Headlines Edition

Thursday Headlines: Life on Mars.

Among the takeaways from the first night of Democratic debates: Castro had a breakout evening, Warren stayed the course, and de Blasio surprised. Here's what to watch for in tonight's debate.

In a pair of rulings, the Supreme Court blocks adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census and decides that questions of gerrymandering should be left up to states, not the federal government.

Between rising rents and measures aimed at controlling rising rents, New York City's heyday of growth may be done.

"Energy." "Mental health." The most common words and phrases used by Republican and Democratic governors.

People in Uzbekistan say they trust scientists the most. Residents of Gabon trust them the least.

He understood how to harness technology to seem powerful, controlling and terrifying [to] victims for years with only a smartphone and a computer. A very good account of young women in New Hampshire and a dogged detective taking down a cyber-stalker. (Read more stories like this in our Editors' Longreads Picks.)

Schools are buying specialized microphones that claim to detect aggressive behavior, with mixed results.

How to make neo-Nazis unhappy: buy up all the beer before they arrive in your town.

In Utah's "Mars Desert Research Station," students prepare for the medical realities of the Red Planet.

About 49,000 people work at Amazon's mothership in Seattle. They're joined by 7,000 dogs.

An album for ears of the plant kingdom, Plantasia, gets rereleased in an era of fiddle-leaf glory.

Video: The MIDI Sprout enables you "to listen to your plants play harmonious sounds" based on changes in conductivity on their leaves.

The first subjective account of a peyote trip by a woman, the New York socialite Mabel Dodge Luhan in 1914, is narrated in a quite different voice. It should come as no surprise that psychedelic culture is mostly the voice of privileged, straight white men.

Plans unveiled for the second building of New York's New Museum.

A spreadsheet of more than 2,600 self-reported salaries “broke the art world’s culture of silence.”

These books snare so much of what is odd and lovely and fleeting in the world. Natalia Ginzburg is back in print.

Raising cash for healthcare on GoFundMe requires almost pro-level storytelling, and does nothing to treat problems' root causes.

California wants to let college athletes earn money off their names. The NCAA doesn't, so it may ban the state from competitions.

Journalists often described him as “one of Britain’s leading historians,” but in truth he was nothing of the kind, as any serious member of the profession will tell you. The Brits really don’t mess around when it comes to writing obituaries of people they despise.