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This week:

  • 🌳 The Amazon’s point of no return

  • ⛈️Controlling the weather

  • 🧬SynBio breakthroughs

  • 💾 Stock trades on a USB stick

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Tiny particle accelerators could theoretically be used as targeted cancer treatments! What the what, indeed. Click to blow your mind further👇️ 

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