Links for 2021-09-17

  1. North Atlantic jet stream projections in the context of the past 1,250 years: “…observed jet stream variations are consistent with natural variations…” https://www.pnas.org/content/118/38/e2104105118

  2. “CRISPR technologies are powerful gene editing tools because they are programmable. We are excited to describe 3 new programmable systems, IscB, IsrB, and TnpB, some of the most abundant genes on the planet, with potential for gene editing.” https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/science.abj6856

  3. China prepares to test thorium-fuelled nuclear reactor: If China’s experimental reactor is a success it could lead to commercialization and help the nation meet its climate goals. https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-02459-w

  4. The Accuracy of Stereotypes: Data and Implications — Stereotype accuracy is one of the most solid and replicable findings in psychology. https://cspicenter.org/reports/the-accuracy-of-stereotypes-data-and-implications/

  5. Genetics and Eugenics in Frank Herbert's Dune-verse https://www.gwern.net/Dune-genetics

  6. GPT-X, DALL-E, and our Multimodal Future [video series] https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLza3gaByGSXjUCtIuv2x9fwkx3K_3CDmw

  7. For First Time, Half of Americans Favor Defending Taiwan If China Invades. https://www.thechicagocouncil.org/research/public-opinion-survey/first-time-half-americans-favor-defending-taiwan-if-china-invades

  8. A rise in targeting of scholars for political and ideological reasons https://whyevolutionistrue.com/2021/09/10/a-rise-in-targeting-of-scholars-for-political-and-ideological-reasons/

  9. The Fall of Doc Future (~170,000 words) https://www.reddit.com/r/rational/comments/poixjd/review_the_fall_of_doc_future/ (“This is a smart book for smart people.” — Eliezer Yudkowsky)