io9 Roundup: July 21, 2011S

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io9 Roundup: July 21, 2011

The very best finds on the floor at Comic-Con 2011

To some, Comic-Con is a sweaty heap of pulsating fans. To us, it's a galleria of delights and treasures waiting to be uncovered. But the goodies are hard to find. More »


io9 Roundup: July 21, 2011Robert Rodriguez's Next Projects: Sin City 2, Heavy Metal, Frank Frazetta… and Machete in Space!

Robert Rodriguez is going back to his pulp roots more than he ever has before, judging from the slew of new projects he announced at San Diego Comic-Con. More »


io9 Roundup: July 21, 2011A gallery of biotech devices that could give you superpowers right now

Biotechnology now outpaces the bodies we were born with. Today, we can give ourselves additional senses or improve the ones we've got, and we can heighten our strength while also building limbs better than the breakable ones most of us have. More »


io9 Roundup: July 21, 2011Get ready for Gattaca director's new dystopian thriller, starring Justin Timberlake as a time thief

Director Andrew Niccol rocked our worlds with The Truman Show and Gattaca, and now he's back with the dystopian thriller In Time, due out in late October. More »


io9 Roundup: July 21, 2011First footage from Ridley Scott's Prometheus made our space helmets explode!

Ridley Scott is coming back to science fiction after a quarter century, and we've just seen our first glimpse of his new film Prometheus. The good news is, it's intense, sweaty, scary and beautiful. More »


io9 Roundup: July 21, 2011Cryptid or Not? You Be The Judge (Round Two)

We've gotten more intriguing cryptid photos from people trying to win our Cryptid Summer bounty. Here are a few of the pictures people have sent us over the past two weeks, ranging from highly plausible to downright bizarre. Now you can vote on which you think might really be cryptids. More »


io9 Roundup: July 21, 2011The Many Dimensions of the Tesseract

It goes by many names: the hypercube, the 8-cell, or the octochoron. It is represented by many shapes; a small cube inside a larger cube, two cubes connected by a bridge, a cube with slightly skewed angles. More »


io9 Roundup: July 21, 2011Great Character Descriptions from Science Fiction and Fantasy Books

The best science fiction and fantasy books aren't just about amazing ideas, or huge vistas - they're about people. So part of the key to a really successful SF/fantasy book is to describe people in a memorable, cool fashion. More »


io9 Roundup: July 21, 2011Captain America is an incredible war movie that just happens to star a superhero

Captain America is a rousing, massively entertaining movie that's as much an old-school, earnest World War II epic as it is a modern superhero action movie. More »


io9 Roundup: July 21, 2011George R.R. Martin explains why we'll never meet any gods in A Song of Ice and Fire

Just when we thought the Game of Thrones TV series would remain our lasting obsession, George R.R. Martin's book A Dance With Dragons displaced it, with a fresh set of revelations and agonizing moments from Westeros. More »


io9 Roundup: July 21, 2011New Twilight footage includes nudity, and Jacob crossing a major line. Plus new details of the bloody birth scene!

We got to see three new scenes from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 - including naked Bella and Edward! And Jacob crossing the one line you never expected him to cross. More »


io9 Roundup: July 21, 2011Six Biological Engineering Experiments That Could Save The World

The future of industrial production doesn't depend on drilling for oil and mining minerals. It depends on biology. Scientists are transforming microbes and other life forms into tiny, specialized factories that extrude plastic, turn waste water into fuel, and even clean up radioactive waste. More »


io9 Roundup: July 21, 2011Meet Lois Lane's new douchebag boyfriend, Jonathan Carroll

Remember those murmurs that Lois Lane and Clark Kent's marriage would be dissolved as part of DC Comics' big relaunch? Well, now it's official. In September's Superman #1, a mopey, tactless Clark Kent interrupts Lois and her new boyfriend. More »


io9 Roundup: July 21, 2011First look at The Darkest Hour's shocking alien art by Ben Templesmith

Get a glimpse at how the alien invaders in Timur Bekmambetov's new film The Darkest Hour will shock the human race into submission! What kind of horrific death is this? More »


io9 Roundup: July 21, 2011The Weirdest Mystery Animals in the World

There are hundreds of mysterious cryptids in the world, a mythical menagerie of barely-glimpsed monsters, lost species, and terrifying legends. But let's face it: most of them are pretty pedestrian lake monsters and Sasquatch variants. There are a few, however, that are so bizarre you kind of hope they're real. More »