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Things are very very bad, extremely bad, here are some ways you can help. What is life but a never built utopia? Here’s your secret volcano rainforest for the day. Maybe the brand new form of matter can make things better.

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In the midst of so much awful, some actual progress: Google translate can no longer offer consent. People are finally realizing that Coco is the best possible movie for right now. 99 Percent Invisible on the MPR raccoon. Tayari Jones on Toni Morrison and writing a feminist novel from a male POV. Why isn’t your […]

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We are making all animals nocturnal, so that’s cool! Time to listen to some narwhals everybody. Very old frogs. I live for California novelty architecture. 30 years of photographing 36 Street in Hanoi.

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I was feeling upset that my city didn’t elect the most progressive democrat mayor, and then I read we are literally building concentration camps and, well, sometimes perspective is necessary. Mega-storms on Mars. Ok so let’s talk about the Staircase owl theory (I’m sorry but this is important to me). Photographing Ponte City. On Shanghai’s […]

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Maybe the giant baobab trees dying will wake us up? (Spoiler alert: it won’t.) Elsewhere: watching the extinction of the vaquita. And you may ask yourself, what if the land and sea were inverted? The invisible wall of Lampedusa. Why not a perpetual motion machine?

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What is life but a defunct Bay Area ceramics factory? How much lava has there been anyway? Taming the zombie fungus. Endangered species need sanctuary cities too. Lessons from a pandemic simulation (life is very scary).

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The rich are getting the eff out of here. Welcome to the age of drone cops (weeeeeee). Elsewhere in the Atlantic: Mr Roger’s simple set of rules for talking to children. Literally every boat in the water. Here are your declassified midcentury NSA posters.

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First things first, a quick reminder that everything is unfathomably terrible and we are letting it happen. At least we have some new information about the past life of Mars. Who needs Mars when you have the Andalusian desert? Very old footprints. Here are your abandoned playgrounds for the day.

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Today in things to be terrified of: airline hacking! Celebrating the hidden women of architecture and design. Heaven is a Japanese mascot. Facebook has reinvigorated the illegal wildlife trafficking trade. Thanks Facebook! Here come the 3d printed homes.  

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If you live in California (or Iowa, Montana, South Dakota, New Jersey, or New Mexico) it’s Election Day today. If you happen to live in districts 39, 48, or 49 be extra careful to make sure Democrats don’t get shut out in November (here’s a handy guide from our friends over at Crooked Media). If […]

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Good morning everybody! We are killing Alaska! And you may ask yourself: why do we sign yearbooks anyway? Here’s your Soviet secret map of Seattle for the day. Is it time to start hacking mosquitos (I hate the future)? Billboards! From below!

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The election really did make you spend less time with family. Here are your 2018 California Academy of Science Big Picture winners to get you through. The new AP Stylebook is here and emoji are plural now I guess! Important news: waves are neat. Why elevator music?

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Glory be thy pineapple. Welcome to the age of robot dog funeral services. Very important stick bug/bird poop news. Here are your Japanese air conditioners for the day. We all live in Transnistria now.

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Everything is still very very terrible but maybe you just want to look at hooved animals in water? Jelani Cobb on Starbucks and the issue of white space. Maybe the world needs pee beds? The important questions: why are Medieval lions so bad? Here’s your French early 90s neo-futuristic architecture for the day.

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So this is how the world ends, with a parrot operating Alexa. So you want to name an animal in German. Thrones! What is life but a Chinese trinket town? Here are your French roundabouts for the day.

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Summer is almost here, we’re another year older, and we here at DWMC are taking a long weekend. We’ll be back bright and early Tuesday morning. Be good to each other. 

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Start your day with some good old-fashioned Jordan Peterson debunking. And you may ask yourself, what did ninjas eat? On the lost history of the women of Bauhaus. Very anti-social marmosets. Here’s your Pachinko arcade neon for the day.

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Let’s all take a deep dive into the epic scam that was Theranos. Guess we’re all living in drain pipes now. What is life but an underground Everest? On the architectural excess of data storage (this is the world we live in). Hurray for NASA’s wind tunnels!

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I don’t want to alarm anyone but we are getting closer and closer to proving the existence of the ghost planet. Let’s all go inside Nigeria’s hyperrealist art scene. Please stop blowing up garbage trucks (by throwing away cell phone batteries). Welcome to the age of Genealogy murder mystery busting. Sometimes you just want to […]

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Very important news: hippos poop so much that sometimes it kills all the fish. Maybe Artificial Intelligence can help us find Aliens? Understanding winter in Antarctica. A slow-moving terrestrial sea. Photographing life under overpasses.

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Picturing the gas masks of Gaza (this should make you uncomfortable; things are not okay). In significantly and awkwardly more frivolous news: The true history of Yanny and Laurel. Lost pages of Anne Frank’s diary found! How Spain’s powerplants became works of art. NYRB on Wakanda Forever.

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Everything is still very very bad, what do we do? Eureka is full of icey surprises. Does our shifting orbit effect evolution? Probably! Silicon Valley is making the world very boring. Meanwhile: inside China’s first robot bank. Important baleen whale evolution news.

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Don’t get too excited about Pluto becoming a planet again. Yes, your healing crystals are very bad, too. Let’s go inside the chicken church! Technology is changing how we use “useless” space. How to live one hour past the end of the world.

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It is time to acknowledge that we are still living in the age of the dinosaurs. We have seriously had Hep B for SO LONG. The ultimate contraband is a North Korean pizza vid. Wombat sex. Here’s your Soviet children’s book for the day.

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Firmly anti-Uber, but dang am I ready for an air taxi. Look at these terrifying, weird deep-sea creatures! Sofas of LA. Facebook is just bumming everybody out these days. Reading American history through our handkerchiefs.

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Important reminder: David Foster Wallace was a garbage person. Ta-Nehesi Coates on Kanye is the only Kanye think piece you need I promise. Please stop demolishing modernism. No thanks bobbit worm! JK! There aren’t any secret chambers behind King Tut’s tomb.

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The worst spreadable disease is vaccine refusal. Space allergies. You know who’s great? Fred Moten is great! Hacking your way out of a valedictorian. Guess it’s time for Cat’s Cradle IRL.

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Happy Friday! Let’s talk about the past, present, and future of Chernobyl architecture. Welcome to the age of drone crime. Today in now I have this to worry about: Lightning struck her home. Then her brain implant stopped working. Inside the West Virginia quiet zone. Important sea nomad evolution news.

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Actually very huge gig economy labor law news. Say goodbye to the world’s oldest spider. SUGAR. Cities from the sea (the world is scary). The dying scientist’s rogue vaccine trial.

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