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#187 – March 02, 2023

Inside the lab that’s growing mushroom computers

It's not "The Last of Us," but it sure is weird. Here's how mushrooms and fungi can be used to carry out problems computers typically solve.

How Duolingo reignited user growth

The story behind Duolingo's 350% growth acceleration, leaderboards, streaks, notifications, and their innovative growth model.

How Loneliness Reshapes the Brain

Feelings of loneliness prompt changes in the brain that further isolate people from social contact.

OpenAI Is Now Everything It Promised Not to Be: Corporate, Closed-Source, and For-Profit

OpenAI is today unrecognizable, with multi-billion-dollar deals and corporate partnerships. Will it seek to own its shiny AI future?

Tinder robberies have men in Brazil on high alert

After a spate of violent crimes, men are questioning if their dating app matches seem a bit too eager.


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