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  • io9 Pupil dilation could be “a subconscious indicator of sexuality” Your pupils tend to dilate, or widen, when eyeing somebody that you find particularly attractive. Now, newly published research suggests that measuring pupil responses may be an effective way of assessing a person’s sexual orientation. Cornell Researchers Gerulf Fieger and Ritch C. Savin Williams summarize their findings in the latest issue of PLoS ONE: In … Continued

    By Robbie Gonzalez

  • io9Movies Deepest, Darkest Coming of Age Stories from Science Fiction and Fantasy When it comes to discovering strange new worlds, there’s nothing like a young protagonist venturing out into a world where it feels like absolutely anything can happen. Many of science fiction and fantasy’s coolest stories are about coming of age — but coming of age, in the end, means losing your innocence and confronting the … Continued

    By Charlie Jane Anders

  • io9 Google street view is now available for NASA Kennedy Space Center We promise today isn’t going to be all about space, but this was just too cool to pass up. NASA recently unveiled Google Street view for the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, in recognition of the launch center’s 50th anniversary. Comprising 6,000 panoramic views of the KSC facilities, this location is Google’s largest special collection … Continued

    By Robbie Gonzalez

  • io9Movies Bryan Singer claims his Battlestar Galactica movie can connect both BSG TV series It’s been a long time since we had an update on the long-delayed Battlestar Galactica movie. And the latest bit of news is a whopper. Bryan Singer is claiming that his movie’s script, penned by John Orloff (Band of Brothers, Anonymous) will be able to fit in with both the 1978 original, and the reboot … Continued

    By Meredith Woerner

  • io9 Behold a scene from the nonexistent Shaun of the Dead 1990s arcade game For Gallery1988’s upcoming Crazy 4 Cult show in New York City, Aled Lewis has combined the classic Nineties beat-em-up game Streets of Rage with the mid-Aughts self-aware zombie flick Shaun of the Dead. 50 prints will be available at the show. Click on the lower-right to expand the entire image; note the weaponized vinyl and … Continued

    By Cyriaque Lamar

  • io9Movies 10 Literary Devices, And Where You Can Find Them in Science Fiction For thousands of years, humans have been creating stories — and for just as long, they’ve been coming up with words to describe all the tools and techniques that make a story work. But these “literary devices” don’t just show up in classical drama and Anglo-Saxon poetry. They also show up in today’s science fiction. … Continued

    By Annalee Newitz

  • io9Movies 3 clips from ParaNorman show off the grotesque beauty of stop-motion zombies You’ve seen plenty of ParaNorman featurettes and behind-the-scenes videos showing the wonder of creating a madcap supernatural adventure, using miniature sets and stop-motion animation. But what about actual footage? Three newly released clips gives you the first real taste of the creepy world which Norman and his friends live in. https://gizmodo.com/the-real-life-ghost-stories-that-inspired-the-stop-moti-5931571 And here are a … Continued

    By Meredith Woerner

  • io9 An epic LEGO recreation of the Ringwraiths’ hunt for Hobbits For a diorama depicting the Nazgûl hunting some hapless Hobbits, builder Xenomurphy transformed their moment of silent self-preservation into a full-blown nature scene. As Xenomurphy explains of this tableau: There is a certain artistic licence involved when I created a steep slope instead of the little hollow that Tolkien described in his book. But more … Continued

    By Cyriaque Lamar

  • io9 The abbreviation “OMG” is almost 100 years old The online abbreviation “OMG” may conjure images of hyper-caffeinated teenagers caterwauling over instant messenger about who puked at the homecoming dance, but OMG has a much more distinguished pedigree. Perhaps the first usage of “OMG” appeared in a 1917 correspondence from British Admiral John Arbuthnot Fisher to Winston Churchill, wherein Fisher excitedly relayed the phrase … Continued

    By Cyriaque Lamar

  • io9 A photograph of Curiosity during landing has been leaked! A few hours ago, NASA’s HiRISE team announced that it had acquired an image of Curiosity during its epic descent to the Martian surface. That image was originally scheduled to be released at NASA’s morning press conference, scheduled for 9:00 am PT, but Spaceflight 101 and Discover magazine are reporting that the image of Curiosity … Continued

