Josh Clark

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

The Early History of Blood Substitutes In a 1969 paper published in the journal Transfusion, HA Oberman writes about a lost chapter in medical history when North American doctors experimented with transfusing milk into the bloodstreams of patients.

Drinking Diet Soda Linked to a Widening Waistline with Age In Scientific American, Kathryn Doyle writes about a study that finds artificial sweeteners may still lead to dread diseases.

2015 Yearly Horoscope: Cancer On Astrology.com things appear to be looking up for people born between June 21 and July 21.

Does a Connecticut shed hold the secrets of the Gardner heist? In the Boston Globe, Stephen Kirkjian writes about a lead the FBI has shaken down in the quest to solve the great 1990 art heist.

How a Michigan farmer made $4 million smuggling rare Pez containers into the US In Playboy, Jeff Maysh writes about the dispiriting story of a man who gained and lost a fortune by creating an illegal black market in Pez dispensers.

Easter Island's 'Walking' Stone Heads Stir Debate On LiveScience, Tia Ghose writes about a theory advanced to explain how the famous maoi heads were transported.

Pointing Nowhere: Mysterious Giant Arrows in Remote Places On Web Urbanist, Steph writes about the remains of relics from the postal system.

Why has nearsightedness more than doubled in the past 50 years? On TreeHugger, Melissa Breyer writes about a surprising answer to the mystery behind the increase in myopia around the world.

In Search of DB Cooper In a 2009 press release, the FBI updates the case on America's only unsolved skyjacking.