March 17, 2023

🌎 Welcome to the Unknown Unknowns

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This week:

What we know — and more importantly, what we don’t — about what AI is capable of, and how much change we’re capable of absorbing.

Plus: the Willow Project, H-1B visas, blueberries, honeybee vaccines, climate disclosure rules, next-gen bed nets, and health insurance in North Carolina

Here's What You Can Do:

  • ⚡️ Just a few bucks buys some life-saving bed netswith Against Malaria, maybe the most effective NGO on the planet
  • ⚡️ The only thing dumber than cancer is rare cancers. Good news: you can helpfund research against them(and work up a sweat at the same time) with our friends at Cycle for Survival
  • ⚡️ This is the best electric vehicle you can buy
  • ⚡️ Get educated and follow the Black Maternal Health Caucus on Twitter
  • ⚡️ Understand your home’s exposure to flooding, fires, heat and wind with Risk Factor


News Roundup

Health & Medicine



  • Joe Biden approved the Willow Project in Alaska and it sucks, but on the other hand, the US is on track for a major clean energy milestone
  • The world’s first honeybee vaccine is like “magic”
  • Use this tool to see how early spring came to your neighborhood
  • In the future, it might still cost $1 trillion per ppm of CO2 removed, we should pay for it
  • The SEC’s climate disclosure rules are coming. 85% of business execs said they’re not ready.
  • Why did insurers slash Hurricane Ian payouts?


Food & Water


Beep Boop



  • COVID made maternal health outcomes much worse (and especially among Black people)
  • There doesn’t seem to be an association between Paxlovid and a COVID rebound, which is great


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