This Virtual Nurse Is (Almost) Ready To See You Now

Meet Molly, a virtual nurse that could someday provide follow-up care to patients, assess their condition, and provide caregivers with the information they need. The company behind the technology, Sense.ly, just raised $1.25 million to take the product to the next level. » 9/23/14 11:40am 5 minutes ago

You Are Alive Today Thanks to the Symbionts in Your Body

Mitochondria float around in the goo of your cells, tirelessly making the molecules that power your body. But these mitochondria used to be independent of your body; they were bacteria, floating free in the world. You are, at a fundamental level, the result of symbiosis — the interdependence of two life forms. » 9/23/14 11:27am 18 minutes ago

Republic Of Thieves Proves That A Fantasy Novel Can Be Epic AND Fun

Scott Lynch's Gentleman Bastards books have received the type of acclaim you expect for some of the best known fantasy authors — for good reason. Lynch has a strong, fun voice that keeps the pages breezing past. His latest, the long-overdue Republic of Thieves, is a more complicated, but no less fun book than its… » 9/23/14 11:13am 32 minutes ago

On Gotham, Criminals Are A Super-Silly And Cowardly Lot

Long before Batman existed, Gotham City was a weird, creepy place where the criminal element liked to get kind of silly. At least, that seems to be the main point of Gotham, the show set 10 years before Batman. Last night's premiere was ridiculously entertaining and impossible to take seriously. Spoilers ahead... » 9/23/14 10:45am Today 10:45am

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Running a VPN (Virtual Private Network) on your devices ensures that you're securely connected, protects your data, and allows you to access region-blocked content. For a little while, io9 readers can get 70% off 3 years of VPN Unlimited's Premier Plan. That's 50 cents/month for peace of mind online – not bad. » 8/20/14 5:23pm 8/20/14 5:23pm