David W Brown

Writes about: History , Lists

David Brown is coauthor of The Command (John Wiley & Sons, 2012) and Deep State (Wiley, 2013). He is a correspondent for The Atlantic and regular contributor to The Week and mental_floss. He can be found online at http://dwb.io.

7 Fascinating Facts About the Sun
10 World-Shaping Events That Happened in 1920
8 Giant Facts About Uranus
11 Riveting Facts About Mars
Sherlock Holmes Facts
Autumn Equinox: The Science Behind the First Day of Fall
Tonight, the Lyrid Meteor Shower Peaks on Earth Day
10 Facts About the Dwarf Planet Eris
11 Things You Might Not Know About the Marine Corps
The Orionid Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend
5 Goals of the OSIRIS-REx Mission to the Asteroid 'Bennu'
10 Facts About the Dwarf Planet Makemake
10 Facts About the Dwarf Planet Haumea
Winter Meteors, Valentine's Day Star, and a Black Moon: A Guide to the February Night Sky
The Secret Cold War History of the Missile That Launched America's First Satellite
10 Astonishing Things You Should Know About the Milky Way
9 Compelling Facts About Mysterious Neptune
New Year, New Sky: A January Skywatching Guide
What We Learned So Far From Total Solar Eclipse of 2017—And Why There's Much More to Come
7 Surprising Facts About Pluto
Meteor Showers, a Supermoon, and the Solstice: A Guide to the December Night Sky
8 Astounding Facts About the Asteroid Belt
The Mental Floss Guide to the November Night Sky
Inside the Mission to Intentionally Destroy the Cassini Spacecraft
Look Up! 3 Celestial Events to Watch This October
9 Essential Facts About Saturn
7 Tips From a Nikon Pro for Photographing the Total Solar Eclipse
Look Up! The Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend
6 Little-Known Facts About Ceres
11 Things You Might Not Know About the Coast Guard
Look Up! The Southern Delta Aquariids Meteor Shower Is Here
8 Things You Need to Know About Earth
7 Eye-Opening Facts About Venus
Here's the Closest View of Jupiter's Great Red Spot That Humans Have Ever Seen
7 Hot Facts About Mercury
The Mental Floss Field Guide to Viewing the Solar Eclipse
7 Astounding Facts About Jupiter
Look Up Tonight! Saturn Is Big and Bright, With Rings Tilted Our Way
Much of What We Thought About Jupiter Is Wrong
Look Up! The Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower Is Here
Look Up Tonight! The Lyrids Meteor Shower Is Set to Stun
The Fireball That Killed the Dinosaurs Could Help Us Find Life on Other Planets
New 'Super-Earth' Exoplanet May Have Water—and Life
10 Things You Might Not Know About the Korean War
How Will the Europa Lander Search for Life?
Look Up! Jupiter Is Close, Bright, and Showing Its Stripes
Look Up! Tonight Is Your Big Chance to See Little Mercury
Watch Live as SpaceX Launches Its First Reused Rocket
10 Everyday Innovations That Came From NASA Research
Comet 67P Transformed as It Approached the Sun


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