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Deadspin Jurors Say Aaron Hernandez's Defense Was Baffling | Gizmodo Behind the scenes footage of Av

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Deadspin Jurors Say Aaron Hernandez's Defense Was Baffling | Gizmodo Behind the scenes footage of Avengers 2 shows how goofy movie making is | Jalopnik Thieving Teens Likely Used $17 Gadget To Break Into NYT Columnist's Car | Jezebel Real Delusions of an Unreal Disease: A History of Morgellons | Kinja Popular Posts Read more...

The Legend Of Louis Pasteur And The Winemaker That We Hope Is True

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Here's a story, maybe apocryphal, about an episode in the life of a young Louis Pasteur. It marks his first dip into the world of microorganisms. And it's about how he saved the people of Lille from living without booze. Read more.....

The Evolution Of Daredevil's Bloody, Beautiful Fight Scenes

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Marvel's Daredevil has a lot of things going for it — but one thing that stands out is its visceral, thrilling fight scenes. These brawls aren't just visual splendour: they help convey Matt Murdock's evolution from Vigilante to Superhero. Join us as we take a spoiler-laden look at Daredevil's important fight scenes. Read more...

Two Authors Withdraw Their Work From This Year's Hugo Awards

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The controversy over this year's Hugo Awards nominations continues to get messier. Two authors who were nominated for awards after being included on the Sad Puppies voting slate (and the copycat slate, Rabid Puppies) have decided to decline their nominations. Read more...

The Flash Gordon Reboot Movie Has A Director, And It's A Good One

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

It's Matthew Vaughn, who helped relaunch the X-Men for Fox with First Class and more recently turned Kingman into a surprise hit. As The Hollywood Reporter says, Vaughn is much in demand, so it makes sense Fox would want him in charge of a potentially big new scifi franchise. Read more...

Why Do Knuckles Go Pop? Researchers May Finally Have The Answer.

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

There's some disagreement among physiologists about knuckle-cracking and how it produces its characteristic popping sound. Now, Canadian scientists have used MRI scans to watch what happens inside a cracking finger joint in real time – and their observations may have settled this longstanding debate for good. Read more...

The Central Irony Of Person Of Interest: Too Much Privacy Can Kill You

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Last night's episode of Person of Interest was promoted as the return of Taraji P. Henson as her beloved character, Detective Carter — but it was really a dive into the character of Reese, who can't open up to people and can't share himself with anyone. And in this episode, it nearly gets him killed. Read more...

8 Possible Alternatives To The Turing Test

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The Turing Test, which is intended to detect human-like intelligence in a machine, is fundamentally flawed. But that doesn't mean it can't be improved or modified. Here are eight proposed alternatives that could help us distinguish bot from human. Read more...

The Dark Truth Behind California's Strangest Tax Exemption

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

One of the very few interesting things about doing your taxes is reading about the odd exemptions. This year I learned that the government can't claim any money I should get from the Ottoman Empire. It seemed funny. It's not. Read more...

All Orphan Black Episodes Available For Free, So Binge-Watch Away

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

This Sunday marks the return of the clone gang, and if you're still not caught up on the masterpiece that is Orphan Black, you're officially out of excuses — it's all available, right now, FOR FREE. Read more...

Mark Hamill's Other Joker Incarnation Is Getting An Incredible Statue

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

When you think of the Mark Hamill Joker, it's easy to recall his iconic turn in Batman: The Animated Series and the DCAU. But video game fans might remember it instead from his appearance in the Batman: Arkham games — which is now the subject of this stunning Sideshow statue. Read more...

Felicity And The Atom Stop By A Supremely Silly Episode Of The Flash

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Was “All Star Team Up” The Flash’s goofiest episode to date? Yes. Was it full of giant plot holes? Sure. Was it bad? Not at all. Because no Flash episode in which Felicity Smoak drops by could ever be anything but delightful, no matter how ludicrous it gets. Read more...

Did Yoda And Obi-Wan Screw Princess Leia Over?

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Sorry to forego my usual introductory nonsense, but I wanted to let you know that today’s installment of “Postal Apocalypse” is one of my favorites. Partially because it asks why Batman doesn’t learn magic and if the Force is sexist, but also because it has the best damn Flash TV show idea I’ve ever seen. Seriously! Read more...

This Map Shows Just How Little We Know About Our Own Galaxy

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Do you think you know the Milky Way? You don't know the Milky Way. Read more...

The Identity Of DC's New Batman May Have Been Discovered

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

We've known for a while that the current Endgame arc in DC's Batman comics was going to culminate with the existence of a new, heavily armoured Batman (and an army of Robins) — but now we may actually know this mysterious new Dark Knight's real identity. Spoilers ahead... Read more...

Jake Gyllenhaal Will Play Seymour In Live Little Shop Of Horrors 

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Suddenly Gyllenhaal! Jake Gyllenhaal will briefly star as tortured florist Seymour Krelborn in a limited -run revival of Little Shop of Horrors. But wait, that's not even the big news. Ellen Green is also returning as Audrey! Read more...

A Scan Of 100,000 Galaxies Shows No Sign Of Kardashev III Aliens

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

A pioneering infrared scan of 100,000 galaxies by Penn State astronomers has failed to detect any signs of galaxy-spanning extraterrestrial supercivilizations. This result, though very preliminary, may be a sign that aliens aren't capable of conquering entire galaxies. Read more...

It's Official: Melinda May Just Became The Star Of Agents Of SHIELD

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Since its first episode, Agents of SHIELD has circled around the problem of how to deal with superhumans. At times, the show has felt like a regular spy adventure — but it's always come back to the problem of extraordinary abilities. Rarely, though, has the show's take on the issue felt as fresh as it did last night. Read more...

Every Page Of This Webcomic Is Packed With Striking (And Creepy) Images

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

If you've been looking to hop onto a webcomic that your eyeballs will fall in love with, take a gander at Petra Nordlund's webcomic Prague Race. What starts as simple tale of three young friends turns into a journey through a strange land that is by turns frightening and tragic — but always fun to look at. Read more...

Today's Best Media Deals: Galactica, Orange is the New Black, and More

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Today on Amazon, you can order the complete Blu-ray collection of the Battlestar Galactica reboot for $90, which is within a couple bucks of the lowest price Amazon's ever listed. That's a great frakking deal. [Battlestar Galactica: The Complete Series, $90] Read more...

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