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Marvel Should Release The Longer Cut Of Age of Ultron Theatrically

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The Avengers sequel didn’t quite stack up to the original Avengers, from 2012—depending on whom you talk to, it was either a little disappointing, or a major letdown. But I’m willing to bet that the original, longer cut of the film fixes most of the biggest problems. And Marvel should put it in theaters now. Read more...

Exactly 63 years ago today, the Melbourne Argus became the first newspaper to print in full color.

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Exactly 63 years ago today, the Melbourne Argus became the first newspaper to print in full color. The Argus wrote, “Here’s a picture that makes news–and newspaper history, too.” And as noted in a State Victoria Library post, “The front page banner was printed in garish alternate blue and red block letters, which hopefully has never been repeated.” Read more...

In This Week's Comics: A Story About A Shrinking Man That's Not Ant-Man

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Sure, Hank Pym and Scott Lang make all that shrinking look fun, but as you can see in this week’s adaptation of the Richard Matheson classic The Shrinking Man, it can be pretty petrifying. But that’s not all in this week’s new comics—Bruce Timm writes Superman! Hacktivists! Zombie Soldiers! And more! Read more...

This Material Wouldn't Melt, Even at the Center of the Earth

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Researchers have discovered a material that could break the record for the highest melting point of any substance. Read more...

I Love Aspartame

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Diet Pepsi recently announced that it would be removing the aspartame from its formula and replacing it with sucralose. As a connoisseur of both artificial sweeteners among many others, I reject this notion. Aspartame is great. I love aspartame. Read more...

Career Spotlight: What I Do as a NASA Engineer

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Space exploration, whether it be through telescopes watching the skies or probes sent to far away planets, is the culmination of thousands of people’s work, collaborating together to solve the innumerable problems that arise when you try to reach beyond what seems possible. Read more...

How to Use a Black Hole's Spin to Harvest Energy

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

A black hole isn’t the energy sink you might think it is. By hurling matter towards a black hole, it might be possible to get energy out of it. Learn how a spinning black hole could be an energy turbine for an entire civilization. Read more...

This Scandalous 1946 Small-Town Murder Helped Inspire Peyton Place

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In 1956, Grace Metalious wrote Peyton Place, an immediate best-seller about the scandalous secrets of a small town in New England. One of its inspirations was the real-life case of 20-year-old Barbara Roberts, who shot her father in December 1946 while defending herself and her younger brother. Read more...

8 Minutes of Flash Bloopers Brings New Meaning to the Term "Flashdance"

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Normally, most blooper reels enter the world in small snippets. But here are eight delightful minutes of the cast of The Flash screwing up countlessscenes from their otherwise excellent first season. There’s Barry Allen dancing! Caitlin Snow screaming profanity! The evil Eobard Thawne farting almost constantly! Read more...

Astronomers Discover a New Class of Freakishly Dense, Compact Galaxies

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Imagine what our night sky would look like if its stellar density was a million times greater than it is now. Remarkably, such places actually exist: They’re called “Ultracompact Dwarfs,” and astronomers are calling them an entirely new kind of galaxy. Read more...

Not one, not two, but four pelvic floor exercise devices are hitting the market to encourage women t

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Not one, not two, but four pelvic floor exercise devices are hitting the market to encourage women to do their Kegels. Rose Eleveth talks to their creators about their mission to help strengthen hidden (but important) muscles and asks whether the process really needs to be gamified. Check out the article at Refinery 29! Read more...

The Titansgrave book goes on sale this Thursday. If you’re watching the show and plan to get the book, please read this first.

I wanted to have the whole series finished and released by today, so we could have the book come out after the story had wrapped up. Life happened, and now we won’t wrap up the whole thing for another two weeks. This means that on Thursday,...Show More Summary

July 27, 2015: Dark Matter secrets! BTS pics!

So, in Episode 107, the crew gained entrance to the mystery room and we finally found out what it held. Or did we? Sure, we found weapons, cash, an entertainment model android and a woman in stasis, but something doesn’t quite line up here.  Remember back in Episode 101 when FIVE was talking to SIX […]

Become a “Call of Duty” Zombie for Charity

How would you like to win a chance to be zombified in Call of Duty®: Black Ops III DLC? And support a charity that supports returning veterans at the same time?

5th Passenger Teaser Trailer

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : TrekToday

5th Passenger, a sci-fi horror fan film featuring several Trek actors, has just released a teaser trailer. The Trek actors taking part in 5th Passenger include Tim Russ, Marina Sirtis, and Armin Shimerman. “Set in 2151, after the Yellowstone Caldera volcano erupts throwing the Earth into chaos, 5th Passenger tells the story of a secretly […]

Star Trek: Renegades Los Angeles Debut

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : TrekToday

Star Trek: Renegades will be making its big screen debut on Saturday, August 1. Directed by Tim Russ, the fan film features several Star Trek actors. In Star Trek: Renegades, “It is ten years after Voyager’s return from the Delta Quadrant, and the Federation is in a crisis. The Federation’s main suppliers of dilithium crystals […]

In DC's Bombshells, Batwoman Messes Up Batman's Origin in the Best Way

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

When DC announced that their series of World War II, pin-up style takes on their cadre of female heroes was getting a comic, we couldn’t wait to see some of comic’s coolest ladies swing into action—and now we’ve got a taste of just how great it is with a new, Batman-filled preview. Well, sort of Batman-filled. Read more...

How Researchers Transformed Living Cells Into Tiny Lasers

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

A research team from Harvard University has made pig-skin lasers. Here’s how they did it—and perhaps more importantly, why. Read more...

The Victorian Hugos: 1892

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Welcome back to the Victorian Hugo Awards, what I hope will be a semi-regular column in which I award honorary Hugo Awards to the best novels and short stories of the Victorian era. Read more...

Today's Best Media Deals: Another Earth, Marilyn Monroe, and More

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Another Earth flew under the radar when it was released in 2011, but it’s a fantastic film, and a bargain at $8. [Another Earth, $8] Read more...

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