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One Great Teacher May Have Turned Western Civilization Towards Science

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

We don’t know much about Strato of Lampsacus. None of his books survived to the present day. But he might have turned western civilization towards the sciences, by teaching just the right guy in just the right way. Read more...

Gotham Adds More Villains, More Heroes, More Worries

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

As the official io9 reviewer of the first season of Gotham, I thought the show had an unfortunate tendency to merely trot out proto-Batman characters in lieu of decent storytelling and actual character development. Now that the show is adding an absurd amount of new characters for season 2, I don’t think this problem will be going away. Read more...

That Dystopic Version of Little Women No One Asked For Is Coming to TV

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

I swear this next sentence is true and not the result of a Mad Lib: The CW is developing a “hyper-stylized, gritty adaptation” of Little Women with Michael Weatherly (NCIS) executive producing. Whatever you’re about to say, I KNOW. Read more...

Cassini Spies "Unusual" Red Arcs on Saturn's Icy Moon Tethys

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Recently acquired images of Tethys, one of the ice moons of Saturn, have given scientists their best view yet of several “unusual, arc-shaped reddish streaks” that sweep across the satellite’s surface. Read more...

An 8-year-old boy has become the youngest recipient of a double-hand transplant.

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

An 8-year-old boy has become the youngest recipient of a double-hand transplant. Four surgical teams worked in shifts for 11 hours to perform the operation at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Zion Harvey will have to remain on medications for the rest of his life, but his new hands are expected to function and grow as he ages. Read more...

Doctor Who's Most Surprising Cameo Will Get An Explanation This Fall

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

One of the biggest surprises of Doctor Who’s 50th Anniversary special was the brief moment that Peter Capaldi’s 12th Doctor joined all 13 Doctors in saving Gallifrey—but now it looks like the next season of the show will explore that cameo even further, thanks to some wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey shenanigans. Read more...

Astronauts Have Bolted Kombucha Samples to the Space Station

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Nope, it’s not a home-brewing experiment gone horribly awry in the ISS. It’s an attempt to test the resilience of kombucha, by throwing it directly against the void of space. Read more...

We Now Know Who Ethan Embry Is In The Walking Dead Season Six

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

One of the big takeaways when the first trailer for The Walking Dead season six was released was a role for Ethan Embry. You know him. The ’90s darling who starred in Empire Records, Can’t Hardly Wait and more? Well, we now know who he’s playing, as well as two other new characters. Read more...

Did This Woman Attempt Assassination-By-Plague?

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

This is Caterina Sforza, one of the most infamous people of Renaissance Italy. She had many feuds, the most prominent of which was with the Borgia family. This feud resulted in an interesting rumor—that she weaponized the Plague, and tried to assassinate the Pope with it. Read more...

The Ghostbusters May Still Team Up With Channing Tatum & Chris Pratt

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

If there’s one thing we can definitely say about the future of Ghostbusters, it’s that we don’t know what’s going on. The Paul Feig movie is shooting but after that, rumors have continually surfaced then been debunked. Now, the Channing Tatum Chris Pratt team up rumor has risen from its grave. Read more...

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2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

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Which Movie Has Been a Deal Breaker in Your Relationships?

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

So you’ve met an awesome person who has definite boyfriend or girlfriend or just friend-friend potential. Things are going great! Until the convo turns to favorite movies, and you realize not only do your tastes completely clash... the other person utterly hates the one film that’s most shaped your life. Read more...

Zoo Finally Admitted It's Sort of a Comedy

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Zoo, the show about mysterious animal attacks around the globe, has shown signs of taking itself too seriously—but deep down, this show knows it’s ridiculous. Exhibit A: the punny title of last night’s episode (“Blame It on Leo”), along with its somewhat lighter tone. Read more...

Have You Ever Seen a Soap Bubble Bounce?

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Fifteen years ago, researchers used high speed video to show that when a drop of water coalesces into a layer of the same liquid, it does so not instantaneously but in a matryoshka-like cascade, with each step generating a smaller drop. Now, a newly published study finds that soap bubbles do something similar. Read more...

Why the Argument Against a Ban on Autonomous Killer Robots Falls Flat

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

This week, an open letter was presented at an AI conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina calling for a ban on autonomous weapons. The letter has been signed by nearly 14,000 prominent thinkers and leading robotics researchers, but not everyone agrees with its premise. Here’s the case against a ban on killer robots, and why it’s misguided. Read more...

What on Earth is Fake Cream Made Out Of?

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The cream inside your Twinkie is not the same thing as the cream inside that eclair at the fancy French bakery—we know that, because real cream goes bad after a while, and can’t sit on shelves for months. So what’s really inside that Twinkie? (And are you sure you really want to know the answer?) Read more...

Skeletal Remains Found at Jamestown Site Identified as Colony Leaders

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Archaeologists have identified the 400-year-old remains of four men considered to be among the first leaders of Virginia’s Jamestown settlement, the New World’s first successful British colony. Read more...

This 3D Tribute To Hayao Miyazaki is Jaw-Droppingly Gorgeous

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Legendary Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki has created some of the most beautiful animated films—but this video tribute takes some of Miyazaki’s most-loved characters and puts them into a 3D world. The result gives you Miyazaki like you’ve never seen him before. Read more...

Chimps Are Eating Clay to Detox Themselves

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

A group of chimpanzees has been observed eating clay. Scientists think that they’re after the clay because it contains a very important element that helps neutralize problematic parts of their diet. Read more...

A Crazy Amount Of Cash Could Get You A Life-Sized He-Man Battle Cat Head

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

... for your wall. Ever wanted to basically do what Skeletor never could? Now’s your chance! Well, as long as you have a rather ludicrous amount of money, this massive head of poor Battle Cat from Masters of the Universe could be yours to mount above your fireplace in a mixture of sadness and pride. Read more...

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