Nicholas Lund

Nicholas Lund lives and birds in Washington, D.C., and writes for the Birdist. Follow him on Twitter.

Wild Things
July 8 2014 12:54 PMSolar Power Plants Are Literally Roasting Birds In-Flight
Wild Things
Jan. 23 2014 3:29 PMWait, Where Do Birds Really Sleep?
Wild Things
Dec. 5 2013 2:01 PMOh, Amazon? Birds Are Going to Attack Those Delivery Drones.
Nov. 21 2013 12:04 PMDid Benjamin Franklin Really Say the National Symbol Should Be the Turkey?You have got to see his original design.
Sept. 5 2013 3:41 PMCrying Wolf. And Auk. And Tasmanian Tiger.Fake sightings of probably extinct species.
March 21 2014 9:15 AMWill a Movie About Birding Finally Get It Right?It shouldn’t be so hard to make a bald eagle sound like a bald eagle.
Wild Things
Dec. 17 2013 10:47 AMDon’t Shoot the Charismatic Megafauna! Why Snowy Owls Get All the Love.
Dec. 3 2013 12:12 PMThe High-Tech Future of Staring at Birds in the WoodsThe arms race—wings race?—in bird-watching field guides.
Sept. 6 2013 10:00 AMI’ll Tell You Why I Love BirdsAnd Their Fate Is Our Fate tells you why we should listen to them.
May 17 2013 5:06 PMWhat the State Birds Should BeSeven cardinals but no hawks? Come on!


Sports Nut

Grandmaster Clash

One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.

The Extraordinary Amicus Brief That Attempts to Explain the Wu-Tang Clan to the Supreme Court Justices

Amazon Is Officially a Gadget Company. Here Are Its Six New Devices.

How Much Should You Loathe NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell?

Here are the facts.

Amazon Is Officially a Gadget Company


The Human Need to Find Connections in Everything

It’s the source of creativity and delusions. It can harm us more than it helps us.


How to Order Chinese Food

First, stop thinking of it as “Chinese food.”

Scotland Is Inspiring Secessionists Across America

You Shouldn’t Spank Anyone but Your Consensual Sex Partner

Sept. 17 2014 5:10 PM The Most Awkward Scenario in Which a Man Can Hold a Door for a Woman
  News & Politics
Sept. 18 2014 10:42 AM Scalia’s Liberal Streak The conservative justice’s most brilliant—and surprisingly progressive—moments on the bench.
Business Insider
Sept. 17 2014 1:36 PM Nate Silver Versus Princeton Professor: Who Has the Right Models?
Sept. 18 2014 12:30 PM “Alt-Ac” to the Rescue? Humanities Ph.D.s are daring to enjoy their “regular” jobs, and the definition of academic success is changing. Sort of.
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 18 2014 12:03 PM The NFL Opines on “the Role of the Female”
  Slate Plus
Slate Fare
Sept. 17 2014 9:37 AM Is Slate Too Liberal?  A members-only open thread.
Brow Beat
Sept. 18 2014 11:48 AM Watch the Hilarious First Sketch From Season 4 of Key & Peele
Future Tense
Sept. 18 2014 10:07 AM “The Day It All Ended” A short story from Hieroglyph, a new science fiction anthology.
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 18 2014 7:30 AM Red and Green Ghosts Haunt the Stormy Night
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.