High-profile entrepreneurs taking their businesses elsewhere. The Coronavirus pandemic enabling workers to discover the benefits of remote work. As the tech diaspora poses a challenge to Silicon Valley’s preeminence, it is argued that its fate hinges upon four points. How will entrepreneurs fare in the life sciences? How can technology platforms address internet regulation? How can investors target the energy sector? And can it thrive when life sciences and climate change require large amounts of real investment capital?
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With drug overdose deaths on the rise, authorities are attempting to curb the epidemic by tracking and sharing information in real time. In one unique effort, a nonprofit in New York City is using drug-testing equipment and stamping or marking habits of dealers to identify drug batches that may endanger users. Other approaches are also being used, such as monitoring drug-related chatter on Reddit and analyzing local wastewater for opioid and other drug levels. With the combination of these efforts, researchers hope to put a dent in the opioid crisis and reduce overdose deaths. Read full article here