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Daniel Weiss

Reporter, writer, editor

Brooklyn, NY

Daniel Weiss

Reporter, writer, editor

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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.
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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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Frontiers: Mammoth Blood Adaptation

Mammoth hemoglobin adapted for cold; echoes of a supernova; how pollen folds; laser archeology.
Discovery Channel Magazine Link to Story
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Concrete Evidence

Welcome to the ever-expanding world of high-tech concrete.
Discovery Channel Magazine Link to Story
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Frontiers: Elephantine Gait

Do elephants run or just walk fast; fighting dengue fever with genetics; sequencing an ancient genome.
Discovery Channel Magazine Link to Story
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Fly Spies

New miniature flying surveillance robots are smart enough to fool nature as well as opponents.
Discovery Channel Magazine Link to Story
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Supersonic Spores

Scientists may have found a way to produce a modern violin that mimics the sound of a Stradivarius.
Discovery Channel Magazine Link to Story
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Frozen Power

A newly discovered energy source might power earth for hundreds of years. But there is a major catch.
Discovery Channel Magazine Link to Story
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Battling for the Planet

The U.S. military uses more energy than any other organization in the world—but it's trying to cut back.
Discovery Channel Magazine Link to Story
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Good Eye in the Sky

In addition to military purposes, satellites have been put to a range of more benevolent uses.
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Green Buildings

Buildings consume around a third of all energy, but a movement is afoot to reduce their impact.
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To Build a Beast

Even before they take to the skies, the wings of the Airbus A380 have already completed an epic journey.
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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.