Thanks to Aretha for many things over the years, but perhaps especially for the dance parties she has inspired us to have with our one- and three-year old daughters over the last few days.

I am now so old that I have lost track, and am both embarrassed and happy to have discovered that this birthday is actually one less than I’ve been saying for the last few weeks.

The Planck 2018 results papers are available! (Direct from ESA today and on the arXiv tomorrow.)

Just to be precise, the uncle with whom Trump “talked about nuclear” in preparation for the Korea summit has been dead since 1985.