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French Cover of The Human Division

18 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : Whatever

Pretty cool looking, I have to say. It’s a wrap-around; the front cover is not the right side of the image. A larger version is here.

Ridiculous Modern Day Phantom Of The Opera Musical Coming To TV

18 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

From the creator of Desperate Housewives and Devious Maids comes a modern day Phantom of the Opera musical. Yes, Marc Cherry is making a Phantom TV show, and it could be the best-worst thing ever. Read more...

What Is GamerGate? Here’s An Explainer For All The Confused Non-Nerds Out There.

18 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : Gamma Squad

Backaboutamonthago,wetoldyouaboutGamerGate whenitwasinitsinfancystages,andIkindoffiguredthatwastheend.Instead,it’smutatedintoatrulyridiculousmessthat’sbroughtinpoliticaloperativesandsuckedinunwillingcelebrities.And,thus,alotofpeoplearehearingaboutit,butthey’renotclearonwhatitis.

Need An Evil Lawyer? Watch Sleepy Hollow's Parody Of Legal Commercials

18 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Dealing with the legal ramifications of a curse or monster? Henry Parish, attorney at law, promises to end your legal woes in this lawyerly ad spoof. After all, bringing about the apocalypse is sure to make those pesky criminal charges go away. Read more...

Archaeologists Have Discovered The Highest Known Ice Age Settlement

18 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Researchers working in the Peruvian Andes have found an ice age camp located 14,760 feet (4,500 meters) above sea level. It's so high that the archaeologists were surprised ancient humans could even survive up there. Read more...

Ouija Proves That Movies Based On Random Products Have Hit Rock Bottom

19 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Ouija offers a few genuine scares. But mostly, it raises lots of interesting questions about Hollywood's odd and ongoing affection for turning board games and other random pieces of intellectual property into movies. Read more...

Is There A Limit To How Big Vegetables Can Grow?

19 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Fourteen years ago, the world's largest pumpkin weighed in at 1,140 pounds. That's an impressively-sized pumpkin, but it doesn't even come close to sizing up to the newest monster crop of the last decade, the largest of which weighs more than twice that at 2,323 pounds. Read more...

New Trailer For Judge Dredd: Superfiend Is So Wonderfully Weird

19 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Here is the longest Judge Dredd: Superfiend trailer yet, along with a lot of footage of Judge Death just going bananas on the citizens of Mega-City One. Read more...

Attacks On Health-Care Workers Are Fueling The Resurgence Of Polio

19 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The Council on Foreign Relations maintains a map of global outbreaks of diseases that are easily prevented by inexpensive vaccines. Today, on World Polio Day, the map includes updated data that dramatically illustrates how violence against health-care workers has led to a polio resurgence in Pakistan. Read more...

The First Full Look At Ultron In All Of His Terrifying Robotic Glory

19 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Care to see the first full-body shot of the foe of the second Avengers movie? Of course you do. Ultron's torso and limbs are a bit overdesigned for my tastes, but it's not like he's a Bayformer or anything. Plus, he's got some great gams for a robot bent on destroying all of humanity. Read more...

Yes, Fine, I’ll (Ugh) Talk Some Politics For This Year

20 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : Whatever

And here’s what I think of politics here in 2014: Nnnnnnnnggggggggghhh. Or, to put in perhaps more contemporary terms, 2014: The Year I Literally Just Could Not Even. Which is to say that I’m not voting. I am voting. What I mean to say is that this year I don’t really feel anything other than […]

Here’s A Peppy Supercut Of Every Death In The Original ‘Star Wars’ Trilogy

20 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : Gamma Squad

(NSFWaudio)StarWarsisnotnecessarilynotedfarandwideforitsgrittyviolenceorhighbodycount.ButDiggarguesthatmaybeitshouldbe,withthissupercut.Firstofall,forthosewondering,that’stheopeningtwotracksfromGirlTalk’smash-upalbumFeedTheAnimals.Secondly,yes,theycounteverypossibledeath,andthetotalisprettystaggering.

Everyone Is Lying To You All The Time And Only Butlers Know Why

20 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Those new-fangled contraptions these days — with their beeping and their "online" social interaction — are making us dishonest! Researchers from Cornell University have determined that they have led to a new kind of lie. Learn about the "butler lie," and why it fools everyone. Read more...

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