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.

America's Top Scientists Reprimand Donald Trump (Again)
Carolyn Kormann, The New Yorker | Scientists Vs. Trump | April 25, 2018

Decrying the "denigration of scientific expertise and harassment of scientists."...

The Two-Pizza Rule And The Secret Of Amazon's Success
Alex Hern, The Guardian | Amazon's Two-Pizza Rule | April 25, 2018

Selling things to shoppers is the tip of Amazon's commercial iceberg...

TrumpChallenges Native Americans' Historical Standing
Dan Diamond, Politico | Trump vs. Native Americans | April 23, 2018

Tribal leaders say the policy will reverse centuries-old protections...

Church Of The Donald
Ruth Graham, Politico | Church Of The Donald | April 22, 2018

Never mind Fox. Trump's most reliable media mouthpiece is now Christian TV...

The State-by-State Guide to Weed in America
Elisabeth Garber-Paul and Tana Ganeva, Rolling Stone | Weed In America: A Guide | April 21, 2018

Confused? We were too. Here's a state-by-state guide...

A Voyage Along Trump's Wall
Nick Paumgarten, The New Yorker | Canoeing The Rio Grande | April 21, 2018

How life and a landscape would be changed...

Germany's Unicorn Craze
Madeleine Schwartz, The Atlantic | Unicorns In Germany | April 21, 2018

The mythical creature rises in uncertain times...

How One Joke On "Roseanne" Explains the Show
Emily Nussbaum, The New Yorker | The New "Roseanne" | April 19, 2018

The show offers a clever finger trap for critics...

The Man Behind The President's Tweets
Robert Draper, The New York Times | Trump Tweets | April 19, 2018

Unraveling the mystery of Dan Scavino...

One Of The Solar System's Early Planets Didn't Survive, But Its Diamonds Are Now On Earth
Deborah Netburn, Los Angeles Times | Protoplanet Diamonds | April 18, 2018

Discovered inside a small asteroid...