Headlines edition

Tuesday headlines: Sure you’re busier.

For yet another day, protesters practically shut down Hong Kong’s airport. Hong Kong’s chief executive refused to offer a political solution to the crisis.

“What we have is racist harmony.” Singapore’s government likes to think it's unprejudiced. Furor over a "brownface" ad proves not.

Facing “strong headwinds,” Singapore cut its expected growth for the year to between 0% and 1%.

A few notes on the history of slavery in Venice, Italy.

On Saturday, a white nationalist in Norway, who said he felt “chosen” by the Christchurch killer, was prevented from killing people at a mosque.

New Zealand’s gun buyback scheme following Christchurch has collected 10,000 weapons.

Texas tends to react to shootings by loosening gun controls. New laws will allow guns to be carried in churches.

To prove that agriculture is safe in some parts of Chernobyl, scientists distilled a vodka.

The pet supplement industry in 2018 had an estimated value of about $636 million, driven by "wellness-curious" millennials.

Records released in the Roundup court case show how stressed Monsanto was about Neil Young's album The Monsanto Years.

How an Amish reality show went from documenting teenagers to facilitating the worst patterns of reality TV exploitation.

Almost as many people went to the Harlem Cultural Festival as Woodstock. Despite Stevie Wonder and more, it's nearly forgotten.

"The dream of getting there is—getting there." Cosmologists make their case for different expansion rates of the universe.

There are more twins today than at any other time in history. They're especially visible on social media as "twinfluencers."

The owners of Wordpress are purchasing Tumblr for less than $3 million. Yahoo originally bought it for more than $1 billion.

In the synchrony-versus-asynchrony workplace debate, meetings are winning out when it comes to making offices more efficient.

A study of "time-use diaries" finds we're no busier than our predecessors, but being busy is now "a means of status enhancement."

A study of jokes told under Stalin’s regime as a way of “sharing hardship, cultivating trust, and ultimately acquiescing to life.”