Vote 2020 graphic
Everything you need to know about and expect during
the most important election of our lifetimes

io9 Roundup: July 14, 2011

Illustration for article titled io9 Roundup: July 14, 2011

DALEK PHOTO OP | Four generations of Daleks recreate the classic shot of the Daleks invading London from 1965, in a publicity shot for the Doctor Who Experience. (via Doctor Who TV)

Advertisement

Advertisement

July Books Bring Time Travelers, Deadly Internet Memes, and Dancing Dragons

This month, we've got A Song of Ice and Fire's long-awaited fifth installment, Charles Stross' Rule 34, and the latest edition of the Dresden Files, plus time travelers and detectives! More »


Illustration for article titled io9 Roundup: July 14, 2011
Advertisement

How Harry Potter Changed Publishing

Advertisement

The Boy Who Lived also helped breathe new life into the struggling publishing industry. Even before Harry Potter became one of the most successful movie heroes of all time, the Potter books were turning countless people into readers. More »


Illustration for article titled io9 Roundup: July 14, 2011
Advertisement

Were you, like me, part of a great nutritional experiment?

Advertisement

Parents have always experimented on their children to make them better, even before the idea of genetic engineering was conceived. Perhaps the most basic experiment is making kids better through nutrition - an experiment I expect many people were a part of. More »


Illustration for article titled io9 Roundup: July 14, 2011
Advertisement

New The Thing Trailer: Sheer Freaking Terror, Served Ice Cold

Advertisement

The first full-length trailer for the Thing prequel is here, and it serves up a huge dose of claustrophobia and paranoia, laced with awesome bloody violence. More »


Illustration for article titled io9 Roundup: July 14, 2011
Advertisement

50 glorious screencaps from John Carter offer your first real look at the Tharks!

Advertisement

You've seen the amazing trailer for John Carter — now let's pick apart this alien world, image by image. Stare into the eyes of the green alien beasts from Mars, meet the people of Barsoom and behold the teenaged Edgar Rice Burroughs! More »

Advertisement

Illustration for article titled io9 Roundup: July 14, 2011
Advertisement

This is the first real video of a comet crashing into the Sun

Advertisement

Comets will occasionally come a little too close to the Sun and crash into a fiery oblivion, but until now we had never been able to see it as it happened (though there have been some fake comet-smashes-the-sun videos circulating online). More »


Illustration for article titled io9 Roundup: July 14, 2011
Advertisement

A Look at New Hi-Res Photos from The Amazing Spider-Man

Advertisement

This Friday's edition of Entertainment Weekly features Andrew Garfield on the cover and includes new photos from The Amazing Spider-Man. Lo-res pictures from the article hit the internet earlier today, but now the amazing hi-res versions have finally arrived. More »


Illustration for article titled io9 Roundup: July 14, 2011
Advertisement

Sitting is destroying your body

Advertisement

The war on sitting has begun. The view that we're really not designed to stay seated for the entire day has been gathering steam this year, culminating in articles like this on at the New York Times and the ongoing discussions about standing desks over at BoingBoing. More »


Illustration for article titled io9 Roundup: July 14, 2011
Advertisement

10 Fantasy and Science Fiction Copycats that Actually Improved on the Original

Advertisement

Plenty of science fiction and fantasy's most successful works have, er, borrowed somewhat liberally from earlier works. But they've also made some improvements on the works they lifted from. Here are 10 copies that actually improved on the works they were copying. More »


Illustration for article titled io9 Roundup: July 14, 2011
Advertisement

Why astronauts can't whistle in space

Advertisement

Astronauts on a spacewalk cannot whistle. This was discovered on the fly by intrepid astronaut Dan Barry in 1999. Fortunately, it did not affect the mission, but should any astronaut have to call a dog in space, the results would be disastrous. More »


Illustration for article titled io9 Roundup: July 14, 2011
Advertisement

Art Nouveau Firefly Prints: Beautiful Damn Heroes!

Advertisement

Life aboard a Firefly is exciting, dangerous, and occasionally heroic - but nobody would call it glamorous. Leastwise, not until they looked upon these gorgeous Art Nouveau prints celebrating Joss Whedon's beloved space Western, on sale today from Quantum Mechanix. More »


Illustration for article titled io9 Roundup: July 14, 2011
Advertisement

Steven Soderbergh's Contagion trailer proves an epidemic is scarier than monsters

Advertisement

We already hoped Steven Soderbergh's Contagion would be fantastic, just on the strength of movies like Traffic. But the first trailer is out, and... holy crap. More »


Share This Story

Get our newsletter

DISCUSSION

Kip Russell: Has Spacesuit, will babble

And...new for 2012! The Mayan Edition Dalek, featuring 1000-year, 1-MegaKill bumper-to-bumper protection and now upholstered in Corinthian Leather!