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Scientists Foresee Worldwide Bleached Coral Crisis
The effects of climate change are happening faster than you probably imagine.
Brian Bergstein, Executive Editor

Meet the Mystery Vigilantes Who Created “Malware” to Secure 10,000 Routers
Anonymous hackers who took over 100,000 routers and updated their security settings say the project was intended to “help the general public.”
Tom Simonite, San Francisco Bureau Chief

Nobel Prize Winning Scientists Reflect on Nearly Sleeping Through the Life-Changing Call
Behind-the-scenes stories about how past Nobel laureates found out they were winners.
Antonio Regalado, Senior Editor, Biomedicine

AgBio Giant Monsanto to Cut 12% of Its Workforce Amid Slump
The company is reporting a 19-cent loss per share in the fiscal fourth quarter, and its workforce is feeling the effect.
—Antonio Regalado

Scientists Break Record for Edits to a Single Genome
Researchers have edited more than 60 genes in pigs in hopes of creating a non-human source for donor organs.
—Antonio Regalado

Microsoft’s Very Good Day
An interesting piece on how Satya Nadella is changing Microsoft.
Will Knight, Senior Editor, AI

The Cyber Activists Who Want to Shut Down ISIS
An interesting counterpart to David Talbot’s story on the social-media skill of ISIS (see “Fighting ISIS Online”): a profile of a screwed-up but compelling character who’s devoted his life to the “ethically ambiguous” project of taking down pro-ISIS websites and Twitter accounts.
Linda Lowenthal, Copy Chief

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