When we put our minds to it, we humans can be pretty brilliant.
Yesterday, I heard about porous molecular cages for the first time. These cages are made up individual molecules that have been designed to imprison another type of molecule – effectively creating a molecular sieve for separating chemicals. As if that wasn’t brilliant enough, the team at Imperial College have been using machine learning and evolutionary models to screen potential molecules for stability, ease of production and scalability.
Also yesterday, I saw a 10-year old Palestinian girl describing how she had grown up amid constant bombings. “Why are you doing this to us?” she asked, “How are we supposed to fix it?”
When we refuse to put our minds to it, we humans can be pretty dumb.