cool way to get your news

ok, so it shouldn’t be the only way to get your news, but it sure makes it fun.
phylotaxis.com is the site. There’s circle icons that dance around the screen like a lottery machine. Just click on one of the moving icons and a new screen will pop up with a large photograph, headline, and brief intro to article. Click on the photo and you’ll go to the original article.

There’s a “science culture” slider at the bottom if you prefer your news to be slanted towards one way more than the other.

What I really enjoy about this site is the large photograph that accompanies each article. Seeing a large chunk of text isn’t enough for me. I really like having that visual there to hold my hand and say that eveything’s going to be ok.

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Mark R
Mark R
16 years ago

That is kind of a nice site. By forcing you to click on a timy image rather than a headline, you end up reading stories/articles that you might not ordinarily read. It takes you somewhat out of your comfort zone and exposes you to new things. For example, I clicked on an image and wound up getting an article about elephant contraception. And since that article reminds me of the type of story I might actually find in my favorite magazine… Allow me to shamelessly plug Smithsonian magazine. The articles in that magazine are very well written, the photos are… Read more »

Mark R
Mark R
16 years ago

I’m going to have to check out their blog. I just hope the topics aren’t based on the subject matter of their most recent magazines. I’m almost always 2-3 issues (months) behind in my reading.

Thanks for the tip though Moose.

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