Did Star Trek or Doctor Who Mold Your Brain?

I am a devoted Doctor Who fan in a family of Trekkies — and I'm also the only creative writer in a family of electrical engineers. Are those two facts related? What kinds of minds do science fiction shows attract — and, more importantly, what kinds of minds do they create? My first independent research project as an… » 4/22/08 1:30pm 4/22/08 1:30pm

Your Sleep Patterns Are Controlled by Television

Human sleep patterns were once controlled by circadian rhythms governed by day and night. But now, according to a new study, almost everyone in the United States has a sleep pattern that's controlled by when they watch TV. A massive survey on time management conducted by the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics shows… » 3/07/08 3:00pm 3/07/08 3:00pm

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