Magazines have finally killed blogs -- but in a way you never expected

When Google recently announced it was killing the RSS reader known simply as Reader, a small corner of the internet went apeshit. The rest of the internet asked, "What the hell is RSS?" The answer to that question reveals a lot about why blogs are doomed to be upstaged by the magazines they tried to replace. Still,… » 3/28/13 4:40pm 3/28/13 4:40pm

Women Fighters in Reasonable Armor: An Idea Whose Time Has Come

It's one of those ideas that's so radical, it might just work: women fighters wearing actual armor. You know, that covers their vital organs and protects them against damage. A new tumblr blog celebrates "Women Fighters in Reasonable Armor." The armor may be reasonable, but the pictures are awesome. » 8/26/11 6:30am 8/26/11 6:30am

Discover the weirdness of science (without any pesky context)

Our favorite new website is Out of Context Science, a Tumblr-like blog that posts weird snippets from scientific papers several times a day. Want to understand our world and the miracles of physics? Look elsewhere. » 3/16/11 2:43pm 3/16/11 2:43pm

Finally A Comment Thread That Gets Down And Dirty With Higher Math

An erudite, intense discussion is taking place in the comments, over at the Computational Complexity blog. At issue: Is complexity theory (a discipline which studies "the power and limitations of efficient computation") a form of math, or physics? You can use it to describe physical processes, but does that make it a… » 5/10/10 9:30am 5/10/10 9:30am

Once Dolphins Are Recognized As People, Will We Send Them Into Space,…

The webzine Crossed Genres has started a new blog, Science In My Fiction, aimed at encouraging people to put real science into their storytelling. And the first post asks what'll happen when we recognize dolphins as people. » 3/04/10 11:17am 3/04/10 11:17am

Creative Taxidermy Fuels Your Cryptozoological Nightmares

While some taxidermists are meticulously preserving our animals for future generations, others prefer to color outside the lines of their chosen art form, creating bizarre and monstrous creatures better suited to nightmares than museums. » 8/05/09 1:19pm 8/05/09 1:19pm

Borders Launches A Science Fiction Blog Of Its Own

Want more proof that conversations about science fiction are important to pop culture as a whole? Borders Books has launched its own science fiction blog, Babel Clash. So far, it's a bit Twitter-like. » 6/04/09 5:00pm 6/04/09 5:00pm

Sarah Connor Chronicles Producer's Blog Will Make You Die Laughing,…

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles producer Josh Friedman just updated his blog for the first time since February 2008. His inside look at what it's like to have a show canceled is hilarious and depressing and brilliant and... God, why? » 6/04/09 6:40am 6/04/09 6:40am

Dragged Kicking And Screaming Into A Universe Of Terrible Book Covers

The "Judge A Book By Its Cover" blog has so much to teach us about science fiction. Like the condom-headed cover that got sanitized online... only to misspell the word "Arcturus." » 3/31/09 1:29pm 3/31/09 1:29pm

Tabletop Gaming, Monsters, and More at Robot Viking

Are you hungry to get the latest news on tabletop games? Now you've got a place to go for the scoop - today, io9's Ed Grabianowski launched his new, dice-centric blog Robot Viking. » 1/14/09 11:30am 1/14/09 11:30am

Chart Reveals Future of the Air Force Lies in the Blogosphere

As part of a new campaign to interact with bloggers, the Air Force has issued this complicated flow-chart to teach officers how to comment on blog posts. » 1/06/09 5:13pm 1/06/09 5:13pm

Future Historians Explain the Success of the Obama Administration

Now that Barack Obama has been elected president, reports are pouring in from the future to let us know what to expect from the next four to eight years. While some of these posts from the future depict Obama’s America as a big government, anti-Christian nightmare » 11/06/08 12:00pm 11/06/08 12:00pm, others assure us that the new administration will…

Survivalist Blogger Prepares You for the Coming Apocalypse

Armageddon comes in many forms, from nuclear disaster to social and economic collapse, and a savvy survivalist must be ready for it all. Enter blogger Jim Rawles, who offers tips and tools to get you through any brand of disaster.Rawles, a former US Army Intelligence officer, believes that most first worlders’… » 10/31/08 2:21pm 10/31/08 2:21pm

Lady Frankenstein As You've Always Wanted to See Her [NSFW]

Pierre Fournier has a terrifically weird blog devoted to one of the earliest science fiction tales ever written. It's called Frankensteinia, and it's not only educational but kind of pervvy. Fournier writes that his blog has been "singled out by Intute » 8/06/08 10:57am 8/06/08 10:57am, a consortium of UK universities, as a valuable resource for…

SciFi Channel Tells You How to Save the World, with Help from Their…

Expect to see some seriously interesting writing over at SciFi Channel's new blog How You Can Save the World, which the channel's president Dave Howe says will be "championing an optimistic outlook of the future." It's delightful to see smart futurists like Jamais Cascio and Esther Dyson blogging alongside heavy… » 8/05/08 3:53pm 8/05/08 3:53pm

Get Your Daily Dose of Scifi Authors at

Tor Books, one of the biggest and most venerable publishers of excellent science fiction writing, has just launched a new blog that promises to bring the crunchy goodness of a Tor book to your RSS reader every day. With contributors like scifi authors Charles Stross and John Scalzi, as well as scifi art maven Irene… » 7/21/08 11:00am 7/21/08 11:00am

A Weirdly Mesmerizing Gallery of Bad Spock Drawings

A person known as Caveman Robot is the curator of a blog called "Bad Spock Drawings," which boasts the fittingly ungrammatical subtitle "Artist Are Asked to Make a Bad Spock Drawing!" And yes, the drawings submitted by "artist" are quite bad. For some reason, Spock seems to be at his worst when strumming an… » 4/25/08 8:20am 4/25/08 8:20am

SF Authors Tag-Team On Blog

A science fiction group blog at includes stars like Charles Stross, Tanya Huff, Kate Elliott, Sean Williams, Tobias Buckell, Karen Miller and Karin Lowachee. [OrbitBooks] » 12/19/07 2:15pm 12/19/07 2:15pm