It’s 2016, and things are looking pretty grim. As prognosticators of the future, io9 is here to assess the present, and remind everyone that as bad things are, they can always get much, much worse—and they are much, much worse in mirror universes and parallel worlds. Here are 16 alternate realities that make the…
Everybody knows that mosquitoes are bastards. The other day, we learned this has been true for 46 million years. And with next month’s release of Sucker, the story of a suicidal man transformed into a vengeful mosquito, it's time we confronted these creatures. Here are the most horrible mutated mosquitoes of all time.
Running gags can be the life blood of a decades-old movie or TV series. They pop up with great regularity, reminding us that some things always stay the same. "The Tardis is always going to be bigger on the inside, don't you worry," they say. So here are science fiction's most enduring running jokes.
What is it about limitless power that turns people into such assholes? It’s not the old saying that absolutely power corrupts absolutely, because while there are certainly evil gods out there, these 10 god-like entities aren’t evil so much as they’re just jerks — jerks who use their power to make we poor mortals…
One of the great joys of science fiction is encountering alien races, with their weird customs and vastly different biologies. A really great alien race can make you question everything you know about humanity — but sometimes, alien races don't entirely make sense.
In Avatar, Jake Sully's in a wheelchair, until a magical brain tech turns him into a running, jumping, soaring blue dude. The disabled character who regains the use of his legs is a science fiction mainstay. Here are 20 examples.
There's been an uptick in speculation lately about whether life could exist on Mars, the moon, or one of Jupiter's satellites. Too inhospitable, you say? Earth has places that are just as bad, yet rich with organisms.