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Fall Science Preview: So Much Science is Headed Right for Us!

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

‘Tis the season for dwarf planets with an impending flood of Pluto flyby data and Dawn just about to point its spectrometer at the weird white spots on Ceres. Add in ocean floor explorations, a pair of weights in perpetual freefall, and a rash of rocket launches and we just know this year is going out in a bang of discovery. Read more...

Michael Emerson Doesn’t Expect Person of Interest To Have a Happy Ending

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Person of Interest has been getting darker and darker as the show delves deeper into its premise about artificial intelligence. And even though we want these tortured heroes to find happiness in the end, star Michael Emerson tells io9 it’s probably not going to happen. He also told us what to expect in season five. Read more...

How Much Water is Enough? How Much is Too Much?

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The health tip about drinking eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day has been roundly dismissed by scientists, doctors, and upstanding bloggers for years, but this baseless myth refuses to die. Meanwhile, exercise-associated hyponatremia, a consequence of overhydration, is being reported across a broader range of athletes. Read more...

Red Shirt Diaries Returns Next Month

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : TrekToday

The Red Shirt Diaries, which chronicles the adventures of the hapless Ensign William (Ashley Victoria Robinson) will be returning in several weeks....

ISS Astronaut May Join Trek Fan Film

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : TrekToday

International Space Station astronaut Samantha Cristoferetti may be joining the cast of Star Trek: Axanar. Cristoferetti was the European Space Agency astronaut...

Quinto Sports New Trek Uniform

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : TrekToday

Another picture has emerged of the new Star Trek uniforms. This one features Quinto as Spock. Previous photos from Screencrush showed the...

How the Hell Is This JPG of Han Solo Worth $225?

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Would you spend almost $225 for a single digital image of Han Solo from the original Star Wars? For most people, the answer is obviously “No.” But many of us who are using the app Star Wars: Card Trader, from Topps, would kill to have that singular image in our collections. And some people will pay dearly for it. Read more...

This is the First Time This Creature Has Been Seen in Over 30 Years

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Allonautilus scrobiculatus is a species of nautilus that hasn’t made an appearance for over three decades. Take a look at how it compares to a more common species of nautilus, and learn how nautiluses are more isolated than you might think. Read more...

10 of the Most Maddening Delays in Comics History

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Comic Book release schedules are, more often than not, a little fluid. Sometimes a release is only pushed back a week. Sometimes, a month. But sometimes, a comic can be delayed for months and years, like the recently re-announced Batman: Europa. Here are some of the longest and most frustrating delays in modern comics history. Read more...

An Obsessive Disaster Fetish Turned This Man Into a Crazed Mass Murderer

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Sylvestre Matuschka ranks among the most bizarre mass murderer in history. Way before World War II, he anticipated the great plane bombers of the 1950s and ’60s like Albert Guay and Jack Gilbert Graham, with a single-handed bombing campaign directed against the railways of Central Europe. Read more...

A Super-Hot Star Shines At the Center of a Nebula

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Star Hen 2-427 (also known as WR 124) is the bright spot in the middle of nebula M1-67. Both live in the familiar constellation of Sagittarius, 15,000. Read more...

This New Game of Thrones Theory Is Almost Certainly Wrong, But It's Still Fascinating

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

A shocking new theory about Jon Snow is floating around the nerdosphere. It’s actually not about his mysterious parentage, but rather whether he, being Game of Thrones’ equivalent of Luke Skywalker, might have a twin sister kicking around Westeros as well. Read more...

How Batman's Butler Alfred Evolved from a Joke Character to a Total Badass

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Bruce Wayne has always been a vigilante and billionaire. Since a vigilante needs a lot of help around the house and a billionaire has the money to buy that help, most Batman fans assume that Alfred was in the comics from the beginning. Show More Summary

Oh God Spiders Are Using Textspeak Now

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Photographer Heather Ar’ite stumbled upon this web, created by a spider with more than a passing familiarity with online chatting. What was it lol-ing at, I wonder? Did it see a caterpillar trip? Did a fly escape its web only to flyShow More Summary

Today's Best Media Deals: Mad Max Anthology, Pulp Fiction, and More

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

If you enjoyed Mad Max: Fury Road, but want to get caught up on the original trilogy, Amazon’s selling an anthology with all four films, plus a Madness of Max documentary. [Mad Max Anthology (4-Film Collection), $50]http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00XUV1B4U/... Read more...

Nothing About This Star Wars Toy Event Makes Sense to Me

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Can’t wait for Force Friday, the event where Hasbro has talked retailers into opening their doors at midnight so people can purchase the first action figures and merchandise of The Force Awakens? Well, good, because Maker Studios is giving people a sneak peek of the toys—in an 180hour, international, completely insane unboxing video. Read more...

A Viking Battles Monsters in This Cartoon—And Every Second is Hilariously Gruesome

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

With a title like Odin’s Afterbirth, you would hope that this short animated film brought plenty of over-the-top gore. And it doesn’t disappoint with its grotesque story of a viking heck-bent on revenge, even in defiance of the Norse All-father himself. Read more...

Furiosa's Story Was Deeper In Early Versions Of Mad Max: Fury Road

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Mad Max: Fury Road is now available for digital download and will be on Blu-ray next week. So this is usually when a ton of additional information about a film is uncovered. Case in point, some images from an “Art Of” book reveal writer/director George Miller had more to the story of Furiosa. Read more...

View From a Hotel Window 8/25/15: Los Angeles

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : Whatever

No parking lot. That would be the 405. But a nice view of the street. Tonight: The Last Bookstore! 7:30! Come hang, it will be awesome. Tomorrow: Phoenix and Scottsdale! The last night of the tour. Poisoned Pen, 7pm. Dress warmly! (PS: Don’t actually. It’s Phoenix in August, man.)

A study published in the journal Acta Psychologica claims to be the first to investigate lying behav

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

A study published in the journal Acta Psychologica claims to be the first to investigate lying behavior across all age groups. “Young adults – defined here as people aged 18 to 29 – are the most skilled liars,” writes Christian Jarrett at the British Psychological Society’s Research Digest blog, “while teens are the most prolific.” Read more...

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