Saul Elbein

Saul Elbein

Washington, D.C.
Apr
26
In Praise of Weeds

In Praise of Weeds

8 min read
Feb
14
Return of the Cabinet of Curiosity

Return of the Cabinet of Curiosity

Conquering ants reshape an ecosystem. Turtles downsize. The necessity of (certain) reproductive infections.
9 min read
Dec
15
The Diaspora, Aflame

The Diaspora, Aflame

9 min read
Oct
25
Perhaps I'll Be A Bird One Day

Perhaps I'll Be A Bird One Day

Four tales from the historical frontier where bird and human cultures intersect.
17 min read
Sep
22
America, Inflamed

America, Inflamed

What's behind the epidemic of chronic disease in America? Annika returns to welcome us to the Inflammatory Industrial Complex.
38 min read
Aug
18
How To Cook A Mammoth

How To Cook A Mammoth

A new paper suggests that fire helped kill off Los Angeles' megabseasts. Humans might have lit the match.
17 min read
May
05
Are We Wrong About the American Horse?

Are We Wrong About the American Horse?

New findings push back the origins of American horse culture. The secret? Knowing what questions to ask.
25 min read
Mar
02
Decline and Fall Free: Purge Night

Decline and Fall Free: Purge Night

Anakin Skywalker falls, leading us to ask: what does it really take to commit an atrocity?
18 min read
Mar
02
Decline and Fall: The Turning Point

Decline and Fall: The Turning Point

Revenge of the Sith ends. We contemplate the nature of coups, purges, and what it actually means to fall.
51 min read
Dec
25
Festival of Fires

Festival of Fires

Difficult heroes, failed rebellions, and how to rebuild a religion
20 min read