“Complaining about surveillance after acquiring an Alexa or a Google Home is rather like adopting a pet crocodile and complaining when it grows up and devours the children.”

Secret mic in Nest gear wasn’t supposed to be a secret, says Google, we just forgot to tell anyone • The Register
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“inter-individual relationships spontaneously emerge in an adaptive way”

Social information and spontaneous emergence of leaders in human groups | Journal of The Royal Society Interface
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“Thus, the microbiota can shape the post-translational landscape of the host proteome to regulate microRNA activity, gene expression, and host development. Our findings suggest a general mechanism by which the microbiota may control host cellular functions, as well as a new role for gasotransmitters.”

Regulation of MicroRNA Machinery and Development by Interspecies S-Nitrosylation: Cell
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“Hayabusa2 touched down briefly on the Ryugu asteroid, fired a bullet into the surface to puff up dust for collection and blasted back to its holding position”

Touchdown: Japan probe Hayabusa2 lands on distant asteroid
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“Despite its importance as a relay hub between cortex and peripheral tissues, the investigation of three-dimensional (3D) organoid model for the human thalamus has not yet been explored. Here, we describe a method to differentiate human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) to the thalamic organoids (hThOs) that specifically recapitulate the development of thalamus. Single-cell RNA sequencing (scRNA-seq) revealed a formation of distinct thalamic lineage cells, a lineage divergence from telencephalic lineage. Importantly, we developed a 3D system to create the reciprocal projections between thalamus and cortex by fusing the two distinct region-specific organoids representing the developing thalamus or cortex.”

hESC-derived thalamic organoids form reciprocal projections when fused… (https://www.narcis.nl)
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