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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.

Christopher Steele, The Man Behind The Trump Dossier
Jane Mayer, The New Yorker | Steele & Dossier | March 6, 2018

How the ex-spy tried to warn the world about Trump's ties to Russia...

Seed Vaults Protect The World From The Apocalypse -- But What If Doomesday Is Already here?
Marie Haga, The Independent | Doomesday Seed Vault | March 5, 2018

Now the Norwegian government is spending more money to protect the Svalbard bank...

Is This The Beginning Of Trump's End?
Andrew Sullivan, New York Magazine | Beginning Of End? | March 4, 2018

Something is stirring...

New Species Of "Indestructible" Animal Found In Surprising Place
Elaina Zachos, National Geographic | Indestructible Animal | March 4, 2018

Discovered in a parking lot in Japan...

Jerry And Marge Go Large
Jason Fagone, The Huffington Post | Gaming The Lottery | March 4, 2018

Gaming the lottery seemed as good a retirement plan as any...

Leaked: Secret Documents From Russia's Election Trolls
Ben Colloins, Gideon Resnick, Spencer Ackerman, The Daily Beast | Kremlin-Backed Troll Farm | March 2, 2018

Substantial new details on Kremlin-backed troll farm efforts...

This Asteroid Will Pass Closer Than The Moon On Friday
Deborah Byrd, EarthSky.org | Closer Than The Moon | March 2, 2018

You can watch the passage of near-Earth asteroid 2018 DV1, live, on March 2...

One Year In, Ryan Zinke's Conservation Legacy Would Make His Hero Scowl
Chris D'Angelo, The Huffington Post | Making Teddy Roosevelt Scowl | March 1, 2018

The interior secretary's critics say he's no Teddy Roosevelt...

Russia Is A Rogue State. Time To Say So.
John P. Carlin, Politico | Rogue State | February 28, 2018

The Kremlin's online activities go far beyond election meddling...

Welcome To The Age Of Climate Migration
Jeff Goodell, Rolling Stone | Climate Migration | February 27, 2018

Climate change is going to remap our world...