Rain is a startup that fights wildfires. They now have a second version of their system, a large unmanned drone. I was not particularly enthusiastic about that first drone, but their second iteration looks promising. I amended my wildfires post accordingly.
Scannell on predictive validity in drug discovery
Matt Levine on crypto. I didn't learn anything surprising (been following the space for years), but the piece hits some of the themes I had in mind for a piece on crypto I wanted to write at some point, particulalry the incestuous nature of it.
Gene duplication of CDKN2C linked to increased longevity in bowhead whales
Scott Alexander reviews Rhythms of The Brain
VC backed company has raised $60M to date to... scrape Wikipedia? Poorly? Please someone explain Golden to me. What are these VCs thinking?
I ask Twitter for interesting things in the intersection of bio and ML
A Vision of Metascience, by Michael Nielsen and Kanjun Liu
I turned 30 in October! I asked Twitter for life advice (of course I would do that), thread with the responses
Bay Area man starts bedframe grants program
The NIH had their own fast grants-esque program called RADx.
The Economist calls for the legalization of cocaine
Thinking very hard (in the right way) cures long COVID (and back pain)
I ask Twitter about costs of fusion. Will it ever compete with solar+storage? (Probably, but solar may end up being the bulk of the grid)
Twitter thread with short scifi stories
Vinay Prasad on the effects of colonoscopy screening on mortality. As you'd expect, Prasad is skeptical.
Co-founding considered harmful