Start of 2020 Ushers Thousands of Once-Copyrighted Works Into the Public Domain | Smart News | Smithsonian Magazine

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After 95 years of exclusivity, these films, books and compositions are now free for use by everyone.

Source: Start of 2020 Ushers Thousands of Once-Copyrighted Works Into the Public Domain | Smart News | Smithsonian Magazine

Charles Santore Dies at 84; Illustrated Classic Children’s Books – The New York Times

He began his career creating magazine advertisements and covers for TV Guide, and later focused on vibrant new versions of classic children’s tales.

SpaceIL’s Crashed Spacecraft Spilled Tardigrades on the Moon | WIRED

The Beresheet lunar lander carried thousands of books, DNA samples, and a few thousand water bears to the moon. But did any of it survive the crash?

Source: SpaceIL’s Crashed Spacecraft Spilled Tardigrades on the Moon | WIRED

I, Germ Line – by Mike Dawson

It can feel like we have a firm sense of our histories. But we can only make out the twigs.

Read comic: I, Germ Line – by Mike Dawson