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The observable universe may contain 100-billion galaxies, but only a fraction of these may be suitab

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The observable universe may contain 100-billion galaxies, but only a fraction of these may be suitable for life. In a paper currently in press at Physical Review Letters, astrophysicists estimate only 10% of galaxies to be safe from gamma ray bursts "that would regularly wipe out life forms more elaborate than microbes." Read more...

10 Monarchs Whose Madness Changed History

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In fiction, kings and queens who succumb to madness are a great time. In reality, not so much. It's no fun having huge chunks of the world controlled by someone who is irrational and unstable. Here are ten kings and queens whose craziness changed the course of world events. Read more...

Mamma Mia! The Planets In ‘Mario Galaxy’ Would All Explode, Says Scientific Study.

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : Gamma Squad

Turnsoutthisgameaboutbee-menridingdinosaursinspaceisn’tterriblyrealistic. Ihopeyou’resittingdown,becauseI’vegotsomeshockingnews–itturnsouttheMarioGalaxy’stakeonplanetaryphysicswasn’tentirelyaccurate.IfyouneedaminutetoreassesssomethiShow More Summary

Dogs And Humans Process Speech In Remarkably Similar Ways

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In what will come as a surprise to virtually nobody, a new brain study shows that dogs don't just respond to our words, they also respond to how we say them. It's a finding that suggests dogs evolved their keen listening skills as a result of domestication. Read more...

That Time NASA Asked Schoolchildren To Hunt For Moon Rocks In Iowa

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In 1964, NASA tried to obtain lunar rocks without actually going to the Moon. The initiative, called Project Moon Harvest, enlisted the aid of farmers and schoolkids to dig around western Iowa in search of possible lunar meteorites. Read more...

Why We'll Never Get A Justice League/ Avengers Movie

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Greetings, my zealots of zip codes! Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and we denizens of the post-apocalypse still sit around a big meal and give thanks. For instance, I'm particularly grateful I'm no longer imprisoned by those horrible sentient apes. I'm also thankful roast ape tastes a bit like pork. Letter time! Read more...

‘Agent Carter’ Beats Up Pretty Much Everybody In New Trailers

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : Gamma Squad

AgentCarterisafairlyunusualseries;alimitedseriesthat’saperiodpiecefromMarvel,basedaroundaminorcharacter.Butit’slookingreallygood.Oratleastviolentenoughtoholdourinterest.Thetwotrailersthatjustdebuted,thefirstofwhichisabove,essentiallyfeatureourwomanCarterbeatingthetaroutofpeople.

The Space Station Now Has Manufacturing Capability

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The 3D printer on the International Space Station is up and running! The first object manufactured on the station instead of delivered to it is a faceplate for the extruder's casing. This opens up not just in-orbit manufacturing, but another self-repairing machine. Read more...

These Leaked Concept Images For The Original ‘Jurassic World’ Show How Horrible It Could Have Been

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : Gamma Squad

WewereallexcitedtoseethetrailerforJurassicWorld featuringChrisPrattandashark-eatingdinosauryesterday,butbeforeColinTrevorrowcameaboardJurassicWorld,therewastheverylong-gestatingJurassicPark4.ThatoriginalJP4script,byJohnSaylesandBillShow More Summary

The Magical Girls Of This Webcomic Will Battle Real-Life College Issues

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

While it's set firmly in the magical girl genre, Mildred Louis' webcomic Agents of the Realm is more than your typical manga-inspired comic. The five heroines who meet in college won't just have to battle monsters; they'll also have to deal with the real—and sometimes violent—aspects of mundane life. Read more...

Blade Runner's Police Spinner gets an Adorable makeover

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Blade Runner might not seem like the first movie that you think of kidsy, cute merchandising opportunities, but this Police Spinner is just goddamn loveable. It's even got a 'Pull Back and Go!' feature! Read more...

‘Game of Thrones': First teaser features Arya Stark

The first teaser video for the fifth season of “Game of Thrones” is out, but don’t get too excited. The […]

Watch As A Hacker Frees This Telepresence Robot From Its Confinement

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

A robotics company recently made one of its telepresence units accessible over the Internet for a public demonstration. But to keep it from going astray, the device was confined to an office — an unacceptable constraint that one crafty user interpreted as a challenge. Read more...

?What's Your Most Distinctive Local Holiday Dish?

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Whether the dish is local to your region, your town, or just to your very own dining room table, we want to hear about it. Read more...

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