“Artificial intelligence has deciphered the structure of virtually every protein known to science, paving the way for the development of new medicines or technologies to tackle global challenges such as famine or pollution.” DeepMind uncovers structure of 200m proteins in scientific leap forward.

+ Wired: These Vaccines Will Take Aim at Covid—and Its Entire SARS Lineage.

+ WaPo: How 80 dogs were saved: ‘We’ve done a lot of rescues … but never one like this.’

+ All-Women Rowing Team Breaks World Record Crossing the Pacific from San Francisco to Hawaii.

+ 7-year-old credited with saving toddler from bottom of swimming pool.

+ “Though the probability of hitting the Mega Millions jackpot is notoriously lousy, the chief executives of Raising Cane’s are hedging their bets after buying lottery tickets for all 50,000 of their fast-food employees – for the second time in a week.” (Dipping a fry into Cane’s sauce makes me feel like I’ve won the lottery.)

+ If you missed the party earlier this week. the great Norman Lear turned 100.

+ Reminder: Unless my addiction gets the better of me, NextDraft will be taking a Summer break from August 1-12.