News Above the Noise: Week of January 20, 2023
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1. The New House Speaker: What He Gave Away and How He Did It
This past week saw committee assignments for the new congress, with those initially against House Speaker McCarthy garnering seats. Learn who got what, and some of the surprises, on NBC News.
2. The Debate Over AI Continues
One college student is doing all he can to protect us from the new artificial intelligence tool. Read about the fight between human and machine on NPR.
3. The Water Wars Are Here
From Jackson to Scottsdale to Baltimore, more US cities are facing an increasingly urgent risk: the potential of running out of water. Learn the great measures residents are taking to get this vital resource on Washington Post.
4. Would You Want to Live Forever?
What drives aging? After over 13 years of research, scientists have the answer. It's about the loss of cells, not the accumulation of damage in cells. Check out how we can use this new information to speed up and reverse aging on Time.
5. Tech Companies Are Laying Off In Droves
The industry increased its job cuts by nearly 650 percent in 2022, and the forecast is as grim for 2023. The question is, how this is affecting the working world at-large? Find out on Bloomberg.