A visualization of the quantity and quality of board games from 1980 to 2018.
As far back as the Bronze Age, wind patterns have sent humans' pollution to the Pyrenees. And microplastics are no exception.

"I just approached him like this kid who was saying whatever he could think of, so it was painfully obvious to me the whole time. He's just saying whatever is popping into his dumb slow head right now."

Remembering when Alex Jones started out on Austin public access: the same manipulator, screaming at facts.

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"Healthy urban fabric is not monofunctional [nor] does it strictly contain one income level." Social housing failed Latin America.
The International President of the Association of Flight Attendants: The Green New Deal won't kill our jobs; climate change will.

In a film short, an astronaut traverses the otherworldly landscapes of public lands in the American Southwest.

The Face magazine, which epitomized late-20th-century cool, has returned after a 15-year dormancy.
Facts won't persuade vaccine skeptics. As with many impasses, values-based discussions can prove more convincing.

Kirsten Gillibrand takes pains to make clear that her responsibilities are not on hold while she’s on the presidential campaign trail; she regularly invites reporters to watch her cook dinner at home and posts social-media stories of her 10-year-old son.

The double standard of office-seeking parents: Absent dads are admirable, but moms are expected to mother while campaigning.

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A new Twitter account is here to correct science news that omits when a research outcome only involved mice.
Victorian leech jars were sometimes quite ornate—and probably ineffective at preventing the critters from escaping.
The current "bio-colonial" approach to genetics mostly ignores indigenous people, but some scientists are working to change that.
There is a long history of baseball teams and groundskeepers attempting to dry out wet infield grass by lighting it on fire.

What we're listening to this afternoon: "Yellow Dust" by Miink.

Poor people pay a lower percentage of income to healthcare with the ACA than employer-provided insurance.
Bernie Sanders demonstrates the crossover appeal of Medicare for All and scores an outreach win during a risky Fox News town hall.
Stillbirth occurs in 1% of US pregnancies. Parents increasingly use memorial YouTube videos to comprehend and convey their loss.
A PDF of the Inflatocookbook, an early-70s guide to creating inflatable art by the Ant Farm art collective.
Another series of hyper-realistic drawings, this time by Bella McGoldrick.