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Gizmodo A Startup With No Website Just Announced a Major Fusion Breakthrough | Jalopnik North Korea’

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Gizmodo A Startup With No Website Just Announced a Major Fusion Breakthrough | Jalopnik North Korea’s Ongoing Massive Submarine Deployment Is Worrisome | Jezebel Ed Sheeran, the Devil, Was Joking About His Terrible Chest Tattoo Being Fake | Lifehacker How to Transition Into a Serious Relationship When You’re Used to Being Single | Read more...

One of History's Great Polymaths Shows Us the Wisdom of Owning Our Mistakes

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Pierre-Simon Laplace lived from 1749 to 1827 and was busy the entire time. He wrote books, worked in politics, and figured out the secrets of the universe. One of those secrets he quietly withdrew from later copies of his books. Pity. Read more...

You Might Not Want To Hold Your Breath For George Miller's Man Of Steel 2

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Quentin Tarantino still wants to make a science fiction film. American Horror Story: Hotel finally drops some story details. Plus, new information on Agents of SHIELD season 3, Teen Wolf’s midseason twists, and why Felicity doesn’t have a code name on Arrow. Behold, spoilers! Read more...

Here's a Drawing of a Guinea Pig on a Skateboard From 1899

5 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

I don’t know what to tell you. It is what it is. Read more...

How Your New Favorite Star Wars Character, BB-8, Went From Concept To Set

5 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

From the moment we saw it rolling across the sand in the first teaser trailer, we’ve all been fascinated by BB-8. The new droid who’ll be palling around with the characters in Star Wars The Force Awakens is unique, adorable, and now we know its story. Read more...

Twin Jet Nebula is a Marvelous Cosmic Butterfly

5 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Deep space is a wonderland of strange and awe-inspiring sights, but few astronomical curiosities match the exquisite beauty of the Twin Jet Nebula, a dying, binary star that looks like a pair of iridescent butterfly wings. Read more...

These Kooky Batman '66 Toys Look Like Aardman Animation Puppets

5 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Imagine if we lived in a world where, years later, Batman ‘66 was re-imagined by Wallace & Gromit creators Aardman Animation and turned into a stop-motion TV show. Not only that be THE BEST WORLD EVER, but I would imagine that the puppets looked just like these kooky, and slightly creepy, toys. Read more...

In 1979, An Entire Science Class Went "Berserk" After Being Hypnotized

5 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

On October 25, 1979, students at a Miami military academy experienced a frightening outbreak of sudden mass hysteria that began in a science class and spread throughout the school. A newspaper article published the next day used a single-word headline to mull the cause: “DEMONS?” Demons? Probably not. Read more...

Rival Archaeologists Find Space Rocks at Opposite Ends of the World

5 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Wonders Never Cease is a fashion film that takes full advantage of its setting: London’s Museum of Natural History. When two archaeologists engaged in a game of oneupmanship make the same discovery at opposite ends of the world, it ignites a lot of moody wandering through the museum halls. Read more...

A "Cocktail Boat" Can Propel Itself Around Your Drink Using the Marangoni Effect

5 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Yesterday we saw bugs using fluid dynamics to propel themselves around. It turns out that one scientist is turning that into a fun way to add alcohol to a drink. Here’s how to make a moving boat using the Marangoni Effect. Read more...

James Spader's Ultron Motion-Capture Is As Goofy As It Is Awesome

5 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

No matter what you thought of Avengers: Age of Ultron, there’s no arguing the perfect casting of James Spader as Ultron. Even though he’s playing a 9-foot-tall robot, the character still had that perfect, Spader smugness to him and it worked incredibly well. Read more...

It's Impossible to Watch This Profile of AeroPress-Inventor Alan Adler and not Fall in Love With Him

5 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Inventor-engineer Alan Adler is the man behind the record-setting Aerobie Flying Ring and the widely beloved AeroPress coffee maker. In this profile by filmmaker David Friedman, Adler tells the stories behind his superior designs— and man, is he ever charming. I defy you to watch this and not fall in love with the guy. Read more...

Which Science Fiction or Fantasy Book Was So Much Fun You Couldn't Stand It?

5 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Some books keep you turning pages with suspense. Others keep the pages flipping with their deep character studies. But then there are those books that are just so much damn fun, you can’t do anything but keep reading and laughing out loud. But which science fiction or fantasy book is just the most fun ever? Read more...

USA Postpones Mr. Robot Finale Due to Similarities to WDBJ Shooting

5 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The finale of USA’s buzzed about hacker show Mr. Robot will not be seen Wednesday evening because of a scene that shared similarities with the tragic shooting in Virginia earlier today. Read more...

Birds Are Way More Lethal Than Bullets on This Week's Zoo

5 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

After last week’s rat-pocalypse, the team gets back to facing enemies of a more human sort: the villainous puppet masters at Reiden Global and the vengeful FBI. But this wouldn’t be Zoo without some animal insanity, and the episode’s title, “Murmuration,” offers a big ol’ hint to keep watching the skies. Read more...

Anne Hathaway Is Making a Movie About Meteors That Turn Men into Aliens

5 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Working with Christopher Nolan must have given Oscar-winner Anne Hathaway a taste for space. The Interstellar co-star just signed on to make The Shower, a film about a baby shower that turns into a meteor shower that turns men into blood-thirsty aliens. Read more...

This Webcomic Perfectly Captures the Awe and Poetry of Astronomy

5 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Boulet has done it again. The cartoonist’s latest installment is a quasi-animated pixel comic that challenges the notion that science has somehow robbed the universe of poetry. Recalling his own experiences looking at the night sky through his telescope, Boulet takes us on a lovely and lyrical tour of the cosmos. Read more...

Here Is Adobe's Attempt to Stop People From Using the Term "Photoshop" All Willy-Nilly

5 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Poor Adobe. Along with everyone pre-eulogizing Flash, the only other property of theirs you can name—Photoshop—is in danger. Intellectual property danger. Read more...

Scientists Discover That Proteins in Your Body Can Make Plutonium Glow

5 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

There’s bad news and there’s good news in this post. The bad news is proteins from your own body accidentally smuggle radioactive metals into you. The good news is that those proteins can make those materials glow. Read more...

DC's 1982 Character Style Guide is a Beautiful Treasure Trove of Comic Book Nostalgia

5 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

If you’re a fan of classic DC comics, then it’s probably the artwork of the ‘80s that is burned into your memory—more specifically it might be the art featured in the rare, never-released-for-sale 1982 style guide. While bits and pieces have made their way online in the past, we’ve never had a chance to see the entirety of it... until now. Read more...

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