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.

In Neanderthal DNA, Signs Of A Mysterious Human Migration
Carl Zimmer, The New York Times | Neanderthal DNA | July 10, 2017

"Why did people not leave Africa before?" he asked...


Thoreau's Wilderness Legacy, Beyond The Shores Of Walden Pond
Douglas Brinkley, The New York Times | Honoring Thoreau | July 9, 2017

July 12th will be Thoreau's 200th birthday...

Trump Handed Putin A Stunning Victory
Molly K. McKew, Politico | Putin's Victory | July 8, 2017

Promoting Russia's dark and illiberal view of the world...

CERN Physicists Find A Particle With A Double Dose Of Charm
Kenneth Change, The New York Times | Spotting Xi-cc-++ | July 7, 2017

Scientists spotted a particle that has long been predicted...

Wrestling With The Trump White House
Edward-Isaac Dovere, Politico | Covering Trump | July 7, 2017

What it's like covering Trump...

The Declaration Of Independence, Now Twitter Size
Slate Magazine | Declaration Of Independence, Tweet Version | July 5, 2017

Tweeting the Declaration of Independence...

America's Future Is Texas
Lawrence Wright, The New Yorker | Texas: Bellwether State | July 5, 2017

Texas has become the nation's bellwether...

New Zealand's Possum War
Eleanor Ainge Roy, The Guardian | Possum War | July 5, 2017

Possum hunting is a widespread and popular practice...

The Nation's Cartoonists On The Week In Politics
Politico Staff, Edited by Matt Wuerker | The Week In Editorial Cartoons | July 1, 2017

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

Did Trump Weaponize The National Enquirer Against Joe & Mika?
Lloyd Grove, The Daily Beast | Trump vs. Joe & Mika | July 1, 2017

In one of the creepiest incidents...