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The Hideous Chicago Triple Child Murder That Was Finally Solved ... After 40 Years

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

It was a Sunday in October 1955 when three Chicago boys (from left in the photo: Robert Peterson, 14; John Schuessler, 13; and his brother, Anton, 11) decided to venture downtown for a matinee. Peterson’s mother helped them pick out a film (Disney doc The African Lion) and sent them on their way. They never returned. Read more...

A Cop Comes Back to Life, Younger, Stronger, and Better in Lookinglass

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

A 75-year-old former sheriff — forced to resign for corruption 15 years ago and “a drinker, womanizer and a father” — is killed. But then he’s brought back to life and has to a) solve his own murder and b) work with a son suddenly older than him. Read more...

15 Common English Words That You Probably Didn't Know Were Still Trademarked

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The English language is a voracious eater, consuming words and digesting them into whole new things. Sometimes words that used to be trademarked by companies pass into generic use—like escalator, thermos, and aspirin. And sometimes words live in limbo: still trademarked, but used all the time as generic terms. Here are 15 of those words. Read more...

The Little-Known Sea Sapphire Flashes Bright Blue Light and then Disappears Entirely. How?

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

These tiny copepods don’t even look like animals. Most of the time, they look like blue flashes of light in sea water. The millimeter-long creatures have the ability to give out bursts of light and then turn completely transparent. Read more...

How On Earth Can Pixar Make a Worthy Sequel to The Incredibles?

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Ever since Disney and Pixar announced they’d be making The Incredibles 2, I’ve been obsessed with it. Partially that’s because I’m such a huge fan of Brad Bird’s original, pitch perfect superhero team/family film. But also it’s because I can’t figure out how the hell they’re going to make it work. Read more...

I Have Some Serious Concerns About the Captain America: Civil War Movie

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The way Marvel keeps jamming superheroes into the third Captain America movie, the more it sounds like it’s going to be Avengers 2.5, with the twist being that the Avengers are taking sides against each other. Everyone loves seeing their...Show More Summary

When Book Research Means 250 MPH Winds, A Crash Helmet and Goggles

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

You know that moment where you feel like a good breeze could lift your feet from the ground? You lean into it a little. You might even unbutton your coat to let the wind fill the cloth. Read more...

Some Cranky Camels Aside, This Week's Zoo Is All About Human Drama

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Zoo has just three episodes to go after this week’s “Emotional Contagion,” and the title is apt; this might be the show’s most emo week yet, and it’s overloaded with heavy plotting. It’s also way too low on insane animal action. However, some excellent Mitch Morgan zingers almost save the day. Read more...

DC Superhero Red Tornado Blows Into the Supergirl TV Series, But With a Twist

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Twist? Tornado? Spinning? Never mind. Peaky Blinders and Salem star Iddo Goldberg has been cast as the superheroic android in the utterly fabulous-looking new Supergirl TV series, but not quite as DC fans will recognize him. Read more...

Uh-oh, Could Spielberg Be Rebooting Back to the Future and Jaws?

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Steven Spielberg’s company DreamWorks is going back to Universal after a deal with Disney runs out next year and you probably don’t care. What you may care about though is the article about this deal mentions potential reboots of Back to the Future and Jaws. Read more...

These Ancient Dolphins Left the Sea to Swim Through Prehistoric Rivers

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Most dolphins are saltwater animals, but there are a few dolphins around the world that decided to leave the saltwater behind and swim upriver. This is an artist’s rendition of one of those prehistoric dolphins that swam through the rivers of Panama millions of years ago. Read more...

Help Get the Webcomic Chief O'Brien at Work Out of Cyberspace and Into a Book

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

We’ve written about Chief O’Brien at Work, the webcomic about the true misery suffered by Miles O’Brien during his days on the Enterprise, before. But now you can support it on Kickstarter and allow him to move from digital to physical form, even if he still never gets to leave the transporter room. Read more...

Deadspin RGIII Almost Saved Washington, And Then He Didn’t | Gizmodo Google’s Logo Killed Serifs Bec

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Deadspin RGIII Almost Saved Washington, And Then He Didn’t | Gizmodo Google’s Logo Killed Serifs Because Serifs Had It Coming | Jezebel I’m Sorry, But Who the Fuck Does This Homewrecking Pig Think She Is? | Kotaku Mad Max: The Kotaku Review | Read more...

River Song Is Returning to Doctor Who. Great. Whee.

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

River Song will return to sass the Doctor in this year’s Doctor Who Christmas Special, according to the BBC. It’s like a Christmas present, except you can’t leave it under the tree and you can’t regift it later. Read more...

A Dust Pile the Size of Arizona is Slowly Moving Across China

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In China, west and slightly south of Beijing, lies the Ordos Basin. It resembles a teenager’s messy room—one corner is flat and clear, and the other is a giant pile of debris. And when we say, “giant,” we mean “the size of a state”—nd it’s on the move. Read more...

This Star Wars Casting News Changes Everything. Plus ANOTHER Wild Spider-Man Rumor!

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Tatiana Maslany could still appear in a Star Wars film—and there’s one detail that could be huge. Game of Thrones is filming a huge scene from the books, minus one important character. There’s a shocking Walking Dead rumor. Star Trek Beyond reveals another new alien. Michael J. Fox is a robot dog. Spoilers ahead! Read more...

Four Storms on the Move | NASA’s GOES-West satellite captured this image of four tropical cyclones a

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Four Storms on the Move | NASA’s GOES-West satellite captured this image of four tropical cyclones all at once in the Pacific Ocean. From left to right, there’s Typhoon Kilo, Hurricane Ignacio, Hurricane Jimena and Tropical Depression 14E. Read more...

Steven Spielberg Is Looking For His Next Action Heroine For Ready Player One

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Steven Spielberg is literally working on three movies at once. He’s got Bridge of Spies out next month, The BFG next Summer and then Ready Player One in December 2017. That’s the furthest off—but the casting process is already underway, and there’s even a shortlist for one of the lead roles. Read more...

I Touched All Your Stuff Documentary Trailer Suggests True Crime at its Truly Weirdest

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Chris Kirk is an American imprisoned for drug smuggling in Brazil. How he got there isn’t explained in the enigmatic trailer for Maíra Bühler and Matias Mariani’s documentary I Touched All Your Stuff, but reviews mention a “Hitchcockian chance-encounter with a femme fatale” and “Pablo Escobar’s hippos.” Read more...

This is Not an Image of an Animal Using Jets to Move Itself Around

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

This laser-light illumination of particles in water appears to show us how a creature moves around by using carefully-directed jets of water, up and down its entire body. But that’s not what we’re actually seeing. Read more...

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