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Dan Weiss’s Farewell Coffee

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Sad news my friends: after (very) briefly thinking we here at DWMC could make this work on a shortened schedule, it’s become very clear that due to new jobs and schedules it is time for this incarnation of Morning Coffee to come to an end. It has been an absolute pleasure being a part of […]

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For the love of god, someone please save the narwhal. When does history start anyway? There is water, on the bottom of the ocean (the ocean is under the surface of Mars). Proud to be proof that children raised by queer parents are totally fine. We’re even racist when it comes to robots. Now let […]

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We’re going to be scaling things back over here at DWMC for a bit to three posts a week. Thank you for being the people you all are. Virginia Heffernan on Elizabeth Holmes. Here’s your early 20th Century pigeon photography for the day. The best stories involve feuding geologists. Assignment Baghdad. Picturing Pittsburgh’s Parking Attendants.

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Important news: whale sharks are the greatest. Fare thee well Chicago’s only waterfall. SNAKE NEWS. We do love Soviet design and ingenuity though. So you want to run on the moon.  

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Let’s all take a deep dive into why there won’t be a Nobel Prize for literature this year. Black afterlives matter too. In the future, we’ll all be living inside a Tokyo rush hour. Not feeding the trolls doesn’t work. Here’s your important necrophilic crow news for the week.

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Seals are doing their part. Here’s your Soviet Ukranian architecture for the day. What is life but a fish poop-based white sand beach? Jupiter has, like, so many moons. Everyone loves a hardware store.

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Maybe you’ll care about climate change when it wipes out the internet? On the other hand: it’s very good for archaeological discoveries. Important human origin news. Very old bread. Were ancient sea serpents just whales?

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Happy birthday (yesterday) Buckminster Fuller. Let us now compare the orientations of city streets. Every day is a good day to talk about the LA River. I guess it’s time to go to the very last Blockbuster. Pizza Hut at the Great Pyramid.

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Would really rather not live in a world with 3D printed guns. Don’t even think about dying on PayPal. Asking the important questions: sup with corpse flowers? Palm Trees in LA are a SCAM. And you may ask yourself, who owns the space under cities?  

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At least we still have new dinosaur news. Listen to the sounds of Saturn. The moon is the ultimate Rorschach test. Who’s driving Tokyo? Let’s take a trip to the city electronics go to die (because we are killing the earth).

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Medieval monsters are the original propaganda. Searching for the Tasmanian tiger. Things that happened in the USSR and also Silicon Valley. It only takes three US presidents to encompass all of US history. Spiders can fly hundreds of miles using electricity. No thanks!

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Honestly at this point we should just let the crows take over. Congratulations on setting new records for the coldest AND hottest temperatures on earth, 2018. I guess we’re in the age of emoji studies. Liberal Kansas is developing a whole new accent for themselves. Here are your French discotheques for the day.

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Everyone is wrong about everyone (and no one knows how many gay people there are.) Bumblebees love cities too. When a Mars simulation goes wrong. On the neuroscience of pain. Viking boardgames.

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A few days late but you should still read Jelani Cobb on Juneteenth and the detention of children. Let’s all visit the world’s smallest desert. Messing with the census is bad for everyone. Ultimately aren’t we ALL parasitic worms crawling across a person’s face? Here are your photonegative wallets for the day.

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Want to fix the opioid crisis? Don’t ban needle exchanges! Today in words that never should have been said: “At least during the internment…” Photographing Stalin’s Road Road. Great, now I have to be worried about unsupervised pet tigers too. Doomsday architecture for the doomsdays that never arrived (well, haven’t arrived YET).

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On the essential cruelty of prison architecture. What is life but a spite building? Our ocean floor is littered with weapons of war (and the fish are figuring out how to deal). The Mars dust storm keeps on raging. Here are your Japanese traffic cones for the day.

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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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