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This Interactive YouTube Lets You Explode Dangerous Chemicals in Safety

It’s not wise to combine dangerous chemicals that create explosions at home. But this interactive YouTube video allows you to pick and choose from a variety of substances to create your own big bangs from the safety of your computer. It’s really quite fun.

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Jamie Condliffe

July 3rd

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Gene Therapy Finally Shown to Help Cystic Fibrosis Sufferers

For 26 years, since researchers first identified the gene responsible for cystic fibrosis, scientists have attempted to use the knowledge to help treat the illness. Now, gene therapy has been shown to help sufferers for the first time.

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Jamie Condliffe

July 3rd

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Why You Think Some Things Are Common on Social Media When They’re Not

Have you ever found yourself staring at Facebook, blinking in disbelief because you can’t quite fathom why something is so popular? Well you might just be victim of a network quirk that makes it appear as though something is common—when in fact it’s actually rare.

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Jamie Condliffe

July 2nd

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Sprint CEO Brands T-Mobile’s Uncarrier Concept Bullshit on Twitter

The joys of a simple Twitter slanging match. Sprint’s CEO Marcelo Claure has taken T-Mobile CEO John Legere’s criticism of his new “All-In” wireless plan badly. It’s like being in a playground with very wealthy people.

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Jamie Condliffe

July 2nd

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Prince is starting to remove his back catalog from music streaming services, with tracks disappearin

Prince is starting to remove his back catalog from music streaming services, with tracks disappearing from Spotify and Rdio so far. They’re still available on Google Play, Deezer and Tidal—though it’s not clear how long that will last.

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Jamie Condliffe

July 2nd

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Google’s Neural Network Chatbot Can Discuss Philosophy and IT Troubles

Chatbots are notoriously difficult to make work well . But now Google’s developed a new conversational AI that uses neural networks to learn from movie dialogue—and it can just about hold down conversations about ethics and VPN problems.

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Jamie Condliffe

July 2nd

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What Are the Strange Spots on These Brand New Images of Pluto?

New color images acquired by NASA’s New Horizon’s spacecraft show us Pluto as we’ve never seen it before—and on its surface appear to be a series of giant spots that scientists can not yet explain.

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Jamie Condliffe

July 2nd

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How to Listen to Apple’s Beats 1 Radio Station on Android, Right Now

Your friends that use iOS, OS X, and Windows have been babbling about Apple Music and Beats 1 , but you use an Android phone and are feeling left out. Well, now there’s a “very unofficial” way to listen along.

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Jamie Condliffe

July 1st

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There Are Weird Undeveloped Sperm in Your Semen (But No Need to Worry)

Doctors have long observed odd, circular cells in semen. They resemble undeveloped sperm, but scientists have been unable to work out how or why they appear—until now.

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Jamie Condliffe

July 1st

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Mark Zuckerberg on VR, AI and Sending Thoughts Over the Internet

Yesterday, Mark Zuckerberg ran a Q&A on Facebook, answering questions about the future of the social network, its technology and the Internet more generally. Here are some of the choice cuts.

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Jamie Condliffe

July 1st

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