Posts by: Dan Weiss
There was a time when people were pretty sure birds migrated to the moon.
Important news: some people don’t use the internet late at night.
(It is almost Halloween) how to sell a haunted house....more
The darkest timeline: there was a time when people called it “blunch”.
Have you checked out NASA’s Soundcloud page lately? It has everything a nerdy 10 year old could possibly want.
The time has come to build an internet out of shipping containers....more
We try to keep this free of politics as much as possible, but right now seems like a good time to remember just how horribly Reagan handled the AIDS crisis.
Long story short: all astronauts should be women.
On a similar note, men really do have worse immune systems....more
Maybe killer whales and dolphins are talking to each other? Maybe a lot of things.
Hey but also, whales just wish we would quiet down.
The question is: what is the worst way to die (scientifically speaking)?
Important news: vikings were avid skiers....more
Look we’re not saying that you can’t get to Mars, just that you’re going to starve to death very quickly.
But I bet you’d like some midcentury space design now.
Staying in orbit for one more: back in dino days there were hella active volcanoes on the moon....more
I bet you were thinking “I’d really like to play some Edo-era Japanese games on my computer today.”
Hey look, it’s Alexander the Great’s dad!
This is an article about how we should use toddlers as disease canaries....more
Long story short, the whole Third Reich was just totally messed up on crystal meth all the time.
What can we learn from social spiders?
Here is your pool noodle based art installation for the day.
Let’s talk about 19th Century corpse theater....more
Will be back tomorrow....more
It’s time to talk about ant slave revolts.
Erik Kwakkel is the world’s expert on medieval doodles.
Everything we know is wrong: there’s basically no reason to make kids do homework.
Surrealist tarot deck (is a neat thing)....more
Welcome to the fall (tomorrow), perhaps you’d like to know about the chemistry of autumn leaf color.
BBC Earth looks at the insane world of sexual organs.
Yes, but what about American secessionist movements?
What are you doing there, giant black hole?...more
Woah woah woah, Chris Ware is releasing a serialized novella over at The Guardian.
Asking the important questions: do animals cry?
The Atlantic on World War 2 and the beginnings of the paperback book industry....more
It’s pretty neat that we can still unearth five thousand year old monuments.
Today in global warming being confusing: there is more sea ice around Antarctica than ever before....more
The water just outside the Golden Gate Bridge is littered with ghost ships.
A giant word search puzzle of everything Borges ever wrote is a thing you could make I guess.
Photographing the world’s largest container ship being made is basically like your own private Wes Anderson movie....more
The world is a beautiful place because one time Neil Armstrong and Edmund Hillary went to the North Pole together.
The future is filled with totally illegal laser weapons....more