This is a nice article in The Atlantic on the polarization of the country and the effects it’s having on our democracy, Politics Is More Broken Than Ever—Political Scientists Need to Admit It.
I ran across this article about beekeeping in Laramie WY, which given their short growing season and cold is remarkable in itself. But the best part is a Boy Scout’s Eagle project was to get the ordinance changed so that beekeeping was allowed in the city. As a former Eagle scout, with two sons who are Eagles, and as a former Scoutmaster, this is the most amazing Eagle scout project I’ve ever heard of. Bravo!
I love John Oliver and his fair and balanced coverage. Here he does science like I wish all journalists would do it, more or less:
How judicial appointments can affect the perceptions of cases was shown in this article:
In short it does matter what justices are chosen for the Supreme Court.
Very well done computer simulation of the evolution of a part of the universe:
Interesting data point on Obamacare by the insurance industry:
NYT’s article “Called by Republicans, Health Insurers Deliver Unexpected Testimony“.