​10 Scientists Who Played God (And Didn't Get Punished)

Fictional mad scientists usually meet a dreadful fate: destroyed by their own creation, or by villagers with torches. After all, we can't send the message that dabbling in the universe's secrets is okay. But sometimes, a scientist is just too clever, or lucky, to get burned. Here are 10 mad scientists who didn't get… » 11/14/13 10:07am 11/14/13 10:07am

Comment of the Day: Margaret Atwood on How She Writes

Today, we learned some reasons to always be kind to crows, conquered alien empires on the most important battlefield of all (our minds), and got the inside scoop on Margaret Atwood's writing process from the world's foremost Margaret Atwood expert: Margaret Atwood. » 11/07/13 7:20pm 11/07/13 7:20pm

Author Margaret Atwood is here answering your questions today

In October, the io9 book club read Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake. Today from 12:00-1:00 PDT, Atwood is here to answer your questions! Ask her about the apocalypse series that begins with Oryx and Crake, or about her incredible writing career. » 11/07/13 10:30am 11/07/13 10:30am

Margaret Atwood's apocalypse trilogy dares to imagine GMO Utopia

We've had time to digest the final book in Margaret Atwood's end-of-the-world trilogy, MaddAddam. Now it's time to look at all three novels, starting with Oryx and Crake, and consider what Atwood is trying to do with this techno-magic realist tale of humanity's destruction and redemption through synthetic biology. » 10/03/13 4:42pm 10/03/13 4:42pm