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A Cool New Theory Explains Why Red Wine Is So Damned Good For You

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The antioxidant resveratrol, which is found in red wine and other foods like nuts and soy, is known for its ability to decrease incidence of heart disease and other illnesses, leading some to call it the "elixir of youth." Researchers at the Scripps Research Institute now have an explanation for how it works. Read more...

Discover The Unique Sounds Of British Science Fiction Movies

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

One of the most fascinating and memorable things about classic British science fiction is its eerie, jarring soundscape. And just like Doctor Who and other TV shows, a handful of British composers and sound designers did a lot to shape this aural phenomenon. A new BBC radio documentary will open your ears. Read more...

That Time Texas Was At The Bottom Of The Sea

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Around 265 million years ago, much of the territory we now know as Texas was underwater, when the Earth's continents were combined into one vast landmass, Pangea, surrounded by ocean. The remnants of a huge reef from that distant era can still be seen today, as an 8,751-foot-tall mountain. Read more...

Your Tablet Computer Is Screwing Up Your Sleep Patterns

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

A new Harvard study is re-affirming the assertion that reading light-emitting e-books before bed, like computer tablets, could have a detrimental effect on sleep, which can in turn lead to serious health problems. Read more...

What Are All Those Quarks Doing in Your Body?

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

We're made of flesh and bone and fat, which are in turn made of protons and electrons, which are (mostly) made of quarks. Which, even though they are the most basic form of matter, are a minuscule percentage of your body's mass. Wait, what? Why do we have so much more mass than what we're made of? Read more...

Rupert Wyatt Is Making A Scifi Series About The IRA? 

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

A long time ago, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes director Rupert Wyatt announced he was working on an intense HBO series called Echo Chamber centered around a British agent who goes undercover in the IRA. But now that series is going to be scifi. Wait, what? Read more...

Top 10 Harshest Lessons That 2014 Has Taught The Entertainment Industry

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

This was a tough year for movies and television — we had the weakest box office summer in years, and TV ratings were anemic. Tons of huge, vaunted projects stumbled, and some underdogs thrived. Here are the top 10 lessons we hope the entertainment industry has learned this year. Read more...

Photos of the American West, Made Entirely with Junk Food

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Behold Moonrise on Bologna. It's part of a series entitled "Processed Views: Surveying the Industrial Landscape" by midwestern artists Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman; the two have use junk food to recreate Carleton Watkins' 19th century landscape photos of the American West. Read more...

Cheap iTunes Movie Bundles, Home Theater Receiver, and More Deals

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

We feature a lot of Blu-ray deals, but digital sales are a lot less common. Luckily, iTunes today has some great movie bundles on sale today, including Bond 50 (all 23 films) for $100. These obviously pair well with this 15% off iTunes credit deal on eBay. Read more...

How To Brew Your Own Snowflakes In An Empty Soda Bottle

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Whether you're tromping through piles of freshly fallen snow or digging your toes into the sand far away from the nearest snowflake, there's a way to brew up a very tiny snowstorm right in your own house — and all you need to do it is a sponge, an empty soda bottle, fishing line, a paperclip, and some dry ice. Read more...

Jim Henson Used To Make Hilariously Violent Coffee Commercials

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Before the Muppets, Jim Henson made a series of funny but disturbing commercials for Wilkins Coffee starring a pair of puppets. When one puppet refused to drink the coffee, the other puppet would shoot him, brand him, drown him, and punish him in all manner of other violent ways. Read more...

Chewbacca Is Beautiful As The Wookiee With The Pearl Earring (And More)

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Chewbacca is given a high art makeover in several paintings by artist Christine Parisi. And he is goddamn beautiful in every single one. Behold the hairy majesty. Read more...

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

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 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?

4 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

4 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...

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