will really return next Monday. I can’t begin to say how thankful I am for all of you who’ve been reading this dang thing for so long and for the whole Rumpus community. See you soon....more
Will return on Tuesday as we prepare to move back across this fine country of ours. In the meantime here’s a short article about Gorbachev the Twin Peaks fanatic....more
Maybe you’d like to watch all 15 of the International Space Station’s 15 daily sunsets?
The question on everyone’s minds: what became of India’s corpse-eating turtles?
Now let’s talk about the multiverse and pretend we understand it....more
It’s Veteran’s Day and we’re taking it easy over here. Be thankful. We’ll see you tomorrow....more
If you should happen to be in New York tonight I’ll be playing at an amazing show at the Silent Barn to help release the super great new cassette by Real Life Buildings.
Monday morning, time to clear up some misconceptions....more
At least climate change is good news for cactus wrens.
This is a news story about robots, ghosts, and neuroscience.
Important news: whale sharks are totally rad!...more
We are all stealing each others romantic partners and no one is happy about it.
Furthermore: did the Romans believe in ghosts?
Let’s all look at some historical visualizations of the universe.
In case you were wondering, Wannabe is scientifically the catchiest song of all time....more
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