History shows dropping bombs from planes doesn't achieve strategic aims—rather, it strengthen resolve.

"He came up with a Rube Goldberg-type solution that caused him more problems than if he had just played it straight."

A deep dig on the influences and intentions of Comey's election-changing maneuvers.
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Interesting data crunch on the 796 terrorism suspects the US has charged.

Animator Lucas Zanotto demonstrates how to make a cup of coffee from a single bean.

Back in 2015, 73% of California Democrats were opposed to sanctuary city policies (along with 82% of Republicans).
The furthest place on Earth from a Trump property is a desert island off the coast of Angola.
Today is ISS Commander Peggy Whitson's 535th consecutive day in space, breaking the US astronaut record.
"Don't make science fiction"—there were so many awesome protest signs at Saturday's Marches for Science.

I also had friends who chose not to march, because of politics, because science is supposed to be neutral, and, frankly, because they had to work on Saturday. Research doesn’t care about weekends.

Biology grad student Sara Whitlock on why she marched for science.
Analysis of the French election: The outsiders won, the insiders were ousted, and the EU's future is in the balance.

Killer Mike and George Clinton dish about music, barber shops.

Liz Entman

Killer Mike and George Clinton have an unusual thing in common besides music: They've both owned barber shops. NPR recently got them together to discuss both.

When Google provides an answer to a search query via Featured Snippets, it can devastate a data site's revenue.
Twitter bot Uncharted Atlas auto-generates imaginary fantasy–inspired landscapes.
Recent wars cloud us to fact that future conflicts will be less land-centric, faster, and more resource-intensive.
A natural language analysis of Redditors talking about marijuana.
Calling Mexico City the next Berlin is "the height of egregiousness," and ignores a vast gap in standard of living.

Before the creators of This Is Spinal Tap (1984) made their legendary mockumentary, they lost their financial stake in the movie's future success. They also made this 1980 short, The Final Tour, which shows much of their characters and story arc were already well sketched out.

"Every man, woman, and child and domestic animal on this planet that uses medical services is connected to the horseshoe crab."

Only horseshoe crab blood can detect bacteria like E. coli in injectable drugs—a fact that could endanger the creatures' existence.
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Researchers are analyzing brainwaves to create machine music that helps you work, relax...is there anything else?