Skip to Content
Uncategorized

Rated XXY

We round up this week’s most intriguing items from around the Web.

Rated XXY
Stuck with an extra X? No need to fret, reports Reuters: a new study says many people born with an aberrant sex chromosome lead happy, healthy lives.

Umlaut Dot Com

The agency that governs domain names has delayed plans to accommodate foreign languages, prompting private companies to go ahead without them, reports the New York Times. The chutzpah!

Starship (Private) Enterprise
Salon interviews Robert Bigelow, the Budget Suites entrepreneur, paranormal enthusiast and UFO chaser who plans to compete against NASA in the space business.

Neither Rain Nor Spam Nor Dark of Night
Wired takes a skeptical look at the U.S. Postal Service’s effort to reinvent itself for the post-postal world. The article claims the result could be privatization, but ignores the implications for universal service.

Camp David Was Booked
The Washington Post describes a détente worthy of Dr. Kissinger himself: at a Chevy Chase, MD, retreat, the Human Genome Project and Celera Genomics reportedly agreed that the other guy isn’t so bad after all.

Old MacDonald Had a Pharm
Factories are expensive, dirty affairs-compared to the lush fields of genes that the chemical industry hopes will replace them. The downside? Could be chicken DNA in your corn, writes the Los Angeles Times.

Last Week: Golden Girls

Keep Reading

Most Popular

conceptual illustration showing various women's faces being scanned
conceptual illustration showing various women's faces being scanned

A horrifying new AI app swaps women into porn videos with a click

Deepfake researchers have long feared the day this would arrive.

A view of clouds illuminated by sunlight
A view of clouds illuminated by sunlight

We can’t afford to stop solar geoengineering research

It is the wrong time to take this strategy for combating climate change off the table.

Death and Jeff Bezos
Death and Jeff Bezos

Meet Altos Labs, Silicon Valley’s latest wild bet on living forever

Funders of a deep-pocketed new "rejuvenation" startup are said to include Jeff Bezos and Yuri Milner.

new GPT3 is a good student
new GPT3 is a good student

The new version of GPT-3 is much better behaved (and should be less toxic)

OpenAI has trained its flagship language model to follow instructions, making it spit out less unwanted text—but there's still a way to go.

Stay connected

Illustration by Rose WongIllustration by Rose Wong

Get the latest updates from
MIT Technology Review

Discover special offers, top stories, upcoming events, and more.

Thank you for submitting your email!

Explore more newsletters

It looks like something went wrong.

We’re having trouble saving your preferences. Try refreshing this page and updating them one more time. If you continue to get this message, reach out to us at customer-service@technologyreview.com with a list of newsletters you’d like to receive.