I venture into astrophysics blogging very carefully and only to say that if you're a layperson like me having trouble understanding today's announcement -- which one scientists told the New York Times "will go down as one of the greatest discoveries in the history of science" -- then perhaps this video from Nature will help:
You should take the time to either read or watch Sen. Dianne Feinstein's explosive statement this morning on the Senate floor about the Senate Intelligence Committee's battle with the CIA over the committee's access to CIA documents, the agency's access to committee computers, and competing allegations of potential criminal wrongdoing. We have the video and the statement posted here.
Big development today in the years-long investigation into the 2010 mayor's race in DC: The central figure in the case, suspected of operating a shadow campaign for the eventual winner, Mayor Vincent Gray, has reached a deal with prosecutors. Jeffrey Thompson will face modest jail time, but the big question is what information has he given prosecutors, against Gray or others.