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Daniel Weiss

Reporter, writer, editor

Brooklyn, NY

Daniel Weiss

Reporter, writer, editor

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Archaeologists have found a cave in the West Bank that may have once held Dead Sea Scrolls
Archaeology Link to Story
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Hoards of the Vikings

Evidence of trade, diplomacy, and vast wealth on an unassuming island in the Baltic Sea
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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The Cult of Amun

In the epic rivalry between ancient Egypt and Nubia, one god had enduring appeal.
Archaeology Link to Story
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Seismic Shift

A new explanation for the mysterious disappearance of a Chinese civilization 3000 years ago.
Archaeology Link to Story
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Heart Attack of the Mummies

Evidence from mummies shows that atherosclerosis is not just a modern plague, but a hallmark of humanity.
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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Budget sequester leaves US de-'fence'-less in space

Shutting down the Space Fence will save $12 million per year. But it might end up costing much more.
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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Frontiers: Penguin Count

Penguin satellite census; breathable coffee; disposable toilet; heat-sensing gene; lost undersea robot.
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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What Would You Do?

Journalists play social scientist by tweaking reality and reporting on what results.
Columbia Journalism Review 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.