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
A horrifying new AI app swaps women into porn videos with a click
Deepfake researchers have long feared the day this would arrive.
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.
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.
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.
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