Even YouTube Is Chilling Out on Weed

Even YouTube Is Chilling Out on Weed

In a Wednesday update posted to the company’s ad-friendly content guidelines, YouTube announced it would be easing up on the monetisation restrictions for certain kinds of content dealing with “recreational drugs and drug-related content,” among other topics. Youtube’s been a historically unfriendly place for cannabis-related content, with some creators in…

Physicists Laser-Cool Antimatter to Near Absolute Zero

Physicists Laser-Cool Antimatter to Near Absolute Zero

For a little more than a week in July 2018, a team of physicists at CERN tried a new technique to slow down antimatter particles zipping around at breakneck speeds. Those 10 days of observation were the culmination of 10 years of development in an international collaboration called ALPHA, which…

Absolutely Not, Apple

Absolutely Not, Apple

Today in things that absolutely no one asked for: a patent for a potential iPhone design that looks like a cheese grater. You know, like on the cursed Mac Pro tower? That, but on your phone.

Amazon Says Those Twitter Accounts Are Fake, Which We Can All Agree On

Amazon Says Those Twitter Accounts Are Fake, Which We Can All Agree On

As Amazon employees in Bessemer, Alabama near a ballot count for their union election, Amazon is engaged in another sweep of last-ditch efforts to salvage the company’s reputation as a GREAT workplace and it made another thwarted attempt to micro-monitor the ballot count. All around, it’s a bad look for…

Squarespace Accidentally Borked Its Own Website

Squarespace Accidentally Borked Its Own Website

Whaaat just happened to Squarespace? In today’s daily dose of irony, the website hosting provider (known for supporting site operations for companies the world over) seemed to temporarily lose access to its own homepage Tuesday.

Plastic Is Creating an Environmental Justice Crisis

Plastic Is Creating an Environmental Justice Crisis

There’s growing awareness that plastics are an environmental disaster for marine and terrestrial ecosystems alike. A new United Nations report published Tuesday shows they’re also a huge problem for human beings — and that they don’t affect us all equally.

Scientists Implant and Then Reverse False Memories in People

Scientists Implant and Then Reverse False Memories in People

Researchers have demonstrated just how easy it is to trick the mind into remembering something that didn’t happen. They also used two very simple techniques to reverse those false memories, in a feat that paves the way for a deeper understanding of how memory works.

io9 Co-Founder Annalee Newitz Has a New Futurist Podcast

io9 Co-Founder Annalee Newitz Has a New Futurist Podcast

The world’s in a pretty miserable place lately, but looking to the future can help inspire us to build a better tomorrow for us all — and novelist, Hugo-Award winning podcaster, and former editor of io9 and Gizmodo Annalee Newitz is here to help!