Marianne North is your historical bad ass of the day.
But save a moment for (possibly first in flight) Gustave Whitehead.
Maybe most of Christianity happened because of a meteor. Maybe a lot of things....more
Will return Monday! I love all of you....more
Exciting times, whale enthusiasts.
Finding the oldest stone tools by accident.
Apparently no one had ever filmed knuckle cracking before.
Now it’s time to enjoy the relative sizes of all known moons, trans-neptunian objects, and small planets....more
I suppose this means it’s time to look back at some of the horrible ways we tried to take over Cuba.
Unbuilt London (I live for these sorts of things.
On the bright side, global warming means better extreme yacht races....more
If you live in the Bay Area the Dan Weiss Institute for Dan Weiss Studies and Technologies has its second meeting tonight. If you DON’T live in the Bay Area, there’s still some pretty good stuff on the tumblr. I’m sorry for everything....more
GREATEST news: welcome back brontosaurus!
I realize I should have linked to the moon hoax a week ago, but better late than never.
The time has come for us to build a temple for/out of books....more
will return on Monday....more
Self-promotion watch: if you live in the Bay Area (or you’ll be here in April) you should probably come to this.
There is probably an 1836 steam train buried under Brooklyn (there certainly is in my heart).
Color isn’t ALWAYS about sex, jeez!...more
You missed your once every two decades chance to see the island of Mont Saint-Michel.
Just stumbled on this in the archives: old pamphlets and tracts from 50 Watts....more
Don’t worry, we can all go live in lava tubes on the moon.
Perhaps you have wondered: why are so many weirdo deep sea creatures red?...more
Long story short, there’s so much danged water out in the solar system. (Maybe send some here?)
The strange loss and rediscovery of the tree lobster.
Pretty sure I’ve seen this movie before: ranchers are creating mutant animals for hunting in South Africa....more