Annalee Newitz Reading This Week in Chicago, Atlanta and San Francisco

So I wrote a science nonfiction book about how humans will survive a mass extinction. I'm celebrating by going to places where people read books, and talking to them! Join me to discuss science saving the world tonight in Chicago, Wednesday in Atlanta, or next week in San Francisco and Berkeley. » 5/28/13 11:40am 5/28/13 11:40am

Talk about the end of the world with Annalee Newitz and Seth Mnookin

Today from 12-1 PM PST, Annalee Newitz will be here talking about her new book, Scatter, Adapt and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction. She'll be in conversation with MIT science journalism professor Seth Mnookin, author of The Panic Virus. And with you! Join us in a conversation about mass extinction,… » 5/14/13 11:58am 5/14/13 11:58am

Cities Are the Future of Human Evolution

Humans began to live in urban settlements about 7 thousand years ago. As humans continued to evolve over the millennia, so too did our cities. Now, our cities are about to change again — and they're going to look more like ancient Machu Picchu than the gleaming towers of glass and steel we have today. » 5/07/13 4:47pm 5/07/13 4:47pm

Why Humans Will Survive the Next World-Ending Catastrophe

There's growing evidence that Earth may be headed for a mass extinction, where over 75 percent of all species die out and the world is changed forever. There's also evidence that humans would survive such an event — for better or for worse. Here's why. » 5/01/13 4:11pm 5/01/13 4:11pm

What can science fiction tell us about the future of social media?

Right now, you are reading a piece of social media. That means it's designed to be passed around on social networks - though it appears on io9.com, can easily be transplanted to Facebook, Twitter, Stumble Upon, and dozens of others. Or it can be converted to email or a text message you can pass along to people who've… » 3/14/11 3:24pm 3/14/11 3:24pm