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How Chess Has Changed Over The Last 150 Years

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The rules of chess have remained consistent since the early 19th Century, but that doesn’t mean our approach to the game has stayed the same. Here are some intriguing and surprising ways the Game of Kings has changed its shape over the past 150 years. Read more...

Captain America 2 Animatics Reveal An Alternate Fate For Arnim Zola

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

You might recall that Arnim Zola’s fate in Captain America: The Winter Soldier was rather final, after Hydra dropped a bomb on the digitised doctor’s hidden facility in an attempt to take out Cap and Black Widow. But according to these animated storyboards, that wasn’t always the case. Read more...

4 Lessons We Learned From This Year’s Superhero TV Series

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Best year of superhero TV ever? Best year of superhero TV ever. While not every show was perfect, there was a plethora of excellent comic TV series this past season, and they’ve provided four clear lessons for the future. So, next season’s show? Listen up. Read more...

Carbon Nanotubes Were An Ancient Superweapon

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

There’s a reason why we call it the “march of progress,” instead of the “moonwalk of progress.” It’s meant to steadily forward, but much as we’d like to walk intrepidly into the future, there are plenty of times when technology has inexplicably reversed course on us. One of the most striking examples are Damascus swords. Read more...

This Is What The Aurorae Look Like On Mars

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The aurorae here on Earth are a pretty impressive sight to behold, but, just like Earth, it turns out that Mars also has aurorae visible to the naked eye — with one pretty startling difference. Read more...

San Andreas Is A Film Where Earthquakes Have A Vendetta Against The Rock

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

San Andreas is filled with ludicrous, special effects-laden chaos, and it paints its main character’s quest to reunite his family — an all-too-familiar disaster-movie trope — with the broadest possible strokes. But if you can put up with ridiculous science (and cheese), it’s a fun, silly summer movie. Read more...

An Archaeological Site Was Accidentally Torched At Israel's Burning Man

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

So much for leaving no trace: The Israeli Antiquities Authority is accusing the organizers of Midburn — the Israeli affiliate of Burning Man — of accidentally torching ancient remnants dating back to Paleolithic and Epipaleolithic periods. Read more...

This GIF Party Cannot Be Contained

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Guys, guys. Do you hear that? Over in the bushes? Something’s out there. It’s the GIFs! They’ve found us — and they have come to party. Read more...

Gawker How Many Days Until Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck Get Divorced?

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

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Onions Work As Blood Thinners (Sometimes To A Dangerous Degree)

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

If you are older, and are taking blood thinners, if you have a disease or condition that keeps your blood from clotting properly, or if you are soon having surgery, you may find yourself with some unexpected dietary restrictions. Onions and garlic, especially raw onions and garlic, are off the plate. Read more...

Are You Ready To Watch Star Trek's Chris Pine Romance Wonder Woman?

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Get a look at Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2’s new Karai. A Gotham star gets promoted to season regular. M. Night Shyamalan wants an Unbreakable movie. Plus new clips from Inside Out and The Messengers, a new Ant-Man poster, and teasers for Game of Thrones. Behold, Spoilers! Read more...

USA has put the pilot of its hacker TV show, Mr.

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

USA has put the pilot of its hacker TV show, Mr. Robot, on Youtube. You’ll have to wait until June 24th for the series to properly premiere on TV. Read more...

What Words Does Your State Need Help Spelling?

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Sometimes, you’re typing when you get to a word that you cannot, for the life of you, spell. That’s when you turn to Google, counting on the Internet to correct your spelling. Vocativ used Google Trends to pinpoint each American state’s most googled word. Read more...

Maps of Cities Transformed Into Leaves

5 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The human eye can find patterns in everything, even urban sprawl. Artist Andrew Martis has turned six cities into soothing prints of leaves. They’re all available for $36 on holstee, where Martis is the lead graphic designer. Read more...

The Most Accomplished, and Adorable, Detectives Are a Pig and a Cat

5 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Move over Holmes and Watson, there’s a new super-team of detectives solving crimes in Victorian London. Nips and Porkington, a cat and pig with actual police badges, handily solve the crime of a kidnapped egg in this animated short by Melody Wang. Read more...

Concept Art Writing Prompt: The Choir Of The Dead

5 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

This week’s Concept Art Writing Prompt, by artist Gary Laib, features the singing dead. What story can you spin about this choir of corpses? Read more...

Serial Will Return For Two More Seasons With "Distinct New Stories"

5 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

If you were among the bazillions who became obsessed with Sarah Koenig’s Serial podcast, which was spun off from This American Life, time to rejoice: the popular show will return for two more seasons, during which it will report on two brand-new cases. Read more...

The Most Venomous Species On Earth

5 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Everybody freaks out over the idea of getting bitten by a scorpion or spider — but those are nothing. Our planet contains creatures with much more deadly toxins to defend themselves with. Here are some revealing videos of the most venomous creatures on Earth. Read more...

Watch The Most Insane Kung Fu Film Ever Made—Packed With Nazis And Dinos

5 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Laser raptors. Gun-toting vikings. A kung fu-obsessed Adolf Hitler. Hacking your way back in time. This is just some of the ridiculousness that you can expect from Kung Fury, the crowdfunded movie that mashes together all sorts of action flick favorites into one hilarious short film. Read more...

Why Would You Add A Dash Of Curious Chloride To Your Soup?

5 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Although curious chloride is not the most popular name for curium and chlorine, it’s actually an official name. And true to its name, this substance has a slightly-whimsical, slightly-sinister property — which actually might be useful when making soup. Read more...

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