The Battery Metals Bull Market Has Peaked
Battery metals – cobalt, lithium, and nickel – will power the green industrial revolution, facing a wave of demand comparable to that of copper and iron ore during China’s rapid growth in the 2000s. With climate change top of mind, investors are fully aware that battery metals will play a crucial role in the 21st-century global economy, just as bulk and base metals did before them. Yet despite this exponential demand profile, we see the battery metals bull market as over for now.
Author: Goldman Sachs Read: 21 min
This Nerve Influences Nearly Every Internal Organ. Can It Improve Our Mental State Too?
In recent years, the vagus nerve has become an object of fascination, especially on social media. The vagal nerve fibers, which run from the brain to the abdomen, have been anointed by some influencers as the key to reducing anxiety, regulating the nervous system and helping the body to relax.
Author: Christina Caron, The New York Times Read: 5 min.
Science is Getting Harder
Even as the number of scientists and publications rises substantially, we do not appear to be seeing a concomitant rise in new discoveries that supplant older ones. Science is getting harder.
Author: Matt Clancy Read: 10 min
Sunday Bonus: The Lucrative Economics of Expert Witnesses
“Expert witnesses are used, to some degree, in 8 out of 10 trials in the US. Over the past 50 years, they’ve become increasingly more prevalent in the courts, and often hold great sway over judges and jurors. But little is known to the general public about how they’re sourced and how much they’re compensated for their contributions.” Read More
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