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Friday Headlines: The United States of Disorder.

This week Trump repealed Obama's executive order that protected oceans and the Great Lakes, opening the door to industry and drilling.

Health and Human Services asks the Pentagon to ready three military bases to house up to 20,000 migrant children.

It's true: There's every possibility that parents and children detained at the border may never be reunited.

In response to Trump's steel and aluminum tariffs, the EU's taxes on about $3.4 billion in US goods go into effect today.

The Supreme Court rules online retailers must now collect sales tax from consumers, exempting businesses that make less than $100,000 or fewer than 200 transactions a year.

Koko the gorilla, who learned to communicate with humans and inspired the world with her compassion, dies at 46.

The writer whose article inspired Boys Don't Cry apologizes for her anti-trans depiction of Brandon Teena.

Americans—especially Republicans and those at lower education levels—believe two-thirds of news on social media is fake.

Lawmakers are asking genetic testing platforms to provide details about their security and privacy measures.

The United States mapped in the style of Joy Division's Unknown Pleasures album cover.

A bronze statue of Nick Cave wearing a loincloth and riding a horse will be erected in western Victoria.

To stop cheating during high school diploma exams, Algeria installs phone jammers and shuts down its internet.

Shingles is on the rise, possibly due to reduced immunity from stress, organ transplants, or the chickenpox vaccine.

Aerosol pollution or a volcanic eruption, which both increase how much sunlight is reflected by the atmosphere, can cause changes in rainfall and temperature thousands of kilometers away, months later. How “teleconnections” explain the process by which melting Arctic ice warms the tropical Pacific.

NASA is having luck spotting large, Earth-ending asteroids, but not smaller, regionally devastating ones.

See also: Big-budget films tell us earthquakes are bad, volcanic eruptions can be catastrophic, and meteorite strikes—barring the presence of Bruce Willis—may kill us all. Experts weigh in on how scared we should be.

Imaginary views from other planets by legendary sci-fi painter Chesley Bonestell.

And what about the “lowest known musical note in the universe”? It turns out to be a tone emitted by the galaxy cluster Abell 426, 250 million light years away. While math and music are intimately linked, music creates complexity, and eschews measurement.

Video: Max Richter's "On the Nature of Daylight" featuring Elisabeth Moss.

The sculpted nature of the American West, captured in photos by Cody Cobb.

Cartoonist Gale Galligan imagines Garfield as a secondary character in a new comic, Jon.