AI invents drugs for superbugs + 4 more stories

AI generates antibiotics; NYC sets congestion fees; Russia vetoes UN sanctions; Court's ruling affects Gaza; UK economy in recession; Cleanup of Baltimore's bridge

No significant news yesterday.

Today ChatGPT read 1077 top news stories. After removing previously covered events, there are 5 articles with a significance score over 6.8.

[7.0] Generative AI develops potential new drugs for antibiotic-resistant bacteria — Stanford Medical Center Report

Stanford and McMaster University scientists have developed an AI called SyntheMol to create new drugs against antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The AI designed six potential drugs to fight Acinetobacter baumannii, a major resistant pathogen. Their study, published on March 22, shows AI can invent drugs not found in nature. This method goes beyond old ways that searched known drugs, offering a faster path to new antibiotics.

[6.9] New NYC tolling system charges vehicles to enter congestion zone — The New York Times [$]

New York City will charge most vehicles entering the congestion zone below 60th Street. Cars pay $15 during the day, with a 75% discount at night. Trucks and buses face higher fees, up to $36. Taxis and rideshares like Uber will add $1.25 to $2.50 per ride within the zone. Emergency vehicles, garbage trucks, and school buses are exempt. The tolls aim to reduce traffic and fund public transportation.

[6.9] Russia vetoes UN resolution on North Korean sanction monitoring — The Associated Press

Russia vetoed a U.N. resolution to extend the monitoring of sanctions on North Korea, which could affect efforts to control its nuclear program. The U.N. panel was set to oversee sanctions until Russia's veto stopped it. The vote was 13-1, with China abstaining. Western nations claim Russia wants to hide its weapons purchases from North Korea. The sanctions aimed to cut funds for North Korea's nuclear and missile programs. The panel had been investigating North Korean cyberattacks and sanctions violations.

[6.8] World Court orders Israel to open land crossings to Gaza — The Globe and Mail [$]

The International Court of Justice has ordered Israel to open new land crossings to allow essential supplies into Gaza, aiming to prevent famine. The unanimous ruling, including a vote from Israel's appointed judge, demands unhindered access for food, water, and medical supplies. The court also called for the immediate release of hostages taken during a Hamas attack.

[6.8] Baltimore begins race to clean up Key Bridge collapse — The Washington Post [$]

The U.S. Navy and Army Corps of Engineers are leading a major cleanup after the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse in Baltimore. They're using heavy cranes and over 1,100 experts to remove debris and reopen the port. The federal government quickly approved $60 million for Maryland's recovery efforts. The cleanup involves dangerous tasks like cutting steel underwater and handling hazardous materials. Officials have not given a timeline, but experts predict it will take months.

Highly covered news with significance over 6.5:

[6.6] New skin patch test revolutionizes tuberculosis detection
(The Conversation + 3)

[6.5] Global cacao shortage leads to record-high cocoa prices
(The Guardian + 8)

[6.5] Climate change may delay need for negative leap second
(The Straits Times + 10)

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