Quickies: The color of beauty, being “emotional,” and AI searches for cures
- What is the color of beauty? – “A multibillion-dollar industry of skin-whitening products dominates the West African beauty market, creating a world of mixed messages for the women who live there.” From Ray.
- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie speaks out after Trump calls her “emotional” – “It all went down as she was participating in a roundtable for BBC’s current events show Newsnight. Actually, she didn’t know it was a roundtable until she arrived at the studio. After learning she’d be pitted against a Trump supporter, she decided to stay. Producers argued that the move would create a balance with both sides represented.”
- Artificial intelligence could dig up cures buried online – “Popular sites like MedCalc and UptoDate are useful tools for doctors to consult diagnostic criteria and double check on treatment guidelines. But there’s plenty of room for improvement, and some believe artificial intelligence could be a solution to science overload: machine learning assistants to read incoming papers, distill their information, and highlight relevant findings.”
- You don’t have to like me, you just have to believe I’m a human being – “Isn’t the problem that you couldn’t rally around justice for those you may not know or like?”