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Bowties are cool, Bowties on Doctor Who Boxers less so

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

What is it with Doctor Who branding and weird garments? Well, you could cosplay as the Tenth Doctor in Pajamas last week, now this week your unmentionables can dress up as Eleven. Mother of God. Read more...

The Next Generation of Slot Machines Will Be Way More Immersive

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The old lever and single bar slot machine just won't do anymore. Now, slot machines are counting on technology and graphics that rival video game systems to get gamblers in their chairs and money flowing. Read more...

The Complete Crocodilian Primer

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

From the same person who brought us ALL THE CATS, comes the conclusion of another series on every species of crocodile. So here's the full archive of mythbri, turkeys beware's now finished "Sunday Crocodilian" article series. Read more...

One Photographer's Quest to Figure Out What Causes Scotch Whisky Rings

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Ernie Button is a photographer who, in his quest to join his wife in whisky drinking, started taking photos of his drinks. He noticed that certain types of the alcohol would leave behind complex patterns of rings and others would not. So his curiosity drove him to reach out to experts to find out why. Read more...

A billion points of light.

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

A billion points of light. A gorgeous image of the dwarf galaxy UGC 1281, which is just 18 million light years away in the constellation of Triangulum. This side view is perfect for studying the distribution of gas in galactic halos. Read more...

The Best Time to Visit the Inverted Pyramids

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

One day we'll know who built the inverted pyramids of Ganymede. For now, all you need to visit is some warm gear and a map. They look especially gorgeous at sunset — and of course, the subsonic vibrations are a lot more bearable then, too. Read more...

Watch A Haunting Drone Flight Through The Remains Of Chernobyl

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

We've seen tons of photographs of the city of Pripyat, Ukraine, which has been abandoned since the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, but this video offers a different view. Cinematographer Danny Cooke was able to fly a drone through the city, capturing the current state of decay. Read more...

These Are The Movie Sequels We ACTUALLY Want To See

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Movie sequels can be boring. Fortunately, you all shared plenty of creative sequel ideas (A space-station musical western as scored by David Bowie? Yes please.) that we really do want to see. Here, as pitched by you, are some our favorite potential sequels — if only someone would make them. Read more...

An Aging Fisherman Becomes Intimate With An Increasingly Human Lobster

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

No, the short film Caterwaul isn't a tale of bestiality, but it is one of a strange relationship between a lonely fisherman and the lobster he decides to take home one day. Even as the lobster longs for the sea and becomes increasingly un-lobster-like, the man can't bear to part from his crustacean companion. Read more...

Doctor Who Is Finally Getting Its First Female Writer In 7 Years

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Doctor Who's been bringing in a lot of new writers in the past couple years, with some excellent results (notably Jamie Matheson and Neil Cross). But as Neil Gaiman recently pointed out, the show hasn't had any female writers since 2008. Luckily, it looks like Torchwood veteran Catherine Tregenna is writing for season nine. Read more...

We Can Thank Saturn for Helping Life to Evolve on Earth

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Models show that if the ringed planet's orbit was just 10% closer in, or even just slightly tilted, its mass would have tugged the Earth into a wildly elongated orbit, causing it to spend part of each year outside the habitable zone. Read more...

Over 16,000 of Darwin's Papers On Evolution Are Now Available Online

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Since 2007, the American Museum of Natural History and the Darwin Manuscripts Project have been digitizing Charles Darwin's writings on evolution, and putting them online. Today, on the 155th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species, the project is more than 50% complete. Read more...

It's Official: Michelle MacLaren Will Direct The Wonder Woman Movie

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

After months of speculation Warner Bros. has finally announced who will direct the long-awaited, live action Wonder Woman movie. And thankfully they picked someone great. Read more...

Which Long-Awaited Project Was Actually Worth The Wait?

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Anticipation can be a dangerous thing. Sometimes you wait and wait for a book, movie or comic to materialize, and it's bound to be a letdown. But every once in a while, all your patience actually pays off. Which project did you wait years for... and it was totally worth the wait? Read more...

Why Sweet Potatoes Are About to Become Astronaut Superfood

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Although astronaut cuisine has improved considerably over the decades, this year's Thanksgiving menu aboard the International Space Station still consists mostly of freeze-dried and dehydrated dishes. But future missions will likely have access to one fresh vegetable: sweet potatoes. Read more...

The 3 newest crew members have gotten safely aboard the ISS -- and, as is traditional, that new crew

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The 3 newest crew members have gotten safely aboard the ISS — and, as is traditional, that new crew came bearing some gifts, including some New Year's caviar, and the very first space-complaint espresso machine. In other news, your housewarming gift idea of a potted plant is officially unimpressive. Read more...

Did This Medieval Sword Actually Belong To Ivan The Terrible?

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Ever since this 12th century blade was discovered under a tree in 1975, archeologists have wondered how it got all the way from Sweden to Siberia. A controversial new theory suggests it belonged to none other than Ivan the Terrible — one of history's most notorious figures. Read more...

Everyone In Hollywood (Even Spielberg) Wants To Remake Last Starfighter

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Rumor has it, everyone in Hollywood has tried to remake 1984 scifi cult classic The Last Starfighter. Everyone has failed (so far), and this quirky little Twitter exchange kind of explains why. Read more...

The One Big Problem Of The Shared Universe Boom

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

We're living in the age of the Shared Universe - more and more studios want a snifter of Marvel's money, and we're due for even more Cinematic Universes in our moviegoing future. But over the weekend James Gunn raised an excellent point on Facebook that really highlights the potentially ruinous flaw in this new boom. Read more...

This Beautiful Glass Dish Proves that Ancient Rome Traded with Japan

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Over 1600 years ago, this deep blue glass dish made its way from a Mediterranean workshop, across Central Asia, to its final resting place in a 5th century Japanese grave. The journey may have taken over a century, and gives us a glimpse of what trade was like in the early days of the Silk Road. Read more...

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