Posts by: Dan Weiss
It’s Friday and all I want is for you to buy me a soviet cosmonaut dog spacesuit.
Meanwhile, the world is full of cat paradises.
Just in time for, uh, yesterday: let’s all watch iconic NYC building being constructed!...more
It seems like this is probably a good time to look back at the horrifying world of pre-feminist marriage counseling.
Today in things that keep me from sleeping: pain isn’t the worst part of waking up during surgery.
Hey look! We found one of the lost Franklin ships!
Meanwhile, on the other side of the planet: let’s all pretend we’re crossing Antarctica in the 50s!
Io9 looks at the Islamic roots of science fiction.
We could all learn a lot from trouts and eels....more
On the one hand we live in a society of crushing patriarchy and male privilege, on the other hand men are way more likely to get killed by sharks.
Archerfish, am I right?
Staying under the water for a second, this new deep-sea mushroom is basically changing everything....more
Remember that time the US trained Alaskan fisherman to fight off the USSR?
Speaking of alternate history: the moon landing test went a lot worse than the actual landing....more
I imagine you’ve already seen Miranda July’s new Somebody app, but you should really get on it so I have people to message.
Stonehenge, it would seem, is a whole lot bigger and more complex than we’d imagined....more
We’ve solved the mystery of Death Valley’s sailing stones (which was a thing I guess)....more
Stop the presses: there is a new wooliest sheep.
Why do your fingernails grow so much faster than your toenails? (Spoiler alert: we don’t know.)
Today in nightmares: inside a doll hospital....more
Meanwhile, in corporate science: now Disney can turn anything into a top.
The future is filled with transparent airplanes (the future is cool and also terrifying)....more
Drop everything and watch this 1965 Soviet documentary about lunar colonization.
Without going too far, Soviet Ghosts is your ruin porn/photo essay for the whatever.
Important nightmare news: cities are making spiders get bigger and multiply faster.
You should probably be prepared for a crazy giant Icelandic volcanic eruption....more
It is imperative that we shoot lawn darts at mars.
The world is so full of awful things these days, so let’s just take a moment to appreciate this baby fennec fox....more
I don’t normally link to this sort of thing, but all week The Dissolve is discussing one of my very favorite bizarre movies.
As long as we’re here: French sci-fi movie posters are pretty neat.
You’re making typos because you’re just so smart....more
All of the glowing animals (I LOVE glowing animals).
Today in things actually happening: civilians in abandoned McDonald’s seize control of wandering space satellite.
As long as we’re on the subject of satellites, let’s talk about the spacecraft cemetery....more
Happy Friday, here is a story about tortoises using touchscreens.
North Korea imagines the future (of architecture).
Similarly: the world of Japanese retro-futurism.
Today in the world is just awful: insurance company pays man’s $21,000 settlement entirely in coins....more
Obviously you need some French illustrations of helmet divers today.
Why not throw in a few 19th Century Swiss pears while you’re at it....more
Look, maybe you want to look at some 1970s fairy tale porn posters, that’s up to you.
Maybe long-term couples form intricate shared memory systems (yes probably).
Socotra island is magical!...more
Good news: now you can send you dead pets into outer space like the good lord intended.
Let’s all listen to the music of sand dunes....more