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Why The Nazis Believed They Could Win the Battle of Britain

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, the first time in history that one nation tried to defeat another using airstrikes. Here’s how the Nazis thought they could do it—and how agonizingly close they actually came to achieving victory. Read more...

10 Ultra-Weird Science Fiction Novels that Became Required Reading

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

You want a really weird ride? A science fiction or fantasy epic that stretches your brain like taffy and ties it into strange irregular shapes? Forget television or movies: books are where the really off-kilter stories are told in speculative fiction. Read more...

Back to the Future Trilogy Will Stream Exclusively on Amazon Prime In October

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Are you ready for October 21, 2015? That’s the date that Marty McFly arrives in the future — at least according to the second Back to the Future movie. But if you’re planning on watching the trilogy to celebrate, you’ll only have one streaming option: Amazon Prime. Read more...

A Brief History of the Brutal and Bizarre World of Fraternity Hazing

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In theory, the tradition of hazing has vanished from the college campuses of America. National fraternal organizations have banned it. At least 38 states have outlawed it. From coast to coast, university officials smugly assure worried parents that their campus is free of hazing. Read more...

Limitless Is Turning Into a Light-Hearted Comedy and I'm Pretty OK With It

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Limitless started out last week as a dark sci-fi drama filled with ailing fathers and a botched superdrug that ravages the human body. Last night, its second episode took a sharp turn into light-hearted territory, with comic book-style speech bubbles floating in the air and James Bond fantasy sequences. I’m all about it. Read more...

This Little Piggie Was Bred To Be A Symbol Of Danish Resistance

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

It was the early 1900s, and Danes in Schleswig, repressed under German rule, decided to use biology to fight back. No, they didn’t make a biological weapon. They made a pig. This is the Danish Protest Pig. Read more...

Get To Know The Incredible Starships of Ann Leckie's Ancillary Trilogy

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The third book in Ann Leckie’s Imperial Radch trilogy, Ancillary Mercy, comes out next week. Need a refresher course in the ships and personnel of her thrilling space-opera universe? We’ve got an exclusive infographic from Orbit Books. Read more...

A Chart Showing How the Way America Uses Its Land Changed Over the Last 60 Years

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

This chart from the USDA shows just what’s been going on in the American landscape over the last six decades. Part of the takeaway is what has changed—the rise of cities and we’ve stopped grazing so much of the forestlands—but it’s also just as notable for what hasn’t changed. Read more...

The Agents of SHIELD Are Laying The Groundwork For Captain America's Next Movie

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

When Agents of SHIELD began, its first season revolved around building up towards the events of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Now there’s another Captain America movie coming out next spring, and we can already see how Agents of SHIELD is laying some track down for it. Spoilers ahead... Read more...

Today's Best Media Deals: $.67 Game of Thrones Episodes, Bond 50, and More

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Amazon Instant Video is currently offering every episode from the first four seasons of Game of Thrones for just $.67 each. Unfortunately, the deal is only available on standard definition downloads, but if you bought all 40 episodes, your grand total would come out to under $27. Show More Summary

Here's What That All-Nighter is Doing to Your Brain

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Skipping a night of sleep to work on a project or study for an exam is something many of us have done at one time or another. But what does sleep deprivation actually do to the brain? A new study shows that all-nighters are not without neural consequences—some of them potentially longterm. Read more...

Here’s Why The First Patient To Receive Penicillin Didn’t Survive

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Antibiotics are something that, today, are taken for granted. This wasn’t always the case. The first patient to get antibiotics shows us how an incredibly minor injury can go bad, and how the road to antibiotic use wasn’t smooth even when scientists knew it worked. Read more...

How The Blade Runner Sequels Will Hand Off From Harrison Ford to Ryan Gosling

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Two new Flash videos reveal a major new villain, and a major new ally. Drew Goddard further talks up where Sinister Six could go. Chloe Bennett discusses transforming from Skye into Daisy on Agents of SHIELD. Plus what’s to come on Arrow, more on Alien: Paradise Lost, and clips from The Martian. Spoilers Get! Read more...

Woman Accused of Killing Boyfriend's Toddler Blames Child's Eight-Year-Old Sister Instead

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Here are the known facts: on May 18, 2014, 20-month-old Anna Bell died of a fractured skull in her Norfolk, Virginia home. Her lifeless body was found at the bottom of a staircase. Was it an accident, or was someone else responsible? And was that someone an adult... or another child? Read more...

These Charts Show Just How Bad The Problem of Gender Bias in Science Fiction Awards Really Is

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Are men better than women at writing science fiction and fantasy books? The major awards in the field certainly seem to think so. And in case you weren’t aware of how widespread the problem is, a groundbreaking new research project has generated some utterly staggering charts. Read more...

There May Be an Evolutionary Reason for Masturbation, After All

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Most people think of masturbation as a poor substitute for sex. The question is, why is it a substitute for sex? For most species, it doesn’t seem to achieve any kind of evolutionary purpose. Or does it? Read more...

Fans and Cast Members Join All Right-Thinking People In Calling For a Revival of The 4400

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Remember The 4400, the show about a group of 4,400 people who mysteriously reappeared at the same time after vanishing at various points since 1946? Remember how the show itself vanished, in 2007, after a cliff-hanger ended its fourth season? Read more...

Gizmodo What Kinds of Life Forms Could Actually Live on Mars?

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Gizmodo What Kinds of Life Forms Could Actually Live on Mars? | Jalopnik Ford’s ‘EcoBoost’ Is Just A Really Good Marketing Scheme | Jezebel Welcome to Our First Annual Fantasy Kardashian-Jenner League Draft | Lifehacker The Lifehacker Work Playlists: Your Ideal Music for Getting Things Done | Kinja Popular Posts Read more...

In This Week's Comics, There's a High-Fantasy Series We've Waited All Year To Read

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

It’s a quiet week for new comics—as indicated by a bevy of annuals. But in the midst of this quiet, we’ve got From Under Mountains, one of our must-read comics of the season. On top of that? Agents of SHIELD’s Melinda May gets her own one-off comic! Let’s check out all the new series of the week, shall we? Read more...

You’re looking at the smallest snail ever discovered.

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

You’re looking at the smallest snail ever discovered. Measuring just 0.86mm in height, ten of these extreme “microsnails” could fit within the eye of a single needle, though it’s not immediately obvious why they evolved to be so small. Called Angustopila dominikae, the new species of snail was discovered in China’s Guangxi province. Read more...

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