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Conservative Book Bans and Restricting Crypto

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1 The White House Considers A Policy Push To Limit Crypto
A series of new reports warn of the financial risks, especially those of stablecoins. (WP $)
+ It wants to set standards to reduce energy consumption in order to reduce emissions. (CoinDesk)
+ Elsewhere, the US dollar goes from strength to strength. (Economist $)

2 A new X-ray method for detecting explosives could also identify tumors
A deep learning algorithm was able to find explosives hidden in a hair dryer. (MIT Technology Review)

3 How Birth Control Companies Navigate a Post-Roe World
The volatile legal landscape makes it increasingly difficult to plan for the future. (BuzzFeed News)
+ The cognitive dissonance of watching Roe’s ending unfolds online. (MIT Technology Review)

4Meet the teachers fighting back against misinformation
Teaching children to think for themselves is key. (NYT $)
+ Google investigates how different generations deal with misinformation. (MIT Technology Review)

5 What can photon rings teach us about a black hole?
Its symmetry could be an indication of its inner structure. (Quanta)
+ Life in the universe is still extremely hard to find. (The Atlantic Ocean $)

6 People Are Not Ready To Live In An Elongated City In The Desert
That won’t stop Saudi Arabia from building one anyway. (the guard)
+ The smart city is an eternally unrealized utopia. (MIT Technology Review)

7 The electric vehicle revolution is in full swing
But it’s scooters and tricycles, not cars, that are in charge. (Rest of the world)

8 TREE (3) is the largest number in the universe
The problem is, it’s so big we can barely contain it. (new scientist $)

9 TikTok sheds light on the murky banking world
The graduates and other young employees cut through the PR spin. (Bloomberg $)

10 The iPhone has a cool problem
If everyone has something, is it still desirable? (The Atlantic Ocean $)
+ Maybe satellite connection can help? (IEEE spectrum)

Quote of the day

“Criticizing scams isn’t mean.” – A user of Buttcoin, a Reddit community dedicated to mocking bitcoin and the crypto industry, defends their position against the Guardian.

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