“If you don’t have a seat at the table, you’re probably on the menu.”

For generations, the people of the Four Corners region have battled the federal government over collecting and selling Native American artifacts. Then agents persuaded a local dealer to go undercover.

Operation Cerberus Action was supposed to expose a lucrative trade in stolen antiquities.

Instead, it tore a hole in a Utah town.

From my morning walk at Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix. From my morning walk at Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix.

A Journey in Which I Travel North, on the World’s Most Beautiful Voyage, Searching for the Ever-Elusive Midnight Sun.

I love the New York Times interactive pieces! Especially on travel!!

I think these are Alpine Kittentail flowers along the Lead King Basin trail in Colorado.

Stormy New Mexico sunset somewhere between Duncan, Arizona and Lordsburg, New Mexico.

Bee and cactus flower taken at Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix.

Red! A gorgeous cactus flower at Desert Botanical Garden.

kqedscience:

The Science Behind Baking Your Ideal Chocolate Chip Cookie

You like soft and chewy. He likes thin and crispy. If only there were a way to bake chocolate chip cookies to please everyone.

There is! And, no, it’s not Martha Stewart’s way. It’s science.

We’ve taken our cues from a few spots: a bioengineering grad student named Kendra Nyberg, who co-taught a class at the University of California, Los Angeles called Science and Food, and chef and cookbook author Tessa Arias, who writes about cookie science on her site, Handle the Heat.”

Read more at NPR.

That’s all I need to know in life.

Record rainfall in the Valley of the Sun. Retention area in Gilbert, AZ.