It’s time for “Nerd News,” covering the most important news for your brain.
Here’s a quick rundown of this week in science . . .
1. In artificial intelligence news: Google is planning to super-charge its virtual assistant gadgets and upgrade the A.I., so it’s more like what ChatGPT has. They sent an internal email to employees about it this week and someone leaked it.
2. In actual intelligence news: A study found people with high I.Q.’s take longer to solve complex problems, because they don’t jump to conclusions so fast.
3. Nerds on Twitter freaked out this week over a new type of superconductor that supposedly works at room temperature. If it’s legit, it would be huge and could lead to unlimited clean energy through nuclear fusion. But experts are skeptical.
4. In health news: A revolutionary cancer pill could be on the way . . . a new treatment blasts cold air up your nose to stop migraines . . . a new bra insert can detect breast cancer . . . and a study found lifting weights can give you better skin.
5. And in space news: Voyager 2 is still alive. It launched in 1977, and it’s been sending back data ever since. NASA thought they lost contact last month, but then it pinged from 12.4 billion miles away. That’s four times farther than Pluto.