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A Small Galaxy Gives Birth to a Surprising Number of Stars

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

This is an image of dwarf galaxy NGC 1140, which is ten times smaller than the Milky Way but is producing stars at roughly the same rate as our lovely galaxy. The blue stars in the image are the new ones. Read more...

Heaven or Hell: A Computer That Never Stops Singing Hits From the 90s

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Martin Backes presents “What Do Machines Sing Of?” It’s an automatic machine that sings a number one song from the 90s and then randomly picks another. It wails the 90s into a microphone. Forever. Read more...

New Toys Give Us The Best Look Yet At The Mechs Of The Next Gundam Anime

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

A few weeks ago, a new Gundam anime was announced a few weeks ago, and with it, new Gundam model kits. Now Bandai’s released high-res pictures of the kits, giving us our best actual look at the Mobile Suits of the upcoming series. Read more...

Hugh Jackman Wants Your Ideas For His Last Wolverine Movie

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Hugh Jackman has taken to Twitter to release the concept art from the upcoming third standalone Wolverine movie. He’s also asking for fifty words or less from fans about what they want to see. So go tweet “Logan using his knives to make fruit salad” — my personal hope. Read more...

In 1969, the Apollo 11 Astronauts Reunited With Their Families (Sort Of)

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Neil Armstrong (blowing a kiss to his sons) is flanked by Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin on July 27, 1969 at Ellington Air Force base in Houston, Tex. On July 24, the Apollo 11 astronauts returned from their historic trip to the moon, but due to infection fears, they were quarantined for 21 days. Read more...

‘They will never make a movie about him.

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

‘They will never make a movie about him. He doesn’t have a troubled life. He has a family, and they seem happy, and he’s usually smiling.’’ A student describes the “super normal” Terry Tao, one of the world’s greatest mathematicians, in a recent NYT Mag longread, which, ICYMI, is outstanding. Read it here. Read more...

Watch the Crazy Trailer For the Biggest Film in Chinese History

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Teletubbies meets Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon this is not. The trailer you see here is for a film called Monster Hunt, directed Raman Hui, a main animator on the Shrek films. That film, which was released earlier this July in China, has very quickly become the highest grossing film in Chinese history. Read more...

A Quirk of Fluid Dynamics Causes Shapes to Invert Themselves

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Here’s a cool aspect of fluid dynamics that you might not have thought of before: When a shape is pushed into the water, it creates a space in its wake. As the space collapses, the shape inverts itself. Read more...

This Is What Happens When You Dissolve an Antacid On the Space Station

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Drop an antacid into water here on Earth and you’ve got yourself a glass of fizzy water. Do the same thing up on the space station, and you’ve just made yourself a disco ball. Read more...

Last Night's Falling Skies Highlighted The Show's Most Fundamental Flaw

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Last night’s Falling Skies got off to a fantastic start—that opening sequence, showcasing the rubble of our world, dotted with alien corpses full of snakes, was beautiful. And seeing the renegade Pope as the heroic rescuer was fantastic. It was the set-up for a great episode... that didn’t quite materialize. Read more...

The Marvel Movies Have Renamed the Infinity Stones

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Last week, we took a deep dive into the status of everyone in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The only non-characters tackled were the Infinity Stones, six crucial elements to not only the films so far, but the films moving forward. And now they’ve been officially named. Read more...

Research Funding and Sexual Cynicism on Masters of Sex

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The book is out, and the reviews are rolling in. Masters of Sex opens this week with Bill Masters and Virginia Johnson reading each other the spectacular praise from the “new books” pages of medical journals and getting really hot about it. Read more...

A New Avengers Manga Sees Zombies Attack... Tony Stark's Birthday Party?

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Yeah, I was pretty much pulling this face too after reading that headline. Read more...

What's The Worst Example Of A Dead TV Show That Just Kept On Going?

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Call it the “Dead Show Walking” phenomenon. A TV show has already run out of ideas, it has no more sharks to jump, the plots are played out, and it’s clearly doomed. But it just... keeps... airing... episodes. What’s the worst example of a doomed show that kept airing that you’ve ever seen? Read more...

What's the Secret Formula for the Perfect Science Fiction Convention?

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

With the 2015 con season hitting its halfway mark, the io9 staff got together for an in-depth, round-table discussion on what exactly makes for the best possible pop culture convention. Whether you’re a potential attendee or a longtime organizer, here’s everything you need any quality con need to have. Read more...

Ask Stephen Hawking Anything

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Stephen Hawking is participating in his first-ever reddit AMA. Unlike previous Q&As hosted on the site, Hawking’s will be conducted in two parts. Today, you can submit questions here. Submissions will be selected from by Hawking, who aims to “answer as many of the questions... as possible over the coming weeks.” Read more...

Kitchen Science: What's the Difference Between Brown and White Sugar?

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

We know that, scientifically speaking, brown sugar makes better song lyrics than white sugar, but what is the actual chemical difference between the two? Learn why brown sugar clumps up, how you can unclump it, and what it’s good for. Read more...

The Milky Way Over Yellowstone is Impossibly Beautiful

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

These photographs of Yellowstone National Park by Dave Lane are so gorgeous it’s difficult to believe they’re from real life. Read more...

Millions of landmines remain strewn across Angola, remnants of the country’s long civil war.

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Millions of landmines remain strewn across Angola, remnants of the country’s long civil war. Remarkably, some elephants have learned to sniff out and avoid these hazards, and even alert an entire herd to the danger. Intrigued, the U.S. Show More Summary

In Africa, Cats Are Riding Rhinos

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

This is the first video ever capture of a cat riding a rhino. And man, it does not look like an easy ride. It’s basically a real life Timon and Pumbaa. Read more...

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