New Wal-Mart Guidelines Call For The Humane Treatment Of Farm Animals

Wal-Mart is asking its suppliers of meat, deli, dairy, and egg products to honor a new set of guidelines calling for the humane treatment of livestock and a reduction in the use of antibiotics. Supporters say this could revolutionize animal agriculture — but will Wal-Mart’s suppliers follow through? » 6/02/15 3:00pm 29 minutes ago

One Thing the Game of Thrones TV Show Does So Much Better Than the Books

As an adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire, the Game of Thrones TV series will always be compared to its source material. Given how beloved the books are, the show can usually only match them, and more often fall short. But there’s one way that the show is kicking the books’… » 6/02/15 12:05pm Today 12:05pm

Nemesis Games is James S.A. Corey’s Empire Strikes Back

There comes a point in any long running book series when things start to get stale. But that’s not the case with the latest entry in James S.A. Corey’s Expanse series, Nemesis Games. In it, the gloves come off and the balance of power in the solar system is turned upside down. This is Corey’s Empire Strikes Back. » 6/02/15 11:07am Today 11:07am

7 Archaeologists Who Were Real-Life Indiana Joneses

Indiana Jones may not be beloved by real-life archaeologists, but there is one thing that Dr. Jones has in common with many historical archaeological and scientific explorers: he’s lived a very exciting life. Here are some real historical figures who had remarkable adventures and made plenty of discoveries along the… » 6/02/15 10:00am Today 10:00am

LIGHTSPEED Presents: "Die, Sophie, Die" by Susan Jane Bigelow

io9 is proud to present fiction from LIGHTSPEED MAGAZINE. This month’s selection is taken from LIGHTSPEED’s Queers Destroy Science Fiction! special issue, guest-edited by Seanan McGuire100% written and edited by queer creators. The story is “Die Sophie Die” by Susan Jane Bigelow. You can read the story below. Enjoy! » 6/02/15 9:52am Today 9:52am