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Everyday Things You Didn't Know Were Invented By NASA

1 hour agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

When you think of the US space program, spaceships and satellites may be the first thing that comes to mind, but there are plenty of mundane items that we take for granted that we have thanks to NASA and its contractors. Here are just a few examples of how NASA has improved life on Earth. Read more...

I love this weird idea.

1 hour agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

I love this weird idea. A design group in Hong Kong has come up with a concept design for "parasitic robots" that would roam the city at night drawing power from annoying neon signs and sucking up carbon to feed little plant farms growing on their bodies. I want to live in a world where these robots fly free. Read more...

The Largest Solar Plant In The World Is Now Operational

1 hour agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Called Topaz, it's located in San Luis Obispo County, California. The plant recently completed its final 40-megawatt phase, making it the first 500-plus megawatt solar farm to come online in the United States — and the largest online plant in the world. Read more...

Super Spoilery Jupiter Ascending Trailer Finally Explains The Plot

1 hour agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

This spoiler-filled trailer to the Wachowskis' long awaited Jupiter Ascending drama literally spells out the entire premise. And I'm still kind of confused. Earth is part of an industry? Whatever, Eddie Redmayne is fabulous. Read more...

Space Skulls And Roided Out Chickens And Zombie Chicks, Oh My!

Well, this is a weird one, to put it mildly. UK garage rock band Love Buzzard have released an official music video for their track “Give It Some Range” and it’s a doozy. Animated by Russell Taysom, the video is a psychedelic freak show that features twisted visuals that may potentially be NSFW. “Give It […]

Which Movie Subplot Do You Wish Had Gotten More Screen Time?

1 hour agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Sometimes a movie has subplots that are better off left on the cutting-room floor because they drag the whole thing down. But sometimes, a subplot adds a lot of depth, and you only get to glimpse how wonderful it could have been. Which science fiction or fantasy movie had a subplot you wish you could have seen more of? Read more...

?It's 2.4 Miles Across, 8,650 Years Old, and It Lives in Oregon

1 hour agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

No, it's not hipster Cthulhu. Known as "honey fungus," this huge underground organism is the world's biggest living thing. And its life cycle is incredible. Read more...

‘Paranormal Activity 5? Is Going to Be In 3-D (Exclusive)

Some last second holiday news as we head off to go eat some turkey. We have just confirmed our scoop from this past July that Paramount Pictures’ Paranormal Activity 5: The Ghost Dimension is being fast-tracked. In fact, we’ve learned that filming has already begun with plans on getting the sequel into theaters by the […]

How to Talk About Vaccines With Relatives Who Might Be Anti-Vaxxers?

2 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

I just read this post over on Gizmodo and it got me thinking about talking to some of my quasi-anti-vaxxer relatives tomorrow. Do any of you O-Decker's have advice or past experience to share re: how to explain the importance of vaccines to your relatives? Read more...

Fox officially green lights Independence Day sequel!

Ahhh Roland Emmerich's INDEPENDENCE DAY (1996). Goldblum, Pullman and aliens arriving and blowing shit up aside, I hated everything about that freaking movie; Smith, Quaid, the tacky humor, the barf inducing one-liners and the dense turn of events. Show More Summary

Star Wars Deleted Scenes Reveal The Utter Disaster That Could Have Been

2 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The documentary Star Wars: Deleted Magic shows a version of Star Wars: A New Hope that never made it to theaters, one filled with deleted scenes. And watching the entire thing made me realize one of the more miraculous things about A New Hope is that we got such a wonderful movie instead of a mediocre one. Read more...

James Cameron on Avatar sequels! "You will sht yourself!

I personally thought the original AVATAR was a bit overrated but hey it's JAMES CAMERON man, so you bet your ass I'll see its 3 sequels! And if I go by the bomb Jimmy C dropped in a Empire Magazine interview, it looks like he's pretty confident about them. Show More Summary

New Clues Point To The Origin Of Poland's Mysterious 'Vampires'

3 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Unconventional burial practices to prevent vampires from rising up from the grave were common in post-medieval Poland, but historians aren't entirely sure why certain people were targeted more than others. A new study is the first to perform a chemical analysis of the remains to find out. Read more...

Ugh, Salem, Why Are You Making Me Watch A Boy Lick His Mother's Cheek?

3 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Welp, the trailer for the second season of Salem has arrived and it looks like the witchy show will continue to be wildly inappropriate—and not in a fun way. This show is seriously a pile of "Why the hell am I watching this?" Read more...

David Soares and André Coelho, Sepulturas dos Pais

For the past four years now, I have championed Portuguese writer David Soares as one of the most talented writers in the Lusophone literary/SF/horror worlds who has not yet been translated into English. His novels demonstrate an author...Show More Summary

In Blood Freak, Marijuana And Mutant Turkeys Lead To Awesome Carnage

3 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Forget Charlie Brown — one movie ought to be your family's Thanksgiving tradition. We're referring, of course, to Blood Freak, the 1972 horror movie about smoking too much weed and waking up with a turkey head. Read more...

‘Aliens’, Batman’s Murder Mystery, And Other Comics Of Note, November 26th

4 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : Gamma Squad

Alienskilleverything,asusual;BatmanfindshimselfframedforamurderinthenewArkham,andmoreinourlookatthisweek’scomicbooks.GothamByMidnight#1RayFawkesandBenTemplesmithdebutaGCPDunit,ledbytheSpectre,andit’s…kindadull!PartofitisthatFawkesjustdoesn’tintroducesomecharactersenough,andthatthestructureisgeneric.

?The Harrison Wells Mystery Deepens In A Charged Episode Of The Flash

4 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Notice I swapped my usual running metaphor headline for an electricity pun? This isn't because this week's episode featured an Electro-esque freak o' the week. No, I'm feeling jovial because after last week's stinker, The Flash is back on track, courtesy of one Mr. Harrison Wells. Read more...

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