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.

The Crash Of Trump Air
Barbara Peterson, The Daily Beast | Trump Air | October 4, 2015

The real story behind The Donald's brief and bizarre career as an airline chieftain...

The Reign Of Recycling
John Tierney, The New York Times | The Reign Of Recycling | October 4, 2015

You probably assume that recycling is helping your community and protecting the environment. But is it?...

Realtime Eclipse Gallery
Spaceweather | Supermoon Eclipse Pix | October 3, 2015

Images of last week's supermoon eclipse...

The Week In Toons
Politico | The Week In Toons | October 2, 2015

The nation's cartoonists take on the week in politics...

One Fish Stands Watch While Another Eats
Sindya N. Bhando, The New York Times | Rabbitfish Teamwork | October 2, 2015

Rabbitfish help one another in a way that had been observed only in mammals and highly social birds...

Artists In Conversation
Monica de la Torre, Bomb | Nicole Eisenman and David Humphrey | October 1, 2015

"People will say to me that it looks like I can do whatever I want in my paintings..."

Cereal Cafe's Big Bowl Of Hate
David Levesley, The Daily Beast | London's Cereal Killer Cafe | September 29, 2015

Cereal brings back memories of lazy mornings and easy extravagance, a time when worries were few...

Signs Of Liquid Water Found On Surface Of Mars, Study Says
Kenneth Change, The New York Times | Water On Mars | September 28, 2015

Scientists reported on Monday definitive signs of liquid water on the surface of present-day Mars...

Marin Collective Blends Art And Tech
Paul Liberatore, Marin Independent Journal | Pataphysical Studio | September 24, 2015

"You don't have to go to Burning Man to create art..."...

Cartoons About Pope Francis
Newsday | Pope Francis Cartoons | September 23, 2015

Editorial cartoonists from around the world respond to Pope Francis' reforms within the Catholic Church...