The price of crude oil surges to $97.56 a barrel, its highest price in more than a year. / CNBC

Foreign direct investment in China was just $4.9 billion in the second quarter of 2023, down by 94% from the same period in 2021. / The Economist

Switzerland's glaciers have shrunk by 10% in the worst two years on record. / Reuters

See also: "If you're describing water, you're not telling a climate scientist anything they don't already know." / Diagram Monkey

Zealandia, almost two million square miles of underwater land mass, also considered a candidate for Earth's eighth continent, has now been mapped. / Popular Mechanics

The next couple weeks offer a chance to glimpse the Milky Way's center—before the sun gets in the way for a while. / Atlas Obscura

SpaceX wins its first Pentagon contract for Starshield, its satellite network for military use. / Bloomberg

Rosecrans Baldwin reports from a unique dude ranch in Colorado that blends horse whispering and group therapy for men who struggle with their feelings. / GQ

A government-funded anti-hate group targets troubled young men with social-media ads. / The Wall Street Journal [+]

Unrelated/related: Jewelry designed to encourage human touch. / Colossal

A copywriter in South Africa says he often works 20 hours a day. / rest of world

Young influencers struggle when they wake up one morning and hate the brand they've become. / Bustle

See also: Dorothy Sing Zhang's photographs of people sleeping. / Wallpaper*