Teaser Poster for Jurassic World Has Dystopian Flair

I'm liking the look of this Jurassic World poster, released today at Comic-Con, despite my extreme prejudice against scientifically inaccurate dinosaurs that have no feathers. Nice to see the dinosaur hanging out in the garbage near a city construction site. Urban raptors are the next logical step. » 7/24/14 1:30am Yesterday 1:30am

No, It's Not Your Imagination -- Your Dog Is Actually Feeling Jealous

Humans share basic emotions like anger, sadness, and joy with other animals. But for a long time, scientists argued that complex cognition is necessary for secondary emotions like jealousy and guilt. Owners see those emotions in their dogs all the time, however — and now it turns out they may be right. » 7/23/14 12:38pm Wednesday 12:38pm

Congress Basically Admits They Are Reptilians

Congress Edits is a Twitter bot that tweets every time a person in US government anonymously edits Wikipedia. This is our favorite edit so far, in which an anonymous person in the House of Representatives added a denial to an article on U.S. politicians being secret alien lizards. » 7/23/14 12:29pm Wednesday 12:29pm

What Kinds of Stories Would You Like to See on io9?

You come to io9 for a lot of reasons. You want to escape with science fiction and fantasy, but you also want to learn about what's possible in the real world using science and technology. You want to know what's coming next, and what it will take to get there. What other stories do you want to see? » 7/23/14 10:03am Wednesday 10:03am

The World Health Organization Wants to Legalize Sex Work and Drugs

Earlier this month, the World Health Organization (WHO) released guidelines for helping to prevent the spread of HIV in key populations. The group, which also monitors the globe for pandemic outbreaks, says we have to decriminalize sex work and drugs if we want to stop HIV. » 7/22/14 11:29am Tuesday 11:29am