* The United States as the nation of conspiracy theories and paranoia.
* Turns out one of the biggest volcanoes in the solar system is here on Earth.
* Nice: drawing connections between libertarianism and communism, in that both would be terrible ways to run anything.
* "When tech empires fall: 10 companies and products that dominated... and then didn't."
* Summer was bad at the box office, but sequels and adaptations brought in all the bucks.