Headlines Edition

Friday headlines: Mosque shootings and building collapses.

At least 49 people were killed and 20 seriously injured in mass shootings at two mosques in New Zealand.

A 17-minute video of a portion of the attack “leapt across the internet faster than social media censors could remove it.”

The UK Parliament votes to postpone the Brexit deadline, leaving it up to the EU to agree to a “Brextension,” which is not guaranteed.

More on that college scandal: It’s no accident that cheaters targeted less-prestigious sports—they’re already functioning as a backdoor for rich students.

Researchers tie democracy's free and fair elections to increased life expectancy and improved cardiovascular health.

Autism studies have long overlooked female and nonbinary participants, but some researchers are now working to fix that omission.

A court says that families from the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting can sue the gunmaker Remington Arms.

The number of dead is not known after a building collapses in Lagos, Nigeria, where building collapses are not uncommon.

People who walk on escalators move slower than people who stand still because they’re faced with more decisions.

You can now play Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? in Google Earth.

A visualization shows how the world’s flags are connected through common elements. (Seizure warning.)

“Illegal” LEGO builds are constructions that place stress on the bricks or don’t easily combine with other pieces.

See also: Star Trek deaths by shirt color, visualized.

C. Max Magee from the book website The Millions reflects on what he learned in founding, growing, and selling his publication.

In 1999, a music writer tried to predict which bands would still be around today. He was pretty much right about all of them.

How the Bauhaus kept things weird.

Interviews with the makers of a new compilation of Japanese ambient music that was originally created amidst unfettered 1980s capitalism.

Watch: A short documentary about an artist who works at a public defender’s office by day and creates dioramas of murder scenes at night.