Inflation continues to cool in the United States, where consumer prices rose three percent in the year through June. / The Hill

A new report says Europe may see heat-related deaths increase to more than 100,000 per summer by midcentury. / Nature medicine

Amazon delivery drivers go on strike in Southern California partly over working during heatwaves. / Grist

From May, journalists at the Marshall Project explain how they investigated abuse by prison guards in New York. / The Marshall Project

More sharks in New York waters—and more shark bites at New York beaches—is "a sign of successful conservation." / Vox 

"Geoid people" are those who think of our planet "less as an imperfect sphere and more as a lumpy potato." / The Atlantic

"It feels simultaneously like being in a very large municipal botanical garden and a small-town aquarium." A skeptic spends a weekend in Biosphere 2. / Scientific American

Drone footage of a new eruption near Iceland's Fagradalsfjall volcano. / Kottke

France offers cash to people if they'll repair their clothes rather than buy fast fashion. / BBC News

According to a poll, 80 percent of Gen Z-ers scroll their smartphones with their thumbs, while 70 percent of Baby Boomers use index fingers. / The New York Post

An American approaches people in Rome, asking for directions in ancient Latin. / Open Culture 

Review of a Japanese cult novel about "the dizzying reality of being unable to locate oneself in the endless stream of minutiae that forms a lonely life." / n+1

Milan Kundera, author of The Unbearable Lightness of Being, dies at 94. / The Guardian

David Sedaris explains the ups and downs of taking 21,000 steps a day. "I have calves like upside down bowling pins." / The New York Times