What will happen when aliens land on Earth? That is just one of the many questions posed in Denis Villeneuve’s (Prisoners, Sicario, Enemy) latest film Arrival, a science fiction drama that will no doubt be a big contender during awards season. With the film, Villeneuve has delivered his most affecting film to date that left this critic […]
Bit.Trip! Now there's a name I'm happy to hear again. Choice Provisions is following up its excellent obstacle-course platformer Bit.Trip Presents Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien with a game known simply as Runner3. Those arrows...Show More Summary
The cast of Will & Grace has been teasing a reunion all weekend long and now a teaser trailer for their new project has been released. “A band of heroes WILL assemble… to protect the world from aliens AND destruction… only an act of GRACE can save them… in their battle for what IS right… [...]
The 500-metre-wide radio telescope in rural China will let us study galaxies, pulsars and potential alien signals that would be too faint for any other scope
John Mooner calls himself the chief photographer for World UFO Photos and News, so he’d better have some photographs of the eight UFOs he claims to have seen in and around Newton Abbot, Devon, England, over the past three months. Good news … not only does he...
Artist Eli Livingston sculpted an incredible, officially licensed vinyl coin bank featuring the bust of one of H. R. Giger‘s terrifying Xenomorph creatures from Alien. It is available to purchase from ThinkGeek. Sticking to a long-term savings plan is scary… but not as scary as a Xenomorph that has literally burst out of some guy’s […]
NASA is really trying to warn people that it's not going to announce an alien discovery at its press conference Monday. But the discovery the space agency is likely to announce will probably only fuel speculation of extraterrestrial life. Show More Summary
One of the most unexpected surprises at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con was TBS’ new alien-abduction comedy, People of Earth. Multiple io9 staffers happened to catch the pilot, and we all liked what we saw: it’s weird, it’s hilarious, it boasts a winning cast lead by Wyatt Cenac, and now it has a new trailer. Read more...
Jupiter's icy moon will own the news on Monday afternoon. Here's what you need to know.
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump might be two starkly different presidential candidates, but, according to a new personality study, both should follow the same debate strategy: show some heart. Fidelum Partners surveyed 1,012 adults, asking them to rate Clinton, Trump, and other famous people on qualities related to warmth and competence. Show More Summary
A Kickstarter is turning the only government-authorized alien playlist in history into a vinyl box set.
The world’s largest radio telescope wants to see what’s out there. The £138m dish, which began operating on Sunday, measures 500 metres in diameter and took five years to construct in China’s Guizhou region. As well as searching for signs of intelligent life outside the galaxy, the dish will observe distant pulsars – tiny, rapidly [...]
Astronomers have spotted a planet 8,000 light-years away that orbits two stars. Several planets have been documented as revolving around two or more stars, but this is the first time one has been observed thanks to the bending of light. The...Show More Summary
If the truth really is out there, then China wants to be the one that finds it, and they took a big step towards doing so yesterday by activating the world's largest radio telescope. [ more › ]
To some, it looked like a strange ritual from an alien culture: The possible next president walked into a room and everyone in the crowd turned their backs on her. This is what it’s like to campaign for the selfie generation: 2016, ya'll. Show More Summary
China is one step closer to leading the search for alien radio signals. On Sunday the Chinese Academy of Sciences announced that the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope (FAST) has begun operations. FAST takes over the...Show More Summary
Congress wants NASA to send astronauts to Mars, and Elon Musk insists he’s going to help colonize the red planet, but several UFO aficionados insist there’s already life on the alien world. Then again, it could all be a giant cover-up orchestrated by NASA as an excuse to keep spending federal money or keep people... Show More Summary
It's easy to understand Hawking's hesitancy--even though other scientists aren't so sure we need to be erring on the side of caution when it comes to welcoming first contact.
Whether it’s in the form of sports or the form of getting aliens to bugger off Planet Earth, this week is all about the tactics. Except for that small thing called Forza Horizon 3. More »