Headlines Edition

Friday Headlines: “I’m going to have to tune this one.”

"Why would you want to leave a place you love just because your possessions get ruined?" Houstonians displaced by floods return to their homes to see what's left.

Refinery and chemical plant damage and shutdowns on the Texas coast have released millions of pounds of pollutants into the air.

Though there's no telling where it could head, Irma, a Category 3 hurricane is currently picking up steam in the Atlantic. Track it here.

Satellite images show the breathtaking amount of flooding in coastal cities and west Houston.

The Gulf Coast is no stranger to lackluster disaster management. Heroes of the Baton Rouge and Houston floods, the Cajun Navy is what happens when people lose faith in government.

Earlier this week, a southeast Houston man returned to his flooded home to retrieve some stuffed animals for his children. Then he sat at his piano, and played a haunting song.

Health and Human Services will slash the ACA's advertising budget by 90%—a move that falls in line with Trump's goal to cripple Obamacare.

The presidency has been licensed: Trump's new "USA" cap is for sale, with profits returning to Trump.

“No limits to what we may learn from the application of reason combined with experimental observation are yet known.” A bit of inspiration for your afternoon: there’s no boundary to what we may still discover about the universe.

A smart, considerate conversation about gender differences, stocked with data analysis.

Five tech-y, future-y things to read this morning.

A mapmaker reorganizes the Golden State with more consistent conceptualization than usual.

“Unpopular opinion, I love our pumpkin spice. Hate the commotion that comes with it but I think that half syrup with an extra shot, it’s absolutely delicious.” Employees of “The Siren,” aka Starbucks, use a Reddit panel to prepare for this week’s arrival of pumpkin spice.

Before Right Said Fred hit it big, they were a band called the Actors, and opened for Suicide and Joy Division.

Photographs of the ocean, by Brent Broza, that you'll be surprised aren't actually paintings.

For sale: a vast collection of horrible, awful, nightmarish things, including 600 clowns.