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April 23, 2021

Issue #227: Building a Better Battery, It’s Covid Crunch Time, I Was …

This week: Batteries 101; too many vaccines, not enough takers; new antibiotics, but are they the right ones?; water disputes gro…

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April 16, 2021

Issue #226: Show Me Receipts, I Like Those Odds, The Next Frontier in…

This week: Biden’s climate disclosures; Johnson & Johnson on pause; Odds of being infected post-vaccination; Biotech’s next decad…

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April 9, 2021

Issue #225: The Cost of Climate Change, Skeptical Evangelists, Algori…

This week: Climate finance remains unregulated; God vs Vaccines; AI antibiotics are coming; New data on food waste since the 1960…

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April 2, 2021

Issue #224: Biden Steps Up, The Take-Home Test You Hope to Fail, Why …

This week: Biden’s plan, explained; financial climate risk, uncovered; at-home COVID tests, approved; pesticide poisonings, revea…

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March 26, 2021

Issue #223: Summer’s About to Get a Whole Lot Longer

This week: The Western drought grows; China’s vaccine exports; menthol cigarettes on the run; bacon and Alzheimer’s; croissants a…

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March 19, 2021

Issue #222: Low Hanging vs Game Changing: Why Not Both?, a Strong Cup…

In brief: The most powerful Joe; when you’re really clear on COVID; Black maternal outcomes; how to understand the AI internal wa…

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March 12, 2021

Issue #221: Lab Trial & Error, Finding a Pain-Free Way to Treat Pain,…

In brief: Batteries are cheaper and increasingly everywhere; the best COVID treatments; a possible opioid alternative; cabbage is…

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March 5, 2021

Issue #220: Sunk Costs are Sinking Cities, Finally the Food Chain is …

This week: Miami kicks the can down the road, relief for farmworkers, poor Twitter, how not to waste food, how not to do ethical …

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Feb. 26, 2021

Issue #219: The Social Cost of Carbon, Not Enough Nurses, & Even Trum…

This week: the price of climate change, how to re-open your office, a new wave of nurses, bailing out Black farmers. Find links f…

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Feb. 19, 2021

Issue #218: How to Help Texas, Catching Our Breath, & Creating Equita…

This week: How to help Texas. Air pollution and infertility. A drastic life expectancy gap. A big test for higher education. And …

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Feb. 12, 2021

Issue #217: Capitalism Gonna Capitalism, Vaccines Are Working, & The …

This week: Your gas stove and water heater are hiding a dirty secret; where COVID goes from here; and all the good your poop can …

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Feb. 5, 2021

Issue #216: Downsides of Living in the Future, Sustainable and Enjoya…

This week: The economic choices that have led us to a climate breaking point (and why the last year has prepared us to do somethi…

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Jan. 29, 2021

Issue #215: Biden isn’t Throwing Away His Shot, COVID-19 Version Cont…

This week: Joe Biden has been president for about eight and a half days and the man’s not throwing away his shot when it comes to…

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Jan. 22, 2021

Issue #214: Some Honest-to-Goodness Optimism, Keeping Up With COVID, …

This week: Giving it all we got; 25 doses; Tobacco is the new tobacco; Find links from this newsletter and more at importantnotim…

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Jan. 15, 2021

Issue #213: Our COVID predictions for 2021

This week: Why’s COVID so bad in Los Angeles?; How the next few months will go; Go deeper on clean tech; IVF might get a lot more…

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