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Friday headlines: Deep and fringe-y

Photos and impressions from the 2020 Summer Olympics and Paralympics Opening Ceremony. / The Japan Times

A Spanish swimmer wanted her nursing baby in Tokyo, but the rules are so "drastic," she chose to leave him home. / The Washington Post

Kurt Streeter: The Olympics rely on, but don't support, Black girl magic. / The New York Times

The FBI reveals it received more than 4,500 tips on then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and provided "relevant" ones to the Trump White House. / CNN

See also: A ride-along with aspiring police officers. / The Tampa Bay Times

Solar panels are degraded by sunlight over time. "Doping" the silicon could make solar cells more stable and efficient. / The Conversation

Researchers say keeping your phone 10 inches away from your body results in a 10,000-fold reduction in radiation exposure. / KTVU

The "Fyre Fest" of children's overnight summer camps closes after six days. / The Boston Globe

Your weekly white paper: Studies find that tipping and requirements for positive gestures drive sexual harassment in restaurants. / NPR

Tyler Cowen: Titles are complex, and we cannot abolish them outright, "but perhaps professional titles are due for a rethink?" / Bloomberg

Researchers find that only 1.5 to 7% of the modern human genome is uniquely human. / VICE

Why do Americans joke about hating their spouse? / All in Her Head

Would you care to see a cheesecake topped with capybara soaking in an onsen? / Spoon & Tamago

"Owls move in a buoyant manner, as if lighter than air." A naturalist captures the flight of almost 50 birds in a 1778 letter. / Futility Closet

See also: Towards a cultural history of the beaver. / Justin E. H. Smith's Hinternet

Recent footage of the exceptionally rare glass octopus, spotted in the remote Phoenix Islands Archipelago. / The Morning News

Jane Goodall: Why bother to think about your ecological footprint if you don't think what you do is going to make a difference? / The New York Times Magazine

Semi-pastoral illustrations by Amber Leia Jones. / It's Nice That

Artist Geoff McFetridge describes his love for the outdoors. "I think I get pretty deep into things. Deep and fringe-y." / Hyperlite Mountain Gear