Author Max Barry is here today to answer your questions!

In September, the io9 book club read Max Barry's Lexicon. Today from 2:00-3:00 PDT, Barry is here all the way from Australia to chat with you! Ask him about Lexicon, or about self-publishing his novel Machine Man, or why Jennifer Government is the greatest government shutdown novel ever. » 10/09/13 11:42am 10/09/13 11:42am

Proposed new ASL signs could change how deaf people discuss science

Hearing people take for granted our ability to convey scientific terms in conversation, from concepts as simple as weight and mass to chromosomes and covalent bonding. But for people who rely on sign languages, such as American Sign Language and British Sign Language, discussing scientific concepts isn't so simple. But … » 12/08/12 5:00pm 12/08/12 5:00pm