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China’s CRISPR twins might have had their brains inadvertently enhanced
technologyreview.com/2019/02/21/137… 

The brains of two genetically edited girls born in China last year may have been changed in ways that enhance cognition and memory, scientists say. The twins, called Lulu and Nana, reportedly had their genes modified before birth by a Chinese scientific team using the new editing tool CRISPR. The goal was to make the girls…

The real Lord of the Flies: what happened when six boys were shipwrecked for 15 months
theguardian.com/books/2020/may/09/t… 

When a group of schoolboys were marooned on an island in 1965, it turned out very differently to William Golding’s bestseller, writes Rutger Bregman

How to Learn Any Language in Two Months, Part 1: Creating an Immersion Environment
youtube.com/watch?v=e5E2v659JuU 

Wherein I explain how I'm studying Cantonese and, more generally, how to create an immersion environment. This is the first step to learning a language well ...

Lithuanian capital to be turned into vast open-air cafe
theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/28/l… 

Vilnius gives public space to bars and cafes to allow physical distancing during lockdown

Pentagon formally releases 3 Navy videos showing "unidentified aerial phenomena"
cbsnews.com/news/pentagon-videos-un… 

"The aerial phenomena observed in the videos remain characterized as 'unidentified,'" a spokeswoman said.

Has the Curve Flattened?
coronavirus.jhu.edu/data/new-cases 

Daily confirmed new COVID-19 cases for the ten most affected countries over time.

How I Photograph the Milky Way with Medium Format Film
petapixel.com/2020/04/25/how-i-phot… 

My name is Jason De Freitas (@jase.film on Instagram), and I'm an analog photographer based in Australia. In this article, I'll share how I shoot the

The many languages missing from the internet
bbc.com/future/article/20200414-the… 

English and a handful of other languages dominate the internet, but this is leaving indigenous cultures without a voice online. Now they are fighting back.

Climbing Tower Bridge
youtu.be/ACfhcMz-pAA 

Whats happening people! Thought that i would climb my favourite bridge in London - Tower Bridge! I've been playing around with the POV style in order to give...

The Lawyer Whose Clients Didn’t Exist
theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/20… 

A well-known attorney helped land a $2 billion settlement for Gulf Coast seafood-industry workers. But who was he really representing?