io9: We Come From the Future is a news show about science, entertainment and culture from a tomorrow that you wish you lived in today. Annalee Newitz, editor in chief of io9, and Esther Inglis Arkell, io9 writer, cover science fiction and science fact in a studio format with segments including... Read More
io9 editor Annalee gives you the (non-spoilery) lowdown on Joss Whedon's latest flick "Cabin in the Woods," Esther gets experimental on pickles by turning them into night lights, and we engage in rank speculation about a new scientific paper suggesting that dark matter is colliding inside the human body.
Find out why Joss Whedon's latest flick "Cabin in the Woods" will make you love movies all over again, light your room with pickle power, Lolcats go all the way back to the 19th century - right down to the cute cat photo with a funny phrase, Panda sex is possibly the most complicated in the world and much more!
Ardbeg Disitllery, a Scottish whiskey distillery, teamed up with International Space Station to answer the question: does zero gravity make for tastier alcohol? Anthropologist, Robert Benefef, uncovered huge earth formed animal shapes in Peru including one that look suspiciously like an orca. Lolcats have been around longer than previously thought, as evidenced by these late 1800s photos "Bring up the dinner Betsy" and "What's delaying my dinner." University of Nebraska students discover human poo tastiest to beetles.
"The Cabin in The Woods" could be the best the greatest horror/scifi/comedy/thriller/suspense flick we've seen in ages. Legendary Buffy the Vampire and Firefly creator, Joss Whedon, produces a flick that turns typical horror movie conventions inside out - in a good way.
Pickling has been used for centuries as a way to preserve food, but it also turns out to be an excellent subject for turning into organic lightbulb. Esther explains the science behind the phenomena and why it's useful for astronomers trying to make sense of what they see through a telescope.
Depending on which dark matter model you subscribe to, researchers Katherine Freese and Christopher Savage have calculated the average person (average being a mass of ~70kg) will experience between 30 and 100,000 dark matter/nucleus collisions per year. More importantly, what sort of a effects could such collisions have on the human species as a whole?
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