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Sen. Raphael Warnock, the incumbent Democrat, is up against Republican challenger Herschel Walker in a runoff election to choose who will represent Georgia in the U.S. Senate. AP Photo

Georgia runoff elections are exciting, but costly for voters and democracy

Georgians appreciate the national attention from the runoff election, but the cost and tendency for a drop in turnout may lead to reform of the state’s ballot contests.
With so many competing demands during the holidays, it’s easy to take on more than you can handle. mphillips007/E+ via Getty Images

How to deal with holiday stress, Danish-style

Denmark, despite its cold and gloomy winters, is full of people who consistently rank among the happiest in the world.
A synthetic image generated by mimicking real faces, left, and a synthetic face generated from the text prompt ‘a photo of a 50-year-old man with short black hair,’ right. Hany Farid using StyleGAN2 (left) and DALL-E (right)

Text-to-image AI: powerful, easy-to-use technology for making art – and fakes

Text-to-image generators like DALL-E and Stable Diffusion portend a future where anyone with a computer can fake a photograph of just about anything.
The TV in your home is very different from the television sets of just a few years ago. moodboard/Image Source via Getty Images

How does a television set work?

Pictures and sound, flying through the air to a box in your house? Back in the 1940s, it seemed like a miracle.
Drug patents don’t necessarily spur companies to innovate so much as restrict access to their IP. Andrii Zastrozhnov/iStock via Getty Images Plus

Pharma’s expensive gaming of the drug patent system is successfully countered by the Medicines Patent Pool, which increases global access and rewards innovation

The Medicines Patent Pool was created to promote public health, facilitating generic licensing for patented drugs that treat diseases predominantly affecting low- and middle-income countries.

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