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The death toll in the Morocco earthquake has now topped 2,100, as survivors struggle to find food, water, and shelter. / Reuters

Covid cases and hospitalizations are rising, mask debates are brewing, and boosters are coming: "This is our life now." / STAT

​​After entering the tournament as a no. 6 seed, Coco Gauff won the US Open on Saturday in the first grand slam win of her career. / ESPN

See also: "Gauff might be 19, but she is a 19-year-old veteran who has paid some dues and been able to adjust at a reasonable pace to celebrity." / Tennis & Beyond

"You could ask a dozen people to name her most impressive attribute and get 12 answers." Fifty parting thoughts from the 2023 US Open. / Sports Illustrated

At 36, Novak Djokovic just became the oldest man to win the US Open. / NBC News

See also: Watching the US Open on TikTok, where celebrations and ball boys take center stage. / Dirt

A court attendant reflects on the intense heat at this year's US Open, where sawdust outmatched towels for keeping players' hands dry. / Hell Gate

According to a study, heat output from air conditioners during a heatwave can raise a city's temperature by two degrees Celsius. / Euronews

For Americans who need abortions but live in states where it's banned, a trip to Canada or Mexico could be the answer—but only for those who can afford to travel. / The Guardian

Using CRISPR, scientists were able to turn cells from a skeletal muscle tissue cancer into healthy muscle cells. / Live Science

Vanilla is anything but ordinary, from its harvesting to its history—in the 18th century, it was even a renowned aphrodisiac. / The New York Times Style Magazine

Since at least 2019, criminals have been laundering money through fake streams on Spotify—along the way "the fake streams also led to an uptick in real streams." / The Guardian

"You may begin to wonder if some rogue programmer is introducing subversive material into the mix." The soundtrack at CVS. / The Paris Review

Before Gutenberg, there was a movable metal type industry in Korea, and scientists are now comparing their work to fill in gaps in the history of printmaking. / Physics Magazine

While blurbs help sell books, they also depend upon a "favor economy" among authors—not all of whom are all that comfortable with asking or blurbing. / Esquire

See also: The private equity firm that ran Toys "R" Us into the ground is now poised to buy Simon & Schuster. / The Atlantic

John Jeremiah Sullivan: "Here is the tale of something plumbing-related that happened at my house." / Harper's Magazine