• A spacecraft, retired
After two and a half years in orbit, more than 530,000 stars and more than 2,600 planets found, the Kepler space telescope wants to be left to drift around the sun, NASA announced.
• Evolution of a restaurant dish
Adding a menu item requires trial, error and time. Jeremy Fox was created and recreated at elaborate chicken dish.
Here's more from this week's Food section.
• Best of late-night TV
Rhetoric surrounding the migrant caravan: "It's a little like Halloween, but a racist Halloween. Or as Megyn Kelly calls it, Halloween. "
• Quotation of the day
People do not come here to have a baby. People tend to come here, all the studies indicate, for a better life and economic progress. Babies are more or less a byproduct. "
– Michael Fix, a senior fellow at the Migration Policy Institute, a nonpartisan research group. President Trump's plan to abolish birthright citizenship targets babies born to undocumented parents.
• The Times, in other words
Here's an image of today's front page, and links to our Opinion content and crossword puzzles.
• What we're listening to
Jennifer Jett, an editor in Hong Kong, recommends this recording from Scientific American: "A Facebook friend shared the poem 'Human Family' by Maya Angelou, who died four years ago. It reminds us – again – that 'We are more alike, my friends, than we are unalike.' Listen to the poet herself say it. "
India unveiled the world's tallest statue today, a bronze figure of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, who played an important role in the country's independence from Britain in 1947. It's also Patel's birthday.