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?Learn "What Every Girl Should Know" From Margaret Sanger

13 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Among the many science papers preserved online is the famous (and at one time, infamous) column written by Margaret Sanger. It only ran for a short while and was banned for obscenity, but now remains one of the more interesting historical documents out there. Read more...

Plan Your Next Trip To Mordor With This Google Map Of Middle-Earth 

13 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Because Middle-Earth can be a confusing, perilous place, Reddit user mbingcrosby created this Google Maps-style guide to the journey from Hobbiton to Mordor. As you can see, it's expected to take six months ("four months without Orcs"), and be ready, because "this route has trolls." Read more...

What Languages Will We Speak In The Future? Ask Your Questions Now

14 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

What languages might go extinct in the future, and how can we expect the surviving ones to change? Linguist John McWhorter is here to answer our questions. Read more...

Project Almanac Proves It's Possible For A Movie To Be TOO Self-Aware

14 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Project Almanac, the "found footage" time travel movie in theaters today, is kinda cute. And some people have praised the self-aware way it references other, better time-travel films like Bill and Ted and Looper. But on reflection, that self-awareness isn't a strength, it's the reason Project Almanac falters. Read more...

The Game Of Thrones Season 5 Trailer Is Here And OMG

14 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Included with the recent Game of Thrones IMAX screening, this new trailer for the show's upcoming fifth season is, in a word, YOWZA. We've got the first look at Dorne, the other Martells, the long-awaited Tyrion and Varys on-the-road adventure, and so much more! Come help us break it down! Read more...

Finally A Use For Wearable Technology: AdBlock In Real Life

14 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : Gamma Squad

Here’safungametoplaysometime;goonanerrandyounormallyrunandjustcounteverylogoandadvertisementyousee.You’llprobablybesurprisedhowmuchofyoursurroundingsarededicatedtomakingyouawareofstuffyoumightconsiderbuying,fromstoresignstologostoposterstotheproductsthemselves.Ateamofcollegestudentswantstochangethat.

Exclusive Clip From Alien Outpost Turns Everyone Into A Soldier

14 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Set after an alien invasion, the citizens of Earth have been waging war against an invading alien army for years (and winning). Alien Outpost is a fauxmentary that takes place at the last alien outpost, hence the name. And we've got an exclusive clip. Read more...

New Technique Reverses Aging By Decades In Cultured Human Cells

15 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Scientists from Stanford Medical Center have devised a technique for extending the length of human telomeres. It's a breakthrough that could eventually result in therapies to treat a host of age-related diseases, including heart disease and diabetes. It could also result in longer, healthier lives. Read more...

You Can Now Buy A Life-Size Replica Of A Batman Returns Penguin Commando

15 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Remember when The Penguin got mad literal in Batman Returns and had his own little army of Penguins to command? Did you love it so much that you've spent the past 23 years thinking 'Oh, how I wish I could have a rocket-bearing Penguin of my own!'? Well, you're in luck. Apparently. Read more...

Of Course There’s A Parody Movie Of ‘The Walking Dead’ And ‘Zombieland’ Coming

15 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : Gamma Squad

Hey,rememberwhenthedense,zanyparodywasabelovedgenre?ClassicslikeAirplane!,TheNakedGun,andTopSecret!roamedtheaters,incorporatingtheMADMagazinestyleofsightgagsandpunswithauniquedeadpanhumorfeaturingrespectedactorssayingverysillythingsShow More Summary

?How Chemistry Transforms Crackers Into Apple Pie

16 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Mock-apple pie filling is made, primarily, of crackers. There are no apples in it. Still, most people who taste it swear that they are eating real apple pie. What is the chemistry that tricks our senses? Read more...

Come On In, GIFs! We're Throwing You A Party.

16 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Welcome, GIF-partiers! What did you do this last week? Fill us in on any news, describe any major storms you weathered (or missed), and tell (and show) us all about what's happening with you. And, of course, do it with GIFs! Read more...

Report: Tatiana Maslany Has Landed A Lead Role In A ‘Star Wars’ Spinoff

16 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : Gamma Squad

Wepreviouslyreported thatHipHopAbsaficanando TatianaMaslanywasupforaleadroleinGarethEdwards’StarWarsspinofffilm,butaccordingtoTotalGeeks,thatrumorisnowfactastheOrphanBlackstarhassecuredapart.It’slikenerdfanfictioncometrue.[She]wasrecentlylinked…whenhernameemergedamongstthelikesofRooneyMaraandFelicityJoneswhohadapparentlyauditionedforthepart.

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