Posts Tagged: dinosaurs

The Dark All Around Us

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There is still light in the dark. This is the paradox that Little Bear has to accept in order to fall asleep.

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Dinosaurs, Aliens, and Rappers

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In its infinite wisdom, VICE has produced a show for the company’s TV channel, VICELAND, where Action Bronson and his friends smoke themselves into oblivion while they try to grapple with the immensity of history and the cosmos as communicated by cheeseball history documentaries. In the first episode of Traveling The Stars: Action Bronson & Friends, Schoolboy Q, Earl Sweatshirt, Alchemist, […]

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Armored in Cars and Driving Unseen

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America is a beautiful country and it was beautiful before we got here. I’m not sure yet if we, the ancestral echo of colonizers, are a beautiful people. I often have doubts.

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World History Plot Holes?

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A meteor killing off the dinosaurs was obviously a cop out because the author didn’t know where to take the story. This was just one of several responses on Reddit’s thread “Assume all of world history is a movie. What are the biggest plot holes?” that are good for a few chuckles. Grist for the […]

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Blow Your Mind with These Timelines

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Using a series of timelines that represent increasingly large amounts of time, this blog post puts everything in perspective. Everything. It starts out simple—timelines of the last 24 hours, the last week, and so on—and works its way up through recorded history and human evolution from apes all the way to the existence of the universe. […]

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Welcome to the Clone Zone

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Via Longreads, a Carl Zimmer story on his National Geographic blog about bringing lost species back from extinction. Dinosaurs are probably out of the question because their remains are too old to contain usable DNA, but according to “an expert on mammoth DNA at McMaster University in Ontario,” recreating woolly mammoths is “just a matter of finances now.” Of course, […]

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Morning Coffee

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Behold the (wildly impractical) coffee-powered car. Still more vintage matchbook covers (these ones have animals on them!) The Maldives have commissioned the building of several floating star-shaped islands. In related news: the Maldives evidently are totally awesome. The Maskatorium. Take a look inside a chinese toy factory. In the name of starting your Monday off […]

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Morning Coffee

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Today is MLK Day so perhaps you’d like to kill time with first person Tetris? Behold the sleep suit! Alligators and birds breathe similarly! (psst… this is actually about dinosaurs, don’t tell anyone.) The history of the ampersand. “I’d really like to read an article about planets being created.” Well ok then.

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Morning Coffee

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OMG new dinosaur!!! (which helps solve evolutionary mysteries of the t-rex, or something, whatever). The History of Jobs in America (a graph). “On the asking of favors from established writers.” I’ve often wondered what the internet and digital technolgy has done to the experiencing of stumbling upon things you’ve forgotten about. Biscuit tin has an […]

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