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Daniel Weiss

Reporter, writer, editor

New York, NY

Daniel Weiss

Reporter, writer, editor

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Place of the Loyal Samurai

On a Micronesian island, archaeologists have identified evocative evidence of one of WWII’s most brutal battles.
Archaeology Link to Story
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The Case of the Stolen Sumerian Antiquities

Experts managed to track down looted antiquities through a combination of good fortune and canny sleuthing.
Archaeology Link to Story
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After the Battle

The defeat of a Scottish army at the 1650 Battle of Dunbar was just the beginning of an epic ordeal for the survivors
Archaeology Link to Story
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Cultural Revival

Excavations near a Yup’ik village in Alaska are helping its people reconnect with the epic stories of their ancestors.
Archaeology Link to Story
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Memo to science nerds: Learn improv

Scientists are taking cues from actors, to keep audiences from snoozing.
Al Jazeera America Link to Story
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Sticky Business

How do geckos run across ceilings upside down? And will humans ever be able to do the same?
Discovery Channel Magazine Link to Story
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Diver Down

Free divers push themselves to extremes of endurance in pursuit of records—and nirvana.
Discovery Channel Magazine Link to Story
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Trigger Man

When you teach gun safety for home defense, your students can be a bit intense.
New Jersey Monthly Link to Story
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What Would You Do?

Journalists play social scientist by tweaking reality and reporting on what results.
Columbia Journalism Review Link to Story
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New York City's Boat Basin Gets a Reprieve

A small houseboat community in the Hudson River facing extinction manages to stay afloat.
NPR: All Things Considered Link to Story
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The Making of a Marine

The story of an 18-year-old from the Bronx and the recruiters who are trying to get him to boot camp.
The Village Voice Link to Story
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Like the Latest Catchphrase? Not So Much

A search for the origin of an expression.
Chicago Tribune Link to Story

About

Daniel Weiss

I am currently a senior editor at Archaeology magazine. In previous jobs and freelance assignments, I have written about a range of topics in science, health, medicine, and politics. I also like to write profiles and have done the odd radio story in the past.

After graduating from Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism in 2007, I was part of a small New York City–based team that launched the Discovery Channel Magazine and then stayed on as a staff writer after daily operations moved to Singapore. I have also been managing editor of Campaigns & Elections, a magazine that covers the business and art of politics.