Headlines Edition

Tuesday headlines: Camp! Notes.

A massive new UN report finds that nature is collapsing around us, "with devastating implications for human survival."

A 25-foot fiberglass shark crashing through a roof in Oxford, England, has oddly become a source of civic pride.

Queen Elizabeth I of England drank from "a unicorn horn cup," believing that if poison touched it, it would explode.

Atlantic Leather, the only fish tannery in Europe, turns the skins of salmon, perch, cod, and wolffish into leather.

The synthetic fabrics in your clothing shed “microfibers” in the wash, which are ingested by the fish and other seafood that you eat.

(In other pollution news: A Starbucks cup accidentally wound up in Game of Thrones.)

This summer, researchers will conduct the first field test of geoengineering the climate—another sign of the synthetic age.

More American ranches are being led by women. For Native Americans, it's "a return to the natural order."

Your (related) weekly white paper: By 2030, it's projected that women over the age of 60 will own 75% of the transferred land in the United States.

Women in cities are increasingly ditching handbags for backpacks despite Dora the Explorer jokes.

An economist argues that the influence of big business on politics is overstated, even in Trump’s 2019.

The House Judiciary Committee will proceed on a vote to hold attorney general Barr in contempt for defying a subpoena.

More than 400 former federal prosecutors say Robert Mueller’s report should have led to “multiple felony charges for obstruction of justice.”

“Peace privilege” makes it difficult for you to understand people in Venezuela when they try to explain what’s really happening.

Presidential candidate Booker says if you need a license to drive a car, you should need a license to carry a gun.

The average US family spends more than two hours a week at a laundromat. That's why they're the focus of a literacy project.

Woody Allen wrote a memoir and spent a year pitching it to publishers. Publishers weren't interested.

How to conserve a painting, as performed by a second-generation conservation studio in Chicago.

Tessa Dóniga Johnson's "Break/fast" takes the morning meal to absurd levels.

From 2015, but still fun if you didn’t see it: Mathematicians prize Japanese “dream chalk.”

Coming this summer: Camp ToB! Where we all read new books together at a summer-y pace. Vote for your favorites before next Monday.

And you thought today’s “camp” subject line was just a Gaga/Sontag reference...