headlines edition

Friday headlines: “Of course.”

A British court will decide if Julian Assange will be extradited to the US where he faces charges under the Espionage Act.

France bans the publication of statistical information about judges’ decisions, punishable by five years in prison.

The sound of crying detained children wails through speakers in 24 art installations around New York City.

In Hong Kong, the notion of a credible commitment to the future "ceased to have meaning some time ago." Another large match is called for Sunday.

A dataset of thousands of Duke students' faces is popular in China, where it's used to improve facial recognition technology.

People often get sleepy in lecture halls and conference rooms because of carbon dioxide levels, which also may make you dumber.

Suburban houses in the US are twice as big as they were in 1973, but residents aren't any happier.

How to write emails like someone whose opinion matters, without sounding like a pep-machine.

BTW, when Russia offers you intel on an opponent, Trump now says “of course” you report it to the FBI. “I thought it was made clear."

What food labels really mean, and why you should look for third-party certification.

Indigenous people in Indonesia say that processed "city" foods leave them hungry, skinny, dry, and gray.

"Every additional ingredient should bring a contrast in flavor or texture." Some pretty good tips for making delicious salads.

A personal essay by Toni Morrison from 1973 about cooking as a family, “bound by something we could not name.”

The creator of HBO's Chernobyl chastises Instagram tourists and influencers for being inspired by his show.

Watch: A recent conversation with John Mulaney and Bill Hader gets good when they start taking questions from the audience.

Jared Diamond, author of Guns, Germs, and Steel, is back with a new book and it’s remarkably even more idiotic  than his other ones.

See also: “F**k Jared Diamond”

Remembering the time Agatha Christie went missing for 11 days under an assumed name—that of her husband’s mistress—and a giant manhunt ensued.