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This “Transitional Turtle” is the Stuff of Creationist Nightmares

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The discovery of Pappochelys, a Triassic-era reptile with a set of emerging turtle-like features, is helping scientists fill in an important evolutionary gap. Read more...

“Heroes Reborn” Trailer Released

From creator/executive producer Tim Kring, who imagined NBC’s original critically-acclaimed 2006 “Heroes” series, comes “Heroes Reborn,” an epic 13-episode event series that chronicles the lives of ordinary people who discover they possess extraordinary abilities. The new series is set to premiere September 24.

It is so ordered

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : Making Light

Held: The Fourteenth Amendment requires a State to license a marriage between two people of the same sex and to...

The 12 Most Incompetent Imperial Officers in Star Wars

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

You can’t swing a dead womprat on a Star Destroyer without hitting a terminated Imperial officer, Force-choked to death by Darth Vader for some failure or another. But who deserved their termination the most? These dozen would-be heroes of the Empire, that’s who. Read more...

All The Clues That Jake Gyllenhaal Is Playing A Vampire In Nightcrawler

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Dan Gilroy’s atmospheric film Nightcrawler was hailed for its portrayal of a ruthless crime photographer... but is that all he is? Watch our video and decide for yourself! Read more...

XKCD Tips Its Hat to the Microbiome (and so Should You)

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

When was the last time you thanked the bugs in your belly? Even if the concept of a “healthy” microbiome is flawed, the trillions of microorganisms living in your gut (and mouth, and vagina, and nose, etc.) play a vital role in many of your body’s functions. They’re so essential, many refer to the microbiome as an organ. Read more...

With Big Raises, Pine and Quinto Signing On for Star Trek 4

Paramount is doubling down on the rebooted Trek movie franchise – spurring lazy entertainment reporters around the world to reuse clichés about “boldly going.” The reboot actors – Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, etc. – originally signed contracts committing them to just three pictures, but according to The Hollywood Reporter, Paramount is in the process of […]

#19 The Friday Program Schedule Is Here!

COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL 2015 TOUCAN TIP OF THE DAY! #19 The Friday Program Schedule Is Here! Here we go, Friday, here we go! (Okay... that's the last time we'll do that, we promise). The Friday Program Schedule is here! Read more

New actor contracts lay the path to nuTrek movie #4

The nuTrek starring actors have reportedly earned themselves notable pay increases as they go into production of the third film in the current series, Star Trek Beyond. Most exciting for fans of the series though, is that the new contracts...Show More Summary

Kirk and Spock Sign for Star Trek 4 as Star Trek 3 Starts Filming

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Star Trek 3, likely to be called Star Trek Beyond, starts production this week aimed at its July 8, 2016 release date. But before that film is even a few days old, Paramount is already setting the table for part four. Read more...

Beijing Has Literally Quadrupled in Size Over Just the Last Decade

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

A group of researchers from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Stanford University used NASA’s satellite images to chart the growth of the Chinese capital city, and one of their more interesting findings was the astounding rate at which Beijing has grown during the last 10 years. Read more...

Spock Die Cut Mouse Pad

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : TrekToday

Another San Diego Comic-Con exclusive has been announced, the Star Trek Spock Die Cut Mouse Pad. This new product comes courtesy of Action Figure Xpress. The description of the Spock mouse pad is as follows: “Boldly go where no mouse has gone before with this incredible Star Trek Mr. Spock mousepad! Immortalized by the late, […]

Trek Actors Get A Raise

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : TrekToday

A last-minute raise was negotiated for the stars of Star Trek 3. Plus - Paramount is thinking ahead to Star Trek 4. The Star Trek actors only received “nominal raises” to do Star Trek into Darkness, and were looking for a better deal for Star Trek 3. Paramount would have preferred to again give only […]

My Secret Nerd Shame: I've Never Watched Star Trek: The Next Generation

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

I have a confession to make. I, James Whitbrook, io9 writer and Star Trek fan, have never seen a single, entire episode of The Next Generation. Not one. Read more...

Today's Best Media Deals: Studio Ghibli, Double Features, and More

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Amazon’s knocked several popular Studio Ghibli Blu-rays down to $17 today. These movies rarely get significant discounts, and today’s deals represent an all-time low price. Read more...

This Animated Timelapse of the Atlantic Slave Trade Is Disturbing

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

From the beginning of the 16th century to the 19th, slave merchants transported more than 10 million enslaved Africans to the New World. This eye-opening animation condenses over 20,528 voyages down to three agonizing minutes. Read more...

Play Arts Kai's Venom Isn't Crazy-Looking, But It Is Awesome

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

There’s kind of a running theme going on with Play Arts Kai’s Marvel variant toys—they look great, but they lack the sort of delightful insanity the company’s DC output has. Venom continues that trend, but at least he looks kind of badass while doing so. Read more...

Ted 2 Is the Most Earnest Movie You Never Wanted to See

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The first Ted movie, about a teddy bear toy that comes to life for its boy owner, and causes major trouble when that boy becomes a grown-up, was gleefully dirty and intermittently hilarious. Its sequel takes a new direction, swapping raunch for earnestness. It’s problematic, to say the least. Read more...

This One-Ton Fish Is One of Nature's Most Improbable Creations

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The ocean sunfish is so improbable that even it looks astonished that it exists. The size alone is crazy. It can weigh up to 2,200 pounds, and grow to be the size of a small car that has been squashed flat by a larger car. How it does this is, mostly, a mystery. Read more...

Love Wins

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : Whatever

I’m traveling at the moment so I can’t add much more to this than: Hooray! Marriage for all! Also: Hey, I’m an ordained minister in the Universal Life Church. I can marry people. I’m just saying. Here’s the... Read More

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