Why Earthquake Tweets Reached You Before the Earthquake Did [Earthquake]

If you live in New York and were on Twitter about an hour ago, something like this probably happened to you: you read a tweet about an earthquake from someone in DC. Then, moments later, you felt it. H…

If you live in New York and were on Twitter about an hour ago, something like this probably happened to you: you read a tweet about an earthquake from someone in DC. Then, moments later, you felt it. Here’s why. More »







What Happens When a Bug Lands on a Touchscreen? [Video]

What would happen if a fly landed on your touchscreen computer? It’s a question we never thought to ask but thanks to YouTube, we now know the answer. [YouTube] More »

What would happen if a fly landed on your touchscreen computer? It’s a question we never thought to ask but thanks to YouTube, we now know the answer. [YouTube] More »







Ten catch phrases you swore you’d never use (and when you used them) [Io9 Flashback]

No matter how hard you struggle, these phrases worm their way into your consciousness. No matter how much you deny it, you let them back out. Here’s a list of ten phrases too good to not repeat. …

No matter how hard you struggle, these phrases worm their way into your consciousness. No matter how much you deny it, you let them back out. Here’s a list of ten phrases too good to not repeat. More »