​The io9 Manifesto: Science Is Political

io9 started out in 2007 as the germ of an idea for a site about futurism, with a name that was a joke about brain implants. Six and a half years later, we've grown in size — but we've also grown up. Our 2008 manifesto still holds true, but in 2014 we've got some amendments. Here they are. » 4/07/14 11:37am 4/07/14 11:37am

io9 is hiring: We're looking for a few good researchers!

Are you just starting your career, and want to get your feet wet with a research job at io9? We've got three openings — two for contributing researchers who focus on culture and entertainment, and one for a half-time editorial fellow in the sciences who will do research, writing, and outreach in the science community. » 2/26/14 4:51pm 2/26/14 4:51pm

io9 is hiring: We're looking for a few good researchers!

Are you just starting your career, and want to get your feet wet with a research job at io9? We've got three openings — two for contributing researchers who focus on culture and entertainment, and one for a half-time editorial fellow in the sciences who will do research, writing, and outreach in the science community. » 2/06/13 2:37pm 2/06/13 2:37pm

Top 100+ io9 Stories from Our First 5 Years

Over the past five years at io9, we've explored a lot of strange frontiers, and asked a lot of ridiculous questions. Some of our strangest discoveries have been the ones that hung around, as if we adopted a baby alien and it grew up eating out of our hands. » 1/28/13 5:30pm 1/28/13 5:30pm

What I've Learned From 5 Years of Arguing on the Internet

I can still remember my first internet argument. It was on Usenet, when I was 14 or 15, and it was over some finer point of Doctor Who lore, like how exactly the Chameleon Circuit was supposed to work. I posted an impassioned rant, and then watched in amazement as people started sending their responses. From Amsterdam, … » 1/23/13 12:39pm 1/23/13 12:39pm

What Is An io9? And Where Did It Come From?

This month marks io9's golden fifth anniversary. On January 2, 2008, we launched this site with three full-time staff, a handful of freelancers, and a burning vision of what tomorrow would bring. Now, five years later, we're looking back at what we've accomplished — and hurtling forward on our continuing mission to… » 1/21/13 2:47pm 1/21/13 2:47pm

Win a ticket to the io9 5th anniversary party in New York City next…

If you are in the New York City area, you can join io9 staff and friends the evening of Friday, January 25 to celebrate io9's golden fifth anniversary! The first ten people to email apocalypsenot@io9.com will get a free pass to our shindig, a chance to meet the io9 staff, and a t-shirt! Plus, you'll rest easy knowing… » 1/17/13 11:38am 1/17/13 11:38am

Why We Decided to Stop Publishing "Fan Fiction Friday"

Over the past two weeks, io9 has been running new installments of Rob Bricken's Fan Fiction Friday column, which he brought over from his previous blog, Topless Robot. It's a column where Rob finds a piece of over-the-top fanfic and makes fun of it, Mystery Science Theater style. It is intended as self-parody, a fan… » 12/03/12 11:06am 12/03/12 11:06am