1 White House considering policy to restrict crypto
A series of new reports warn of its financial risks, especially those posed by stablecoins. (WP$)
+ He wants to set standards to reduce energy consumption in order to reduce emissions. (CoinDesk)
+ Elsewhere, the US dollar is going from strength to strength. (Economist $)

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

3 How birth control companies are navigating a post-Roe world
The unstable legal landscape makes it increasingly difficult to plan for the future. (BuzzFeed News)
+ The cognitive dissonance of watching Roe’s ending unfold online. (MIT Technology Review)

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

5 What Photon Rings Can Teach Us About a Black Hole
Its symmetry could allude to its internal structure. (amount)
+ Life in the universe is still extremely difficult to find. (Atlantic $)

6 Humans Are Not Ready To Live In An Oblong City In The Desert
That didn’t stop Saudi Arabia from trying to build one anyway. (The Guardian)
+ The smart city is a perpetually unrealized utopia. (MIT Technology Review)

7 The electric vehicle revolution is well underway
But scooters and three-wheelers, not cars, are leading the charge. (Rest of the world)

8 TREE(3) is the largest number in the universe
The problem is, it’s so big you can barely understand it. (New Scientist $)

9 TikTok shines a light on the sleazy world of banking
Its graduates and other young employees cut the public relations thread. ($Bloomberg)

10 iPhone has a cool problem 📱
Once everyone has something, is it still desirable? (Atlantic $)
+ Maybe satellite connectivity can help? (IEEE Spectrum)

quote of the day

“Criticizing scams is not mean.” – A user of Buttcoin, a Reddit community dedicated to mocking bitcoin and the crypto industry, defends his position to the Guardian.

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