The weekly recap (2021#21)

Another week, another batch of nice reads. Let’s start.


Being smart doesn’t make you a good person

In case you did not know, you can be both a PhD and a piece of shit. Exhibits A and B, both from this week. 21st century and we still have to deal with this… at least it seems that institutions are starting to do something?

Elite US science academy expels astronomer Geoff Marcy following harassment complaints, on nature
Academic bullying is too often ignored. Here are some targets’ stories, on science

Good news everyone

It seems that, after more than one year of almost daily bad news (and we have still not finished with the pandemic), we start to get better and better perspectives. While it is early to be sure, it seems that antibodies to fight the virus will last longer than we thought. *crosses fingers*

Had COVID? You’ll probably make antibodies for a lifetime, on nature

Look at it go!

One step closer to curing blindness, brought to you by the amazing field of Optogenetics. Incredible mix of biology, photonics, and computer science.

Injection of light-sensitive proteins restores blind man’s vision, on nature

Apple vs Epic, episode…

I am quite sad for the trial to be over, but hopefully the verdict will make a last round of nice news (and probably derive into other interesting trials, as it seems that big tech corps are starting to be seen with higher detail by governments) .

It was quite fun to read a CEO saying that he does not know how much money the App Store produces. I am also now a bit of a fan of Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers (gamers unite!).

Tim Cook faces harsh questions about the App Store from judge in Fortnite trial, on theverge
Tim Cook plays innocent in Epic v Apple’s culminating testimony, on techcrunch
Nine things we learned from the Epic v. Apple trial, on theverge

And that’s it for this (loooong) week. Time to rest and relax a bit (seems like summer is finally arriving to Paris). Stay safe!