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Mike Reeves-McMillan
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Novelist, short story writer, copy editor, book reviewer, nonfiction author
Novelist, short story writer, copy editor, book reviewer, nonfiction author

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Not my garden; a beautiful pohutukawa blooming near the airport (my wife was on a trip).

This symbolizes Christmas to me and other New Zealanders.
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25/11/2017
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Accidentally inventing soma is only one of the risks identified.

Via +Deborah Teramis Christian.
After the Internet of (eminently hackable) Things comes the Internet of (probably also quite hackable) Humans.

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Melicytus ramiflorus, mahoe, or whiteywood (which sounds like a complaint about the Oscars, but that's what we call it). The berries will ripen soon and draw the birds, which is why I planted it.
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Biotech is becoming one of the huge growth areas in technology. And there's some fascinating stuff coming, like biodegradable packaging; animal-free meat, milk, and eggs; and new possibilities for getting around antibiotic resistance.
5 Wild Biotech Products That Will Touch Our Lives in the Near Future http://suhub.co/2BeYH87
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This sounds interesting: choosable-path adventures taken to a new level. Your thoughts?
Reactive Content Will Get to Know You Intimately—Then Tell You the Perfect Story http://suhub.co/2mSI3Z7
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The thing about CRISPR is that you have to get the gene-editing payload into the cells you're targeting, and (because of the body's entirely appropriate defences against just such a thing happening), that's hard.

This could be a step towards a solution.
CRISPR Can Now Hitch a Ride on Nanoparticles to Battle Disease http://suhub.co/2B2Noip
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This is just bristling with stories.
Scientists Call Out Ethical Concerns for the Future of Neurotechnology http://suhub.co/2mPJjMo
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Sunshine.
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21/11/2017
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"The idea here is that there are patterns of thought that are reliably associated with engaging in criminal behavior. These include feeling more deserving and entitled than other people, a failure to accept responsibility, a negative attitude toward authority, a tendency to focus only on short-term outcomes, and being fairly insensitive to the impact of criminal behavior."

Remind you of anyone?

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Pair this with the one I posted the other day about synthetic street drugs, and imagine a botnet...
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