The npm blog has been discontinued.
A new npm release has arrived! This fixes a lot of cache ownership issues, some bugs around the PATH environment variable being set properly on Windows and Windows Bash, npm ci in the presence of local file dependencies, and a race condition in pacote that led to a bunch of little glitchy issues.
To get it, you can run:
npm install -g npm
If you need to run sudo to install globally, make sure that you
sudo chown -R $USER ~/.npm after doing so. (And, hopefully, this will be the last time!)
Check out the changelog on npm.community.