journalism

Daniel’s journalism and essays have appeared in The Atlantic, Wired, Popular Mechanics, Motherboard, Slate, The Baffler, Nautilus, Vice, The Awl, The Outline, Supercluster, and elsewhere

Selected Longform

How Dolphins on LSD Shaped the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence
(Supercluster | 2019)

The Complicated Business of Funding Open Source Software
(Motherboard | 2019)

The Last of the Peyoteros
(VICE Magazine | 2018)

Doctors Without Orders
(Motherboard | 2018)

Rise of the DIY Death Machines
(Motherboard | 2018)

We Were Promised Fusion Energy
(Motherboard | 2017)

Inside BALLS, the Most Exclusive Amateur Rocketry Event in the World
(Motherboard | 2017)

The City of the Future is Hiding in the Arizona Desert
(Motherboard | 2017)

A 21st Century ‘Operating Manual For Spaceship Earth’
(Motherboard | 2017)

The Long, Hard Road to a Science of Bad Trips
(Motherboard | 2017)

Everything is Fine
(The Awl | 2016)

The Making of the Most Potent Weed Oil on the Planet
(Motherboard | 2016)

When the Internet Came to Everest
(Motherboard | 2016)

LINCOS: A Language for the Cosmos
(The Atlantic | 2016)

There Will Be Netflix on Mars
(Popular Mechanics | 2016)

Having Tea With India’s Frogman
(Motherboard | 2016)

The Little Death: Living and Loving as a Necrophiliac
(VICE | 2015)

Cuba’s Bitcoin Evangelist
(Motherboard | 2015)

Inside the Loneliest Five-Star Restaurant in the World
(Munchies | 2015)

The Underfunded, Disorganized Plan to Save Earth From the Next Giant Asteroid
(Motherboard | 2015)

Smash the Hotels! Squat the Moon!
(Motherboard | 2015)