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Frank Miller Making A Third Dark Knight Comic Titled The Master Race

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

This... this will not end well. DC comics has just announced that Frank Miller, one of comics’ greatest creators who has since devolved into one of the comics’ world’s weird crazy uncles, is creating a third volume in the saga he began with The Dark Knight Returns, to be titled The Dark Knight: The Master Race. Read more...

Two Pictures That Show How The Hubble Telescope Changed The World

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Happy Birthday, Hubble! The space telescope with an incredible eye for the weird and wonderful is turning 25 — and to look back over the past 25 years, NASA has put together an album of the best Hubble picture of the year, every year, since 1990. Read more...

On Leaving The Anti-GMO Movement

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In this week’s NYT Sunday Review, British author, journalist, and environmental activist Mark Lynas recounts how he was converted to genetically modified food. Read more...

Russell Crowe's Magical Powers Totally Mess Up His World War I Drama

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Magical realism can illuminate and amplify the emotions in a deeply personal story — or, in clumsy hands, it can just create extra distractions and create a giant mess. Russell Crowe tries to use magical realism in his directorial debut, The Water Diviner, and the results are less than great. Read more...

Though trial results published in The Lancet show malaria vaccine RTS,S/AS01 to be only partially ef

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Though trial results published in The Lancet show malaria vaccine RTS,S/AS01 to be only partially effective, the intervention is still being hailed as a breakthrough. It’s “a classic example of the glass half full and glass half-empty”, vaccine expert Brian Greenwood, who has been involved in the project for two decades, told The Guardian. Read more...

Scientists Mapped Activity In The Brain Of A Tinnitus Sufferer

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Many people perceive a ringing in their ears when no sound source is present, a condition known as tinnitus. By mapping tinnitus inside the brain, scientists have shown just how complex these phantom sounds really are. Read more...

The Most Ridiculous Skyrim Mods People Are Trying To Sell On Steam

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Since Valve enabled users to charge money for mods on Steam, people have uploaded all sorts of wild things onto the Steam Workshop. Some are serious. Some are jokes. And some are actively taking a jab at Valve for having the ‘gall’ to do something like this. Read more...

We Really Need This LEGO Set Of Terry Pratchett's Tiffany Aching

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

We have boundless love for Tiffany Aching, the teenage witch who stars in her own series set in Terry Pratchett’s Discworld. So while we’re all waiting for the final Tiffany book, The Shepherd’s Crown, let’s all vote for this lovely LEGO project paying tribute to her. And the Wee Free Men! Read more...

What Would Life Be Like For A Man With Two Mouths?

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

William is an ordinary fellow in all respects but one: he has two completely functional mouths. In this fake documentary, we learn about the advantages and disadvantages of having two mouths that can taste, talk, and sing independent of one another. Read more...

All The Upcoming Comic Book Movies That Aren’t From Marvel Or DC

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Marvel and DC superhero movies get all the headlines, but did you know there are other comic publishers out there? And they are also making great comics — like Scott Snyder’s Wytches, above — that may make their way to the silver screen? It’s true! Here’s 40 future films from all the other guys you need to know about. Read more...

Another one of our favorite short films could become a feature-length movie.

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Another one of our favorite short films could become a feature-length movie. Fox just picked up the rights to Controller, Saman Kesh’s proof-of-concept film about a woman who psychically takes control of her boyfriend’s body in order to free herself from captivity. Read more...

In 1921 Australia, Faulty Forensics May Have Doomed An Innocent Man

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Earlier this week, the ongoing FBI forensics scandal — in which it was determined that hundreds of convictions were handed down based on flawed hair analysis — made headlines. But this sort of thing is nothing new, as evidenced by a case that gripped Australia in 1921. Read more...

New Simulation Shows How The Pacific Islands May Have Been Colonized

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The 24 major island groups of the Pacific Ocean were settled by early Austronesians between 3,500 and 900 years ago, but little is known about how these isolated islands were colonized. Now, researchers have used epidemiological modeling to devise some compelling new ideas about how it was done. Read more...

The Star Wars Toy So Anticipated, It Has Its Own Teaser Site

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

There has been an awakening. Have you felt it? The Star Wars fan base has plenty of reasons to be excited about in 2015 thanks to The Force Awakens, but one currently stands above all — or more specifically, its toy does. The world wants BB-8, and toy maker Sphero knows it. Read more...

It's Xenomorphs Vs. Vampires In The Aliens/Vampirella Crossover Comic

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The aliens of, err, Alien have been a part of many crossovers, especially in the comics realm. Versus Predator, of course. Versus Batman. The list goes on. But their latest comic book crossover will see them go up against horror heroine Vampirella, and presumably, there will be blood. Read more...

Check Out Professor X And Harry Potter As Dr. Frankenstein And Igor

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The first set pic of Victor Frankenstein has arrived, showing James MacAvoy as the titular mad scientist on the right, and Daniel Radcliffe as what is most likely the most handsome version of Igor ever seen on screen on the left. Those are some snazzy pants too, gents! Read more...

That Movie About An Eternally Young Blake Lively? It's A Dud.

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In The Age of Adaline, Blake Lively plays a woman who gets struck by fancy weird-science-lightning and stops aging, for decades. But she keeps her condition secret, which means she needs to be alone. This could have been the premise of a neat movie, but instead it’s the basis of a grinding mess. Read more...

Calbuco's Massive Volcanic Plume As Seen From Space

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Two days ago, Chile’s Calbuco volcano erupted for the first time in over four decades. It spewed an ash cloud nearly 10ten miles high, resulting in evacuations within a 12-mile radius around the volcano. Here’s what the action looked like from space. Read more...

Attention, GIFs! Please Join Your Party Inside

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

There’s no time to waste, GIFs! This party is happening now. Read more...

The Mushrooms You See In Every Children's Book Are Psychoactive

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

These adorable mushrooms are in every children’s book illustration. They’re so cute, with their bright red umbrellas and white spots! They’re also psychoactive. And toxic. Read more...

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