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Science Tools Anyone Can Afford
Why Manu Prakash, inventor of the origami microscope, is driven to make science inexpensive.
Nanette Byrnes, senior editor, Business Reports

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You won’t believe why even seemingly reputable sites surround their stories with those trashy links! Actually, you probably will.
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Video Games That Embrace Irony and Death
In praise of video games that don’t let a character die multiple times.
Brian Bergstein, deputy editor

If a Bubble Bursts in Palo Alto, Does It Make a Sound?
An interesting essay on the tech-company bubble and what would happen should it burst.
Will Knight, news and analysis editor

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—J. Juniper Friedman, editorial assistant

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A quick and useful cheat sheet  for getting more utility out of some popular social platforms.
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