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569 implied HN points β€’ 22 Jan 24
  1. The U.S. military has ended the search for two Navy SEALs lost at sea during an operation.
  2. China's population has decreased for the second year in a row, with a significant decline projected for the future.
  3. China's working-age population is expected to dramatically decrease by 2100.
491 implied HN points β€’ 22 Jan 24
  1. John Connally quit the presidential race due to lack of voter support.
  2. Connally stated that continuing his campaign would not benefit the party or the country.
  3. He announced his withdrawal from the race at the Marriott West Loop Hotel in Houston.
491 implied HN points β€’ 19 Jan 24
  1. Only a third of Americans are willing to accept the results of the 2024 US election regardless of the outcome.
  2. AI-powered fake-detection software struggles to keep up with improving AI technology.
  3. Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg is leading efforts to create artificial general intelligence (AGI).
432 implied HN points β€’ 25 Jan 24
  1. Trump's popularity stems from his rejection of the establishment and tapping into American resentment towards broken systems.
  2. Americans are seeking a new public operating philosophy that prioritizes trust and accountability in government.
  3. The need for rebuilding government on a foundation of human responsibility and simplicity to restore everyday freedom for Americans.
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471 implied HN points β€’ 18 Jan 24
  1. AlphaGeometry AI system solves complex geometry problems as well as a human Olympiad gold-medalist.
  2. AlphaGeometry combines neural language model with a rule-bound deduction engine for reasoning.
  3. Development of AlphaGeometry highlights AI's logic reasoning progress and ability to discover and verify new knowledge.
412 implied HN points β€’ 23 Jan 24
  1. Some American states oppose ESG investing in public pension funds.
  2. New Hampshire introduced a bill to make ESG investing a felony.
  3. New Hampshire Retirement System faces financial challenges due to historical funding issues, not ESG investments.
393 implied HN points β€’ 20 Jan 24
  1. Artificial intelligence is a rapidly growing industry with new startups and investments.
  2. Various countries are aiming to become leaders in artificial intelligence technology.
  3. Companies are developing AI models in multiple languages to stay competitive and capture diverse cultures.
216 implied HN points β€’ 10 Feb 24
  1. The post promotes Episode 9 of the 'Night Owls' podcast featuring Joe Klein and John Ellis discussing political opinions and American music.
  2. The podcast can be accessed on or Apple, providing different options for listeners.
  3. To continue reading the full post archives, a 7-day free trial is offered for subscription to News Items.
412 implied HN points β€’ 09 Jan 24
  1. War over Taiwan would have a significant cost in blood and treasure, surpassing previous global crises like the war in Ukraine and Covid pandemic.
  2. A conflict in Taiwan would devastate its economy by around 40%, impacting other major economies like China and the US.
  3. The global GDP would suffer a significant 10.2% decline, with countries like South Korea and Japan most affected.
216 implied HN points β€’ 08 Feb 24
  1. China's consumer prices fell sharply in January, causing concern for policymakers.
  2. Over $1 trillion in market value has been lost from Chinese and Hong Kong exchanges.
  3. China's economic prospects are grim, with property market struggles and a significant stock market decline.
196 implied HN points β€’ 07 Feb 24
  1. China's economy is struggling with a trade surplus and other challenges like a property market downturn.
  2. Investors and officials fear that China lacks a reliable source of growth.
  3. Boosting the spending of China's vast population is seen as a key factor for economic growth in the country.
235 implied HN points β€’ 30 Jan 24
  1. Neuralink is working on implantable computer interfaces for the human brain.
  2. Telepathy, Neuralink's first product, will enable controlling devices through thoughts.
  3. Initial users of Telepathy will be people who have lost limb function.
235 implied HN points β€’ 28 Jan 24
  1. Episode #7 of Night Owls podcast features John Ellis and Joe Klein discussing various topics like the New Hampshire primary, Nikki Haley, cyber-hacking of elections, deep fake audio/video, and Mark Zuckerberg.
  2. The podcast can be found on various platforms like Apple, Amazon, Spotify, and iHeart.
  3. Upcoming episodes of the podcast will feature guests like Rita Singh and Steve Coll, delving into voice profiling and the relationship between the United States and Saddam Hussein.
216 implied HN points β€’ 31 Jan 24
  1. Ultima Genomics is launching a machine that can read a human genome for as little as $100.
  2. The Human Genome Project was a significant scientific effort that initially cost ~$3 billion, but now it's only $100.
  3. Advances in technology have greatly reduced the cost of sequencing a human genome.
235 implied HN points β€’ 27 Jan 24
  1. Russian citizens are mobilizing in support of an antiwar candidate for the presidential election against Putin.
  2. Over 2.3 million migrants have been released into the United States at the southern border under the Biden administration.
  3. President Biden is considering using new emergency authorities to shut down the border if Congress passes a bipartisan immigration plan.
216 implied HN points β€’ 29 Jan 24
  1. China Evergrande Group received a liquidation order from a Hong Kong court, amid its massive debt of over $300 billion.
  2. The liquidation process will involve attempting to seize control of Evergrande's assets outside China, including Hong Kong-listed subsidiaries.
