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Tuesday Headlines: Gunpower.

Two more people have died from this weekend's mass shooting in El Paso, bringing the death toll to 22 victims.

How the Trump campaign has used Facebook advertising to promote the use of the term "invasion" in the context of immigration.

"You’re a good guy right up to the point that you pull out a gun and shoot your wife and you become a bad guy." An excellent interview with reporter Patrick Blanchfield on “gunpower” as a way of looking at how gun violence is the rule of American culture, rather than the exception.

A look at what was happening on 8chan during the El Paso shooting, and how the site's users cheer on murderers.

"We’ve solved our own problem, but we haven’t solved the internet’s." Cloudflare revokes DDoS protection for 8chan.

Related: "How do you solve a problem like 8chan?"

Far-right extremists have been responsible for every terrorist attack on US soil since the end of 2017.

The parents of a teen killed at Parkland were in El Paso this weekend to paint a mural for their deceased son's birthday.

The Republican Party is overwhelmingly white and male, and recent departures are consolidating the party's homogeneity.

Study: Among Americans, whites have the highest age-adjusted death rates from dementia.

Legendary novelist Toni Morrison has died at 88.

"I think they mean, Are you ever going to write a book about white people? For them perhaps that’s a kind of a compliment. They’re saying, You write well enough, I would even let you write about me." Read Morrison's 1993 Paris Review interview.

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July 2019 was the hottest month on record, beating out July 2016—when one of the strongest ever El Niño events occurred.

A new study finds that, at least in men, using electric fans in hot and humid conditions aids the body in dealing with heat. However, in line with previous claims, fan use in hot and dry conditions was found to make the body work harder to cool down.

Above the US, the Pentagon is testing surveillance balloons that can track movements for weeks and months at a time.

How more roads and “induced demand” have turned Houston into a traffic nightmare—that the city wants to solve with more roads.

"The absence of evidence doesn’t mean absence of benefit." The current state of sound baths, the popularity of which is growing.

The recently cancelled animated series Tuca & Bertie is a refreshing, honest look at trauma and healing.

Filmmaker DA Pennebaker, whose lengthy credits include shooting the first conceptual rock video (Bob Dylan’s “Subterranean Homesick Blues”), David Bowie’s final concert as Ziggy Stardust, and Depeche Mode’s 101, has died at 94.

In the early 1970s, well before Spinal Tap, Gibson made a Les Paul guitar that, inexplicably, went up to 11.

Watch: This excellent mini-doc on the reissue of Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks includes interviews with Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois, and Roger Eno about how they created the original album, as well as the new tracks that seamlessly match its 1983 forebear.

Calculate your age and birthdays on other planets—that is, how old you'd be, and when, if you weren't on Earth.

Detailed paintings that perfectly capture the disorienting blur of cities at night, by Alexandra Pacula.