A study finds that 98% of Europeans live in areas with highly damaging fine particulate pollution. / The Guardian 

A climate research firm says 39 million homes in the United States are at risk of losing their insurance. / Axios

More than a year ahead of its deadline, California installs 10,000 fast chargers for electric cars. / Grist

An interview with a developer behind one of the government's favorite tracking tools. "Don't be surprised when people are going to investigate you because you made their life difficult." / 404 Media

A repeated mistake in popular science is the idea of an empty atom—molecules are actually packed with stuff. / Aeon

A round-up of some of science's biggest mysteries yet to be solved. / Vox

Jeffry Ricker: One of the biggest challenges in becoming blind late in life is overcoming sighted people's negative assumptions. / Psyche

Apple's iPhones aren't sold legally in Cuba, so iPhone experts in Havana are local legends in high demand. / rest of world

See also: The magical Japanese art of luggage forwarding. / Ridgeline

Three tattoo experts describe styles that are big with Gen Z (e.g., astrology tattoos) that likely won't appeal to Gen Alpha. / Business Insider

Partly due to generative artificial intelligence, Amazon limits authors to self-publishing no more than three books a day. / Publishers Weekly

Related: AI developers are hiring poets and novelists to improve their models' creative writing skills. / rest of world