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Behold Your Next Desktop Wallpaper: NuSTAR's First Picture Of The Sun

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

This new shot of the sun shining through in high-energy x-rays is so ridiculously gorgeous it's actually making us angry. Read more...

First Look At HBO's New Westworld Series Looks Crazy Good

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Holy crap, three seconds of HBO's rebooted television adaptation Westworld just got us insanely excited. This show could be really, really fun and weird — and that's great! Read more...

Now You Can Split A Laser Beam Into The Force Awakens' New Lightsaber

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

We have potentially reached peaked Crossguard Lightsaber madness (oh who am I kidding, we've got another year of this) - we've seen it in fan art, we've had it 3D printed, and now, here's The Force Awakens' shiny new lightsaber made out of laser beams. Because why not? Read more...

Why 19th Century Scientists Believed That Life Originated In Space

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The Panspermia Hypothesis holds that life on our planet traces its origins to space—say, a microbe-laden meteorite landing on primordial Earth. The theory, which has gained increasing credibility in recent years, was actually born out of criticism of Charles Darwin and his perceived failure to explain how life began. Read more...

What Exactly Is Cocoa Butter? Watch This To See How It's Made

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

What the hell is cocoa butter? And why is it both an ingredient in candy bars and a moisturizer?This short video lets you see where cocoa butter comes from and what "chocolate" looks like without it. Read more...

Man Reenacts Up By Tying 90 Helium Balloons To A Lawn Chair

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

It's not as impressive as lifting a house into the air, but daredevil Erik Roner had a miniature Up moment when he was lifted 8,000 feet into the air with the help of 50 tanks of helium and 90 enormous balloons. Read more...

What's Your Favorite Local Holiday Tradition?

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Every place celebrates the holidays a little bit differently. Today, we want to know about your very favorite (and distinctive) local holiday traditions. Read more...

Archaeologists Have Dig Licenses Revoked After "Million Mummies" Claim

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

A team of archaeologists from Brigham Young University in Utah have had their excavation license revoked by the Egyptian Antiquities Ministry after claiming to have discovered "one million mummies." Read more...

Amazing Footage Of A Hawk Flying Effortlessly Through A Dense Forest

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The speeder bike chase in Return of the Jedi? Amateurs, compared to this footage taken by a camera mounted on a Northern Goshawk as it hunts for prey, flying at high speed through thick woodland, avoiding obstacles. The video was posted by DARPA to show what it hopes to accomplish with a new class of autonomous UAVs. Read more...

Deadspin Double-OT Miami Beach Bowl Ends In All-Out Fight Between BYU & Memphis | Gizmodo Hey Good N

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Deadspin Double-OT Miami Beach Bowl Ends In All-Out Fight Between BYU & Memphis | Gizmodo Hey Good North Korea Internet Joke, Everybody! | Jezebel Teenage Girl Murders Pregnant Woman, Cuts Fetus from Her Womb | Kotaku Legend of Korra Creators: Ending Was What You Thought, Deal With It Read more...

First Glimpses Of Some Returning Favorites In Game Of Thrones Season 5

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

There's a wild rumor about Marvel's plan to replace Tony Stark as Iron Man. New artwork gives a better look at some key Star Wars characters. Find out how Gotham will explore the backstory of Robin's family, and how Agents of SHIELD will reveal May's past. Check out a ton of Kingsman featurettes. Spoilers now! Read more...

Stop Picking On Crows: Study Reveals the Birds Aren't Evil Predators

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

We are huge fans of crows here, and now a new meta-analysis of 42 studies reveals that corvids don't have a negative impact on prey species. So South Africa's campaign to poison crows appears to be misguided. Read more...

An Unusually Strong Winter Storm Produced Beautiful Ice Formations

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

This is just one of a series of photos taken by Marko Korošec of Mount Javornik, part of a mountain range in eastern Slovenia. Ten days of snow, high winds, and freezing fog produced layers of rime ice over everything up the mountain, including 3-foot ice spikes. See the rest of Korošec's photos on his 500px page. Read more...

Star Trek's New Director Is Fast and Furious' Justin Lin

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Deadline's reporting (and The Hollywood Reporter's confirmed) that Paramount's found its replacement for Roberto Orci: Justin Lin, best known for a bunch of the Fast and Furious movies. Oh, and Community's "Modern Warfare." Read mor...

This Massive Chamber Is A Space Simulator For Spacecraft

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The James Webb Space Telescope is about to be tucked into a massive space simulator as part of its testing to ensure it can survive the harsh orbital environment. The telescope is the next-generation planet-hunter, intended to check exoplanetary atmospheres for signs of life. Read more...

Legend of Korra Creators Confirm that Korrasami Is Canon

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Both Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko took to the Internet today to make clear that, whatever ambiguity could has been read in the finale of Legend of Korra, the intention was that the two ended the show in romantic, not platonic, love. Read more...

This Is Not A Photo Of A Rock

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Who needs a hotel? Roadtrippers highlights this singular Swiss Alps cabin, which is tucked into a sculpture garden and looks for all the world like a giant boulder. Read more...

A Striking View Of The Dark Side Of Saturn

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The Cassini Orbiter captures a different view of Saturn, in which the planet and its rings seem to vanish into darkness. Read more...

The beauty must flow.

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The beauty must flow. This beautiful new cover for the Folio Society's edition of Frank Herbert's Dune, by artist Sam Weber, out Spring 2015, is just a revelation. And apparently there are interior illustrations by Weber as well! [via SFSignal] Read more...

The Underlying Assumption That's Necessary For Every Star Trek Mission

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

There are a lot of things you have to simply accept (like teleporters and faster than light travel) in the Star Trek universe. But there's also an underlying assumption in the show that has less to do with technology and more to do with its characters — and it's been hiding in plain sight the entire time. Read more...

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