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Do You Have A Geographic Tongue?

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Here's a very pretty version of a condition shared by two to three percent of the population. It causes patterns, often map-like patterns, on the tongue. Read more...

X-Men: Apocalypse Finally Casts Young Jean Grey, Cyclops, and Storm!

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Rumor has it Ben Affleck's first solo Batman movie will jump off his Suicide Squad appearance. Chiwetel Ejiofor enters negotiations for a major role in Doctor Strange. Production is gearing up for the standalone Star Wars film... plus details on a possible super-weapon showing up in The Force Awakens. Spoilers now! Read more...

Head over to History Extra to learn how British breakfasts evolved from a privilege to the most impo

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Head over to History Extra to learn how British breakfasts evolved from a privilege to the most important meal of the day. The key was the establishment of regular work hours. [History Extra] Read more...

Edward Scissorhands Really Could Have Used This Center For His Condition

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The Center for People of Things With Hands is devoted to helping the 1 in 10 million people born with this rare condition. Be you a cactus-hand who can't high five or a cup-hand with a severe anger management problem, this center can help. Read more...

The Heartbreaking Story Behind Beauty and the Beast's Opening Song

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Alan Menken, the songwriter behind Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast — to name just a few — has given Entertainment Weekly the story behind a number of his most famous songs. Some are pretty basic, some are funny, and some tell of frustrating directors. Show More Summary

Valentino's Pre-Fall Collection: My God, It's Full of Stars

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Valentino's 2015 pre-fall collection is full of all sorts of things — hearts, plants, butterflies — but its the eight space looks that make me wish I could afford any of these clothes. Look at that planet skirt! And that moon and stars cape. AND THE SPACE GOWN. Give them all to me! Read more...

Mr. Peabody & Sherman Failed Because It Was "Too Clever"

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

DreamWorks Animation is in trouble. It's laying off 500 people, closing an office, and most of its leadership is leaving. Being blamed for this disaster is a string of big-budget misses, including blaming 2014's Mr. Peabody & Sherman for being "too clever" for audiences. Read more...

Finally, Some Black Widow Merchandise For Age Of Ultron... Sort Of

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Okay, this is getting ridiculous. As we've got to see more and more merchandise for Age of Ultron recently, one constant refrain I've found myself asking is 'Where the hell is Black Widow?'. Well, now there's at least something coming for the super spy. Kind of. Read more...

During The Apocalypse, A Man Becomes Addicted To Memories Of His Wife

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

While a series of megastorms devastates the world, everyone struggles to survive — everyone but Yonatan, the inventor of a device that allows him to relive recorded memories. While others look for safety and shelter, Yonatan is thinking of his next fix — the next time he can experience memories of his wife. Read more...

Doomsday Clock Now Three Minutes To Midnight

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has moved the big hand of its "Doomsday Clock" to three minutes to midnight, i.e. the end of the world, citing the apocalyptic threat of global warming and nuclear proliferation. Read more...

Jim Rockford Warned Us About Google And Facebook Back In 1978

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Why didn't we listen? The fourth season of The Rockford Files, arguably the greatest television show of all time, features a "futuristic" storyline about a terrible threat. What if a private corporation used computers to gather personal information on hundreds of millions of Americans? Could we trust them with that data? Read more...

Concept Art Writing Prompt: Bad Lady

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Judging from the whiteboard on the wall, this isn't the first time this boy has encountered this particular under-the-covers horror. Write your own story about what is going on in this nightmare image. Read more...

Edge Asks The Intellects: What Do You Think About Machines That Think?

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

This year's question asks, "What do you think about machines that think?" Editor John Brockman collected 182 individual responses from such prominent thinkers as Nick Bostrom, Daniel Dennett, Rodney Brooks, Susan Blackmore, Alison Gopnik, Andy Clark, and Martin Rees. Read more...

Why The Age Of The Kids Adventure Movie Is Over

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Not so long ago, movies like The Goonies, Stand By Me, E.T., and many more sent pint-sized explorers out into the wilds of their own neighborhoods to have adventures. But, despite being imitated, they just haven't caught fire the way the once did. Why not? The real reason may actually be off-screen. Read more...

Researchers Engineer 'Kill Switch' To Keep GM Bacteria In Check

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

As we venture deeper into the era of GMOs and synthetic life, it's critical that we develop safeguards to prevent the contamination of natural systems. To that end, researchers have devised a clever solution to ensure this never happens – at least in GM bacteria. Read more...

When You Can't Tell The Difference Between Science And Science Fiction

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

As more and more stuff from science fiction feels as though it's coming true, we run into more situations where straight-up descriptions of real discoveries feel science fictional. But it works the other way, too — some SF writers go out of their way to make their fiction feel like real science writing. Read more...

An Unexpected Discovery On The Surface Of Rosetta's Comet

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Scientists have presented their initial observations of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in seven articles published Thursday in the journal Science. Among the more surprising finds: images of ripples of dunes on the comet's surface, unexpected given that the comet lacks an atmosphere (and therefore wind) and experiences very little gravity. Read more...

The 100 Introduces Us To Its Very Own Version Of Seppuku

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Can the Sky People and the Grounders really get along? That's the big question as Clarke and her friends get ready to move on Mount Weather. But before they can rescue their people, they have to deal with intrigue, betrayal, and Clarke's own sense of guilt — all of which culminates in a particularly brutal death. Read more...

The Place Where Bridges Are Grown Instead of Built

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Do you know where the most sustainable foot bridges are? No, not in Germany, Costa Rica or the Nordic states, which are the greenest countries according to the GGEI (Global Green Economy Index) 2014, but in the Meghalaya state of northeastern India. We'll tell you why. Read more...

Maybe Luke And Leia's Mom Didn't Die Of A Dumb Broken Heart After All

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The folks at Retrozap may have just fixed one of the goofiest moments in the Star Wars prequels. We all remember when Padme dies — seemingly of "a broken heart" — while giving birth to the twins in Revenge of the Sith, right? Well, this theory states something else killed her... namely the Emperor. Read more...

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