* The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico worsens. More here.
* The European financial crisis is coming to a focal point.
* There's something wrong when reporters are afraid to criticize the White House.
* Arizona as the 'outpost of contradictions.' Speaking of which, one local sheriff refuses to enforce the new law. Bonus: Ed Brayton.
* The Explainer, on why modern windmills all look alike.
* "How I started a Boobquake."
* "In defense of marmite"
* Gallery: the most memorable sci-fi planets.