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What Creatures Can You Identify In This Fossilized Sea Floor?

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

A fossilized piece of the sea floor is a glimpse into an ecosystem long-gone, if only you know how to look at it. Read on to learn about the long-dead bryozoans, crinoids, brachiopods, gastropods, and even trilobites in this rock. Read more...

After A Rough Start, Baby Rhino Is Now Winning At Life

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Six-month-old one-horned rhino Jalada Prasad had a prance party in honor of his public debut Friday at Alipore Zoological Garden in Kolkata, India. Little dude had some rough early months after his mother was killed by poachers. But! He was rescued and nursed back to health, and now appears to be quite the peppy fella. Read more...

Academy Museum Lands Rare Moon Shuttle Prop From 2001: A Space Odyssey

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences added a feather into the cap of its under-construction museum by purchasing an iconic prop from 2001: A Space Odyssey: the Aries 1B Trans-Lunar Spherical Space Shuttle. Read more...

Drone Sheepdog "Shep" Herds Its Flock From The Air

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The future has come to the green hills of Ireland, where sheep farmer Paul Brennan has replaced the traditional canine helper with a drone. Get a look at "Shep" in action in the video below. Read more...

Hugh Jackman Announces He'll Only Play Wolverine "One Last Time"

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Hugh Jackman took to his Instagram to announce that the third Wolverine movie (due in 2017) will be his final round playing the iconic character that made him a movie star. Can't really blame him; the first X-Men movie came out in 2000, which means there's a good chance he hasn't eaten a carb in almost two decades. Read more...

Watch Wind And Dust Obscure The Violent Traces Of Curiosity's Landing

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

When Curiosity came burning through Mars' atmosphere two-and-a-half years ago, it marked the planet with its landing, and the impact of shedding its sky crane, heat shield, backshell, and parachute. But the planet is recovering, obscuring the scars with unending wind and dust. Read more...

Sunday Puzzle Postponed

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Due to unforeseen circumstances, today's Sunday Puzzle column has been postponed until next week. In the meantime, here's a little brain teaser to tide you over: Cross out nine letters from the string of characters above such that the remaining letters spell a single word. Read more...

Opportunity Rover Has A Film Noir Moment In This Shadowy Shot From Mars

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

This shot shows the Opportunity rover in shadow on Mars, facing Endurance Crater. It was taken in 2004, the year Opportunity began exploring; since then, it's completed the equivalent of a marathon across Martian terrain, discovering evidence of ancient water, and snapping memorable images galore. Read more...

The Worst Avengers story EVER

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

I never intended this "worst story ever" thing to be a series but after my bit on X-Men "Holy War," folks were suggesting it. So I figured what the hell, maybe do a bit of it now and then. And with the new movie coming, Avengers seemed a good place to do it. Read more...

The Rock Makes A Kick-Ass Bambi In SNL's Live-Action Disney Parody

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Disney's been having great success with live-action remakes of its classic animated films. So why not cast, as Saturday Night Live did last night, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as everyone's favorite deer... and reconfigure the story as an over-the-top action thriller, with plenty of puns and guns for all? WHAM BAM BAMBI! Read more...

The #VeryRealisticYA Hashtag Shows The Truth About Teen Adventures

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Our new favorite hashtag is #VeryRealisticYA, which in addition to pointing out all that is ridiculous about the red-hot but not always relatable YA genre, happens to be gut-bustingly hilarious. (Even better: it was created by an actual teen writer! ) Here are some of our favorites. Read more...

Vintage Cover Art Suggests Future Laden With Guns, Space Suits For Dogs

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Behold, the first-edition cover art for Fredric Brown's 1951 Space on My Hands. The classic science-fiction short-story collection contains "Knock," which begins with two of the most evocative sentences ever: "The last man on Earth sat alone in a room. There was a knock on the door..." Read more...

Secret Lives of Pandas Revealed by Electronic Stalking

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Giant pandas turn out to be a lot more social — and flirtatious — than anyone had ever imagined, according to new research. Read more...

Size matters: Elephants and whales are the only two animals that show up from space when tracked usi

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Size matters: Elephants and whales are the only two animals that show up from space when tracked using "commercially available" resolutions. Satellite images have been used to prevent poaching, as well as to keep track of creatures that manage to be as elusive as they are enormous. Read more...

Why Can't Wonder Woman Toys Get Her Most Important Accessory Right? 

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

You can't buy a Captain America action figure without his patriotic shield. Most Batman toys come with batarangs or at least some alternate bat-branded weaponry. So why is it nearly impossible to find a Wonder Woman action figure that comes with her iconic golden Lasso of Truth? Read more...

New Favorite Theory: All Of Kyle MacLachlan's Roles Are The Same Person!

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Nowadays everything is trying to be a shared universe mega-franchise to get some sweet Avengers level money. But what if there was a fan favorite crossover franchise spanning every genre, that you've already been watching for decades? We're speaking, of course, of the unified Kyle MacLachlan Universe. Read more...

The Most Mind-Blowing Cosplay From Emerald City Comicon.... So Far

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Cosplay is our sartorial gateway to fantastical worlds and wonderful visions. We can never actually visit the places we watch and read about in science fiction and fantasy, but really great cosplay brings us closer to them. This weekend is Emerald City Comicon, and we've been blown away by some of the costumes thus far. Read more...

That escalated quickly on this week’s Helix

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

I mean, that really got out of hand fast. And by "that" I mean a lot of things happening on the island of St. Germain. Winger has her worst day ever, Julia does what she has to do, Anne and Peter take care of business and Amy...well, I'll tell you about that in a bit. Spoilers ahead. Read more...

This Trippy Music Video Is An At-Home Fluid Dynamics Experiment

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

What happens when your production budget consists of water, soap, food colouring, and maybe a bit of magnetic goo? If you're the filmmaker responsible for this music video, the result is a beautiful demonstration of fluid dynamics, fingering flows, drips, and bubbles. Read more...

All Hail King Wallace As He Munches On His Iron Throne Made Of Carrots

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Wallace the rabbit is already a budding YouTube celebrity, and now he's the King of the Andals and the First Men, Lord of the Seven Kingdoms, Protector of the Realm, and the happy owner of an Iron Throne carefully crafted from carrots. Read more...

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