Posts by: Dan Weiss
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
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