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🎅 Year-end Summary & Christmas Break
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Then your inbox will be empty until January 10, when the next newsletter arrives.
During the same period, Warp News will publish a news story every other day, instead of daily.
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The Angry Optimist
📚 The Angry Optimist's book recommendations for Christmas
Four reading tips for Christmas. Everything from a history of the electronic era to the creator of Spaceballs.
💡 Musings of the Angry Optimist: Things that will end up in the pessimist archive
Give it 15 years, and the Pessimists Archive will have two new categories: Social media and screen time.
💡 Fact-based optimistic news of the week
🛰️ Starlink's space internet traffic nearly triples in 2023
With expansion to new countries, including Kenya, the Philippines, and Zambia, it has a presence in over 50 countries.
⛈️ DeepMind AI achieves precise weather predictions on desktop computers
GraphCast predicts weather up to 10 days in advance with remarkable accuracy, and uses only seconds to process the data, surpassing traditional methods.
🏆 Science Breakthrough of the Year: Obesity drugs (+ runners-up)
Obesity, a major health problem affecting about 70% of adults in the U.S. and over half in Europe, is linked to several serious diseases. Recently, a new class of drugs, GLP-1 receptor agonists, originally for diabetes, has shown significant promise in treating obesity with manageable side effects.
♻️ Cling Systems secures vital funding to propel battery circularity
Cling Systems is a Swedish startup helping companies recycle used electric car batteries. Now they've secured 1.3 million USD in funding.
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