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#106 - Kidneys in Pigs, AI in Congress, and Nuclear Near-Misses!
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In the News
🇲🇽 Mexico’s supreme court just unanimously ruled that denying access to abortion services is unconstitutional, making it illegal to do so in all 32 states.
🥚 Scientists at the Weizmann Institute have created a human-like embryo without sperm or egg cells that resembles a real embryo at 14 days of development.
🐷 In similar news, researchers at the Guangzhou Institute of Biomedicine and Health have grown a mostly human kidney entirely inside a pig.
🏛️ Congress hosted an inaugural meeting on AI, and here’s how it went down.
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What We’re Reading
ChatGPT really doesn’t do well in certain languages.
There have been a ton of nuclear near-misses, and this Veritasium video highlights just a few. Scary stuff. It makes you realize that WWIII might be initiated from an accident as much as it might be from intentional use.
Quotes We Love
“The people who invented the Internet never would have got around to doing it if they’d had the Internet.”
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