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Key Takeaway: NASA’s Curiosity and Perseverance rover missions are investigating the planet’s evidence for life, known as its “biosignatures,” in unprecedented detail. The rovers are acting as extraterrestrial detectives, hunting for clues that life may have existed eons ago, including evidence of long-gone liquid surface water, life-sustaining minerals, and organic molecules. The Mars of today […]
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Key Takeaway: George Bernard Shaw referred to Ebenezer Howard’s “garden cities” concept in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, which he believed would offer the advantages of town and country without the drawbacks. Recently, a Silicon Valley consortium called Flannery Associates purchased land for California Forever, a contentious project that echoes Howard’s ideas. Howard’s […]
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Key Takeaway NASA and DARPA are collaborating on a nuclear rocket engine to accelerate space exploration, reducing transit time and providing higher payload capacity. This technology offers a competitive advantage in military defense, scientific inquiry, and commerce. The US is developing DRACO, a nuclear engine, spacecraft, and launch vehicle by 2027, using high-assay low-enriched uranium […]

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Key Takeaway: OpenAI CEO Sam Altman sparked controversy by referencing the 2013 movie “Her” to highlight the novelty of ChatGPT’s latest iteration. Actor Scarlett Johansson accused the company of improperly using her voice after she spurned their offer to make her the voice of ChatGPT’s new virtual assistant. This highlights the “sci-fi feedback loop,” which […]
Key Takeaway: Scientists and philosophers have debated whether sensory experience is necessary to understand the correspondence between tactile and visual information. Recent research involving newborn chicks offers new insights into this question. The team found that chicks exposed to smooth cubes approached the cube more than those exposed to bumpy cubes. This finding aligns with […]

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I highly recommend reading the McKinsey Global Institute’s new report, “Reskilling China: Transforming The World’s Largest Workforce Into Lifelong Learners”, which focuses on the country’s biggest employment challenge, re-training its workforce and the adoption of practices such as lifelong learning to address the growing digital transformation of its productive fabric. How to transform the country […]

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