What we’re reading and watching: Plankton, rain rooms, and Armstrong

Maddy Mahon:

Krulwich doing what he does best, revealing the hidden role of science in unexpected areas of our lives. This is a great piece about plankton and its role in politics (seriously.)

Kryssy Pease:

Since my Brewers are out of the playoffs, I’m rooting for the Nats (especially tonight, against the Cardinals). But is anyone in DC?

Emily Kaiser:

Check out this rain room, where you can stand in the middle of a rainstorm and stay dry:

Chris Dall:

The story of Armstrong’s (alleged) masterminding of a vast doping plan is fascinating. Whether you believe Armstrong is clean or not, the story certainly makes clear that the people who run professional cycling are several steps behind the cheaters.