The New England Journal of Medicine Fact-Checks the Republican Debate
Matthew Herper of Forbes summarizes the well-respected medical journal’s critique of certain health-care-related points Republican presidential candidates made during the first debate.
—Mike Orcutt, associate editor
Zirtual Founder: “The Numbers Were Just Completely F***ed”
A startup CEO explains how her company imploded in a matter of days.
—Megan Barnett, deputy editor
Millions of Shade Balls Protecting Los Angeles Reservoir
L.A. is using floating balls of black plastic to help keep water from evaporating.
—Linda Lowenthal, copy chief
Why Brutalist Architecture Is So Hard to Love
Modernist concrete buildings look good to architects and photographers, and they represent what was once the optimistic ideal of an honest, virtually unlimited material. But that doesn’t make people hate them any less.
Meta has built a massive new language AI—and it’s giving it away for free
Facebook’s parent company is inviting researchers to pore over and pick apart the flaws in its version of GPT-3
The gene-edited pig heart given to a dying patient was infected with a pig virus
The first transplant of a genetically-modified pig heart into a human may have ended prematurely because of a well-known—and avoidable—risk.
Saudi Arabia plans to spend $1 billion a year discovering treatments to slow aging
The oil kingdom fears that its population is aging at an accelerated rate and hopes to test drugs to reverse the problem. First up might be the diabetes drug metformin.
Yann LeCun has a bold new vision for the future of AI
One of the godfathers of deep learning pulls together old ideas to sketch out a fresh path for AI, but raises as many questions as he answers.
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