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As soon as we trained ourselves not to look at the header (why, why do they want to make us cry?), Gawker‘s new sci-fi blog io9 lured us in with what is pretty much all design-related content. The blog, which debuted yesterday, is edited by Annalee Newitz, who used to work at Wired and also wrote a lovely children’s book.

Just a little further down on the masthead you’ll see BLDGBLOGger Geoff Manaugh, who gets to flex the icky creature and time travel writing muscles that are probably not so welcome at Dwell. He writes the longer think pieces like this tome on artificial skin. Let the nightmares begin anew.