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Platinum tribbles, for the discerning trekkie

QMx don't appear to have got their tribble breeding program under control yet, as they have just started shipping out a new generation of everyone's (non-Klingons at least) furry little friends. The new tribble is a "platinum" breed (aka grey), and like their previous releases comes in a bespoke tribble containment unit, with instruction for care. Show More Summary

Starship Collection Ships Arriving In August

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : TrekToday

Two new ships from the Official Starships Collection will make their debut in the UK in August, and in other countries shortly thereafter. The ships include one Federation ship and one Klingon ship. Issue Fifty-two will include a Centaur-class ship. The Centaur-class ship was created in the twenty-fourth century and saw action in Deep Space […]

Black Hole Shoots One Piece Of Matter Into Another Piece Of Matter

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

We’ve been using the Hubble Space Telescope to watch a jet of material coming out of galaxy NGC 3862 for over twenty years. Only recently, after piecing together a string of pictures, have we seen what’s really happening. Read more....

Farrell: Berman Was Inflexible

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : TrekToday

Terry Farrell, Deep Space Nine‘s Dax, was nervous when she got the news that she was to play Jadzia Dax, and sad when the time came for her to leave the show and character behind. Being offered a strong female character role made it easy to say yes to playing the Trill. “Everything about how […]

An Interview in the Washington Post

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : Whatever

About the deal, and other things. It’s actually pretty lengthy and meaty, which is good, because I am traveling — yet again! — today, this time to North Carolina to ConCarolinas.

Wobbling whales with a spring in their tails

Entertainment Earth have revealed the first of their 2015 San Diego Comic Con exclusives, and they're going to make sure trekkies have a whale of a time, with the new George and Gracie bobble-heads - Or more accurately, bobble-tails....Show More Summary

Take A Look At The Beautiful Mechanical Innards Of An R/C R2-D2

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

What goes into making R2-D2? In the Star Wars universe, it’s a bunch of fictional technological bits and bobs. In ours, it’s usually a bit of electronics and Kenny Baker. But if you’re making an R/C R2? it takes a hell of a lot of technical wizardry, as this video about the R2-D2 Builders Club shows. Read more...

Hallucinations And Delusions Are Surprisingly Common

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Ever heard a voice inside your head or saw something that wasn’t there? You’re not alone — and it doesn’t necessarily mean there’s something wrong with you. A study of more than 30,000 people from 18 countries found that about one in 20 of us have experienced a psychotic episode at least once. Read more...

7 Notorious Killers Who Actually Went Straight

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Most people who’ve been convicted of murder usually settle into prison for the long haul. But in some cases, a killer, usually one who committed his or her crime as a youth, gets released and starts over. Here are seven famous killers who got caught, and never killed again. (So far, at least.) Read more...

This Is Where Every Penny Of Every Dollar You Spend On Food Goes

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Right down to the fraction of a cent, here’s the breakdown of where the money you spend on food goes. Read more...

This Scientist Put Cocaine In Her Eyes To Combat Drug Dealers

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

It was early 20th century Chicago, and people were offering kids “happy dust.” Police knew that happy dust was cocaine, but they didn’t know how to prove it — untilone scientist came up with a extremely unusual way to convince a jury. Read more...

Sentinel's Latest Marvel Toy Is A Heavily Armored War Machine

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

So far Sentinel’s swanky Re:Edit toys have focussed on making some pretty amazing Iron Man variants. But while their latest doesn’t fall far from the Iron Man tree, it’s a bit different: it’s an all new War Machine, one that comes packing heat and some pretty awesome armor. Read more...

"Why Not Teach Astronauts To Drill?" Honest Trailers Blasts Armageddon

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

I might argue how fun Armageddon was, but I do agree with Honest Trailers that Michael Bay’s action-disasterpiece is astoundingly dumb. But whether you’re a fan or not, you absolutely must see this video to learn Bay’s response when Ben Affleck asked him, “Wouldn’t it be easier to teach astronauts how to drill instead?” Read more...

Inside The Fantasy Art Of Superstar Artist Tony DiTerlizzi 

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

If you’re a fan of fantasy games, chances are you’ve seen Tony DiTerlizzi’s work. He’s painted Magic cards, helped define the visual feel of the D&D Planescape setting, and co-created The Spiderwick Chronicles. Tony gave us a guided tour of his artistic process and a preview of his upcoming art book, Realms! Read more...

New Horizon's Latest Pluto Pics Reveal A Complex And Varied Surface

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has traveled 20 million miles (32 million kilometers) since it last beamed back images of Pluto. The latest set of photos hint at a complicated and high-contrast surface — including more evidence in support of the theory that the dwarf planet features a bright polar cap. Read more...

Which Obsolete Technologies Will You Never Get Rid Of?

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The life cycle for most technologies is not a long one, and yet sometimes, we find ourselves getting a little sentimental about the tech we pick up all the same. Read more...

Deadspin Garrick Sherman Goes On Alcohol-Fueled Anti-NCAA Twitter Rant | Gizmodo Will a Planetary Al

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Deadspin Garrick Sherman Goes On Alcohol-Fueled Anti-NCAA Twitter Rant | Gizmodo Will a Planetary Alignment Cause a 9.8 Earthquake This Week? | Jezebel You Won’t Believe What the Baby from Twilight Looks Like Now | Kotaku Pushing Cosplay To Its Absolute Limits | Read more...

This Deadly Virus Is An Aphrodisiac To Crickets

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

I smell a Star Trek plot. A virus that kills within weeks propagates itself throughout cricket communities by making the crickets extremely sexually active. This is the exact sort of thing that Captain Kirk was made to deal with. Read more...

Daredevil Season 2 Audition Tapes Tease The Arrival Of A Major Character

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

One of the planned Transformers spinoffs could take place on Cybertron. Duncan Jones discusses filming Warcraft. Doctor Who is returning to often-used location. Bryan Fuller explains the need to keep American Gods’ cast diverse. Plus, Hugh Dancy talks Hannibal. Spoilers Get! Read more...

We Can't Trust iZombie's Brains. And That's a Good Thing.

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

I’ll admit it: this week’s “Astroburger” had me completely fooled. Eating a brain prone to hallucinations was not good on Liv, but it was great for iZombie. Read more...

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