Animal Welfare, Science, an Apology and an Analysis

On Wednesday, we published an article about animal welfare in research experiments. It was biased, factually incorrect, and should not have appeared on io9 in that form. As io9's editor-in-chief, I'm the one who screwed up, and I'm sorry. Here's how this mess happened, and what we're doing about it. » 12/01/14 5:44pm 12/01/14 5:44pm

The Machine is still developing. She likely doesn't have a solid end plan, since she's still learning, which is why Root points out that the Machine takes (some kind of) directions from Finch. Wonder if the writers have a solid idea for what the Machine and Samaritan and possibly a 3rd AI might aim for — I'm enjoying… » 10/30/14 3:30am 10/30/14 3:30am

The Smithsonian article quoted asserts, "Yet only recently has scientific opinion shifted beyond viewing this variation as meaningless noise." I'm glad the current generation of younger scientists are coming up with a slew of clever, non-invasive ways to show animal intelligence, creativity, individuality and so on.… » 10/02/14 10:18am 10/02/14 10:18am

Just How Bad Is California's Drought? Here's A Scary, 10-Second Answer.

California continues to dry up. The latest figures indicate more than 80% of the state is in extreme drought, or worse, exceptional drought. These are sobering numbers, to be sure, but for an even better perspective on the drought's unprecedented progression, check out this GIF, created by L.A. Times reader Alvaro… » 8/09/14 5:26pm 8/09/14 5:26pm

This Graphic Lists Over 200 Resources for Making Money Online

There are tons of ways to make money online, in your spare time and maybe with very little effort. From freelancing to flipping sites, this infographic covers the major resources that can help you put more money in your bank account. » 7/23/14 4:47pm 7/23/14 4:47pm