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The CW's Making a Crossover Show With Atom, Firestorm, and Sara Lance?!

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Rather than add a whole bunch of superhero shows to its line-up, the CW is currently developing a show which'll bring a number of the recurring heroes from The Flash and Arrow into one show. On deck? Brandon Routh, Victor Garber, Wentworth Miller and Caity Lotz. Wait. Caity "Sara Lance" Lotz? Read more...

The "What Color Is This Goddamn Dress?" Debate Explained By Science

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

A rift is tearing the internet apart. And it's the question of what color this dress is. Society has been split into the white/golds and the blue/blacks. Thankfully some people have stepped up to explain, scientifically, what color this goddamn dress is. Read more...

Watch James Cameron Walk Through His Real Life Avatar Theme Park

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Here's a sneak peak of Avatar Land! At some point Disney will add Avatar Land to their Animal Kingdom in Orlando Florida but for now watch the film's director James Cameron walk through the fluorescent, light up forest. Read more...

Prisoners' Denis Villeneuve In Talks to Direct the Blade Runner Sequel

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Well, now we know who may replace Ridley Scott in the director's chair for the Blade Runner sequel: Denis Villeneuve, director of the Academy Award-nominated Prisoners. Read more...

Humans possess a remarkably keen sense of smell (a recent estimate puts forth that we can discrimina

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Humans possess a remarkably keen sense of smell (a recent estimate puts forth that we can d iscriminate more than a trillion different odors ) – so why are we so bad at describing smells? At The New Yorker, Alastair Gee explores several theories as to why our scent lexicon is so lacking. Read more...

How do you forgive a monster?

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

How do you forgive a monster? A must-read for true crime enthusiasts is this in-depth profile of Kerry Rawson, who's spent the past 10 years dealing with the psychological effects of finding out that her dad, Dennis Rader, was the notorious BTK serial killer. Read more...

Concept Art Writing Prompt: The Kid Who Paints The Moon

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The phases of the moon get a bit fanciful in this week's writing prompt, by artist Goro Fujita. Tell us your tale about this character and their rather unusual lunar job. Read more...

Why The Aardvark May Be The Strangest Creature On Earth

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The aardvark looks like a few other animals — the anteater, the armadillo, the pig — but it's closely related to none of them. It may be one of the world's few unique creatures. Read more...

The Greatest Advice For Science Fiction Writers: "Ask The Next Question"

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Theodore Sturgeon, who would have turned 97 today, was one of the all-time great science fiction writers. And he came up with a great maxim that defines much of what SF authors do to make their work extraordinary: "Ask the next question." Some current authors explain how this maxim shapes everything they do. Read more...

Oh, Hey, Catwoman Is Officially Bisexual Now

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Just an FYI! Catwoman comics writer (and frequent io9 contributor extraordinaire) Genevieve Valentine has pointed out on her blog that Selina Kyle is now "canon bisexual" in the DC universe. It's always nice to see a comic company increase its diversity — especially with a character as prominent as Catwoman. Read more...

A Field Guide To The World's Most Distinctive English Regionalisms

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Why will asking for directions to a time machine get you sent to an ATM in Wisconsin, a request for a sarsaparilla spider gets you a root beer float in Australia, and someone wondering if you've seen their bunnyhug in Saskatchewan is actually searching for their favorite hoodie? Read on to find out. Read more...

This 1750 BC Babylonian Tablet Is An Ancient Customer Service Complaint

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The ancient Babylonians may not have had Yelp or customer service call centers, but they still recorded their complaints. They just had to do it on clay tablets, like this one, in which a buyer complains about receiving the wrong grade of copper ore. Read more...

Neill Blomkamp Admits He "Fcked It Up" With Elysium

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

While we enjoyed Elysium by shutting our brains off for a bit, it wasn't a movie without a lot of problems — and that's something that even Neill Blomkamp agrees with, according to an interview with Uproxx. Read more...

Here's How A Mob Of Sheep Could One Day Save Your Life

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

When a crowd needs to pass through a small doorway – an emergency exit, for example – the opening can quickly become obstructed. Recently, researchers have been using sheep to understand how they might mitigate this potentially catastrophic bottleneck effect. Read more...

Rock The Dragon! The Worst To Best Dragon Ball Sagas

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

With the western release of Dragon Ball Xenoverse, let us take a look back at the long history of Dragon Ball and rate all 29 sagas (basically story arcs) from the worse to best (which yes, includes anime filler sagas and Dragon Ball GT). Read more...

Newly-Discovered "Sparklemuffin" Peacock Spider Is Here To Party

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Well, helllooo! Meet one of the only arachnids that we'd actually call "cute," a newly-identified species of peacock spider dubbed "Sparklemuffin." Another new discovery, "Skeletorus" (which is also pretty cute, with added mod-meets-goth flair), is pictured below. Read more...

A Tim Burton-Inspired Short About A Little Girl Who Gets A Pet Piranha

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Pets can be an excellent way to teach kids about responsibility and how to treat living creatures, but not all pets are a great idea for kids. And when the little girl in this cheerfully macabre short film accidentally ends up with murderous piranha instead of a goldfish, things get bloody very quickly. Read more...

A Better Look At The Doctor Who Funko Pops Reveals The Cutest Dalek

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Funko unveiled a line of Doctor Who toys for their ever-growing, ever-consuming Pop! Vinyl license at New York Toy Fair, but now we can get a full look at the whole line in this slew of promo pictures. Multiple Doctors, and a TARDIS to put them all in! Cybermen! Cute little Daleks! Oh my. Read more...

In the 1800s, Courts Tried to Enforce Partnerships With Dolphins

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

This weird-looking thing is an Irrawaddy dolphin, which lives in the brackish water at the mouth of large rivers. It's too slow to catch its own food. This limitation led to a lot of dolphins being the basis for legal disputes, as late as the 1800s. Read more...

Every Member Of The Avengers, Ranked

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

They're called Earth's Mightiest Heroes, but some of the are mightier than others. We've broken down all of the official Avengers — minus a few too recent to judge — to determine who should be assembled first when evil stikes. Read more...

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