Albums are already dying. The popularity of Spotify playlists hints at the end of musical genres.
Social-engineering hackers are beating 2FA by duping mobile providers into transferring phone numbers.
The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope is the first of its kind that can photograph the universe's dark energy.

"You can put all the risk assessments in place but you really don't expect people to try to get into the artifacts."

Museum visitors broke an 800-year-old coffin after posing their child inside it.

↩︎ BBC
Farmers in France have a 22% higher rate of suicide, possibly due to a combination of isolation and the economy.
With their shaky history of censorship, we can't trust tech companies—who are unaccountable—to solve hate speech.
Facebook is predicted to decline in teen usage. It's the first time there's been a drop in any age group.
A set of spectacular eclipse photos, both celestial and terrestrial.
Britain's National Grid warns that homes can't charge a Tesla and run the kettle simultaneously.
With President Bannon gone and the generals in charge, there's no one to disrupt Afghanistan escalation.
Trump's Afghanistan strategy resembles Obama's. But by avoiding details on numbers, he may save political face.
"Accidental Wes Anderson" Redditors locate real-world places that fit the director's aesthetic.
A timeline of US Navy collisions over the past 20 years—there have been three in the past year alone.
Researchers find anthropomorphized animals in children's stories are ineffective at teaching generosity.
Artist Guy Larsen uses the shadows from a crumpled sheet of paper to inspire a set of illustrations. (via This Is Colossal)

“That’s the same density of bacteria you can find in human stool samples. There are probably no other places on Earth with such high bacterial densities.”

Stop disinfecting your kitchen sponge—doing so only makes pathogenic bacteria stronger.

↩︎ The New York Times
"You have no idea how much crazy stuff we kill." Six senior White House officials say why they won't quit.
Despite tech companies' longstanding anti-hate policies, they've been helping hate groups monetize online.
The Ebola epidemic three years ago gave Sierra Leone the infrastructure to save lives in last week's mudslides.