Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes is having a hard year. After a Wall Street Journal report exposed her company’s innovative blood tests as faulty last October, the once beloved CEO—who proudly dons a black turtleneck like her idol Steve Jobs—has been banned from operating a lab for two years, lost her fortune, and …
Whether out of genuine concern or a misplaced sense of propriety, you might feel compelled to intervene if you find two (or more!) bears mating in the woods. Today, however, I’d like to suggest an alternate course of action: Let them fuck in peace.
Having teenagers nearly die through the complicated machinations of adults is a tried and tested storyline. For a while, it felt like every book, movie, and TV show was based on this idea. And you’ve seen and read them all. So the question is: Am I living in a young adult dystopia? We’re here to help you figure that…
Is the Postman suddenly giving out marital advice? He is! He’s also offering parents tips about nerdy child psychology for some reason! But he still has time to discuss Rey’s parents, why comic movies only get the names right, and why the hell the hero named after a flying mammal doesn’t fly. He will also stop talking…
Jeb Bush, that sweet, sad Guaca-Bowle hawker, is honestly just relieved you’re asking for his opinion about anything.
If you’re thinking of giving someone an Xbox, PlayStation, Wii U, 3DS, Vita, or iPad this Christmas, there’s something you can do to sweeten the deal even more for the recipient: download every update for the console first.
I just spent two weeks in the Philippines, a place The Department of State deems dangerous and warns that “U.S. citizens should continue to exercise extreme caution if traveling to certain regions and cities.” Here’s why it wasn’t scary, and why you should plan to island-hop as soon as possible!
My days are filled with emails, pings, and notifications. So much so that I forgot what it was like to be away from all of the distractions of technology I’ve grown accustomed to. Here are some lessons I learned—or relearned—spending a week away from it all, and how you can incorporate them in your own life.
Starting a webcomic has never been easier, but it can still be a bit intimidating. Fortunately, if you're looking for advice, there are plenty of comics professionals who've shared their experience, in the form of books, sites, and webcomics. Here are all the resources that will help you get started.
Did you know that only five percent of Americans travel abroad each year? Beat the odds, get a passport and go see the world. It's easier than you might think. Here's our starter guide for the new traveler.
In 1959 Issac Asimov wrote an essay on where new ideas come from. It wasn't found until fifty-five years later, when Arthur Obermayer, scientist and friend of Asimov, cleaned out some of his old files. It is as illuminating now as it was then.
Female hormones are always regarded as "extreme" and "unpredictable." But what if you could outwit them by treating your body like a predictable baby-making vessel, prone to moves so obvious it may as well be the hormonal equivalent of a Hollywood ending? One woman tried. And succeeded.
Want to start your very first webcomic? Great! But before you get in too deep, make sure that you avoid some of the most common mistakes that established folks in the field of webcomics see time and again.
Fables and other moral stories made their way into our books and cartoons when we were kids, but somewhere along the way, we've probably forgotten some of the important lessons they teach. Maybe you've heard these, maybe you haven't, but here are some of the best lessons that you can learn no matter what age you are.
This video gives a very valuable advice. Something that we heard many times before but we keep forgetting: Death can hit you at any given moment so you better enjoy life while it lasts.
Don't be intimidated; going camping is simple, almost unbelievably cheap and a lot of fun. Here's a basic guide for first timers with everything you need to know.
Max Barry's book Lexicon was voted fourth best science fiction novel of the year by Goodreads, and now he's put together a (mostly serious) list of steps you'll want to take to become a writer of great science fiction.
If you were thinking April was just another month in another year with your exact same face and Ides in it, then congratulations for not having to be online that much. Because LOOK OUT: Everyone is talking about how it is supposed to be a wild month for all people, relationships, transactions and experiences. Here's…
Since I started talking about the io9 Space subsite on Twitter, promoted tweets in my feed switched to adverting ways to avoid burning bread. I hadn't previously considered that the high correlation between loving astronomy and night owls would result in an equally strong correlation with breakfast incompetence.