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.

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...

Xi Jinping May Be President For Life. What Will Happen To China?
Evan Osnos, The New Yorker | President For Life? | February 27, 2018

China's move to end a two-term limit on the Presidency...

I've Been Shot In Combat. And As A Veteran, I'm Telling You: Allowing Teachers To Be Armed Is An Asinine Idea.
Matt Martin, Charlottefive.com | Teachers And Combat | February 25, 2018

When bullets start flying...

How Newsweek Collapsed
Will Oremus, Slate | How Newsweek Collapsed | February 24, 2018

The inside story...