Today brings first and premier issues of two terrific-looking online publications. Nautilus is a science magazine that picks a monthly topic and publishes something on it weekly. Its first issue is “What makes you so special: the puzzle of human uniqueness.” This comes via Jon Mitchell who’s just kicked off The Daily Portal, which will be “stories about people and relationships, work and play, art, science, design, and technology, with a little bit of spirituality sprinkled in.”

Both are well-designed and push my over-educated-in-the-liberal-arts-and-sciences buttons.