Mind Over Matter: “Only a few dozen people on the planet have had neural interfaces embedded in their cortical tissue as part of long-term clinical research. DeGray is now one of the most experienced and dedicated among them. Since that initial trial, he has spent more than 1,800 hours spanning nearly 400 training sessions controlling various forms of technology with his mind. He has played a video game, manipulated a robotic limb, sent text messages and emails, purchased products on Amazon and even flown a drone — just a simulator, for now — all without lifting a finger.” NYT Mag: The Man Who Controls Computers With His Mind.

+ March v Madness: “Abortion rights supporters demonstrating at hundreds of marches and rallies Saturday expressed their outrage that the Supreme Court appears prepared to scrap the constitutional right to abortion that has endured for nearly a half-century and their fear about what that could mean for women’s reproductive choices.” (We’re gonna need an even bigger march towards the ballot box.)

+ Denial is a River in Colorado: “It is a powerhouse: a 1,450-mile waterway that stretches from the Rocky Mountains to the Sea of Cortez, serving 40 million people in seven U.S. states, 30 federally recognized tribes and Mexico. It hydrates 5 million acres of agricultural land and provides critical habitat for rare fish, birds and plants.” Now there are more people, animals, and land to hydrate, and less water to do so. WaPo: The Colorado River Is in Crisis, and It’s Getting Worse Every Day.

+ Tax Invasion: “Barbara Ryan awoke on Feb. 4, 2019, in a $650,000 house at the mouth of a sloping south Charlotte cul-de-sac — a home she believed she still owned. By early afternoon, Ryan, who is legally blind and paralyzed from the waist down, was homeless — ‘a refugee in her own city,’ as one of her attorneys puts it.” Tax errors took everything from a disabled Charlotte woman and left her sleeping in a parking deck.

+ No Athletic Supporters: “That game, on May 2, between a pair of teams with worrisome attendance problems, drew only 2,488 fans, the lowest mark of the season across the majors and the smallest number for the A’s in more than 40 years. The team’s once-loyal fans appear to have given up.” The A’s are the loneliest team in baseball. Things could be worse for the A’s. Just ask the Reds. Cincinnati Reds don’t allow hit but fall 1-0 to Pittsburgh Pirates.