If there are two things in this world I know to be true it’s that most people have the capacity for evil, and that everyone has at some point taken a photo of their own genitals.
The United States wastes over 140 trillion calories of perfectly good food every year. A national survey just provided a comprehensive overview of the reasons we waste so much—and one of the most common ones is based on a total misconception.
Ever since Kickstarter began funding light-up bathroom accessories, people have warned of the dangers of crowdfunding, and how it’s all basically a bunch of vaporware. According to an independent study of tens of thousands of Kickstarter projects, the numbers aren’t all that bad.
Is there a difference between how the olds and the youngs are communicating online? Is Facebook for middle-agers, and Snapchat for the kids? Take our survey so we can find out!
You heard about the survey, and you wanted to click in and tell us about the sex education you got in high school, but it just wasn’t a good time. You decided you’d get to it later. And the time just got away from you. I’m here to remind you: this is your last chance. Survey closes on October 13, 2015.
Chances are you’ve taken a test that measures your happiness and well-being. But let’s be frank: very few of these tests are actually rooted in science, and rarely do they provide any kind of meaningful advice. Now there is a new free online quiz by a nonprofit organization called ClearerThinking that seeks to…
We opened Throb’s sex education survey two weeks ago: it’s our attempt to collect data that can help us make sense of the United States’ district-by-district patchwork of coursework and requirements.
It’s hard to talk about sex education in the United States. Not just because conservative protesters try to prevent their local schools from teaching it, but because–as John Oliver pointed out last month in a spot-on segment of Last Week Tonight–lesson plans in US schools are wildly inconsistent, varying dramatically…
Though scientists and researchers work with animals every day in labs, their experiences are rarely acknowledged or studied. We want to change that, by asking you to take io9's anonymous survey of people who work with rodents for science. Here's why we're doing this, and how you can participate.
Lego has launched a new survey to get inside the head of the adult Lego community. Geared toward both the casual user and die-hard AFOL (Adult Fan of Lego), the CEE (Community Engagement & Events) department wants to know more about Lego builders 18 and up. This is your chance to tell them and potentially win some…
We love to brag about the intelligence of our canine companions. But a recent survey suggests that many of us are grossly overestimating the cognitive capacities of our dogs — and that our emotional attachment to them has a lot to do with it.
According to a November survey of 1,000 voters, people are more creeped out by the possibility of a person or group ascertaining their personal information, than the idea that someone might be following their online movements and habits.
Pew Research just released a new study that proves a majority of Americans are completely fine with having every part of their banal lives fed into the data-mining maw of the U.S. Government Technology Complex. If 56% of voters elected a president, we'd call it a landslide.
Feeling science-savvy? Take Pew Research Center’s 13 question Science and Technology Knowledge Quiz and see where you stand against a representative sampling of Americans.
There was lichen on some trees near El Malpais National Monument in north west New Mexico on January 14, 1987. No, seriously there was. If you want to double check, the U.S. Geological Survey has released a database called Biodiversity Information Serving Our Nation (BISON) that tracks 100 thousand species in the U.S..
Almost two-thirds of Americans think that we should be using drones to kill terrorists in foreign countries
A new survey by Pew Research Center reveals that relying on Twitter to gauge public opinion might not be too smart: the reaction on Twitter to big national and political news seems to differ wildly from that measured by surveys.
Everyone moans about their cell carrier. According to a brand new Pew survey on that very topic, 77 percent of us are dissatisfied with with download speeds; 72 percent gripe about dropped calls; and 69 percent are annoyed at the amount of text message spam we receive. But what annoys you most about your cell carrier?…
You log into Facebook and you have a birthday reminder for one of your "friends." The name doesn't ring a bell and the profile picture isn't helpful. Someone you knew in high school who got married, maybe? You have no idea.
In a recent survey carried out by Bicycling magazine, 50 per cent of men and 58 per cent of women said that, if they had to choose between bikes or sex... they'd choose the bikes. Man, their sex lives must be bad. [Bicycling; Image: Martin Pettitt]