This morning I saw a few droplets of water on my window. Since I’m in California, that’s big news. We are in the middle of what’s looking like it could become an epic drought. “Thanks to the magic of science (and tree rings), we can now safely say that California hasn’t been this dry since around the time of Columbus, more than 500 years ago.”

+ How a beer company helped to keep a town in wine country from going completely dry,