What Secrets From Your Industry Would Most Surprise Outsiders?

So much of what is common knowledge to people who work in a field is shrouded in mystery for everyone else. Today, we get behind that veil to learn something new. » 3/11/15 7:00am 3/11/15 7:00am

Bear Chews Finch's Shoe and Gets Walked on Person of Interest: Blunt

Other stuff happened too, of course, but everyone's favorite canine of interest had been out of sight the last few episodes, so it was good to see him back . A lot of the episode felt like things were being setup for payoffs in future episodes this season, but that doesn't mean it wasn't fun to watch. The number… » 2/27/15 1:31am 2/27/15 1:31am

What Did You Want To Be When You Grew Up?

Sometimes our younger selves can be remarkably prescient, and sometimes they simply have no idea what it is they're talking about. Today, we want to know what it was that you wanted to be when you grew up. » 1/27/15 7:00am 1/27/15 7:00am

Tell Us About The Worst Time You Broke Your Phone

There's no piece of tech that goes more places with us or serves more purposes for us now than our phones. But sometimes having all that powerful technology shrunk down into the palm of your hand means just one thing: It's all so, so much easier to break. » 11/18/14 7:00am 11/18/14 7:00am

What Is The Hardest Scientific Concept To Wrap Your Mind Around?

Some scientific concepts are brilliant in their simplicity, but others require a little mental gymnastics to really understand. Today we want to know about the scientific tenets that you find trickiest to grasp. » 11/06/14 7:00am 11/06/14 7:00am

What Have You Been Working On?

It's time to clear out the secret projects you've been working on in your labs, basements, studios, garages, and offices, and bring them out into the light! That's right — it's io9 show-and-tell time. » 11/04/14 7:00am 11/04/14 7:00am

What Is The Most Terrifying Problem We Face Today?

It's that time of year again, when people attempt to spook us with stories about ghosts and monsters, but let's face it: With global warming cooking the planet, melting glaciers, and the build-up of nuclear arsenals, the real stories are much, much scarier. » 10/30/14 7:00am 10/30/14 7:00am

What About Life Today Is Different Than From When You Were A Kid?

Things change, sometimes slowly over generations, but sometimes so rapidly that we can see the changes over our own short lifespans. Today we want to know about the changes in the world that you personally have seen occur. » 10/28/14 7:00am 10/28/14 7:00am

Who Are You? Introduce Yourselves To Us!

Hello out there! Do you ever wonder about who all is reading this? So do we. Introduce yourselves to us all — and find out who has been reading alongside you, too! » 10/15/14 7:00am 10/15/14 7:00am

What Are You Working On?

It's show-and-tell time, and we can't wait to see what you've been putting together! Is it a graphic novel tracing the history of the space program? Is it a lab experiment on an unusual line of cells? Is it a set of alphabet blocks that take us from Ada Lovelace to Zombies? Whatever it is we want to see it. » 10/01/14 7:00am 10/01/14 7:00am

What Memories Of Yours Should Be Recorded For Historical Purposes?

Written histories tend to focus on a few large stories, but those stories are actually made up of hundreds of smaller stories that come from the people who witnessed or were part of events as they happened. So what stories and memories do you have that should be preserved as part of the historical record? » 9/29/14 7:00am 9/29/14 7:00am

What Makes You Feel Like You're Living In The Future Right Now?

We may not notice it all the time, but we live in a pretty amazing world. And while there are plenty of things we still have left to do, there's also a lot that suggests that we, right now, are living in the future already. » 9/23/14 7:10am 9/23/14 7:10am

What Would People Be Most Surprised To Learn About Where You Live?

Places get reputations, both deserved and undeserved. But the locals often know quite a bit about the place they live that the rest of us miss out on. So today we're spilling our best local secrets to the rest of us. » 9/22/14 7:00am 9/22/14 7:00am

What Books Are You Reading?

Tell us about the books you've got in progress, the ones you just wrapped up, and the ones that you can't wait to start next — and what books we should think about picking up, too! » 9/18/14 7:00am 9/18/14 7:00am

What's Your Legacy To The Future?

We think a lot about what we collectively are leaving to the future, both the good (an accounting of landing on the moon and a national park system) and the bad (a depleted ozone and the Pacific garbage patch). But what's your personal legacy to the future? » 9/08/14 7:10am 9/08/14 7:10am

All Your Best, Most Terrifying, and Strangest Stories From The Lab

The lab can be a strange place. Just how strange is best illustrated by these stories you shared with us of misadventure, accidental reactions, and even the rare triumph, that took place inside your laboratory walls. » 9/04/14 4:20pm 9/04/14 4:20pm

Tell Us Your Best Stories From Inside The Lab!

The lab is a unique place. It's part office, part studio, part library, part kitchen, and part playroom, often with several thousand dollars of equipment and a few highly flammable chemicals thrown in. We're looking for all of your best stories of life in the lab. » 9/04/14 7:00am 9/04/14 7:00am

Show Us What Projects You're Working On!

What have you been working on lately? Building a robot? Putting together a gallery of microscopic images from your lab? Stitching together a 3D panorama from Hubble stills? Whatever it is, get it all together, because it's io9 show-and-tell time! » 9/03/14 7:30am 9/03/14 7:30am