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Screenshots as a form of digital archaeology

Arthur William Bell 1945-2018 Arthur William Bell 1945-2018

The Nevada news is reporting that Art Bell has deceasified as of yesterday. I do not know how to properly eulogize someone who encapsulated so many personalities into one human body so I will instead just admit I never called into his program.

With apologies to tardigrada.net With apologies to tardigrada.net

It was the end of February and online science writing had to tackle a story about microscopic organisms. For the Gizmodo Media Group, that meant someone at Gizmodo had to tackle the story. The usual suspect was chosen.

On elephants and mastodons On elephants and mastodons

An article two weeks ago interested me and I finally had time today to dissect it a little.

Amphibians and specialization Amphibians and specialization

On February 15th, well-known comedian1 pretending to be an op-ed columnist for The New York Times David Brooks wrote an article about adaptable humans. He chose to use the word Amphibians. This word usage prompted Deadspin’s Albert Burneko to also use the word, attempting to correct Brooks. I will attempt to correct…

Dinah the Pink Dinosaur Dinah the Pink Dinosaur

Dinah the Pink Dinosaur, like many dinosaurs, has a not-that-well-written Wikipedia page.

The Misliya Cave hominin The Misliya Cave hominin

There’s a fossilized left partial maxilla with some teeth in it that has been identified as a specimen of Homo sapiens. If that species identification is correct, then it’s the earliest-identified fossil of our species found outside of Africa. It got press coverage today for a paper that has a posted publication date…

io9's videos have almost shown every (current) staff member (updated thrice) io9's videos have almost shown every (current) staff member (updated thrice)

It came to my attention yesterday that some of the Observation Deck audience doesn’t know that io9 has been featuring a lot of video recently, and that these videos show almost all of the current io9 staff. ... and one recently-turned-ex io9 staff.

What happens when someone is accused of plagiarizing Gizmodo? What happens when someone is accused of plagiarizing Gizmodo?

Earlier this week, an article at the International Business Times was accused of plagiarizing content from a Gizmodo article. I was interested in seeing what happened next. And I’ll pull a clickbait here and say that what I found amused me.

Inner ears and expertise Inner ears and expertise

Being a science journalist can be a difficult task. Every day new articles about new research are being published, and the primary job of a science journalist is to translate that newly published research into something consumable by whomever the intended audience is for whatever journal or website or newspaper…

Happy 10th Birthday to io9! Happy 10th Birthday to io9!

io9 was launched on 2 January 2008. By surviving all the way to 2 January 2018, it has survived 10 dang years. That’s a heckin lot of years. Let’s look back at how it has celebrated its birthdays.

Happy 8th birthday Observation Deck! Happy 8th birthday Observation Deck!

Eight years ago today the io9 staff created Observation Deck.

Is eating synthetic Birthweek flesh cannibalism? Is eating synthetic Birthweek flesh cannibalism?

This is the last day of the 8th year of Observation Deck. This day is the end of Year 8 of the experiment that the staff of io9 created; a community based on putting fans of SF, fantasy, science, and futurism all together into a mixer and seeing what gentle agitation will create.

What's the worst birthweek in the world? What's the worst birthweek in the world?

Welcome to the fifth chapter of a seven chapter introductory module entitled The Birthweek 8.0. In this module the adventurers must find further ingredients for the cybercake that is being made to feed the cyberdragon that has threatened the well-being of the Observation Deck. Aiding the adventurers in this quest are…

Why do people see Birthweek Why do people see Birthweek

The Observation Deck is one year older and one year wiser this approaching Sunday, and in recognition of the great good that Observation Deck has performed in its almost eight full years of existence, the US is celebrating ODecksgiving today. People will gather together at all the usual US places of gathering (malls,…

Can Birthweek venom be real? Can Birthweek venom be real?

Welcome to the Wednesday installment of Birthweek 8.0. Birthweek #8, Day #3.

When will we have designer birthweeks? When will we have designer birthweeks?

Part 2 of a weeklong investigation into the Observation Deck on the occasion of its 8th birthday.

How do birthweeks recognize each other? How do birthweeks recognize each other?

The Observation Deck as a gathering ground for comments and posts started up eight years ago this week. Although there was no concentrated Observation Deck blog until the Kinja software went live in 2013, #observationdeck had its humble origins way back in the mystical year of 2009.

Trendacosta out, Pantozzi in Trendacosta out, Pantozzi in

As announced on the Twitters, io9 Editor Katharine Trendacosta will be ending her time at io9 in the near future.

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Upside Down Halloween Party An Upside Down Halloween Party

Fresh off the heels of the The 2nd Annual Cosplay Ball co-hosted with Kotaku, io9 and The A.V. Club are hosting An Upside Down Halloween Party.

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