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Legend Of Korra Does A Clip Show And Decides To Make Fun Of Itself

Due to budget issues, _The Legend of Korra_ spent this episode on a clip show, revisiting the first three seasons of the show. But at least while _Korra_ was forced to tread water, it poked a bit of fun at itself along the way.Read more...

That Time Mark Ruffalo Scared The Crap Out Of A Preschooler

Mark Ruffalo appeared on _The Tonight Show_ recently, where he told a story about visiting his daughter's preschool and Hulking out on one of her classmates.Read more...

This Jurassic Park/Ace Ventura Mashup Is So Wrong, Yet So Very Right

Admit it. You know perfectly well what this is. You know exactly where it's going. And you're going to watch it, because you already know it's perfect.Read more...

TL;DR Versions Of Bible Stories Are Perfect

Over on /r/Christianity, Cabbagetroll has written some comically concise summaries of stories from the Bible's Old and New Testaments. Read more...

The Music Video For The Hobbit's Final Song Will Give You Chills

Billy Boyd (who played loyal hobbit and silken-voiced songster Pippin in _The Lord of The Rings_) will lend his vocal talents once again to _The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies. _Here's the official music video for"The Last Goodbye," which will play over the film's end credits.Read more...

The Beatles' "Across The Universe" Recreated With Sounds From Comet 67P

The accompanying music in this video by singer Andrew Huang was produced entirely from sounds of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko,as recorded by the Rosetta space probe's Plasma Consortium.Read more...

Jonathan Frakes is Will Riker, Ensign Chaser in TNG Season 7's Gag Reel

This clip from the Gag Reel of _ The Next Generation_'s final season might be short, but my god, it's worth it to watch Jonathan Frakes race after a poor Ensign passing by.Read more...

Listen to this Jumping Spider Make Noises Like a Motorcycle

Like many animals, jumping spiders participate in mating rituals that involve dancing and singing. But the spider's song is sung using vibrations created by precise, varied leg movements — and it sounds just like a roaring motor.Read more...

New Yorker Reminds You To Keep Installing The Patches For Your Bible

If the Bible was a piece of software, the constant version updates and theological revisions would probably result in something as buggy as heck. The New Yorker's Megan Amram gives a pretty hilarious look at the version-control challenges in the Good Book, and it's enough to make Windows 8 look good.Read more...

Sharks And Cats Combine To Form The Most Adorably Terrifying Creatures

On the list of questions we've never thought to ask ourselves is what kind of critter you'd get if you crossed cats with various species of sharks. Fortunately, artist Brynn Metheney has asked and answered that question with these marvelous shark-cat creations.Read more...

Here's The Perfect Dock for Your Enchanted Vessel

She thought her troubles would be over after she rigged her old houseboat up with a levitate spell. But she hadn't considered the fact that every boat, even one that floats on air, still needs a port. So she posted a want-ad online: _Seeking dock space for flying boat. Send pictures._Read more...

Vampire Diaries Finally Acquires A Plot... And It's A Pretty Decent One

Only eight episodes into the season, _The Vampire Diaries_ has finally spun up its might plot engine to give us some actual stakes, beyond just whether Damon and Elena will be together. And the good news is? It's actually a pretty good plot, that justifies a lot of the slow buildup. Spoilers ahead...Read more...

Can A Terrible Book Make A Great Movie?

A great book doesn't necessarily make for a great movie, but can a great movie come from a not-so-great book?Read more...

Why Doesn't Robert Wise Get More Props As A Science Fiction Director?

When people talk about the great directors in science fiction, names like Kubrick and Spielberg get bandied about... but Robert Wise seldom gets enough love. The director of _The Day The Earth Stood Still_, _The Andromeda Strain_ and _Star Trek: The Motion Picture_ deserves more attention, argues Den of Geek.Read more...

The ESA Is Homing In On Philae's Final Resting Place

After bouncing around Comet 67P late last week, the Philae lander eventually settled far from its intended site. Exactly where it's resting remains a mystery, but ESA mission controllers have narrowed it down to this tiny area. Read more...

