Daily Briefing

Deep buzz for the content-deprived

Every weekday, while you get showered and dressed, we pluck these dewy- fresh, breaking stories from the info-clogged byways of the datasphere. Pour yourself a cup of coffee and stoke up on everything you need to know, or at least enough to fake it.

World's First Floating Windfarm To Take Shape Off Coast Of Scotland
Adam Vaughan, The Guardian | Floating Windfarm | June 27, 2017

The world's first floating windfarm...

How People Like You Fuel Extremism
Conor Friedersdorf, The Atlantic | How People Like You Fuel Extremism | June 27, 2017

Discussing politics in groups of similarly minded people...

How To Knot A Cherry Stem With Your Tongue
Malia Wollan, The New York Times Magazine | Knotting Cherry Stems | June 26, 2017

You will get faster with practice...

The Nations Cartoonists On The Week In Politics
Politico Staff, Edited by Matt Wuerker | The Week In Editorial Cartoons | June 24, 2017

The best of this week's crop, picked fresh off the Toonosphere...

The Dubious Counting At The Center Of The G.O.P.'s Health-Care Reform
John Cassidy, The New Yorker | Dubious Counting | June 24, 2017

Playing the Washington game...

Latest Hacking Bombshell
WaPo Hacking Bombshell | June 24, 2017

Damning revelations...

Twenty-First Century Victorians
Jason Tebbe, Jacobin | 21st-Century Victorians | June 21, 2017

The Victorian ethos is not dead...

Lyme Disease
Lyme Disease | June 20, 2017

Inside America's mysterious epidemic...

Yearning For New Physics At CERN, In A Post-Higgs Way
Dennis Overbye, The New York Times | The Large Hadron Collider | June 20, 2017

Some 5,000 physicists are back at work here at CERN...

Trump's Derangement Deepens
Andrew Sullivan, New York Magazine | Derangement Deepens | June 19, 2017

Every now and then, you have to take a moment and let all this sink in...