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Apple Sticking the M1 in Every Product Is Really Weird for a PC User

Apple showed off its new M1-powered iMac yesterday, and it sure does come in a lot of beautiful colors. Aside from the processor, there are a few neat features, like a magnetic power cord and an Ethernet port in the power block, and the entire thing has been slimmed down to just 0.6 inches (11.5 millimeters) thick.…Read more...

The Social Cost of Methane Is Much Higher in the U.S. Than Current Government Estimates

Climate experts and lawmakers often refer to the social cost of carbon, which is an approximate cost of the net harm caused per ton of carbon dioxide dumped in the atmosphere. A new study, published in Nature on Wednesday, looks at the social cost of a different greenhouse gas: methane. The findings show that the cost…Read more...

Shang-Chi's Toys Tease Martial Arts Mayhem and Awkwafina's Furry New Friend

With our first good look at Disney’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings having dropped on Monday, we’ve also got the inevitable deluge of tie-in merchandise giving us a sneak peek at plastic incarnations of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s new heroes and villains. While they mostly give us an opportunity to see…Read more...

Incredible Fossil Skeleton Reveals an Ancient Human Relative Who Swung Through Trees

The fossilized shoulder joint of an early hominin named “Little Foot” suggests the upright-walking species was also proficient at swinging through trees, at a skill long gone among modern humans.Read more...

You Can Finally Buy the Flatcat That Looks Like Someone Turned Roadkill Into a Robotic Pet

Does a robotic pet have to look and behave exactly like a real dog or cat to entice its owners to interact with it? With the Aibo Sony seems to think so, but the creators of the flatcat disagree. First revealed a couple of months ago, the robotic roadkill is finally available for sale through Kickstarter, but like any…Read more...

The Trailer for Werewolves Within Makes It Look Like a Clawfully Fun Flick

You know what’s worse than a werewolf? A secret werewolf. That the sort of monster that can tear a community apart—unless Veep’s Sam Richardson and Milana Vayntrub (our would-be Squirrel Girl) can hold it together while searching for the hidden, furry killer.Read more...

Some Climate Tipping Points May Be Reversible, If We Act Fast

In the already-glum world of climate research, tipping points are one of the least rosy areas of study. The collapse of crucial systems in response to passing certain levels of planetary heating isn’t exactly uplifting stuff. Read more...

Samsung's New Upcycling Program Allows You To Turn an Old Galaxy Phone Into a New IoT Device

Usually, when a phone gets worn down, you recycle it or trade it in for a new one. But with its new upcycling program, Samsung is trying to help people convert old Galaxy phones into new IoT devices. Read more...

The Stowaway Soundtrack Sets a Deceptively Gorgeous Mood for Deep-Space Danger

Tomorrow, Netflix will release Stowaway starring Anna Kendrick, Daniel Dae Kim, Toni Collette, and Shamier Anderson. The sci-fi tale features a Mars mission that’s unexpectedly thrust into peril when the crew discovers... well, read the title. Today, io9 is debuting an atmospheric track from the soundtrack by Volker…Read more...

You Can Now Get a 10Gbps Ethernet Port on the M1 Mac Mini

While all eyes were on the colorful M1 iMacs at yesterday’s Spring Loaded event, Apple also quietly updated the M1 Mac Mini. You can now configure it with a 10 Gigabit Ethernet port!Read more...

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