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How Next Week's Space Expo Will Bring The Adventure of Space Travel To Life

What does Long Beach Comic Con have that other big conventions don’t? A whole series of programs devoted to space exploration, called Space Expo. We talked to the panelists about road tripping on Mars, weird landforms on Ceres, and what fictional technologies they most wish would become a reality. » 8/31/15 5:00pm Today 5:00pm

We're Finally Getting Some Incredible-Looking Fallout Figures

The brilliant designs of the post-apocalyptic Fallout series have long been yearning to get turned into awesome toys. And while we’re getting some cutesy Funko Pops based on the series, a new line of figures from the folks over at Threezero is giving us a much more faithful—and pricier—batch of figures. » 8/31/15 4:30pm Today 4:30pm

Afternoon Hypnosis: Watch These Droplets Coalesce and Break at Terminal Velocity

It’s (relatively) easy to get water droplets to move at terminal velocity. They don’t even have to be moving relative to you. Just get air flowing upwards fast enough, and the water will hover, without increasing its speed up or down. Then throw more water drops at it, and see what happens. » 8/31/15 4:00pm Today 4:00pm

Thirty Years Ago, the Night Stalker Was Captured By An Angry Mob

His name was Richard Ramirez, but at the time of his August 1985 capture, most knew him only as the “Night Stalker,” the rapist and murderer who’d been terrorizing California for two years. When a fingerprint outed his identity, his photograph was widely circulated—and his days of killing became perilously numbered. » 8/31/15 3:30pm Today 3:30pm

Find 25 Minutes to Watch This Short About a Young Boy and His Powers

Umkhungo (The Gift) is really, really good. It’s a self-contained story about Themba, a young boy whose powers have branded him cursed. When his parents die, he ends up with a street thug named Mthunzi. The two eventually come to an understanding, just as Themba’s uncles and the authorities close in. » 8/31/15 3:00pm Today 3:00pm

The Flash TV Series Just Cast Zoom, So Now I'm Completely Confused 

Actor Tony Todd has been cast as the Flash’s archenemy Zoom in the second season of the CW’s hit TV series. Now, if you’re thinking to yourself, “Hey, I thought the Reverse-Flash was the Flash’s archenemy,” well, you’re right. Because Zoom is the Reverse-Flash. Who was played in season one by Tom Cavanaugh. Who is… » 8/31/15 2:31pm Today 2:31pm

Past and future look exactly the same in this post-apocalyptic western

In the post-apocalyptic future depicted in this short film there are no smartphones, computers, or octopus-shaped robots trying to destroy what’s left of humanity. Here, people live like they used to in the Wild West. They ride horses, wear funny hats, and are well aware that their life is worth less than the bullet… » 8/31/15 2:16pm Today 2:16pm

The Strain Introduces the Show’s Biggest Badass and Then Instantly Takes Him Away 

First of all, let me apologize for the lack of last week’s recap. I had to travel very early on Monday morning to NYC for io9/Gawker shenanigans, and was unable to watch last week’s episode, which is a shame, because it was definitely the highlight of the season. Rather than ignore it, I figure I’d give recaps of both… » 8/31/15 1:40pm Today 1:40pm

The Most Ill-Advised Continuations of Classic Science Fiction and Fantasy TV Shows

The X-Files, Heroes and Twin Peaks are all coming back to our screens soon, with at least some of the original castmembers returning. Sounds great—except that this sort of thing doesn’t always work out. Here are the most ignominious examples of classic TV shows that were reanimated...but they came back wrong. » 8/31/15 1:22pm Today 1:22pm

Hannibal Bids a Gorgeously Gory Farewell That Offers Few Surprises, But Plenty of Satisfaction

The dreaded moment has arrived: Hannibal as we know it is no more. At its heart, the show’s always been about the complex (to put it mildly) relationship between Will and Hannibal; necessarily, the finale digs deep into TV’s most fraught twosome ... along with serving up buckets of stomach-roiling gore. » 8/31/15 1:20pm Today 1:20pm

Ashley Madison Code Shows More Women, and More Bots

After searching through the Ashley Madison database and private email last week, I reported that there might be roughly 12,000 real women active on Ashley Madison. Now, after looking at the company’s source code, it’s clear that I arrived at that low number based in part on a misunderstanding of the evidence. Equally… » 8/31/15 1:05pm Today 1:05pm