Newsweek in Review: Tech & Science Top Stories

From toxic waste in Los Angeles to Facebook’s moves in artificial intelligence, here’s a look at some of Newsweek’s coverage of science, technology and the environment from the past week.  In Southeast Los Angeles, Your Front Yard Might be a Toxic Waste Site Certain residential yards in southeast Los Angeles are essentially toxic waste sites, because of lead contamination from a now-shuttered recycling plant that affects 5,000 to 10,000 homes. The working-class, largely Latino neighborhood lived in the shadow of Exide Technologies, in nearby Vernon (the setting for season 2 of HBO’s True Detective), for 15 years. The recycler of lead-acid car batteries was forced by the Department of Justice to close in 2015 after mounting evidence of its risks to general health—including findings that Exide was elevating cancer risks and posed “chronic hazards” to up to 252,000…


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