This article by George Saunders had me giggling from start to finish.
A really nice interactive infographic from the New York Times.
I love the idea of this bit of real-world steampunk alternative history. From May 22nd to June 15th you will be able to use the telectroscope to look into a tunnel through the earth from London to New York.
The heartening story of a mother who allows her child some independence instead of living in fear of a Black Swan.