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Amazing rocket launch!

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Does anyone know what this rocket design is called? I don't think I've ever seen anything remotely like it before and that makes me sad... Read more...

10 Story Decisions Scifi And Fantasy Writers Ended Up Regretting

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

There are writers who disown entire books after they've written them, but sometimes writers like their stories on the whole, but feel a twinge of regret over one a small (or not-so-small) detail. Here are a few decisions that the writers, in hindsight, wished they had thought through a little better. Read more...

The Time That Britain Wanted To Empty The Nile

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In the 1950s, Egypt and Britain played an old version of tit-for-tat. Egypt took the Suez Canal. The British decided to pay them back by stealing the river Nile itself. Yes, the whole Nile. Read more...

Genderqueer Fisher Accidentally Steals A Selkie's Skin In This Webcomic

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

If you've been looking for a webcomic that features gender nonbinary characters and relationships outside of the heteronormative while telling a rich fantasy story, look no further than Sfé R. Monster's Eth's Skin, set in a world of floating townships, pesky fairies, and selkies with magical skin. Read more...

Chinese Food On Christmas Is No Longer Solely A Jewish Tradition

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

This is the time of year when, for American Jews such as myself, visions of Chinese plum sauce dance in my head. It's a trend that dates back decades—the Chinese food Christmas meal has been whimsically described as a sacred Jewish tradition. But, recent research reveals that it's become popular among non-Jews as well. Read more...

Into The Woods Sounds Bewitching, But It's Missing That Dark Magic

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Rob Marshall's Disney adaptation of Steven Sondheim's Into The Woods succeeds in so many things, but fails in the most important part: the heart. Read more...

Doctor Puppet's Christmas Special Is 5 Minutes Of Festive Whimsy

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The Doctor Who Christmas Special is firmly entrenched as a holiday tradition now - but the arrival of a Christmas episode from Alisa Stern's Doctor Puppet is just as exciting, as The Puppet 12th Doctor and Clara land on a Planet that only appears on Christmas Day. Read more...

An Epic One-Kilometer Cliff On The Surface Of Rosetta's Comet

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

While sifting through images taken by the Rosetta spacecraft of Comet 67P, an amateur British astronomer has uncovered a previously unknown vertical cliff that looks like something right out of Mordor. Read more...

Spectacular New Space Station Video Is The Ultimate Holiday Lighting

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The ESA has just released this stunning ultra high definition timelapse video, combining 12,500 images taken by astronaut Alexander Gerst during his six-month mission aboard the International Space Station. The views of sparkling cities, glowing aurorae and flashes of lightning are breathtaking. Watch it. Now. Read more...

Will Gotham's Next Supervillain Arc Feature The Riddler?

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Emily Blunt explains why Into the Woods was changed from stage to screen. James Gunn gives the definitive answer about a Guardians of the Galaxy/Avengers crossover. The Walking Dead spinoff gets its female lead. And are we close to seeing an Ant-Man trailer? Spoilers now! Read more...

Once Upon a Time is doing a sequel to its graphic novel Shadow of the Queen.

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Once Upon a Time is doing a sequel to its graphic novel Shadow of the Queen. The sequel, due out in April 14, 2015, will be called The Darkest Past and will have "four never-before-told stories of fan favorite characters." [Bleeding Cool] Read more...

Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer Are Sixtiestastic In Man From UNCLE Photo

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

It's been a long time since we heard anything about Guy Ritchie's big screen reboot of the 60s classic Man from U.N.C.L.E., but here we are with the first official still. I actually think Armie Hammer looks pretty great as Illya Kuryakin. Read more...

This Solar Flare Image Is Beautiful In Its Simplicity

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

A solar flare peaked at 7:28 p.m. EST on December 19, and the NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory caught this image of it. It was classified as X1.8-class. X-classes are the most intense flares, with an X-2 being twice as strong as an X-1. Read more...

This Halo Spaceship Is Made Out Of $7,000 Worth Of Lego Bricks

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The Pillar of Autumn is perhaps one of Halo's most iconic ships - and the impressive cruiser cuts just as commanding an image when it's made out of Lego, as Lee Jones' gigantic model shows! Read more...

Science Shows That Reindeer Are Perfect Sleigh Pullers

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

On the latest episode of It's Okay To Be Smart, host Joe Hanson delves into the science behind a number of Christmas-related science quandaries. Including: Why do the lights always tangle? What's makes reindeers noses red? And what could let Santa visit every child in one night? Read more...

Acoustic Tweezers Can Rearrange Your Cells into Geometric Patterns

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Have you seen Chladni figures? They're patterns made when sand is exposed to sound waves on metal plates. They can be amazingly intricate. And now scientists could be making them with living cells. Read more...

FDA Ends Ban on Blood Donations By Gay Men ... But There's A Catch

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Talk about problematic progress. The AP headline crowing "US Moves to End Ban on Blood Donations by Gay Men" comes with a whopper of an asterisk: gay and bisexual men who wish to donate blood may do so only if they've refrained from having sex with another man for a full year prior. Read more...

Barak Obama's Presidential Library Could Look Like An Alien Spaceship

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

A number of architects had designs among the finalists for the Obama presidential library, but our favorite is this one by Oslo/New York firm Snøhetta. It's variously described as looking like a coral reef or a teardrop, but to us it looks like a pretty cool alien spacecraft. Read more...

Astronomers have detected five rocky planets around an ancient, metal-poor star.

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Astronomers have detected five rocky planets around an ancient, metal-poor star. At more than twice the age of our solar system, it is potential confirmation that terrestrial Earth-like planets have formed throughout our galaxy's history — which, in theory, means some intelligent civilizations may have had as much as a 4.6 billion year head start. Read more...

A Rescue Ship Raked the Ruins

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

It was almost too late. The buildings were falling to dust, eaten by the invisible jaws of the nano-disintegrators, and hostiles had ringed the city in deadly mechas. But then a rescue ship came out of nowhere, and we heard the Commander's voice calling from an open hatch. Read more...

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