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“Researchers have leveraged artificial intelligence methods to significantly speed up the discovery of treatments for Parkinson’s disease.”
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Synthetic fertilizers and pesticides allow us to grow more food on less land.

If we tried to feed the world with the organic yields of 1960, we would have to farm twice as much land as we do today.
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'The batteries in the current generation of Formula E cars deliver up to 350kW of power, and can propel a driver to a maximum top speed of 320km/h (199mph), approaching the top speed of traditional F1 cars.'
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Victorians regularly prescribed opium to treat infant teething, with deadly results.
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Aniline was the product of a British attempt to synthesize quinine, an anti-malarial.

The result wouldn’t help imperialists expand into jungles, but it did produce a vivid purple.

It may have been the most significant moment in modern fashion history.
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'Cyclophosphamide has now enabled more patients than ever to get bone-marrow transplants —more than 7,000 last year, according to NMDP.

The field has essentially surmounted the problem of matching donors.'
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Israel's desalination plants supply drinking water not only to the Israelis, but also the inhabitants of the West Bank and diplomatic efforts are afoot to supply Israeli drinking water to the surrounding Arab countries.
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Private tutoring is an effective way to prepare students for higher education, but its price has long been a problem for poorer families.

AI is now leveling the playing field.
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'Experts are testing new jabs that are custom-built for each patient and tell their body to hunt down cancer cells to prevent the disease ever coming back.'
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Biggest fact that almost no one understands.

Almost everywhere on earth now has life expectancy similar to or higher than mid-20th century America.

The lowest category of LE no longer even exists.

Biggest fact that almost no one understands. Almost everywhere on earth now has life expectancy similar to or higher than mid-20th century America. The lowest category of LE no longer even exists.
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Germany has 'switched off their nuclear power stations and are now burning coal.... They are a laughing stock.'

How did it come to this?

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It is not the government’s place to encourage or discourage any particular family size.

Instead, policymakers should take a “first do no harm” approach and remove the many regulations that act as barriers to fertility and raise costs for parents.
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With colleges reversing test-optional policies, students stunted by school closures are struggling to meet the old standards.

AI models, which are better test-takers than most humans, can help by providing cheap, quality tutoring at a moments notice.
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