ Movie Trailer

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The first trailer for the newest Dragonball Z movie, Fukkatsu no F(or "F Is for Resurrection"), is here, and not only has Goku's old foe Frieza arrived on Earth, but he appears to have a new transformation in store for the Super Saiyan. A shiny transformation. Read more...

No, It's Not Illegal To "Spock" Your Fives In Canada

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In the wake of Leonard Nimoy's death, a number of Canadians have taken to the practice of converting the portrait of Prime Minister Sir Wilfred Laurier on the Canadian $5 bill into the iconic image of Mr. Spock. According to the Bank of Canada, defacing bills is not illegal — but it's not without consequences. Read more...

Hugh Jackman Is Ready For Wolverine To Show Up In Deadpool

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Chris Weitz discusses writing his Star Wars spinoff movie. Find out what's in store for Grant and Skye on Agents of SHIELD, and get a tiny hint of Jared Leto's Joker. Plus Robin Lord Taylor teases the Penguin's future on Gotham, and learn what's in store for Sasha in the next Walking Dead. Spoilers, ho! Read more...

How much better at explaining your research would you be after learning improv from Alan Alda?

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

How much better at explaining your research would you be after learning improv from Alan Alda? The New York Times has a profile of one of the classes at Stony Brook's Center for Communicating Science, and how improv has gone from being a quirk to an essential class. Read more...

What Marvel Characters End Up Being Called In Other Languages

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Along with the actual text and words of superhero tales getting translated abroad, the names of these characters also gets changed. Some are pretty literal and others, like Loki above, are a bit more descriptive. Read more...

Northern Light Sky Meets Sea In This Stunning Photo

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Taken on March 1, this shows the always-gorgeous aurora casting its spell over the crashing waves of the Reykjanes Peninsula Sea Stacks in Iceland. Read more...

Fragile Humans Spacewalk To Upgrade Space Station Communications

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

A pair of tiny, squishy astronauts braved the harsh vacuum of space to rig a new communications system on to the International Space Station. The new system is part of reconfiguring the station in preparation for the arrival of space taxis from the commercial crew program. Read more...

Batman Is Way Kinkier Than You Remember In Fifty Shades of Wayne

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Combining the Fifty Shades of Grey trailer and the Dark Knight trilogy is way funnier than it has any right to be. I'll admit that "cave diving" and "potent hallucinogens" made me laugh against my will. This is somehow much more entertaining than expected. Read more...

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