Whether you’re a bird lover or a data fiend, this poster will please you immensely.
The US presidential debates are eroding our souls, and the partisan mudslinging has only just begun. That’s why it’s time to escape into the world of the future, or alternate history, to see how truly twisted politics can get. Two new novels will take you there.
I’ve seen it happen a million times in movies. Fed up with work/love/undead sorcerers, our main character hurls his/her phone into a river/volcano/garbage bin. But do people really do this in real life? Have you?
Google’s parent company Alphabet has just hired Thomas Insel, the former head of the National Institute of Mental Health, who has some pretty weird ideas about what his new job will entail.
Every year, more people over the age of 65 are suffering from dementia. Researchers are still searching for a cause, but a new study offers a fascinating possibility: some cases of Alzheimer’s may be linked to a simple brain fungus.
Over at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, the Steinhart Aquarium biologists say that it’s not enough to keep octopuses fed and healthy. The highly-intelligent cephalopods get unhappy if they don’t have things to do with their minds.
The future of drones isn’t in the skies. It’s in the ocean. That’s what the OpenROV team proved in 2012 with their wildly successful remote-controlled ocean-going drone (complete with underwater camera). And now they’re back with the Trident, a sleeker, faster model–which I took for a test swim last week at San…
Call me naive, but I was filled with consternation and glee when I saw this job ad plastered on a fence around a construction site on the MIT campus. Is this actually a thing that is happening?
In the Boston area tomorrow night (10/8) from 5-7 PM? Come to MIT see io9 founder Annalee Newitz in conversation with Charles C. Mann, author of the amazing book 1491. Moderated by history author Thomas Levenson, the discussion will focus on how studying the past can help us plan for the future. [MIT Communications…
Are you sick of having smartphones that can’t be repaired? You wind up creating e-waste instead of just fixing the darn thing up and using it for another year, and that’s just annoying. Enter the Fairphone 2, which is made with open hardware and is designed to be completely fixable.
White supremacist poster boy Craig Cobb, founder of a whites-only religion called Creativity Movement, is trying to create a neighborhood for white supremacists in the tiny town of Antler, North Dakota. To stop him, the city had to spend so much money it went bankrupt.
The other night, my friend Fivestar said, “Hey, I’m going to be directing a Star Trek gang bang movie, you want to visit the set?” Just in case you are wondering, the answer to that question should always be yes.
Asus’ ZenWatch 2 looks good, and at $130 it might be worth it for the the few delightful tricks it can do. But it’s also unmistakably an entry-level smartwatch and remains hobbled by Android Wear’s basic limitations.
After the Ashley Madison fembot scandal, this scenario sounds familiar. Internal documents leaked by whistleblowers at dating site LOVOO, which boasts 36 million users across Europe, reveal the company used bots called “promoter bitches” to flirt with men and get them to spend Euros on the site.
I have long been a fan of Google’s Pixel line of Chromebooks, but today at the Google Nexus event I saw the Pixel C and finally fell in love. But unfortunately, this machine isn’t as pretty on the inside as it is on the outside.
Today, Google will unveil its latest Nexus phones — a Nexus 5X, made by LG; and a Nexus 6P, made by Huawei. Both will be stuffed with Android Marshmallow goodness, which isn’t just for developers anymore. And finally, we may get to ogle the next generation of Chromecast streamers too.
Researchers in Germany recently discovered a way to manufacture rubber that can “heal” after being cut or pierced. In this incredible video, you can see the rubber growing back together.
The new FOX series Minority Report debuted on Monday, and it promises to be a crazy future tech playground — though whether the plots can sustain the amazing worldbuilding remains to be seen.