Featured in the 12-16-2016 Scout Report, Longreads is one of our favorite ways to find quality long-form essays and investigative reporting about a variety of subjects. The website recently published its Best of 2017 series, which includes this collection of essays relating to science, technology, and business. These essays were selected by a team of prominent writers and editors, including Deborah Blum of MIT's Knight Science Journalism program and Andrea Valdez, the editor of Wired.com. This collection includes pieces about a wide variety of subjects, including artificial intelligence, the August 2017 solar eclipse, and the relationship between wolves and humans. Each featured essay is accompanied by a short description by the individual who selected the essay, allowing readers to find interesting pieces with ease.