- Space Shuttle Discovery finally headed off into space over the weekend (to refuel the international space station).
- Disney buys Marvel for $4bn.
- The California fires get worse.
- FactCheck points out 26 lies about H.R. 3200.
- Paul Krugman addresses the debt outlook.
- Cathleen Falsani’s tribute to Ted Kennedy, "So Much More Than His Mistakes."
- A molecule is imaged for the first time.
- Liz writes about why she loves LA–I have many of the same reasons.