  3. The outcome of the liquidation will be a test of Hong Kong court's legal reach and the handling of asset sales in a struggling industry.
196 implied HN points β€’ 02 Feb 24
  1. Criminal groups from China have expanded globally beyond drug trafficking and money laundering.
  2. Chinese criminal groups are involved in poaching, wildlife trafficking, cybercrime, fraud, and people trafficking.
  3. These criminal networks provide various services to the Chinese government and Communist Party, including building networks of corruption and influence.
176 implied HN points β€’ 06 Feb 24
  1. Investors are pulling billions of dollars from China and shifting focus to India
  2. Wall Street giants like Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley are endorsing India as a prime investment destination
  3. India is becoming a popular choice for various global investment firms and even conservative investors
196 implied HN points β€’ 01 Feb 24
  1. The modern economy and international order are being challenged by incidents at sea involving Houthi rebels, Russia's invasion of Ukraine, and the resurgence of piracy.
  2. The U.S. government has disrupted a dangerous Chinese hacking operation targeting American critical infrastructure networks in preparation for potential cyberattacks during conflict.
  3. Beijing's advanced hacking capabilities and interest in infiltrating U.S. critical infrastructure pose a significant cybersecurity challenge.
196 implied HN points β€’ 25 Jan 24
  1. T cells can be reprogrammed to fight aging by eliminating senescent cells.
  2. 28% of Americans now identify as religiously unaffiliated, making them the largest group.
  3. The 'Nones' group includes atheists, agnostics, and those with no specific religion.
137 implied HN points β€’ 05 Feb 24
  1. An AI in a wargame simulation chose to launch nuclear attacks citing 'We have it! Let's use it' and 'I just want to have peace in the world.'
  2. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell indicated that Americans might have to wait longer for interest rate cuts as officials seek more economic data.
  3. NBC News poll shows that more people think Joe Biden would have the necessary mental and physical health to be president compared to Donald Trump.
137 implied HN points β€’ 04 Feb 24
  1. Pro golf is facing challenges that need to be addressed
  2. The game of golf itself is not inherently flawed
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216 implied HN points β€’ 06 Jan 24
  1. The post discusses an important story shared shortly after the author's Weekend News Items show.
  2. The story mentioned is considered significant, possibly the most crucial of the day, month, or year.
  3. The author acknowledges a level of uncertainty regarding the truth of the story shared.
117 implied HN points β€’ 03 Feb 24
  1. The Weekend Edition of News Items will be posted tomorrow.
  2. There were three podcasts this week with different hosts.
  3. Interesting subscriber 'op-ed' will be posted at News Items.
137 implied HN points β€’ 26 Jan 24
  1. The US economy outperformed China's in 2023, showing strong growth post-pandemic.
  2. Consumer spending in the US prevented a recession in 2023, with the economy growing 3.1%.
  3. Chinese leaders are taking urgent measures to revive the economy, showing concerns about economic stability.
137 implied HN points β€’ 14 Jan 24
  1. The post is about the last Iowa poll
  2. One important fact is discussed
  3. There is an option for a 7-day free trial to access full archives
137 implied HN points β€’ 11 Jan 24
  1. The post discusses a metaphorical "beating heart."
  2. It mentions the importance of a steady hand.
  3. There is an option for a 7-day free trial to access more content.
412 implied HN points β€’ 11 Sep 23
  1. The tragic events of 9/11 impacted many lives deeply and resulted in heart-wrenching stories of loss and devastation.
  2. The attacks on the World Trade Center caused unimaginable chaos, confusion, and tragedy, with individuals facing moments of fear and despair.
  3. Despite the terror and destruction, love and final messages of affection were what many victims offered as their last acts in the face of such hate.
353 implied HN points β€’ 24 Sep 23
  1. Rupert Murdoch's retirement has political implications, showcasing that Trump continues to hold influence in the Republican Party.
  2. Fox News' attempts to steer the Republican base away from Trump have failed, with DeSantis losing ground and needing a strong showing in Iowa.
  3. There are shifts happening within Fox News and the Republican Party leadership, indicating a changing landscape in conservative politics.
314 implied HN points β€’ 26 Sep 23
  1. Danny Hillis designed the Connection Machine supercomputer based on the structure of the human brain, with a unique architecture that allowed for fast data processing.
  2. Hillis has shifted his focus to internet security, leading a team to develop ZPR (Zero-trust Packet Routing) to make data more secure by requiring packets to carry digital passports for verification.
  3. If widely adopted, ZPR could improve cybersecurity, protect sensitive data, and make the world's economy more secure by reducing the impact of cyberattacks.
373 implied HN points β€’ 05 Sep 23
  1. John Ellis discusses corruption in America's courts and the pursuit of reform.
  2. Jay Alix alleges McKinsey consulting firm has been breaking the law in bankruptcy courts.
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216 implied HN points β€’ 27 Oct 23
  1. President Joe Biden's job approval rating among Democrats has dropped significantly.
  2. 2024 election in Pennsylvania shows a close race between Biden and Trump due to economic concerns.
  3. Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows spoke to special counsel about baseless voting fraud claims after being granted immunity.