We’re big fans of xkcd here at Gizmodo (who isn’t?), and also of learning about things, so we’re pretty excited for Randall Munroe’s upcoming book of explainer drawings, THING EXPLAINER: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words.
The astronauts who landed on the moon brought back incredible souvenirs: over 380kg of moon rocks. Over the years many of those precious stones disappeared. Some were lost and others were sold for obscene sums of money on the black market. This is the story of the man who devoted his life to tracking them all down.
Dry-aged meat is crazy expensive. But oh man is it delicious. The dean of food science writers, Harold McGee, writes inLucky Peach Issue 2about what makes it taste so good—and what makes other things taste, well, not so good.