It’s official. Paul Ryan is running for Speaker of the House. And he’ll probably get the job, now that he has the support of most House Republicans, including the conservative House Freedom Caucus.
Interesting Stat of the Day: 10 to 20 people. Number of people in Australia who are bitten annually by the funnel-web spider and must get anti-venom.
In science news, a group of scientists says that Earth-like planets could be late to form. That could mean that instead of lots of intelligent and more advanced civilizations out there, we might actually be the most advanced civilization out there right now.
Each morning Keith Conrad will give you a few stories useful for starting conversations around the water cooler at work. Assuming that your office actually has a water cooler.