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Tuesday headlines: Life, death, and total football

China announces a new social credit law, attempting to codify past experiments. / MIT Technology Review

To understand China's zero-covid policy, it's helpful to think of it "as a steampunk pandemic response." / The Economist

Unrelated: Cities where "vision zero," regarding traffic deaths, is working. / Bloomberg

Barbados intends to make a British member of Parliament the first individual to pay reparations for his family's history of slavery. / The Guardian

A French court says a man fired for not being "fun" enough at work was wrongfully dismissed. / The Washington Post

An experimental vaccine, developed using mRNA, looks to "defang" the flu. / STAT

Iran enters its World Cup group finale under the threat of "violence and torture" if they don't "behave." / Sports Illustrated

See also: Rosecrans Baldwin pays tribute to his first close friend to die—and everything he learned about the most radical team in World Cup history. / GQ

New prefixes get introduced to measure the very big and very small. E.g., Earth weighs one "ronnagram." An electron? "One quectogram." / Nature

A new study suggest that our brains use comparisons between control signals, not the signals themselves. / Quanta Magazine

In 1983, Iran's Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance issued a ban on video technology, provoking a vibrant, underground infrastructure to develop. / The MIT Press Reader

Unearthed photographs, taken by prison-appointed photographers, show daily life at San Quentin. / The Marshall Project

Should companies be forced to pay a fee when they use at-risk animals in their marketing? / Undark

Fashion analysis of female Gen-Z outfits on season two of White Lotus: "You really see just the angst and the misery." / Vogue