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David W Brown

Writes about: History , Lists

David Brown is coauthor of The Command (John Wiley & Sons, 2012) and Deep State (Wiley, 2013). He is a correspondent for The Atlantic and regular contributor to The Week and mental_floss. He can be found online at http://dwb.io.

Is This Game Set on Mars the Next 'Oregon Trail'?
Look Up! On Monday You Can Watch Mercury Cross the Sun
What Is Light Pollution? (And How Can We Clean It Up?)
Look Up! A Pre-Dawn Meteor Shower Arrives for Cinco de Mayo
10 Fascinating Facts About the Evolution of Dating and Courtship
The Time Walt Disney Almost Lost His Job at Walt Disney Studios
8 Fascinating Facts About the Roads You Take Every Day
Look Up! The Lyrid Meteor Shower Peaks on Earth Day
Look Up Tonight to Spot the Pink Mini-Moon!
The Plan to Send a Submarine to Titan, Saturn's Largest Moon
What Is an Ice Volcano?
Every Inch of Ceres Is Now Mapped—and Yet Mysteries Remain
5 Space Missions Under NASA Consideration
Pluto Has Tropics, and Other New Findings by Planetary Scientists
It's Fireball Season! Look Up to Spot Meteors Brighter than Venus
ExoMars Launched Today to Search for Signs of Life on the Red Planet
Watch the Mind-Blowing Total Solar Eclipse Tonight, Live
Look Up Tonight! Jupiter Is the Biggest and Brightest It Will Be All Year
11 Things You Might Not Know About the U.S. Air Force
11 Things You Might Not Know About the U.S. Navy
10 Fun Facts About the Real-Life Oregon Trail
5 First Things Presidents Did in Office
Look Up! The Valentine's Day Star Is High in the Sky Tonight
6 Beautiful Photos of Impact Craters—Where Space Rocks Met Earth
The Ongoing Hunt for a Capsule That Landed on the Moon 50 Years Ago Today
A Look Inside NASA's Spaceship Factory
7 Fascinating Facts About Obelisks
Look Up Before Sunrise for the Next Month to See 5 Planets at Once
Scientists Find a Supernova So Bright It Tests the Laws of Physics
The Falcon 9 Rocket Nailed the Landing Last Night. Here's Why That's Huge
The Science of the Solstice
15 Things We’ve Learned About the Universe From the Hubble Space Telescope
Look Up! The Geminid Meteor Shower Is Here
Hitler’s Plan to Kill Roosevelt, Stalin, and Churchill—at the Same Time
Why There Would Be No United States of America Without France
How France Responded to 9/11
10 Facts About the Internet's Undersea Cables
Sun Swept Away Martian Atmosphere, and Terraforming Isn't Going to Happen
When the Pope Ordered the Death of Adolf Hitler
Today NASA Sampled an Alien Ocean on a Saturn Moon
Look Up Tonight! The Meteor Shower from Halley's Comet Is Here
A Brief History of White House Renovations and Near-Demolitions
On Sunday You Will Be Able to See Uranus
On Sept. 27, See a Rare Total Eclipse of a Red Super Harvest Moon
How Building a Real-Life Spacecraft Inspired a Game of Space Exploration
Look Up Tonight! It's International Observe the Moon Night
Why Washington Relinquished His Power, And Why He Returned
10 Things You Might Not Know About Hunting Pirate Ships
NASA Tests Rocket Engine That Will One Day Head to Mars
The Time Shakespeare Was Kicked Out of One Theatre, Locked Out of Another, and Forced to Build the Globe
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