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Why Are Human Eggs So Huge?

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Your mom helped you get through one of the most dangerous times of your life – the first few days after fertilization. She did it without even thinking about it, by stuffing the egg that helped make you full of everything you needed for those first few cell divisions. You think I’m exaggerating? I’m not. Read more...

Cyborg's New Comic Look Is Basically Terminator Genisys' New Terminator

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DC heroes and villains alike are ditching their old wardrobes for snazzy new threads ahead of the company’s new post-Convergence wave of comics releasing next month. Cyborg is the newest character to have a makeover — one that looks uncannily that slick new Terminator from Terminator Genisys. Read more...

Heard That Humans Can Smell 10,000 Odors? Here's Why You Heard That.

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If you poke around online, you’ll find someone claiming authoritatively that humans can distinguish 10,000 odors. Unfortunately, that’s not true. It’s based on an experiment from the 1920s, that tried — and failed — to quantify smell. But here’s how it became a pop fact. Read more...

Which Book Is Best Read Aloud?

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After a certain age, reading aloud pretty much comes to a dead halt and this is mostly a pretty good thing. There are some books, though, that make you want to make an exception. Read more...

Bill Nye Explains The Universe With Amy Schumer And Broad City

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In this NSFW Comedy Central video, Bill Nye — with the help of some familiar faces — explains how the Universe is a force that sends “cosmic guidance” to white women their 20s. Read more...

We May Know Which Book Characters Are Joining Game Of Thrones Season Six

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Could Wolverine really appear in Deadpool? Is River Song done for good on Doctor Who? Plus, get a look at new concept art for Cyclops and Jean Grey in X-Men Apocalypse, and meet a key Terminator Genisys character. And learn who may or may not return for American Horror Story: Hotel. Spoilers Now! Read more...

A Company Spent $97 Million to Make Its Headquarters a Star Trek Tribute

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

And, look, to be honest, we can’t blame them. If you had the money and the inclination, wouldn’t you do the same thing? Read more...

The Furry PomPom Mirror Creates Furry Silhouettes

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Artist Daniel Rozin has created this installation, a 48 x 48 x 18 inch board of white and black pom poms, set on hundreds of motors. A camera films visitors in front of the “mirror” and the programming of the motors translates that into a three-dimensional shadow made of fur. Read more...

Guess Who's Chasing the Joker In New Suicide Squad Photos?

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Suicide Squad is already filming in Toronto, and recently it seems like Harley Quinn and the Joker are going for a joyride. With a semi-surprising pursuer. Spoiler alert: if you don’t want to see anything from the filming of this chase, don’t click. Read more...

Fox Is Taking Another Shot at a League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Movie

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Fox really wants to make Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill’s League of Extraordinary Gentlemen a franchise. They wanted to do it with the fairly disastrous 2003 movie. They wanted to try again with a TV show. And now they’re picking themselves up and trying again. Read more...

Tanith Lee Was An Indispensible Fantasy Author

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Tanith Lee, who died on Sunday, was one of the most prolific and influential authors of fantasy and horror. Everyone seems to know her for something different. Some people are obsessed with The Silver Metal Lover, while others devoured her fantasy series. And then there are the Blake’s 7 episodes. She left a huge bounty. Read more...

These Art Books From Sweden's Suburban Dystopia Deserve Your Support

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Here at io9, we’re huge fans of Simon Stålenhag’s artwork, paintings from an alternate Sweden where familiar landscapes, fashions, and vehicles stand against ominous power plants, futuristic robots, and the occasional dinosaur. And there’s currently a crowdfunding campaign for two art books featuring Stålenhag’s paintings. Read more...

See This Baby Flamingo Take Its First Few Steps

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

This cute little chick struggles up, staggers, falls back down, and gets back up again! At which point it’s time for an indifferent world (in the form of a parent flamingo) to crush him back into the dirt. It’s tragic and yet adorable. Read more...

No, These Aren't Alien Eggs

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

No, these aren’t about to hatch out and reveal a bloodthirsty monster with acid blood. They’re spherical rock formations, created by the natural processes of sedimentary concretion and erosion. But they really, really look like alien eggs. Check out some fascinating videos of spherical rocks all over the world. Read more...

A Truck Driver Tells What It's Really Like To Work On The Road All Year

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

It’s the single most common job in over half of U.S. states, and yet many people are unclear on just what a truck driver’s job looks like from inside the cab. Here, one of them explains exactly. Read more...

Someone Has Done A Statistical Analysis Of Rape In Game Of Thrones

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

We’ve been debating sexual violence on Game of Thrones since the show began, but the discussion has gotten more heated in the past couple weeks, with The Mary Sue essentially ending its coverage. But is the show just being true to George R.R. Martin’s books, or is it adding more violation? One fan decided to find out. Read more...

These Ancient Trees Look As Though They Belong In An Alien Forest

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Nature photographer Marsel van Oosten didn’t need to venture off planet to visit this otherworldly forest. These stunning baobao trees are located right here on Earth in Madagascar. Read more...

Robert Rodriguez Is Working On A Jonny Quest Movie

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

From Dusk till Dawn and Sin City director Robert Rodriguez is no stranger to children’s adventure movies, having created the Spy Kids franchise. Now, though, he’s delving into an existing children’s series, bringing the Hanna-Barbera cartoon Jonny Quest to the big screen. Read more...

Here's The 9 Instruments We'll Use To Reveal The Secrets Of Europa

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Europa, the icy moon of Jupiter, is a favourite target for everyone from serious exobiologists to optimistic science fiction authors as a likely setting to find alien life in our solar system. Today, NASA announced the nine instruments that will be on-board the next robotic explorer to investigate the enigmatic world. Read more...

This "40 Years Of ILM" Video Shows Just How Far We've Come

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Industrial Light and Magic has a proud heritage stretching back to the original Star Wars. And to celebrate, they’ve put together a one-minute video that sums up 40 years of visual effects wizardry. How many of these movies can you name? Read more...

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