A Retired New York Department of Sanitation Employee’s Stunning Collection of Treasures

Nelson Molina—a retired New York Department of Sanitation (DSNY) employee—is responsible for one of the NYC’s most eclectic gallery spaces: the top two floors of a 20,000-square-foot active garbage truck garage filled with treasures he found while on the job. Molina collected the discarded objects (posters, toys, vintage electronics, art, memorabilia and more) on his route, which spanned the blocks between 96th and 110th Streets, …

Even If You’re Broke, You Can Support Black Lives Matter Financially This Way

Zoe Amira created a 56-minute YouTube video which—if you play it with advertisements and volume on—will result in 100% of advertising revenue being donated to Black Lives Matter and associated bail funds. The video’s content is spliced together spoken-word, poetry, art and music by Black artists and is worth viewing, but we implore readers to then play it over and over each day, even if …

Explaining Black Holes in Five Ways

Research astronomer Varoujan Gorjian (whose team at NASA is called Structure of the Universe Group) explains Black Holes to five different individuals whose understanding exists at five different levels: a five-year old, a teenager, a grad student studying astronomy, and an expert. In the fascinating video for WIRED, super-personable Gorjian begins by explaining how gravity works and ends up discussing low-luminosity active galactic nuclei. While …