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.

400 People Microdosed LSD For A Month In The Name Of Science
Daniel Oberhaus, Motherboard | Microdosing | May 2, 2017

The post that launched a thousand blogs...

'Paid Manipulator' In 1973, Pulitzer Prize Winner In 1978
David W. Dunlap, The New York Times | NYT: The Liveliest Debate | May 2, 2017

Sometimes, the liveliest debate is over the columns...

The Strange Psychological Power of 'Fox & Friends'
Joanna Weiss, Politico | Fox & Friends | April 30, 2017

How is that affecting Viewer No. 1?...

The Female Husbands
Benjamin Haas, The Guardian | Acrush | April 30, 2017

Boyband of girls wins hearts in China...

Video Games Aren't Addictive
Christopher J. Ferguson and Patrick Markey, The New York Times Sunday Review | Video Games Aren't Addictive | April 30, 2017

Is video game addiction a real thing?

We Just Breached The 410 Parts Per Million Threshold
Brian Kahn, Climate Central | A New Milestone: 410 PPM | April 28, 2017

Carbon dioxide hits a new high...

Harper's Index
Harper's Magazine | Harper's Index | April 26, 2017

Portion of Americans who believe The Onion is a credible news course: 1/5 ...

The Media Bubble Is Worse Than You Think
Jack Shafer and Tucker Doherty, Politico | The Media Bubble | April 26, 2017

We crunched the data. The results should worry you...

"If You Take Out Kenan Thompson, The Studio Will Explode"
Maxwell Strachan, The Huffington Post | Kenan Thompson Profile | April 26, 2017

Insiders at SNL consider Kenan Thompson to be one of the greatest sketch comics ever...

Robert M. Pirsig, Author Of "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance," Dies At 88
Paul Vitello, The New York Times | Robert Pirsig Obituary | April 25, 2017

A touchstone in the waning days of the counterculture...