Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.

“We’re sweeping across the Earth’s surface, taking a scan of the surface of the Earth.” —Kevin Bullock, who works with satellite imagery, on how a newly released photo of Colorado (above) was created

“We don’t have adequate staff. We don’t have adequate equipment. We don’t have adequate knowledge.” —Cheryl Phillips, who advocates for older adults, on nursing homes’ ability to care for obese patients

“Pinning a kid to the ground until they stop fighting and start crying, it’s barbaric if you think about it.” —Sean Hennessey, who works at a residential school for children with behavioral disorders, on the disciplinary practice of restraint

(Previous quotes from our sources here)