Space exploration and why we are addicted to hybrid cars

Space exploration and why we are addicted to hybrid cars

Space exploration and why we are addicted to hybrid cars

The unavoidable

I’ve scoured the internet to find you today’s funniest/important/scariest/fascinating stories about technology.

1 Sam Bankman-Fried’s Top Associates Pleaded Guilty to Fraud
They agreed to cooperate in his pursuit. (NYT$)
+ Here are some of the charges brought by US authorities against the pair. ($Bloomberg)
+ “Ethics crusader” Vikram Akula engaged in similarly questionable practices more than a decade ago. (Wired $)

2 Elon Musk says his cost-cutting saved Twitter from bankruptcy
Others might say it only hastened the company’s demise. (FT$)
+ The obvious choice for Twitter’s new CEO is among the people he fired. (New Yorkers $)

3 It was a banner year for the climate
But major US legislation could pave the way for a better future. (New Yorkers $)
+ Why biodiversity is a key measure of the effects of climate change. (Economist $)
+ 2023 is the year we will see whether corporate climate commitments are genuine or greenwash. (Wired $)
+ These three graphs show who is most responsible for climate change. (MIT Technology Review)

4 Gene therapy restored the immune systems of 10 children
The patients, who were born without a functioning immune system, could now lead normal lives. (New Scientist $)
+ This family has raised millions to get experimental gene therapy for their children. (MIT Technology Review)

5 The race to share the first images from the James Webb Space Telescope
NASA scientists had a strict deadline to meet and no room for error. (Reverse)

6 sextortion scammers in India are ruining the lives of victims
This is a glimpse into a growing and horrifying industry. (Rest of the world)

7 Your Netflix Password Sharing Days Are Numbered
Netflix’s crackdown on account sharing is unlikely to be popular. (WSJ$)
+ Sharing passwords is illegal in the UK, says its government. (BBC)

8 How Meme Stocks Stopped Being Funny
It turns out investing based on vibes and jokes doesn’t always pay off. (voice)

9 grandmothers on TikTok are charming young generations
It strikes a chord with those seeking the wisdom of elders as Christmas approaches. (Atlantic $)
+ Why these “one day in my life” videos are so addicting. (voice)

10 We’re Obsessed With Trying To Age Healthier
But promising drugs risk becoming overhyped. (Knowing Magazine)
+ How scientists want to make you younger. (MIT Technology Review)

quote of the day

“He banned income by being an asshole.”


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