What we know — and more importantly, what we don’t — about what AI is capable of, and how much change we’re capable of absorbing.
Plus: the Willow Project, H-1B visas, blueberries, honeybee vaccines, climate disclosure rules, next-gen bed nets, and health insurance in North Carolina
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Health & Medicine
- What’s second-hand stress?
- Next-gen bed nets are coming and could save so many lives
- Medicaid expansion might finally be coming to North Carolina
- Joe Biden approved the Willow Project in Alaska and it sucks, but on the other hand, the US is on track for a major clean energy milestone
- The world’s first honeybee vaccine is like “magic”
- Use this tool to see how early spring came to your neighborhood
- In the future, it might still cost $1 trillion per ppm of CO2 removed, we should pay for it
- The SEC’s climate disclosure rules are coming. 85% of business execs said they’re not ready.
- Why did insurers slash Hurricane Ian payouts?
Food & Water
- The EPA proposed their strongest ever standards for keeping coal plant pollution out of your water (right after they went after forever chemicals)
- Blueberries are packed with pesticides?
- A Supreme Court case could reshape Indigenous water rights in the (parched) southwest
- Some additional AI reading: Azeem Azhar on “Everything, everywhere, all at once”; Are LLM’s the new CPU’s?
- Amid mass tech layoffs, workers on H-1B visas have 60 days to find a job, or leave the country, and we’re really just doing this all wrong
- COVID made maternal health outcomes much worse (and especially among Black people)
- There doesn’t seem to be an association between Paxlovid and a COVID rebound, which is great
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