Here’s what you need to know to start your weekend off informed:
Although former House Speaker John Boehner’s comments calling GOP presidential candidate “Lucifer in the flesh” were extreme, as Slate writes, “it’s not like the world was unaware of Cruz’s powerfully repellent qualities” — including, even, Cruz himself. Read more about Cruz’s history of unlikability, and the reasons for it, here.
Still facing backlash for punishing Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo, City Manager Marc Ott’s absence from a City Hall meeting Thursday irked members who expressed open discontent over Ott’s selected list of finalists for a new Austin Energy boss, the American Statesman’s Nolan Hicks reports.
You might not be in as much of a rush as you’d like come rush hour Friday. As the American-Statesman’s Robert Villalpando reports, the Austin metro area is expecting severe storms, with the possibility of hail and damaging winds. Unfortunately, the weather has already warranted the cancellation of Levitation Fest.
After majorly exceeding its expected earnings, Facebook’s stock hit its highest value Thursday morning. With competitors like Google, Apple and Twitter all suffering falling numbers, Wired takes a closer look at what Facebook is doing right — and it usually wears a grey T-shirt.
Ever wondered why redheads appear to have a better hold on their youth? A new study about the perception of youth discovered a gene that, in attempting to help protect the body from UV radiation, keeps people looking “on average two years younger than they actually are, Newsweek reports. This gene is the same responsible for red hair and lighter skin.