    By Robbie Gonzalez

  • io9Television This Week’s TV: One of our favorite animated movies of all time gets a TV show! One of the coolest animated films of all time is getting a weekly TV show — and here’s your first taste. Plus you can relive the amazing landing of Curiosity on Mars, with a TV special that gets up close and personal with high-quality reconstructions of every stage of the landing. Plus both Futurama and … Continued

    By Charlie Jane Anders

  • io9 NASA’s Curiosity Rover Arrives Safely on Mars NASA has done it. The largest and most sophisticated spacecraft ever sent to another planet has landed safely on the surface of Mars. We live-blogged Curiosity’s arrival, but for those of you who couldn’t watch it live, here’s what we saw during the most remarkable Mars landing in history. https://gizmodo.com/liveblogging-curiositys-arrival-on-mars-5932015 That’s not exaggeration, by the … Continued

    By Robbie Gonzalez

  • io9 Are we running out of time to kill Hitler via time travel? Most people here have heard about the Grandfather Paradox. Most people here have also read at least one time-travel story in which people either take out or attempt to take out Hitler. But if we have one, can we possibly do the other? The Grandfather Paradox is as old as the concept of time travel. … Continued

    By Esther Inglis-Arkell

  • io9Comics Artwork from scrapped Nightwing cartoon shows off DC heroes, Legend of Korra style Several years back, Legend of Korra director and artist Ki Hyun Ryu created character designs for an animated series starring Batman’s sidekick Dick Grayson, who usually goes by the crime-fighting moniker Nightwing. Even though this series never went anywhere — and Cartoon Network went with Young Justice instead — Ryu recently posted his concept art … Continued

    By Cyriaque Lamar

  • io9 The Perfect Hoodie for Your Next Attempt to Take the Iron Throne Chadwick Dillon created this incredible Grey Knight hoodie a couple of months ago for his Etsy shop, but was flooded with so many requests that he couldn’t keep up with demand. Now all we can do is hope he’ll open up shop again and give us the armor we have so long desired. Or perhaps … Continued

    By Annalee Newitz

  • io9Trailer Frenzy New Hobbit trailer shows off a bit more Gandalf The latest trailer for Peter Jackson’s Hobbit is similar to the first, but this one has a much more serious temperament, along with more footage of Gandalf and the forest of Mirkwood. This makes sense, as we’ve picked apart the earlier trailer and interviews and both Gandalf and the elves of Mirkwood have two character … Continued

    By Meredith Woerner

  • io9 This is easily the best lunar photograph of the 1800s The landing of the Curiosity rover represents another inspiring jaunt humanity’s taken into the nearby reaches of our Solar System. But in the late 1800s, such fantastical expeditions were sequestered to Jules Verne novels, and starry-eyed spacefarers were forced to reconstruct our cosmic neighbors on Earth (and furnish them with bored, mustachioed security guards). http://io9.com/5931905/mars-curiosity-roundup … Continued

    By Cyriaque Lamar

  • io9TelevisionMorning Spoilers Major casting updates for Doctor Who‘s Christmas Special, Robocop, and Once Upon a Time! The Thor sequel is headed to Iceland. J.K. Simmons is up for a Spider-Man return. The star of another much-acclaimed HBO show turned down a role in Game of Thrones… but which one? Plus Supernatural, Grimm, and Vampire Diaries updates! Spoilers from here on out! Top image from Looper. Thor: The Dark World Director Alan … Continued

    By Alasdair Wilkins

  • io9 First Photos of Mars from Curiosity Within seconds of landing, Mars rover Curiosity was sending images of one of Curiosity’s wheels on the Martian surface. Basically, the rover worked perfectly — exactly the way Mission Control had hoped. These photos show the two ultra-small image files that Curiosity sent to Earth as soon as it landed — one from the back … Continued

    By Annalee Newitz

  • io9 The Most Soothing Voice of the Mars Curiosity Landing Have you been wondering who that guy is with the soothing voice who keeps giving us all the up-to-date information on MSL in the NASA live feed? It’s Al Chen, a systems engineer in the Entry, Descent, and Landing Systems and Advanced Technologies group at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). On the Mars Science Laboratory … Continued

    By Annalee Newitz

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