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Saturday Headlines: Bloodworms and leeches and flukes, oh my!

A five-year study of online news chatter confirms that people’s opinions can shift to fit news outlets' ideologies.

All those "Trump country" articles won't predict election outcomes; they only reflect our current political state.

“Look even further into the wilder weeds of this world, and you’ll find that antiquated ideas about courtship—essentially arranged, chaperoned dating—still hold and are still used to justify relationships between young girls and older men.” The case against Roy Moore, for evangelicals, is the case for Roy Moore: They do love a martyr.

Mexico's ex-ambassador to China says he fell for the same lavish treatment as Trump—it's a smokescreen for inaction.

A timeline of Jezebel and Gawker's reporting, which began in 2012, on Louis CK's sexual misconduct.

“Artists have the same social and moral responsibilities as bus drivers and bankers. If they’re dicks, they’re dicks. And it doesn’t matter if they made Marnie.” Expect moral acrobatics from movie lovers who don’t want to discard classics made by monsters.

Duterte boasts that as a teenager he stabbed someone to death "over a look." See also: Our continuing coverage of Rodrigo Duterte's criminal career.

Is Trump killing it on Twitter? He has 42.4 million followers (47% of whom are real) to Obama's 97M (78% are real).

"Washington, DC, Is Home to America's Largest Collection of Parasites." (As in tapeworms.)

Most US military officers view Trump unfavorably, congruent with more education equalling disapproval of Trump.

“To win information-era wars, countries need to recognize the power of the net-states, not as an ancillary locale of assembly in the cyberspace, but as critical entities wielding the kind of power and influence necessary to go toe-to-toe with non-state actors.” Net-states—not nation-states—may be the key to cracking our ongoing stalemates over border-based disputes.

An interactive map depicting the past 3,000 years of how the world's borders have evolved.

The EPA has approved infecting mosquitoes with bacteria to prevent spreading dengue; from 2012, how this breakthrough method was developed.

How it works: The Mellotron, the '60s-famous keyboard that manipulates short tape recordings of other instruments.

Examining Chopin's heart, preserved since 1849, scientists finally determine his cause of death: pericarditis.

Here is the only surviving footage from John Coltrane’s first and only live performance of “A Love Supreme” on July 26, 1965.

Proust worked astounding amounts of detail into apparently singular thoughts, but he could not punctuate for shit.