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The Instagram Account Dedicated to Finding Blade Runner In Reality

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The Instagram account bladerunnerreality is dedicated to taking photos of the world that look like they could be straight out of Blade Runner. Is the knowledge that we are sort of living in Blade Runner comforting or distressing? Read more...

Under Siege vs Ultron Unlimited: Which is the Greatest Avengers Story?

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

So after the foulness of "The Crossing" yesterday, thinking of the actual great stuff Avengers has given us. And hitting upon how, when it comes to the greatest story in their history, there are two major candidates, each with their own amazing merits. Read more...

Bill Heder Will Be a Big Bad Giant in The BFG

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Praise be to the casting gods, because Bill Heder in a Roald Dahl film is perfection. If this was going to be an animated film, we'd say to just have all the non-BFG giants voiced by him. Read more...

Latest Mad Max: Fury Road Footage Gives Us Even More Danger

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In comparison to all the other trailers we've seen for Mad Max: Fury Road — awesome as they are — this one seems less committed to quick cuts and more committed to giving us a better look at what's going on. Read more...

What Creatures Can You Identify In This Fossilized Sea Floor?

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

A fossilized piece of the sea floor is a glimpse into an ecosystem long-gone, if only you know how to look at it. Read on to learn about the long-dead bryozoans, crinoids, brachiopods, gastropods, and even trilobites in this rock. Read more...

After A Rough Start, Baby Rhino Is Now Winning At Life

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Six-month-old one-horned rhino Jalada Prasad had a prance party in honor of his public debut Friday at Alipore Zoological Garden in Kolkata, India. Little dude had some rough early months after his mother was killed by poachers. But! He was rescued and nursed back to health, and now appears to be quite the peppy fella. Read more...

Academy Museum Lands Rare Moon Shuttle Prop From 2001: A Space Odyssey

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences added a feather into the cap of its under-construction museum by purchasing an iconic prop from 2001: A Space Odyssey: the Aries 1B Trans-Lunar Spherical Space Shuttle. Read more...

Drone Sheepdog "Shep" Herds Its Flock From The Air

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The future has come to the green hills of Ireland, where sheep farmer Paul Brennan has replaced the traditional canine helper with a drone. Get a look at "Shep" in action in the video below. Read more...

Hugh Jackman Announces He'll Only Play Wolverine "One Last Time"

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Hugh Jackman took to his Instagram to announce that the third Wolverine movie (due in 2017) will be his final round playing the iconic character that made him a movie star. Can't really blame him; the first X-Men movie came out in 2000, which means there's a good chance he hasn't eaten a carb in almost two decades. Read more...

Watch Wind And Dust Obscure The Violent Traces Of Curiosity's Landing

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

When Curiosity came burning through Mars' atmosphere two-and-a-half years ago, it marked the planet with its landing, and the impact of shedding its sky crane, heat shield, backshell, and parachute. But the planet is recovering, obscuring the scars with unending wind and dust. Read more...

Sunday Puzzle Postponed

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Due to unforeseen circumstances, today's Sunday Puzzle column has been postponed until next week. In the meantime, here's a little brain teaser to tide you over: Cross out nine letters from the string of characters above such that the remaining letters spell a single word. Read more...

Opportunity Rover Has A Film Noir Moment In This Shadowy Shot From Mars

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

This shot shows the Opportunity rover in shadow on Mars, facing Endurance Crater. It was taken in 2004, the year Opportunity began exploring; since then, it's completed the equivalent of a marathon across Martian terrain, discovering evidence of ancient water, and snapping memorable images galore. Read more...

The Worst Avengers story EVER

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

I never intended this "worst story ever" thing to be a series but after my bit on X-Men "Holy War," folks were suggesting it. So I figured what the hell, maybe do a bit of it now and then. And with the new movie coming, Avengers seemed a good place to do it. Read more...

The Rock Makes A Kick-Ass Bambi In SNL's Live-Action Disney Parody

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Disney's been having great success with live-action remakes of its classic animated films. So why not cast, as Saturday Night Live did last night, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as everyone's favorite deer... and reconfigure the story as an over-the-top action thriller, with plenty of puns and guns for all? WHAM BAM BAMBI! Read more...

The #VeryRealisticYA Hashtag Shows The Truth About Teen Adventures

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Our new favorite hashtag is #VeryRealisticYA, which in addition to pointing out all that is ridiculous about the red-hot but not always relatable YA genre, happens to be gut-bustingly hilarious. (Even better: it was created by an actual teen writer! ) Here are some of our favorites. Read more...

Vintage Cover Art Suggests Future Laden With Guns, Space Suits For Dogs

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Behold, the first-edition cover art for Fredric Brown's 1951 Space on My Hands. The classic science-fiction short-story collection contains "Knock," which begins with two of the most evocative sentences ever: "The last man on Earth sat alone in a room. There was a knock on the door..." Read more...

Secret Lives of Pandas Revealed by Electronic Stalking

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Giant pandas turn out to be a lot more social — and flirtatious — than anyone had ever imagined, according to new research. Read more...

Size matters: Elephants and whales are the only two animals that show up from space when tracked usi

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Size matters: Elephants and whales are the only two animals that show up from space when tracked using "commercially available" resolutions. Satellite images have been used to prevent poaching, as well as to keep track of creatures that manage to be as elusive as they are enormous. Read more...

Why Can't Wonder Woman Toys Get Her Most Important Accessory Right? 

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

You can't buy a Captain America action figure without his patriotic shield. Most Batman toys come with batarangs or at least some alternate bat-branded weaponry. So why is it nearly impossible to find a Wonder Woman action figure that comes with her iconic golden Lasso of Truth? Read more...

New Favorite Theory: All Of Kyle MacLachlan's Roles Are The Same Person!

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Nowadays everything is trying to be a shared universe mega-franchise to get some sweet Avengers level money. But what if there was a fan favorite crossover franchise spanning every genre, that you've already been watching for decades? We're speaking, of course, of the unified Kyle MacLachlan Universe. Read more...

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