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Headlines Edition

Thursday Headlines: The link between climate denial and misogyny.

Photos of the Bahamas before and after the devastation of Hurricane Dorian.

Dorian has strengthened to a Category 3 hurricane, and is now projected to move "dangerously close" to the Carolinas' coast today.

Visualizing the number and scale of fires that burned in Brazil during August.

Key moments from last night’s climate town hall with the Democratic presidential candidates. You could see Jay Inslee’s influence everywhere.

The Trump administration is reversing standards for energy-efficient lightbulbs.

"Industrial breadwinner masculinity" may explain a link between climate change denial and misogyny.

At an all-hands MIT Media Lab meeting yesterday, founder Nicholas Negroponte said that, even knowing what he now knows, he would still accept funding from Jeffrey Epstein.

"I created it all. We have harmed generations of people." The founder of one of the largest gay conversion therapy centers in the US comes out as gay, and says all conversion centers should be shut down.

Due to changing workplaces and low unemployment, Americans with disabilities are joining the workforce at a faster rate than other workers.

"It is very difficult to see why Uber and Lyft should be protected from their own follies."

The rise in elder boomers living longer, seeking to “age in place,” has led to a vicious cycle for their home health aides.

Johns Hopkins opens a psychedelic drug research center—the first of its kind in the US—and will start by studying how psilocybin can help a variety of medical conditions.

In a survey of nursery workers, 72% said fewer children have invisible friends compared to five years ago.

One in five teens will experience hearing loss—a rate that’s 30% higher than it was 20 years ago. Why? Earbuds, anecdotally.

So many AirPods are lost to New York City subway tracks that the MTA is considering initiating a public service announcement.

Listen: Missy Elliott has released a new EP, her first collection of new music in 14 years.

A critic tries to determine whether an apparently spontaneous, ad-libbed moment during a play was scripted.

Laurie Penny on how fanfic, once a fringe activity, is changing mainstream entertainment—and society at large.

In the early 20th century, the Tin Can Tourists were car-traveling campers who paved the way for America's RV culture.

On the achievement of The Baseball Encyclopedia, which landed 50 years ago and spawned legions of sabermetricians.

Watch the soothing trailer for a new video game, Birdspotting, which arms you with a pair of binoculars and a birdwatcher’s logbook.

See also: Squirrels eavesdrop on bird chatter to assess threats and decide whether an area is safe.

A poem for your week, “Ode to Fetty Wap (written after strip club),” by Roya Marsh.