The founder of Mother’s Day strongly disagreed with the commercialization of a day meant for children to honour their mothers. – Quartz
A simple way to improve a billion lives: Eyeglasses – The New York Times
The Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve – Adventure Trend
Consumer Reports ranks best sunscreens – WTOP
Volunteers, nonprofits reviving some California state parks – San Francisco Chronicle
The Sistine Chapel of Comic-Strip Art – It’s a NYC sports bar – The New York Times
Genetic analysis suggests squirrels helped the global spread leprosy – Gizmodo
Only in select Canadian cities: Timbits Bouquet for Mother’s Day
FDA chemists have been finding pesticides in food – and keeping it quiet – Modern Farmer
The oversupply of marijuana in Oregon has caused the price of weed to plummet – The Guardian
Why do so many people feel their work is completely pointless? – The Guardian
Watch: Working LEGO pinball machine built from 15,000 bricks – Brothers Brick
Seaweed in cow feed reduces methane emissions almost entirely – Foodtank
Work-Life Balance: Young Chinese are sick of working long hours – BBC
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Europe cannot count on U.S. anymore – Bloomberg
- US faces European backlash against Iran sanctions – The Guardian
US lawmakers release 3,519 Facebook ads from Russia-linked accounts showing a coordinated effort to sow distrust in US politics – Bloomberg
868: The oldest printed and dated book, The Diamond Sutra. It now resides at the British Museum in London.
1812: British Prime Minister Spencer Perceval is assassinated as he walked through the lobby of the House of Commons.
1904: Spanish painter Salvador Dali was born in Figueras, Spain.
1910: Glacier National Park in Montana was designated a national park.
1997: IBM’s Deep Blue defeats Russian grand master Gary Kasparov in the deciding game of their six-game series in New York City. This is their second meeting and the first time a machine beats a reigning world chess champion in a classical match.