Why the U.S. Is One of the Cruelest Places in the World for Lab Animals

The United States prides itself on being a country of animal lovers. But when it comes to the ethical treatment of lab animals, few countries perform worse. Here's how the U.S. has fallen out of step with the rest of the world, and why many of its practices are considered unscientific and inhumane. » 11/26/14 11:00am A minute ago

How to Explain Net Neutrality to Your Relatives: A Thanksgiving Guide

Thanksgiving is almost here, and that means turkey, mashed potatoes, and explaining tech-related news stories to your parents and extended family because hey, you read a bunch of blogs and you even know what a yik-yak is! » 11/26/14 1:33pm 27 minutes ago

Dogs And Humans Process Speech In Remarkably Similar Ways

In what will come as a surprise to virtually nobody, a new brain study shows that dogs don't just respond to our words, they also respond to how we say them. It's a finding that suggests dogs evolved their keen listening skills as a result of domestication. » 11/26/14 9:40am Today 9:40am

The Space Station Now Has Manufacturing Capability

The 3D printer on the International Space Station is up and running! The first object manufactured on the station instead of delivered to it is a faceplate for the extruder's casing. This opens up not just in-orbit manufacturing, but another self-repairing machine. » 11/26/14 11:33am Today 11:33am

The Magical Girls Of This Webcomic Will Battle Real-Life College Issues

While it's set firmly in the magical girl genre, Mildred Louis' webcomic Agents of the Realm is more than your typical manga-inspired comic. The five heroines who meet in college won't just have to battle monsters; they'll also have to deal with the real—and sometimes violent—aspects of mundane life. » 11/26/14 8:00am Today 8:00am

Relive The Glory Days – Get 25% Off The NES30 Bluetooth Controller

Touchscreens are okay, but controllers are better. What beats a controller? A quality retro one like the NES 30. Playing with the NEs 30 is straight nostalgia – only improved. For a little while, io9 readers can grab 25% off the NES30 (w/ free shipping). For $29.99, why not pick one up for the holidays? » 11/24/14 2:25pm Monday 2:25pm