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20 Horror Movies Where Almost Everyone Survives

18 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Horror movies get their shock value from a high body count, right? The characters get killed off one by one, until there's just one survivor left — often, this is the "Final Girl." But actually, that's often not true. Here are 20 horror movies where most, or all, of the sympathetic characters survive. Read more...

The Best Moments From Last Night's Arrow

19 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Arrow enters its usual first-quarter holding pattern in this episode, so we don't make much progress. But "The Magician" is still peppered with great moments. Let's talk about the scenes that absolutely made the episode. Read more.....

Brain Abnormalities Linked To Chronic Fatigue

19 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

People suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome are often told that their condition isn't real — that it's all in their head. It turns out this is true — but in a very literal sense. Researchers have learned that the brains of CFS patients...Show More Summary

Dungeons and Dragons is getting in on that miniature aerial combat craze

19 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

FFG's X-Wing and Wizkid's own Star Trek: Attack Wing have seen a pretty major revitalisation of dogfighting miniature games in recent years, but now the esteemed tabletop franchise D&D is getting a piece of the action, replacing spaceships with, err... Dragons. I mean, what did you expect? Read more...

Pride & Prejudice & Zombies Debuts Its Zombie-Fighting Bennet Sisters

19 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Who knew the Bennet sisters could look so badass? The very first picture from Pride and Prejudice and Zombies looks fairly ridiculous, which is the entire point. Call me insane, but I'm kind of excited about this silly movie. Read more...

Definitive Proof That Nostradamus Predicted Star Wars

19 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The prophecies of the French astrologer Nostradamus remain famous more than 400 years after his death. He has been credited with predicting events like the French Revolution and World War II. But, after careful scrutiny, we present evidence that his prophecies were, in fact, plot spoilers for the Star Wars films. Read more...

The Creationist Freak Out Over The Pope's Evolution Speech Has Begun

20 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In a speech earlier this week, Pope Francis declared evolution and the Big Bang theory to be real. His comments, while not completely unprecedented for the Catholic Church, go against the "pseudo theory" of intelligent design encouraged by his predecessor, Benedict XVI. So, how are creationists responding? Not well. Read more...

Why It May Not Pay To Steal Someone Else's Partner

20 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

A surprising number of relationships are the product of "mate poaching", the ethically dubious practice of stealing someone else's partner. Though common, nearly nothing is known about the quality of the ensuing relationships. New research now suggests they suffer both in the short- and long-term. Read more...

Schools Teach Moon-Landing Denialism In The First Interstellar Clip

20 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The first clip from Interstellar shows us the future Earth that Christopher Nolan has created. It's one in which the idea of space travel is so thoroughly discouraged that children are taught that we never went to the moon. Read mor...

Ritual Is the Cult Movie You Need on Halloween

21 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In Mickey Keating's 2013 meta-horror thriller extravaganza Ritual, the awesomely-named Lisa Marie Summerscales plays Lovely, resident of South Texas, whose turn ons include smoking at the beach, cruising dive bars and picking up guys with more prison tats than teeth. Read more...

A Sexually Charged Turing Test Gets Creepy In Trailer For Ex Machina

21 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

28 Days Later and Sunshine writer Alex Garland is back with a new science fiction thriller, this one about the line between human and AI. In Ex Machina, a programmer is tasked with evaluating the consciousness of a female-bodied AI, and things quickly take a turn for the very weird. Read more...

What Is The Most Terrifying Problem We Face Today?

21 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

It's that time of year again, when people attempt to spook us with stories about ghosts and monsters, but let's face it: With global warming cooking the planet, melting glaciers, and the build-up of nuclear arsenals, the real stories are much, much scarier. Read more...

Deadspin Madison Bumgarner's World Series MVP Presentation Got Super Awkward | Gizmodo Tim Cook: I'm

22 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Deadspin Madison Bumgarner's World Series MVP Presentation Got Super Awkward | Gizmodo Tim Cook: I'm Proud To Be Gay | Jezebel Mama June's Dated Sex Offenders Before, Sugar Bear Doesn't Want Custody | Lifehacker What to Do When You Have Nowhere to Sleep While Traveling Read more...

Reservoirs and hydropower are often thought of as climate friendly, but new research suggests that w

22 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Reservoirs and hydropower are often thought of as climate friendly, but new research suggests that we may have underestimated the amount of methane they produce. The methane—which is 35 times as potent a greenhouse gas as CO2 over the span of a century—is produced by bacteria eating nutrient-rich agricultural runoff. Read more...

What Are The Most Cited Research Papers Of All Time?

22 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The writers at Nature News recently put together a list of the 100 most highly cited papers of all time. There are a few surprises in here, including the fact that it takes no fewer than 12,119 citations to rank in the top 100. Read more...

What's Neil Patrick Harris' Weird American Horror Story Character?

22 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Meet some new characters for Agent Carter and Star Wars, and learn more about a Star Wars villain's confrontation with a hero. Kevin Feige shoots down the Avengers/Spider-Man crossover rumors. Plus a sneak peek at Doctor Who's intense next episode. Spoilers now! Read more...

Please Explain How This Squirrel Made a Jack O' Lantern

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

No, seriously, tell me how they did this. Not to get all squirrel truther on you, but there was clearly something put on the pumpkin to make the squirrel do this, right? Read more...

Drunk Museum Review: The Mütter Museum Will Give Me Nightmares Forever

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Last time, I had a ball at the American Museum of Natural History. This last time was much less fun than that. I cannot stress enough that having a series of existential crises while drunk and alone in the Mütter Museum is a horrible idea. Just horrible. Read more...

Read These Comics to Prepare for the Next Five Years of Marvel Movies

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Marvel announced a ton of movies yesterday, revealing the characters who'll be joining their silver-screen universe over the next five years. Some of the new heroes, however, aren't as well-known as big-leaguers like Iron Man, Thor and the Hulk. Show More Summary

Here's Clothing Advice for the Modern Supernatural Woman

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Not only is this a tumblr curated with excellent taste. Not only are the situations it addresses complicated to the extreme. But the reasoning? Extremely detailed. Read more...

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