The best sentences we read today

November 4, 2013

-- "Roughly one in every five sunlike stars is orbited by a potentially habitable, Earth-size planet, meaning that the universe has abundant real estate that could be congenial to life."

-- "A recent survey of marine plastic debris found something surprising: Nearly 99% of it was missing."

-- "A Museum of Science Fiction could become a reality in D.C. within the next few years."

-- "“By the mid-’60s, recorded music was much more like painting than it was like traditional music. When you went into the studio, you could put a sound down, then you could squeeze it around, spread it all around the canvas."

-- "The former Homestake Gold Mine in Lead, S.D., has a hallowed place in the history of physics as a spot where nothing happens."

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Brad Plumer · November 4, 2013