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When Brian Hanley set out to test a gene therapy, he started with himself.

When Brian Hanley set out to test a gene therapy, he started with himself.

The most notable attack disconnected Twitter, Spotify, and Reddit. (Illustration by Patrick Kyle)

One of the creators of a botnet that hijacks connected devices has been unmasked

The most notable attack disconnected Twitter, Spotify, and Reddit. (Illustration by Patrick Kyle)

Dogs and humans are in the fight to kick cancer together. (Photograph by Leon Neal | Getty)

Sick as a dog: canines with cancer could be key to unlocking the mysteries of immunotherapy

Dogs and humans are in the fight to kick cancer together. (Photograph by Leon Neal | Getty)

A new method reveals how chromosomes curl within the confines of a cell's…

A new method reveals how chromosomes curl within the confines of a cell's…

Yes, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is on the list. Did you really have to ask? (Illustration by Graham Roumieu)

Our picks of the worst technologies of 2016

Yes, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is on the list. Did you really have to ask? (Illustration by Graham Roumieu)

How ionising radiation damages DNA and causes cancer

How ionising radiation damages DNA and causes cancer

Questionable “Young Blood” Transfusions Offered in U.S. as Anti-Aging Remedy

This startup takes cash from aging adults in exchange for young people’s blood

Questionable “Young Blood” Transfusions Offered in U.S. as Anti-Aging Remedy

Diagnosing Disease with a Snapshot   From the MIT Technology Review. Up close it's just a meaningless but pretty design. Seen at a smaller scale, it is a (pixelated) face.

Technology can now help diagnose rare diseases with the snapshot of a face

Diagnosing Disease with a Snapshot From the MIT Technology Review. Up close it's just a meaningless but pretty design. Seen at a smaller scale, it is a (pixelated) face.

"Objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than emotional appeals." This quote accurately depicts how TV is changing social discourse through social media, and how social media is changing TV discourse. Putting out something, or TV in this case that is entertaining and produces buzz, tweets, social media discourse, may mean that it comes with the cost of having to make everything entertaining, and to a degree that strays from the truth and objective facts.

Social media is killing discourse because it’s too much like TV

"Objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than emotional appeals." This quote accurately depicts how TV is changing social discourse through social media, and how social media is changing TV discourse. Putting out something, or TV in this case that is entertaining and produces buzz, tweets, social media discourse, may mean that it comes with the cost of having to make everything entertaining, and to a degree that strays from the truth and objective facts.

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