What You Missed: Obama Says Goodbye, Mini Moons, and More

In What You Missed, we round up the best stories for you to read on your evening commute. 

President Barack Obama is returning to Chicago, where his political career began, to give his final speech as president. Thousands braved the cold weather to get tickets to the event. 

But to write a speech that would feel “bigger than politics,” and not simply a regurgitation of the last eight years, Obama’s speechwriter had to dig deep

Tiny Moons

The moon may be formed from many tiny moons

Everything you know about the moon might not be true. 

What Book You Missed

This history of George Washington’s farewell address couldn’t be more timely. President Obama is due to give his own farewell address in Chicago tonight, and many of Washington’s themes and concerns — hyper-partisanship chief among them — endure to this day. In this transitional period between administrations, the wisdom and exhortations of the Founding Fathers are especially relevant.