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Robin Hanson 19h
"We find a range of parameters for which … the Galaxy supports a population of interstellar space-faring civilizations even though some settleable systems are uninhabited. In addition we find … large regions that remain unsettled."
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vitalik.eth 17h
Prediction markets are unbundling: the outcome resolution layer (tokens that give you $1 if some event happens and $0 otherwise) and the market layer (how to trade those tokens) are separating. Great news for future development of the space imo.
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tylercowen 20h
Replying to @NathanGrubaugh
“The worst product name” and “the best product name” are not always as far apart as you might think!
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Alex Tabarrok 23h
More bad news for hotels.
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Catherine Rampell Sep 25
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Riva Sep 25
Replying to @rivatez
i find it funny that people would mock the idea of improving your thought processes like it isn't *the most important thing in the world*. Your mind is the key to your life. Constantly surprised how passive people are about both biological brain health and mental processes.
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Jorge Guajardo Sep 25
China's annual production capacity of COVID-19 vaccines expected to reach 610 million doses by end-2020, official says.
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Lionel Page Sep 25
Brilliant: When the euro bank notes were designed, they used European-style bridges which were *non-existing*, not to have to choose between countries. The Dutch town of Spijkenisse claimed them all for the Netherlands by building them on a waterway.
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John Arnold Sep 24
The proposed Houston/Dallas bullet train is testing whether America can still build projects of significance. It's seemingly a perfect project: big infrastructure, many jobs, 100% privately funded, and in low regulation state. 1/4
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Max Roser Sep 25
Iceland is now suffering a steep rise in COVID-19 cases. [→ ] Around 100(!) of these new cases were traced back to a tourist couple who tested positive on arrival and were asked to self-isolate, but did not do as they were told:
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David Perell Sep 25
New long-form article! This deep dive is all about podcasting. It's everything I've learned in four years, across more than 100 interviews, about preparation, production, and promotion. I've also shared my favorite ideas in this thread.
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Bruno Maçães Sep 25
Remarkably little in my timeline on how the source for the Steele dossier was a Russian spy...
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Tim Harford Sep 25
Increasing trustworthiness in European portraiture, as detected by machine learning? Hm. summarises well: "basically the people in the paintings look less pissed off over time."
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Andy Slavitt @ 🏡 Sep 24
NEW: The Saliva Direct test is announcing the first labs that are using its open source protocol. This is a step towards easy low-cost testing.
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Adam Marblestone Sep 24
After an awesome two years at DeepMind, I’m leaving tomorrow and will be working full-time on identifying and roadmapping promising new “mini-Manhattan projects”, i.e., “Focused Research Organizations (FROs)”, and trying to help them happen. Talk to me if you have one in mind!
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Conor Sen Sep 24
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Eric Topol Sep 24
Big jumps in science of Type 1 Interferon response to today : auto-antibodies, genomic variants, together account for ~14% of critical/life-threatening covid patients
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Youyang Gu Sep 23
One thing to note is that the R0 for Brooklyn and NYC is well above 5, whereas the US as a whole is closer to R0=2.
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Daniel Gross Sep 24
Dave Grohl, the Steve Jobs of drumming. Could be a scene from Whiplash.
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EconomicsinTen Sep 24
Always interesting what you find written by economists. Whilst researching Ibn Khaldun, we came across this via by . It's true to say that economists are curious beasts & we hope this is reflected in our .
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