Here’s what we’re reading today:
1. In Rio, did some Olympic swimmers have an unfair advantage?
“A mysterious force seemed to be interfering with the competition, and two independent statistical analyses show discrepancies large enough to cast doubt on some race results.”
2. We’re not quite “born this way”
“Scientists are still deciphering all the factors that determine sexual orientation. The article, which was recently published in Psychological Science in the Public Interest, is something of an all-you-can-eat buffet for anyone interested in the current state of scientific research into sexuality.”
3. Just a heads-up: The Blue Jays are still awesome
“David Price might be gone and we might not be talking about them, but the most fun team in baseball is playing in Toronto.”
4. What was so shocking about Trump’s immigration speech?
“If nothing else, Trump’s speech succeeded in forcing into full public view the underlying attitudes that have shaped not only the Clinton campaign’s immigration policy but the media coverage of the whole issue.”
5. All aboard the most ridiculous, most stupidly huge cruise ship on Earth
“At 1,188 feet long and 226,000 tons, the Royal Carribean ocean liner is only slightly larger than its predecessor, Oasis of the Seas. Guests and staff equal around 8,000 people, and tickets range from $1,000 to $7,000. The entire experience is guaranteed to whisk you away on what amounts to a floating Mall of America.”