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Chemtrails Are Too Crazy for Even the Tea Party to Believe

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

It’s hard to imagine a conspiracy theory so off the rails that it makes people involved with one of the country’s major Tea Party groups throw their hands up in the air and go “whoa, man, this is too much,” but lo and behold, chemtrails rose to the challenge. Read more...

Star Wars Celebration complete coverage: Every video, image and story from the fan expo

J.J. Abrams, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill and Gareth Edwards joined an estimated 60,000 “Star Wars” fans in Anaheim last weekend […]

Hypnotic Timelapse Videos Show A Face Of Mother Nature We Rarely See

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

We don’t usually get to witness the movements of plants and fungi, which happen so slowly that we don’t notice it with our naked eyes. But these timelapse videos speed up the process, letting us appreciate the sometimes graceful growing and dying of these organisms. Read more...

How Do You Make A Monkey Into A Therapist?

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Harry Harlow’s most famous experiments involved isolating an infant rhesus monkey until it was socially and emotionally devastated. Less well-known is the experiment in which he revived them using “therapist monkeys.” Read more...

There Is More Than One Type Of Near-Death Experience

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Researchers have attempted to categorize near-death experiences according to seven major themes. Read more...

Why Even Magic Needs To Play By The Rules In Fiction

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Sometimes magical events and characters can really push a story into a much more interesting place, but sometimes their appearance seems to stop things in their tracks. What makes the difference? Remembering that even magic has to follow the rules. Read more...

NBC to Stream “Constantine” This Weekend

I am one of the people on pins and needles waiting for news on whether Constantine will be picked up for a Season 2, by NBC or Syfy Channel, or if maybe it'll get a second wind on a new network. The waiting makes me crazy.

The Universe's Earliest Star Clusters May Have Been RIDICULOUSLY Bright

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

New research from Western University in Ontario suggests the universe’s first stars amassed in conglomerations so bright they shone with the power of a hundred million suns. Read more...

Tyler Perry Will Be Baxter Stockman In Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Tyler Perry, seen above in his non-pivotal role in Star Trek, has just been cast as the evil, Mouser-creating scientist Baxter Stockman in the increasingly crowded Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sequel. I have no strong feelings about this one way or another. Read more...

Hugos and Class

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : Whatever

(Warning: Hugo neepery ahead. Ignore if you’re bored with the subject.) As I’m musing on class today, I’d like to take a moment to address something I see being attempted by the Puppies, which is to cast the current Hugo contrempts as something akin to a class war, with the scrappy diverse underdogs (the Puppy … Continue reading Hugos and Class ?

Area 51 Trailer Is A PSA For Not Breaking Into Top-Secret Military Bases

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Oren Peli had a mega-hit with Paranormal Activity in 2007. His follow-up, Area 51, finished shooting in 2010, was overhauled in 2011, and is finally seeing the light of day next month. So was the wait worth it? The trailer is here to help us decide... if we can stand one more found-footage horror flick. Read more...

Concept Art Writing Prompt: NASA Down

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In our weekly Concept Art Writing Prompt, we invite you all to write short stories inspired by a particularly interesting illustration. This week’s prompt, by artist Johnson Ting, shows us a very battered NASA ship. You tell us: What happened here? Read more...

Production Begins for “Ash vs Evil Dead”

“Ash vs Evil Dead” is the long-awaited follow-up to the classic horror film franchise The Evil Dead and is set to premiere on STARZ in fall 2015. Campbell will be reprising his role as Ash, the stock boy, aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter who has spent the last 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead.

Pegg Writing Kickass Role For Elba

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : TrekToday

It’s not known yet what Idris Elba‘s role in Star Trek 3 will be, but Simon Pegg is hard at work writing it and promises a “kickass role” for the actor. Pegg made his comments during an event promoting Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation. Elba’s role will be an original character, promised Pegg. “Idris is an […]

New Deadites! Everything You Need To Know About The New Evil Dead Show

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Evil Dead is back. Starz is digging up the original Evil Dead franchise (along with the creators and star) and giving the horror comedy its own series. But how will this work? Where is Ash? What happened to the Deadites? We got all your questions answered. Read more...

Blue Food Coloring Could Be Better For You Than You Ever Imagined

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Coomassie Brilliant Blue, or Brilliant Blue G, is a dye first manufactured in 1913 as a way of staining cloth. Over time, and with testing, it made the jump to food. Is it bad for you? No. In fact, it’s so good that doctors may one day use it to treat spinal cord injuries. Read more...

The 8 Most Intriguing Theories About Skyjacker D.B. Cooper

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Who is D.B. Cooper? The question has persisted since November 24, 1971, when a mysterious man hijacked a flight from Portland to Seattle, demanded parachutes and $200,000, and skydived into folk-hero history. Cooper’s identity and fate remain unknown — and many theories about both abound. Read more...

True Crime Legend Ann Rule May Have Been Robbed By Her Own Sons

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Prolific author Ann Rule has written some of true crime’s best-selling classics, including Ted Bundy tome The Stranger Beside Me, inspired by her friendship with Bundy long before his serial-killing ways were known. She’s now 83, in not-great health, and is apparently being ripped off by two of her own sons. Read more...

Can Superheroes Assert Legal Rights Without Revealing Their Identities?

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Welcome to the All-New, All-Different Postal Apocalypse! It’s like nothing you’ve ever seen before, unless you’ve actually read my silly little mail column before. I have a superhero legal question that is going to blow your mind — seriously! — followed by The Force Awakens, Batman V. Superman, Game of Thrones and more! Read more...

Castle Hangnail Is A Perfectly Wicked Bedtime Story For Kids Of All Ages

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Ursula Vernon’s latest book, Castle Hangnail, may be aimed at middle-schoolers, but it’s a delightful story for anyone who has wondered about the practicalities of running an evil castle. In this case, a young wicked witch must protect her new home from real estate developers, magical bureaucracy, and a truly evil rival. Read more...

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