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In an escalation of violence between Gaza and Israel, 24 people—including nine children—were killed, most in Israeli airstrikes. / Associated Press

America's energy infrastructure is a patchwork of internet-connected and legacy equipment—creating vulnerabilities that can be exploited, as evidenced by the Colonial Pipeline cyberattack. / The Washington Post

Georgia becomes the first state to end citizen's arrests—a statute that in some ways led to the murder of Ahmaud Arbery, and that had previously been used to justify lynchings. / BBC

"Refraining from insulting and delegitimizing reporters...is an incredibly low bar." Biden needs to build bridges with the press. / Columbia Journalism Review

Some historically Black colleges say they're seeing a significant uptick in applications this year. / Inside Higher Ed

A journalist recalls how the 1918 pandemic altered the course of his life, decades before he was born. / Los Angeles Times

Using Pret transaction data to gauge where London businesses are reopening. / Bloomberg

"Medics with fang stickers on their scrubs are offering Pfizer shots" to visitors at Dracula's castle in central Romania. / BBC

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A new film-dubbing technology uses AI that recreates actors' faces to sync with the new dialogue. For example, here's Forrest Gump speaking Spanish. / Input, The Morning News

"The computer-generated interiors that circulate on Instagram seem engineered for aspiration and projection." / The New Yorker

The history of artificial musical duets, which began in 1978—and how the technique has surged during the pandemic. / Slate

Magnificent photos of LA's subway system over the past 30 years, by Ken Karagozian. / Hyperallergic

A physics professor calculates the rarity of two baseballs colliding in midair—which is what happened at a Phillies practice last week. / WIRED

"I feel like the mushroom is telling me what to do and how to make it look good." Photographer Phyllis Ma discusses her zine of mushroom portraiture. / The New Yorker

See also: Photos of tiny fungi—often less than a millimeter tall—by Alison Pollack. / Colossal

In calculating how many humans are needed to keep the species alive in case of apocalypse, 500 is a pretty good start. / Live Science

Vintage photos of dinosaur sculptures. / Flashbak