Animal Welfare, Science, an Apology and an Analysis

On Wednesday, we published an article about animal welfare in research experiments. It was biased, factually incorrect, and should not have appeared on io9 in that form. As io9's editor-in-chief, I'm the one who screwed up, and I'm sorry. Here's how this mess happened, and what we're doing about it. » 12/01/14 1:00pm 12/01/14 1:00pm

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