1. The Economist on science, innovation, and R&D (and Fast Grants).
3. Phil Spector has passed away (music clip). I say judge him by the body of work, which is very impressive.
5. “…while the most intuitive-seeming solution — having the driver and the passenger each roll down their own windows — was better than keeping all the windows closed, an even better strategy was to open the windows that are opposite each occupant. That configuration allows fresh air to flow in through the back left window and out through the front right window and helps create a barrier between the driver and the passenger.” NYT Link here.