We Asked Celeb Physicist Brian Cox About Flat Earth Conspiracies, the Multiverse, and Ghosts

There’s a growing, bewildering movement of folks who reject the most basic learnings of science in favor of conspiracy theories and hocus pocus—as a science journalist, I regularly get emails from people who firmly believe the Earth is flat, as shocking as that may seem. I recently chatted with Brian Cox, host of BBC…

Facebook Just Made a Shocking Admission, and We're All Too Exhausted to Notice

Since the Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal first broke last month, Facebook has tried out a number of PR strategies to address the growing outcry. At this point, the social media company is just going for broke, telling the public it should just assume that “most” of the 2.2 billion Facebook users have probably had…

Ask Acclaimed Writer Margaret Atwood About Her New Superhero Comic, Her Novels, and More

Although she often notes her work isn’t science fiction, we love the worlds that Margaret Atwood creates in her novels—and now she’s created a whole new superheroic one that’s a total delight in her very first comic book, Angel Catbird. Want to know more? Margaret Atwood will answer your questions right here!

Come Ask Writer Dan Ackerman About His Book That Shows How Tetris’ Pieces Fell Into Place

It’s hard to believe now, but Tetris had everything going against it when it was first created. Dreamed up in a country weighed down with bureaucracy and largely walled off from the outside world, Tetris shouldn’t have become the worldwide phenomenon it became. A new book goes into painstaking detail about how the…

Ask Kieron Gillen Why Now Is the Right Time for a Comic About Super-Nazis Invading America

Uber is a comic-book where enhanced metahumans have made World War II bloodier and more vicious than it already was. The ubermenschen in the series have hollowed out gore-filled craters through Europe and the Soviet Union, leaving Paris and London smoking ruins. Now they’re coming for the United States. No wonder Alan…

Ask Sci-Fi Legend William Gibson Where the Heck He Thinks the World Is Going

A rich blowhard running for president. Tech-bro execs hoping to splinter off into their own anything-goes fiefdoms. So much screaming over gigabyte network pipes that’s getting faster, dumber, and scarier. The present feels like it’s running along the plotline of a William Gibson science-fiction novel. So let’s ask…

Chat With io9's Comics Staff About Civil War II, DC's Rebirth, and More!

It’s a crazy time for comics—summer events are kicking off all over the show, and there are new series starting practically every week at publishers big and small. Confused about something going on in comics right now? Ask us what our favorite series is? If you’ve got a comic question, we’re here to answer it.

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