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Curved TV and Smartphones: Gimmick or Gadget Godsend?

Moviegoers have long been familiar with the benefits of viewing content on a curved screen. The screen's curvature equalizes the distance that light from the projector must travel, enhancing resolution and brightness while eliminating distortion.

January 8, 2015 — Larry Greenemeier

Sex and the Married Neurotic

There are few things in this world that I truly loathe. One of those things is the showEverybody Loves Raymond. Why, you might ask? First of all, its actually quite hard to really love Raymond.

February 14, 2014 — Melanie Tannenbaum
How many TV sets do you have—and why does it matter?

How many TV sets do you have—and why does it matter?

In the early nineties, researchers predicted that at the current rate of growth, there would be two televisions per US household by 1995. It’s probably safe to say that we have likely exceeded that prediction.

March 16, 2015 — Krystal D'Costa

‘Cosmos’ and ‘Your Inner Fish’ Pack the 1-2 Punch

Two weeks from today, on April 9th, PBS will air the first of a three-part series adapted from Neil Shubin’s popular book, Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year-History of the Human Body.

March 27, 2014 — Kalliopi Monoyios

Annalee Newitz: Where did io9 get its name?

Today is Annalee Newitz‘s birthday (well, it’s still today in the most relevant time zone – uh, hers not mine). Annalee has been writing about the intersection of science and technology and culture for many years.

May 8, 2014 — Brian Malow
Watch Me Talk Dolphin on @TakePartLive Tonight

Watch Me Talk Dolphin on @TakePartLive Tonight

I'll be on participating in a panel about dolphins, animals in captivity, and the award-winning documentary The Cove tonight. Catch it on Take Part Live on the Pivot channel at 9pm Pacific/12am Eastern.

October 30, 2013 — Jason G. Goldman

The Zombies In Our Midst

Every Halloween, we find ourselves surrounded by zombies, vampires, ghouls, and other mythical monsters. But even though this is the one day each year that we consciously realize we are surrounded by these creatures (at least in their human-costumed forms), are we surrounded by more common forms of these monsters every day without even realizing [...]

October 31, 2013 — Melanie Tannenbaum

Love, Hate...What's the Difference?

In honor of Valentines Day, Id like to take a quick look at one of the most fundamental human emotions hate. Wait, that doesnt seem right.

February 14, 2014 — Melanie Tannenbaum
Fear and Love on a Shaky Bridge

Fear and Love on a Shaky Bridge

Imagine being in the jungle, thousands of miles from civilization Thus opened the promo two years ago forLove In The Wild, the extreme dating experiment on NBC that sent its contestants on first dates that were jam packed with shaky bridges, crocodile attacks, and bungee jumping.

February 14, 2014 — Melanie Tannenbaum

How Our Love Affair With Reality Television Created Megalodon

It’s Shark Week. People everywhere are presumably dipping their toes into the water with some trepidation because, as numerous televisions programs have taught the viewing public, sharks actually hang out pretty close to shore, especially if the opportunity to feed presents itself.

August 9, 2013 — Krystal D'Costa