An article two weeks ago interested me and I finally had time today to dissect it a little.
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, like many dinosaurs, has a not-that-well-written Wikipedia page.
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…
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.
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.
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…
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.
Eight years ago today the io9 staff created Observation Deck.
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.
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…
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,…
Welcome to the Wednesday installment of Birthweek 8.0. Birthweek #8, Day #3.
Part 2 of a weeklong investigation into the Observation Deck on the occasion of its 8th birthday.
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.
Screenshots as a form of digital archaeology
As announced on the Twitters, io9 Editor Katharine Trendacosta will be ending her time at io9 in the near future.
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.
Gizmodo, at 11:09am Gizmodo time today, published an article which has a rather unfortunate typo. I am interested in seeing where this typo came from.
Hey did you know that io9 and Kotaku are having their 2nd Annual Cosplay Ball in 12 days? It is an event that is held in conjunction with New York Comic Con which this year runs October 5-8. It’s the 2nd annual because there was one last year. Here’s the coverage that io9 and Kotaku gave it last year: