The Unintended Consequences Of China's One-child Policy

It has been 34 years since the People's Republic of China introduced their one-child policy, a population control measure that restricts the reproductive practices of married couples. But as the Chinese government continues to proclaim the policy as being a tremendous success, the one-child rule has also introduced a… » 10/03/12 9:00am 10/03/12 9:00am

Can humanity survive a population of over 10 billion people?

By the end of this year, the human population is expected to reach seven billion people, just twelve years after we hit the six billion milestone. But how much more crowded is our planet going to get? Will we keep on expanding indefinitely, or are we approaching the upper limit? The current consensus is that we'll… » 2/20/11 1:20pm 2/20/11 1:20pm

Young Adult Books Will Save Science Fiction

The biggest growth in science fiction publishing these days, hands down, is happening in the young adult market, and that's great news. While the "real" science fiction publishers are chasing a shrinking - and graying - readership, tweens and teens are discovering SF for themselves, thanks to books from a diverse range… » 8/15/08 2:00pm 8/15/08 2:00pm

Let the Machine Overlords Hear Your Cry in Our Demographic Survey

It's been nearly a month since io9 lowered its shields and initiated signal transmission. Now we want to know more about you, our readers. We've posted a brief demographic survey to harvest your innermost thoughts — but we don't want to know anything privacy-invading like your address or phone number. If you fill it… » 1/31/08 8:40am 1/31/08 8:40am