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The Austrian constitution may soon include the right to pay in cash. Chancellor Karl Nehammer proposed the amendment after the far-right Freedom Party accused the current government of conspiring to ban cash as a means of tracking its citizens.
Amazon’s cloud revenue is up 12% amid AI demand. The company also reported that Amazon Web Services’s operating income generated $5.4 billion, which is down 6% from the same period last year.
High interest rates are making billion-dollar lottery jackpots more common. These high payouts are a new trend—only four other jackpots ever hit a billion dollars before the recent spate of windfalls.
Is the hot new potentially superconducting material out of South Korea actually a hot new superconducting material?
We’ll know in a week, according to Michael Norman, a physicist and distinguished fellow at the Argonne National Laboratory. That’s roughly how long it will take researchers around the world to replicate the material, dubbed LK-99, and assess whether it is actually a superconductor or simply has unusual magnetic capabilities; his own lab is working on it as we speak.
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Number of jobs the US economy added in July
Quartz’s Nate DiCamillo explains that while the country’s labor market continues to grow at a steady clip, the big booms in jobs numbers are fading—and that signals a soft landing without a recession may actually happen.
The CEO of OpenAI, the owner of ChatGPT, is now worried about AI’s influence in…
C. Sports betting
It could possibly be all of them, but most recently, Altman shared his worries that the technology he’s become the face of could make politics even messier.
A naturally occurring bacteria can stop the malaria parasite right in a mosquito’s gut. The discovery was made by accident.
Happiness fuels charity, not the other way around. There’s probably a mix of both, but the latter is more prevalent.
Bald eagles are helping dairy farmers in Washington state. They’re nature’s pest cleaners.
There aren’t enough Lindas for the L.I.N.D.A. Club. That wasn’t a problem back in 1947, when one in every 18 babies in the US was given the name.
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