Headlines edition

Friday headlines: Can absolute idiocy be good for diversity?

The manhunt for the sender(s) of bombs to Trump critics focuses on South Florida. Meanwhile the FBI confirms an 11th package was addressed to Senator Booker.

The good news about Trump using an iPhone that's being actively tapped by China: he's too ignorant to know any secrets to share.

Funny: How to turn any conversation into one about the midterm elections.

A New York Times deep dive: "How the Migrant Caravan Became a Trump Election Strategy."

The "caravan crisis" might have been averted if Honduras had built a “charter city” to which migrants could freely move.

Brazil is expected to elect far-right populist Jair Bolsonaro to the presidency this weekend.

This weekend may be the last time Europeans turn back clocks for daylight saving time.

Vienna pulls 220,000 names off doorbells to comply with Europe's privacy laws. "Absolute idiocy" or a boon for diversity?

The European Parliament approves a complete ban on a range of single-use plastics.

A pop-up restaurant in Tokyo serves the last meals requested by death row inmates prior to their execution.

Long enriched by money from oil and gas extraction, every Alaskan is now grappling with climate change.

Older America relies on Medicare, a form of single-payer health care—so this chart says the opposite of what the White House thinks it does.

Regressive policies mean that low- and middle-income Oklahomans pay more in tax than the national average.

A choose-your-own-adventure lets you be Jeff Bezos and give away all of his money.

Hey, Jeff Bezos! TMN merch is available for all your coffee-drinking, robot-dog-walking needs. (And hey, TMN members! Don’t forget your membership gives you 50% off on all merch.)

In aging adults with hearing loss, cognitive decline slows by three-quarters with the introduction of hearing aids.

A Brazilian photographer took a global ancestry DNA test, then traveled the world in search of his roots.

Video: The origin of quantum mechanics is explained in less than a minute.

Some winning images from the 2018 Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest.