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Who Will Be the First Gay Superhero in the Movies?

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Your vaguely friendly, dilapidated neighborhood fake postman here before Fourthbay, which is the holiday I believe you used to call “The Fourth of July.” I vaguely recall hearing about how you guys celebrated it—grilling? Fireworks?—but nowadays we basically just strap explosives to meat. Cuts out the middleman. Read more...

There May Be Nowhere Near the Number of Galaxies We Thought There Were

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

It looks like we might have overestimated how many neighbors we have. New predictions show that the universe might be an emptier place than we imagined. Read more...

This Experiment Will Make You Believe in Spontaneous Generation of Life

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

This experiment involves two liquids and a machine that will jiggle them. That’s all. So how does it create a family of “worms” that branch out from and interact with each other? Check out this incredible video. Read more...

There Are Strawberries Growing Underwater Off the Coast of Italy

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Just off the coast of Noli, Italy, tethered twenty feet below the surface of the Mediterranean Sea, hover five bulbous biospheres filled with plants, light, and warm, wet air. Read more...

The Sinister Mystery of the Circleville, Ohio Poison-Pen Letter Writer 

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

New Jersey’s eerie “Watcher” mystery has a precedent: In 1976, the citizens of Circleville, Ohio began receiving sinister handwritten letters. The anonymous author knew many personal details about each resident and claimed to be watching them. They were postmarked from Columbus, without a return address. Read more...

What to Expect From Aliens When We Make First Contact

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Given the vastness of space, it may only be a matter of time before we make contact with intelligent extraterrestrials. But how might an alien civilization react to such a monumental meet-and-greet, and can we possibly know their intentions? Here’s what we might expect. Read more...

Help Celebrate And Preserve The Amazing Art Of Animated Short Films

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Some of the coolest movies ever made are short animated features. In a shorter film, without the constraints of live-action, you can let your imagination run wild. That’s why it’s totally worth giving your support to the Animation Show of Shows kickstarter campaign, which ends in 11 hours. Read more...

The 12 Creepiest Card Descriptions in Magic: The Gathering

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

One of the most iconic elements of Magic: The Gathering is the tiny snippets of lore written on the bottom of each card, known as “flavor text” to fans. These bits of story are frequently funny, but just as often they can be haunting. Here are 12 bits of flavor that turn good Magic cards into memorably creepy ones. Read more...

What I Learned From Re-Reading Stephen King's The Stand

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

I was twelve the first time I read Stephen King’s The Stand. My dad read it before I did. We were on vacation, and I saw him with the paperback, the edition with the silver binding and blue-black cover. There was a face on the cover—a mysterious, spooky sort of face, creepy and weirdly beautiful. Show More Summary

No, a Nuclear Explosion Did Not Launch a Manhole Cover into Space

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In 1957, the Nevada Test Site saw a series of nuclear explosions that, according to legend, launched a manhole cover into space. Except it probably didn’t. Here’s where the story came from—and why the inadvertent source of the story has been trying to stop its spread for years. Read more...

The First Photos From Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Are Here

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

We’ve seen a few promo shots and lots of paparazzi shots but now, for the first time, photos from the actual movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice are online. Read more...

This Solar-Powered Plane Just Set A New Flight Record

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

After 76 hours of solar-powered flight, pilot Andre Borschberg has set a new record for the longest non-stop solo trip without having to refuel. Read more...

GURPS, the Classic RPG System That Lets You Play Any—Or Every—Genre

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

You might use GURPS to play a fantasy campaign, then try a cyberpunk campaign, then switch to superheroes next. Or you might just have a wizard with a machine gun alongside a psi-mutant cyborg on a Sherman tank. That’s the power of GURPS. Read more...

Today's Best Media Deals: Ghost in the Shell, Fandango Discount, More

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The essential Ghost in the Shell 25th Anniversary Blu-ray is a steal at $10 today. [Ghost in the Shell 25th Anniversary, $10] Read more...

This Is Where The Opinions Of Scientists And The American Public Split

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

On evolution, genetically-modified foods, animal research, and global climate change, America’s scientists are almost all going one way—and the general public is going the other. Read more...

The First Western Fatalities Due to Puffer Fish Poisoning Were Pigs

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Puffer fish poisoning has claimed many victims. While the fish’s poison was well-known to the people who lived near its habitat, explorers ate it without a second thought. This proved bad for them, but much worse for their pigs. Read more...

Peyton Reed Already Wants To Make Another Ant-Man—Starring Hank Pym

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Channing Tatum talks about preparing to play Gambit. Fear The Walking Dead is all about families. Syfy announces a strange new horror series. Plus, what’s to come on Zoo and Under the Dome, more Fantastic Four footage, a female director returns to Doctor Who, and Agent Carter hits Comic-Con. Spoilers get! Read more...

Bad signs for Hannibal fans: the contracts for stars Hugh Dancy and Mads Mikkelsen have expired.

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Bad signs for Hannibal fans: the contracts for stars Hugh Dancy and Mads Mikkelsen have expired. Although both apparently love the show and would make a new deal if a home for the show was found, Deadline lists the number of challenges a fourth season faces. There are quite a few. Read more...

Meet the Newly Discovered Centipede Named After Greek Myth

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

This is a photo of Geophilus hadesi, a centipede found in caves that reach 4,7000 feet underground. The bug-phobic have every right to do a full body shudder right now. Read more...

Photographer Turns Pre-Wedding Photos Into a Grand Lightsaber Battle

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

When a couple approached Singapore-based photographer Mezame Shashin-ka about doing a Star Wars-themed photoshoot, the results, which mingled real people, action figures, and a fair amount of post-production are damn impressive. Read more...

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