The Turbid Plaque

Life is complicated

It's Thursday, the weather is gorgeous, and I'm stuck indoors writing up the latest issue of The Filtrate, because I care about you, reader. I assume there's at least one of you, right? If there isn't, don't tell me.

In a few months we'll all be stuck indoors in this part of the world, because win...

Happy Thursday, and welcome to another issue of The Filtrate, a publication so dedicated that even the Splatocalypse can't stop us from hitting our deadline. If you got that reference without clicking the link, drop me a line and we can exchange friend codes - unless you're on Team Chaos, that i...

Welcome to another issue of The Filtrate, which we hope won't be as much of a letdown as Season 3 of Stranger Things. I mean, at least we won't outright plagiarize a concept created by a trading card game three years ago.

Summer is well underway, which means we're approaching Acute Flaccid Mye...

This week The Filtrate is a day late, because we were busy celebrating America's birthday yesterday. We baked a cake, but there wasn't enough to share with all 380 million of you, so you'll just have to take our word that it was delicious.

Besides Independence Day, a great reason to celebrate in J...

Sometimes a filter gets overloaded and clogs, and The Filtrate doesn't come out that week. When it re-starts, though, the result is an even more concentrated distillation of news, because it's been accumulating for an additional week. Wow, this metaphor holds up well, doesn't it?

In a couple of re...

Did you notice that Friday the 13th falls on a Thursday this month? So does The Filtrate. Coincidence? You decide.

First, a programming note about this weekly newsletter: the summaries aren't the stories. Each contains a link to a paper or news report, and one criterion for inclusion in The Filtra...