An earthquake shakes Indonesia's main island of Java, killing at least 46 people. / BBC News

A 22-year-old gunman opens fire inside a gay nightclub in Colorado Springs, killing five people before he's subdued by patrons. / NPR

Helen Branswell: How infectious disease experts are responding to Covid nearly three years in. / STAT

A round-up of treatment ideas for unusual Covid symptoms like "hairy tongue," pins and needles, and Covid toe. / The New  York Times

Why didn't Silicon Valley anticipate the Covid comedown? An overreliance on data for planning. / Big Technology

Qatar is estimated to have spent $220 billion since being chosen as a World Cup host in late 2010. / Forbes

How to bilk the government out of $500 million in clean-energy subsidies… apparently requires a "lion" of an Armenian mob boss and a deeply racist Mormon cult. / Los Angeles Magazine

How an addiction to gambling on tennis lost a woman £40,000: "My entire existence revolved around it." / The Guardian

The espresso martini craze yields a handbag. The mini Ugg is officially a retail frenzy. / Sprudge, The Wall Street Journal

Brief explainer of the new UN fund for "loss and damage" emerging from its recent climate summit. / The Economist

By 2100, the Lagos-Abidjan stretch in West Africa is projected to be "the largest zone of continuous, dense habitation on earth." / The Guardian 

Some of the better things we read this weekend: Two really good pieces about messed-up student-teacher relationships, regarding bonsai and filmmaking. / The New Yorker

And in case you missed it: Sixty-eight works of fiction from 2022 longlisted for the 2023 ToB (presented by Field Notes), now available. / Field Notes, The Morning News