Computer Scientists Break Traveling Salesperson Record: https://www.quantamagazine.org/computer-scientists-break-traveling-salesperson-record-20201008/
I linked to this back in July (https://mathstodon.xyz/@11011110/104465689831962167) when Karlin, Klein, and Gharan's preprint https://arxiv.org/abs/2007.01409 giving a \((3/2-\varepsilon)\)-approximation to TSP first came out, but now it's getting wider publicity in _Quanta_.
See also an earlier (paywalled) piece on the same story in ScienceNews: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/shayan-oveis-gharan-theoretical-computer-scientist-sn-10-scientists-watch
The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!