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An Aging Fisherman Becomes Intimate With An Increasingly Human Lobster

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No, the short film Caterwaul isn't a tale of bestiality, but it is one of a strange relationship between a lonely fisherman and the lobster he decides to take home one day. Even as the lobster longs for the sea and becomes increasingly un-lobster-like, the man can't bear to part from his crustacean companion. Read more...

Doctor Who Is Finally Getting Its First Female Writer In 7 Years

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Doctor Who's been bringing in a lot of new writers in the past couple years, with some excellent results (notably Jamie Matheson and Neil Cross). But as Neil Gaiman recently pointed out, the show hasn't had any female writers since 2008. Luckily, it looks like Torchwood veteran Catherine Tregenna is writing for season nine. Read more...

We Can Thank Saturn for Helping Life to Evolve on Earth

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Models show that if the ringed planet's orbit was just 10% closer in, or even just slightly tilted, its mass would have tugged the Earth into a wildly elongated orbit, causing it to spend part of each year outside the habitable zone. Read more...

Over 16,000 of Darwin's Papers On Evolution Are Now Available Online

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Since 2007, the American Museum of Natural History and the Darwin Manuscripts Project have been digitizing Charles Darwin's writings on evolution, and putting them online. Today, on the 155th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species, the project is more than 50% complete. Read more...

It's Official: Michelle MacLaren Will Direct The Wonder Woman Movie

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After months of speculation Warner Bros. has finally announced who will direct the long-awaited, live action Wonder Woman movie. And thankfully they picked someone great. Read more...

Which Long-Awaited Project Was Actually Worth The Wait?

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Anticipation can be a dangerous thing. Sometimes you wait and wait for a book, movie or comic to materialize, and it's bound to be a letdown. But every once in a while, all your patience actually pays off. Which project did you wait years for... and it was totally worth the wait? Read more...

Why Sweet Potatoes Are About to Become Astronaut Superfood

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Although astronaut cuisine has improved considerably over the decades, this year's Thanksgiving menu aboard the International Space Station still consists mostly of freeze-dried and dehydrated dishes. But future missions will likely have access to one fresh vegetable: sweet potatoes. Read more...

The 3 newest crew members have gotten safely aboard the ISS -- and, as is traditional, that new crew

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The 3 newest crew members have gotten safely aboard the ISS — and, as is traditional, that new crew came bearing some gifts, including some New Year's caviar, and the very first space-complaint espresso machine. In other news, your housewarming gift idea of a potted plant is officially unimpressive. Read more...

Did This Medieval Sword Actually Belong To Ivan The Terrible?

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Ever since this 12th century blade was discovered under a tree in 1975, archeologists have wondered how it got all the way from Sweden to Siberia. A controversial new theory suggests it belonged to none other than Ivan the Terrible — one of history's most notorious figures. Read more...

Everyone In Hollywood (Even Spielberg) Wants To Remake Last Starfighter

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Rumor has it, everyone in Hollywood has tried to remake 1984 scifi cult classic The Last Starfighter. Everyone has failed (so far), and this quirky little Twitter exchange kind of explains why. Read more...

The One Big Problem Of The Shared Universe Boom

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We're living in the age of the Shared Universe - more and more studios want a snifter of Marvel's money, and we're due for even more Cinematic Universes in our moviegoing future. But over the weekend James Gunn raised an excellent point on Facebook that really highlights the potentially ruinous flaw in this new boom. Read more...

This Beautiful Glass Dish Proves that Ancient Rome Traded with Japan

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Over 1600 years ago, this deep blue glass dish made its way from a Mediterranean workshop, across Central Asia, to its final resting place in a 5th century Japanese grave. The journey may have taken over a century, and gives us a glimpse of what trade was like in the early days of the Silk Road. Read more...

Electric Shock Study Shows We'd Rather Hurt Ourselves Than Strangers

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How much money would you pay to prevent a complete stranger from being administered an electric shock? And how would that compare to what you'd give up to prevent your own pain? A fascinating new experiment suggests we may be more altruistic than we think. Read more...

Why Do We Force Weather Forecasters to Lie to Us?

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Ever hear of "wet bias"? It's the tendency of forecasters to over-estimate our chances of feeling the wrath of the weather gods. Why do they do it? Basically, we force them to. Read more...

Are Lego actually making a gigantic SHIELD Helicarrier?

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Prepare your Wallets, Lego fans: there's been a flurry of rumours over the weekend that Lego might be planning on bringing SHIELD's floating HQ to their range of Marvel toys next year - and not just as a normal set, but a humongous (and pricey) display model. Read more...

The Weirdest Things You Never Knew About Star Trek Season 2

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No matter how much you already know about the original Star Trek, there's still undiscovered territory out there. And just like with season one, the new book series These Are The Voyages by Marc Cushman uncovers loads of surprising secrets. Here are a dozen things you probably never knew about Star Trek's second season. Read more...

X-Men: Apocalypse Has Found Its Titular Villain

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The third installment of the trilogy begun in X-Men: First Class has found its Apocalypse — it's Oscar Isaac, who's just finished filming another possibly villainous role in Star Wars: Episode VII. Clearly, Isaac is pretty good at being bad. Read more...

After The Sun Incinerates Earth, Life Could Evolve On Titan

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In about 4 billion years, our sun will become a red giant star, engulfing the inner planets and basking the outer planets in its ebbing heat. When the happens, according to a NASA scientist, Saturn's moon Titan, which resembles a frozen version of Earth billions of years ago, could evolve its own indigenous life. Read more...

Behold The Real-Life Goosebumps Monsters For The Insane Goosebumps Film

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The Goosebumps movie stars Jack Black as real-life Goosebumps author R.L. Stine. Apparently, Stine's books were also magical prisons that keep his monsters out of the real world. Ha! Take a look at the classic monsters from the series that have been recreated for the film. Read more...

Holy Crap! It's a Gold Spider! But Why?

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Here's a picture that's beautiful and terrifying in equal measure. It's a spider coated in a very fine layer of gold. We'll tell you why people have made this gorgeous monstrosity, and what happens next. Read more...

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