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Recommended Reading: COVID-19 and AI health care

Recommended Reading: COVID-19 and AI health care

COVID-19 will accelerate the AI health care revolution Kai-Fu Lee, Wired The coronavirus pandemic will cause us to rethink major aspects of everyday life around the world, but it may also expedite the use of artificial intelligence in health care. Sinovation Ventures CEO Kai-Fu Lee explains how the revolution has …

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Recommended Reading: Dead Sea Scroll fragments in DC are fakes

Recommended Reading: Dead Sea Scroll fragments in DC are fakes

Exclusive: ‘Dead Sea Scrolls’ at the Museum of the Bible are all forgeriesMichael GreshkoNational Geographic When the Museum of the Bible opened in Washington, DC in 2017, it funded a research project that examined pieces of what was thought to be Dead Sea Scroll fragments. In 2018, the museum announced …

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Recommended Reading: The CIA-owned company that helped it spy on the world

Recommended Reading: The CIA-owned company that helped it spy on the world

The intelligence coup of the centuryGreg Miller,The Washington Post This in-depth report tells the story of Crypto AG, a Switzerland-based company that achieved success for its code-making machines during World War II. The company eventually became a popular manufacturer of encryption machines for countries around the world in the decades …

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Recommended Reading: The lasting effect of the Iowa Caucuses

Recommended Reading: The lasting effect of the Iowa Caucuses

Iowa might have screwed up the whole nomination processNate Silver,FiveThirtyEight By now you probably know the story. The Iowa Democratic Party decided to use an app to report results from its caucuses this week. These events were the first primary-type votes cast in the 2020 Democratic presidential race, and would’ve …

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Recommended Reading: The science fiction of William Gibson

Recommended Reading: The science fiction of William Gibson

How William Gibson keeps his science fiction realJoshua Rothman,The New Yorker While a lot of sci-fi is obsessed with the distant future, one of the best authors of the genre takes a different approach. The New Yorker explains how William Gibson “has imagined the near future more convincingly than anyone …

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Recommended Reading: The 15th anniversary of ‘Halo 2’

Recommended Reading: The 15th anniversary of 'Halo 2'

When ‘Halo 2’ invaded planet earthAnthony John Agnello,The Ringer In the latest installment of “things that will make you feel old,” Halo 2 was released on November 9, 2004 — which makes it 15 years old. The Ringer takes an in-depth look at the game’s legacy, including how it made …

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Recommended Reading: The ‘fingerprints’ of bourbon

Recommended Reading: The 'fingerprints' of bourbon

Whiskey webs: Microscale “fingerprints” of bourbon whiskeyStuart J. Williams, Martin J. Brown, VI and Adam D. Carrithers,Physical Review Fluids (PDF) Finish up your weekend with glass of your favorite bourbon. And while you imbibe, these findings from researchers at the University of Louisville (because of course) will keep you company. …

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Recommended Reading: How memes became political weapons

Recommended Reading: How memes became political weapons

How memes got weaponized: A short historyJoan Donovan,MIT Technology Review Memes are entertaining, but they’ve also become key weapons in politics and the spread of misinformation. This piece starts with just one of many insane stories: “In October 2016, a friend of mine learned that one of his wedding photos …

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