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Novel Completion Queries, Day Thirteen

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : Whatever

Is the novel finished? NO Today’s question: Name a product brand (or two) that you are not entirely rationally attached to. This is usually expressed is a rivalry (Coke vs. Pepsi, XBox vs. PlayStation) but doesn’t have to be. My answer: I think Coke Zero is obvious, so I’ll mention a less known one: I … Continue reading Novel Completion Queries, Day Thirteen ?

Decoding All The James Bond Clues In The Spectre Teaser Trailer

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The first teaser trailer for the James Bond movie Spectre was more subdued than we were expecting, but it was also jam-packed with hints about the movie's plot. We went through and screencapped every important shot, and here are the secrets of Spectre that we were able to find. Read more...

How long would it take to fall through Earth?

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

How long would it take to fall through Earth? For years, physics students have been told the answer is 42 minutes. But a new calculation, published in the latest issue of The American Journal of Physics, gives a more accurate travel time of 38 minutes. Over at Science, Adrian Cho unpacks the new equation. Read more...

March 27, 2015: Dark Matter goodies!

If spotted, please contact this blog.  They are greatly missed. Welcome to Vega 5!  Through the ship’s docking collar to customs and registration. Sub-level access corridor. The latest addition to our whisky/whiskey club, resident Dark...Show More Summary

Retro Review: The Dogs of War

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : TrekToday

Damar, Garak, and Kira infiltrate Cardassia, Zek names the new Grand Nagus, Sisko tells Odo that the Federation won’t cure the Founders, Dax and Bashir fall in love, and Yates discovers she’s pregnant. Plot Summary: The USS San Paolo arrives with shields updated to withstand Breen weapons and is rechristened “Defiant.” Meanwhile, Damar, Garak, and […]

Creepy Trailer Alert: "The Scariest Norwegian Film Ever" Has A Sequel

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Director Pål Øie's 2003 Dark Woods was voted "the scariest Norwegian film ever" by one of the country's biggest tabloids. So it's with no small fanfare that Dark Woods 2 is here, and thankfully has abandoned its predecessor's reality TV framework for a much spookier setting: an abandoned hospital. Read more...

There May Be A Disease That Makes An Octopus Eat Its Own Arms

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Here's a horror with which to start your weekend. Multiple octopuses have been spotted engaging in autophagy — otherwise known as self-eating. They will consume their own arms, and no one knows why. Read more...

The New City Of Babel

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

To an outside observer, the city of Babiru looked chaotic. But when the only direction a city can build is up, its inhabitants learn the history behind every single story. Concept art by Nivanh Chanthara from his project Babiru. Read more...

What's James Bond's Darkest Secret? First Teaser Trailer For SPECTRE!

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The first teaser trailer for the new James Bond movie, Spectre, raises more questions than it answers. What's the secret that James Bond won't share with anyone, because he won't trust anyone? And why is James Bond venturing into the shadowy world of secret organizations? Read more...

All Hail Opportunity Rover, Future Martian Terror

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Back in 2010, XKCD's Randall Munroe devoted a surprisingly moving webcomic to Spirit, NASA's ill-fated and ultimately abandoned Mars rover. Today's comic is about Spirit's twin, the apparently indomitable Opportunity, and its tone is markedly less sentimental. Read more...

What Do You Do With Your Old Books?

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Whether your books are electronic or paper, it's a problem every reader runs into at some point: What do you do with a book after you've read it? Read more...

An FBI Profiler Explains The Psychology Of Breaking Bad's Walter White

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In the latest episode of Vanity Fair's "Psych of a Psycho" YouTube series (previous subjects include Game of Thrones' "hideous and vile" juvenile criminal King Joffrey), host Candice DeLong, a former FBI profiler, breaks down the psychology of Breaking Bad's Walter White. Read more...

Nintendo delays the release of the Wii U’s ‘Zelda’ game

Early footage of the Wii U’s take on “The Legend of Zelda” franchise has wowed fans, showing the game’s hero, […]

These Birds Really Do Use "Spanish Fly" To Get Laid

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Spanish fly isn't just a mythical drug. It's a real thing, and these male birds use it to get females to mate with them. Learn how spanish fly works, but only when males take it. Read more...

Thank The Maker, Dragon Age Is Finally Getting The 1/6 Scale Treatment

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Bioware's fantasy video game franchise Dragon Age is no stranger to the figure world — there's been a few in various sizes. But it's about time that someone got round to bringing the series to ultra-detailed, 1/6th scale glory it deserves. Step up Alistair, from ThreeZero! Read more...

A Short Comic About The Time New York Outlawed Pinball

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Pinball may seem today like one of the most innocent of pastimes, but in 1942, the game was banned in New York City. Why? And what happened to all those machines? This short comic by Julia Wertz has the answer. Read more...

Strollers Are NOT Allowed in WonderCon Programming Rooms

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : WonderCon

WONDERCON ANAHEIM 2015 UPDATE! Strollers Are NOT Allowed in WonderCon Programming Rooms For those of you bringing strollers to WonderCon Anaheim 2015, please note that they are not allowed in the programming rooms. Read more

Archer Gang Gets "Dr. Shrinkered" On What Could Be Their Last Mission

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Archer's sixth season is almost over, with the first of a two-part finale seeing the blundering super spies and assorted hangers-on being miniaturized and injected into a comatose scientist. "Drastic Voyage: Part One" (blorp!) mixes high-stakes danger with goofy references... a classic Archer recipe for success. Read more...

Tropical Regions Are Getting Wetter Thanks To Bigger Thunderstorms 

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Climate scientists are reporting that increasing rainfall in the world's warmest and wettest regions are being fueled by a recent surge in large, well-organized thunderstorms. Read more...

Which "Lovable" Villain Is Actually Terrifying When You Think About It?

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Science fiction and fantasy are full of straight-up scary villains. But then there are the lovable ones, who are too quirky and goofy to seem really threatening. They start to become part of the gang, even. But they're still horrible people. Which "lovable" villain is actually horrifying if you think about him or her? Read more...

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