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Ghana First To Approve 'world-Changer' Malaria Vaccine | BBC


Ghana has become the first country to approve a new malaria vaccine, R21, which has shown to be up to 80% effective in preliminary trials in Burkina Faso, according to BBC. The vaccine's safety and effectiveness data is not yet public, but Ghana's drug regulators have approved its use in children between five months to three years old. The World Health Organization is also considering approving the vaccine, which is seen as a potential "world-changer" in combating malaria, a disease that kills about 620,000 people each year, mostly young children.

Verb - You Looked Tired | [Partner]


We don't mean any offense, it's just, well … you're probably very busy. If you're a parent, if you work all the time, both, or neither and the world just has you edge — whatever the case, you deserve a pick-me-up that won't leave you or your stomach rattled. Coffee is fine, but what if you could chew on something tasty, full of energy from matcha, and didn't have to suffer through jitters or other unsavory side-effects of more common sources of caffeine? There's no need to imagine…


Inside The 3D-Printed Box In Texas Where Humans Will Prepare For Mars | The Guardian

We know, two days in a row about 3D-printing and Mars, but this is pretty wild. According to The Guardian, starting this June, four volunteer test subjects will spend a year locked inside a small housing unit constructed using a huge 3D printer to simulate how Nasa may create structures on the Martian surface with Martian soil. They'll conduct experiments, grow food and exercise – and be tested regularly so scientists can learn what a year on Mars could do to the body and mind. The mission is NASA's next small step toward landing humans on the surface of Mars.

Natural Treatment Could Make You Almost Invisible To Mosquito Bites | New Atlas

West Nile is about to be in de-nial. (See what we did there? And don't worry, we too aren't certain that joke makes any sense.) Anyway, scientists have developed a spray or gel made from cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) which reduces mosquito bites by 80%, according to New Atlas. The CNCs assemble as a strong but transparent barrier film when mixed with water and glycerol. The spray or gel could be a cheap and natural solution to controlling mosquito-borne illnesses such as dengue, chikungunya, and Zika.

You Deserve Nice Things | Quince

We know when it comes to your wardrobe, it's sometimes hard to pony up for the expensive, well-made stuff. However, you get what you pay for. We all know that person who's had the same high-quality yoga pants for years while you or someone you know went through 12 crappy ones in that time. What if we told you there was a way to get high-quality, top-of-the-line clothing for men, women, and children for prices that are actually reasonable? There's only one way to find out… [Partner]


Meet The Jailbreakers Hypnotizing ChatGPT Into Bomb-Building | Inverse

Remember when "jailbreaking" was just a cool term for getting your early generation iPhone or Canon 5D Mark III to do cool things? According to Inverse, it looks like ChatGPT has become a target for jailbreakers who seek to get the model to break its programming and provide "unsavory" advice, like how to build a bomb or worse. Using prompts to hypnotize the model, jailbreakers use techniques such as playing Star Wars-themed prompts or using convoluted language to get ChatGPT to say things its programming forbids. While the activity may appear to be harmless fun, critics are concerned about the potential for such methods to be used for malicious purposes.

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Quiz: What Is The Largest Living Structure On Earth?



We promise the GIF above will make more sense when you click here:




  • 43.4% of you said "A neural network is a mathematical system that finds statistical patterns in massive amounts of data" — Hm, sounds right, but what else did you guys say…
  • 32.3% of you said "A map of data which resembles the structure of the mind" — See, this is the answer we guessed as well.
  • 17.5% of you said "A computerized version of the brain that can do anything the human brain can do" — Seems almost too complicated to be true (Spoiler: It is.)
  • 6.4% of you said "Chart of brain waves captured during deep R.E.M. sleep" — We're sure that's a thing and ChatGPT can probably give us an answer. And Bard can probably give us a wrong answer. (Sick burn, but also totally kidding.)
  • 0.0% of you said "A sequel to David Fincher's 2010 masterpiece, The Social Network, but written by AI" — And 100% of you would feel crazy if this were the answer.
  • 5.7% of you said "Violet" — Come on, it would be pretty though.

The correct answer: A neural network is a mathematical system that finds statistical patterns in massive amounts of data!

According to IBM, "Neural networks, also known as artificial neural networks (ANNs) or simulated neural networks (SNNs), are a subset of machine learning and are at the heart of deep learning algorithms. Their name and structure are inspired by the human brain, mimicking the way that biological neurons signal to one another."


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