The Turbid Plaque

Life is complicated

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...

This week's issue of The Filtrate is brought to you by schmutzdecke, the schmutz that filters out other schmutz.

Any paper that correlates survey respondents' policy opinions with their blood alcohol concentrations has to be a fun read, and this one doesn't disappoint. One surprising result: e...