Saturn Spacecraft Cassini Makes Final Dive

At around 8 a.m. Eastern time on Friday, Cassini’s radio waves went flat and the spacecraft fell silent for the first time in 13 years. In all, Cassini collected more than 453,000 images and traveled 4.9 billion miles.

Cassini, the only spacecraft to ever orbit Saturn, showed us the planet, its rings, and moons up close. This Grand Finale, as NASA called it, came about as Cassini’s fuel tank started getting low. Scientists wanted to prevent Cassini from crashing into Enceladus or Titan — and contaminating them. Read the story from The AP.

» MORE: See Cassini’s Last Glimpses of the Saturn System


Facebook Ad Targeting

A ProPublica report details how Facebook’s self-serve ad technology allowed people to target ads to “Jew haters” and other anti-Semitic phrases. Read the story from AdAge.


Google Lawsuit

Google regularly pays women less than men in similar roles and systematically stifles their career paths within the company, according to a new class action lawsuit filed by three ex female employees of the company. Read the story from Mic.

» MORE: This Is How Sexism Works in Silicon Valley


Chelsea Manning

The Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School announced Wednesday that Manning would be one of its visiting fellows, but less than two days later, the school’s dean withdrew the invitation. Manning, a 29-year-old transgender woman, formerly known as Bradley Manning, was convicted of leaking classified information. Read the story from The AP.