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The Man Who Pierced the Sky by William Langewiesche
When Felix Baumgartner set out to make a living by stunt jumping—from cliffs, buildings, and bridges—the young Austrian had no idea where it would take him: to a pressurized capsule nearly 24 miles above New Mexico, last October 14, preparing to free-fall farther than any man in history, and at supersonic speed. Detailing Baumgartner’s quest, William Langewiesche explores what drove him to ever greater heights.
This spring on the East Coast, after 17 years in reclusion, cicadas are making their way back into the spotlight.
Charlie “The Pope of Foam” Bamforth, the head of Malting and Brewing Science at UC Davis, explains.
Meet the Peacock Spider. Native to southeastern Australia and damn attractive to the females on that ‘bird of paradise’ level.
Bringing Them Back to Life by Carl Zimmer
The revival of an extinct species is no longer a fantasy. But is it a good idea?
Up All Night: The science of sleeplessness by Elizabeth Kolbert
So we should all adopt a Mediterranean Diet, or better yet, just move near the Mediterranean, retire early and hang out.
Collective Motion of Moshers at Heavy Metal Concerts by Jesse L. Silverberg, Matthew Bierbaum, James P. Sethna, and Itai Cohen