Warren Ellis' Global Frequency Is Getting A TV Pilot—Once Again

Back in 2005, Warren Ellis' comic book series _Global Frequency_ was adapted as a television pilot, but wasn't picked up for a full series. Now the tale of crowdsourced covert intelligence is getting a second shot at the small screen, with the creator of _Farscape_ and _Defiance_ behind the wheel.Read more...

This Panda Understands What Is Best in Life

When asked what is best in life, this giant panda at the Toronto Zoo had a good answer: _To crush the snow, to see it driven before you as you slide down a hill, and to hear the chompy noises of bamboo being eaten._Read more...

Video Proof That We Must Restore The Original Battlestar Galactica

What would the original _Batttlestar Galactica_ series look like if it was remastered, and rereleased? It would look a lot like this, and this is awesome. Read more...

Come party with us!

Come party with us! If you're in San Francisco on Tues. Dec. 2, we wanna meet you. io9 is having a meet-up at Borderlands Cafe @ 870 Valencia, from 6 to 8 PM. We will eat all the cookies. Don't miss it!Read more...

A Change In Congress Has Increased The Chances Of A Europa Mission

Rep. John Culberson (R-TX) is now chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee for Commerce, Justice, and Science. His Houston district is close to the Johnson Spaceflight Center, so he's enthusiastic about NASA—and he's especially excited about a mission to Jupiter's moon, Europa.Read more...

Here's What It Really Looks Like When Birds Attack

Nothing embodies the beauty of the hunt more than a bird attacking its prey. Here is some of the most incredible footage ever captured of what happens when these predators attack.Read more...

When Two Universes Collide, A Man Meets His Dream Girl's Exact Double

One day, our universe starts to merge with an alternate universe and gradually, duplicate versions of every human being on Earth start to appear. It's disorienting at first, but then one office worker meets the dopplegänger of the girl of he's in love with.Read more...

Which Mutineer Or Traitor Actually Had A Valid Point?

Nobody likes a turncoat. When somebody abandons their friends and becomes an enemy, we always assume they're a monster. But what if they're right? Which characters from science fiction and fantasy had good reasons to betray or abandon their comrades?Read more...

Is Economics The Most Misogynist Of The Sciences?

Economists routinely get away with saying things that would be considered outrageously misogynist in other contexts. Is economics the worst academic field for women? Stony Brook University finance professor Noah Smith has an article on Bloomberg today laying out the evidence.Read more...

The Most Common Myths About Household Pets, Debunked

Do you own a hypoallergenic dog? I thought I did, too* – but surprise! Apparently they don't exist. Read more...

The Best View You Can Get Of Comet 67P, Without Being The Philae Lander

If you're a robotic spacecraft that was hurled out of a larger spacecraft towards the briskly moving face of a comet, then keep on walking friend. Nothing new for you to see here. If you're _not_ a comet-landing space robot, though, have we got something for you.Read more...

Deadspin The Moment Chicago Radio Hosts Found Out On The Air That They Were Fired | Gizmodo The Best

Deadspin The Moment Chicago Radio Hosts Found Out On The Air That They Were Fired | Gizmodo The Best Vape Pen for Every Appetite | Jezebel Why Were Three Teenage Rape Victims Bullied Out of School in Oklahoma? | Kotaku World of Warcraft, Then And Now | Kinja Popular Posts Read more...

Watch As This Ferret Psychs Itself Up For An Impossible Jump

Spoiler alert: Our courageous little ferret doesn't quite make it across the abyss. Read more...

The Walking Dead Midseason Finale Made Daryl Cry For An Hour. AN HOUR.

Actor Norman Reedus told TV Guide that the events of _The Walking Dead_'s midseason finale, airing on November 30th, were so emotional that he _genuinely cried for an hour_ before he was able to shoot the episode's finale scenes. Huh. Why do I suspect that these weren't tears of happiness?Read more...

The Earliest Illustrations Of Literature's Great Classic Monsters

We have our own idea of what modern English and American creatures like Dracula, Frankenstein's Creature, and the horrors of H.P. Lovecraft look like based on countless adaptations and re-adaptations. But what did these monsters look like when they were first introduced?Read more...


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