Here are a few of my favorite stories from the last week or so:
We X-Rayed Some MLB Baseballs. Here’s What We Found. - FiveThirtyEight
Sweet Redemption As Men's Curling Team Brings Olympic Gold Home To Duluth - NPR
Schuyler, Nebraska, school officials call state intervention a 'scarlet letter'- Omaha World-Herald. The state declared the school was low-performing because of changing demographics. Translation: the town has a meatpacking plant so the school-age population is is over 85% immigrant.
California Fruit Will ‘Die on the Vine’ After ICE Raids, Labor Warns - Bloomberg. Stupid.
Harvard Blew $1 Billion in Bet on Tomatoes, Sugar, and Eucalyptus - Bloomberg
Jerry and Marge Go Large - Highline (h/t my former boss). Good story about a screwy lottery game that got gamed.
The Rise Of Yeast: How Civilization Was Shaped By Sugar Fungi - The Salt
Impact of warming seas felt by northeastern fisheries - Toledo Blade
Some of the World's Biggest Lakes Are Drying Up. Here's Why. - National Geographic
The Slow-Motion Catastrophe Threatening 350-Year-Old Farms - The Atlantic
The Man Who Bottled Evolution - MSU Today
How Trump’s Hudson Tunnel Feud Threatens the National Economy - Bloomberg
The Radical Left-Wing Theory That the Government Has Unlimited Money - Vice. Well, not so radical. It is Modern Monetary Theory.
Who Was Marjory Stoneman Douglas? - Portside
'Corporations Are People' Is Built on an Incredible 19th-Century Lie - The Atlantic
WH quietly issues report to Congress showing benefits of regulations - The Hill
Trump steel tariffs to hit these 8 countries the hardest — and China isn’t one of them - MarketWatch. Actually, they will probably hit the U.S. the hardest.