New documentary has a good time asking how gene editing might change the world

Enlarge / An artist’s representation of a Cas9 protein immediately interrupting and changing a living creature’s genes. Wonder Collaborative Here’s a poorly kept secret: the internal chatter at a given research and scientific institution is typically more interesting than what emerges on the public record. Published papers and newspaper interviews don’t come with the banter, […]


Tim Berners-Lee says World Wide Web must emerge from ‘adolescence’

(Reuters) — The fraying World Wide Web needs to rediscover its strengths and grow into maturity, its designer Tim Berners-Lee said on Monday, marking the 30th anniversary of the collaborative software project his supervisor initially dubbed “vague but exciting”. Speaking to reporters at CERN, the physics research center outside Geneva where he invented the web, […]

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The New New World: Mark Zuckerberg Wants Facebook to Emulate China’s WeChat. Can It?

Advertisement Supported by The New New World Mark Zuckerberg Wants Facebook to Emulate China’s WeChat. Can It? ImageMark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, is facing questions on how a change toward private messaging would affect the social network’s business.CreditCreditMarcio Jose Sanchez/Associated Press By Li Yuan March 7, 2019 SAN FRANCISCO — As Mark Zuckerberg begins shifting […]

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$20 billion Stripe is investing in a digital payments company that's aiming to be the Amazon Web Services of the fintech world

Arik Shtilman, cofounder and CEO of RapydRapyd Fintech unicorn Stripe participated in a $ 40 million financing round for payments service company Rapyd. Rapyd aims to use the new cash to build what it calls “the world’s largest local payments network.” It’s a critical component of its ambition to become the Amazon Web Services of […]