Between the Noise🎯 #18: Why plants don’t die from cancer, AI and Doctor of the Future
Article: Why plants don’t die from cancer
This article discusses aftermath of Chernobyl nuclear disaster in plants & trees in nearby areas. It turns out, Wolves, boars and bears have returned to the lush forests surrounding the old nuclear plant. And when it comes to vegetation, all but the most vulnerable and exposed plant life never died in the first place, and even in the most radioactive areas of the zone, vegetation was recovering within three years. Levels of natural radiation on the Earth’s surface were much higher in the distant past when early plants were evolving, so plants in the exclusion zone may be drawing upon adaptations dating back to this time in order to survive.
Article: STAY IN THE GAME
Intriguing & Emotional piece. This is a story of Max & Chica. Max, in his late teens was hit by a personal hell, attacks of anxiety & depression. His parents tried every trick in the book but nothing worked. They sent him distant places, but it too didn’t work. Until when Max went to Costa Rica & found Chica, an 8-week old puppy he found in streets. This one of the best short stories I’ve read in recent times. Do Read!
Article: Sikh drivers are transforming U.S. trucking. Take a ride along the Punjabi American highway
A story revolving around Pal, a Sikh who started trucking in US when he was robbed at gunpoint in 2001. Since then, so many drivers from Sikh community are continuously getting added to US trucking business. There are many Indian highway stops built, there are associations fighting for wages of Sikh drivers and many other things. This piece gives glimpse inside life of a typical Sikh driver in US & his challenges in life (facing racial & religious comments)
Podcast: AI and Your Doctor, Today and Tomorrow
This podcast discusses about impact of AI in health care (which would be enormous than I expected!). AI’s capabilities for deep phenotyping will shift our thinking from population health to understanding the medical health essence of you, how the industry might respond and the challenges in integrating and introducing the technology into today’s system—and ultimately, what that the doctor’s visit of the future might look like. (Link)
Twitter Thread: How the pursuit of leisure drives internet use
This thread is short version of a recent article from Economist explaining what behavior would be for next billion internet users.
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