Education: Wired asks if speed reading is really possible.
Difference Between is a web site that posts -- what else -- the difference between lots of things, such as Greek and regular yogurt, Oxycodone and Oxycontin, after and afterward and a lot more. Searchable.
Politics: National Public Radio discusses why Donald Trump appeals to some on the religious right, even though he doesn't have evangelical Christian credentials.
Science: Christianity Today (!) has a splendid display of photos of plankton, near-microscopic organisms that are suspended in the ocean in vast numbers, and in a great variety of species.
Wired tells us that scientists are learning a lot about individual brain cells by making them light-sensitive. Really.
Wired also reports on cochineal, a substance derived from scale insects, which is an important food coloring.
And Wired reports on the largest insects in the world. They live in New Zealand.
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