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For the first time since 1960, what significant action have Hollywood actors and screenwriters taken together, after contract talks with studios and streaming services broke down?

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What significant step did the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) take in expanding access to contraception in the United States?

The FDA's approval of Opill, manufactured by Perrigo Company, could significantly expand access to contraception. It’s the first time an over-the-counter birth control pill has been approved in the country. However, the cost has not been disclosed. The pill is expected to be available in early 2024.

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What have scientists at Purdue University recently invented that could potentially save energy and reduce the need for air conditioning?

The paint can be used on various surfaces and reflect up to 98% of the sun's rays, making surfaces cooler and reducing the need for energy to cool them. If used on 1-2% of Earth's surface, the planet would no longer absorb more heat than it was emitting. Concerns remain about its carbon footprint since it uses mined materials, similar to most commercial paint.

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What potential issue has led the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to open an investigation into OpenAI, creator of ChatGPT?

The investigation focuses on whether ChatGPT has published false or misleading information about individuals, which could harm their reputation. This concern arises from the potential for AI apps to generate sensitive or defamatory statements without sufficient checks. The probe also explores broader issues like data-security practices and handling of personal information.

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Surviving San Francisco’s 1906 earthquake, Prohibition, and both world wars, this historic craft brewery announced its closure on Wednesday.

Anchor Brewing Company, America's oldest craft brewery, is based in San Francisco and has been in operation for 127 years. The company has struggled with declining sales since 2016 and was acquired by Sapporo in 2017. The pandemic dealt a severe blow, especially impacting sales in bars and restaurants.