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Wednesday headlines: Ever raptor

Sudan's military leader defends the takeover of the country, placing blame on political leaders. Soldiers tried to capture injured protesters inside hospitals. / The Guardian

Jihadism, crime, and political violence have grown so intense in Nigeria that the country is said to be "sliding towards ungovernability." / The Economist

Israel prepares to move forward with plans to approve 3,000 new homes for settlers in the occupied West Bank. / Reuters

License plate readers are reshaping private security in American neighborhoods—"another step toward mass suburban paranoia." / The Washington Post

The United States government starts its legal appeal to try to get Wikileaks founder Julian Assange extradited. / BBC News

More than 100,000 people have had their eyes scanned in return for free cryptocurrency. (Fwiw, the hashtag #sober has 1.8 billion views on TikTok.) / Ars Technica, VICE

Everything you need to know about DAOs, from Max Read. / Read Max

Researchers say a radio signal detected in 2019, which seemed to be coming from the star closest to the Sun, was not from aliens. / Nature

Managing pests is a big challenge for California's vintners. Currently trending: rodent control via raptors. / Bay Nature Magazine

See also: Make room in your imagination for "worm blobs." (Or not.) / The New York Times

Something new for highway fencing, retaining walls, or even your garden: a wind turbine wall. / Moss and Fog

An Italian architecture firm offers a bizarrely perched cabin in the Dolomites. / designboom

An emotional documentary, from some of the crew behind Free Solo, tries to pinpoint the roots of rock climbing amidst its commercial boom. / YouTube

Some early 20th century autochrome photographs via the Eastman Museum. And some new paintings by Filipino American artist Mikey Yates. / Flashbak, Taymour Grahne Projects

The art collective MSCHF bought a Warhol for $20,000, created 999 replicas, and is now selling all 1,000 paintings, each for $250. / CNN

Unrelated/related: For just $150 a year, you can subsist on theme park food. / The Takeout