The news you need to know for the week of January 20, 2024.
My human-curated roundup of this week’s news.
Congressman claims UFOs may be extradimensional angels. Well I guess that’s as plausible as any other theory.
Serial dater sues 27 women for negative reviews.
Fact: Only one jockey has ever won a horse race while dead. Bet that was an interesting winner’s circle.
Dodecahedron: An archaeological mystery of mathematical proportions. Maybe a junction for ropes or yarn?
Spider venom may find use in treating heart attack and stroke. Hopefully we won’t have to carry an emergency spider with us.
Dude, study shows weed not useful for weaning off opioids.
Jehovah’s Witness sues for receiving life-saving transfusion against her will.
Ikea building world’s largest wind farm. But is it easy to assemble? Zen Zero on Bluesky asks if you just get one hex wrench for all 1237 windmills or one for each.
Study says paper is much better for learning than screens.
Nuclear battery for the phone you keep in your pocket? Maybe a little too close to necessary bodyparts for comfort.
So did I hear right? Massimo CEO says Apple Watch Blood Oxygen Monitor is inaccurate, but wants to talk to Apple about licensing anyway?
Rabbit announces that the R1 uses Perplexity as one of its LLMs. Offers discount on Perplexity Pro. Don’t think that means much, but gives a clue to the inner workings. Over 50K units sold in less than a week.
Will 77% accurate AI fingerprint tool catch on in crime fighting? And how many wrongful conviction lawsuits could it lead to?
25% of CEOs plan to replace humans with AI this year.