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UK toddler has hearing restored in world first gene therapy trial, groundbreaking surgery that took just 16 minutes

Psychedelic toxins from toads could treat depression and anxiety

Physiological state matching in a pair bonded poison frog

It’s the story of how a team of researchers traced a covid variant in Wisconsin from a wastewater plant to six toilets at a single company. But it’s also a story about privacy concerns that arise when you use sewers to track rare viruses back to their source. That virus likely came from a single employee who happened to be shedding an enormous quantity of a very weird variant. The researchers would desperately like to find that person. […] Wastewater surveillance might seem like a relatively new phenomenon, born of the pandemic, but it goes back decades. A team of Canadian researchers outlines several historical examples in this story. In one example, a public health official traced a 1946 typhoid outbreak to the wife of a man who sold ice cream at the beach.

Swarms of miniature robots clean up microplastics and microbes, simultaneously

Robot dogs armed with AI-aimed rifles undergo US Marines Special Ops evaluation

you’ve “dated” 600 people in San Fransisco without having typed a word to any of them. Instead, a busy little bot has completed the mindless ‘getting-to-know-you’ chatter on your behalf, and has told you which people you should actually get off the couch to meet. That’s the future of dating, according to Whitney Wolfe Herd, the founder of Bumble.

Older adults are having sex, and they’re getting STIs, too

Equinox launches $40,000 membership to help you live longer

How Resellers Are Transferring Billie Eilish’s ‘Untransferable’ Tickets

The mammoth structure was massive, made up of over 600 hi-fidelity speakers that sat behind the band as they played. It used six separate sound systems

Most people are quite good at distinguishing between the sound of a hot liquid and the sound of a cold one being poured, even if they don’t realize it. [NY Times]

Pseudo-Boccaccio, Yiddish Pulp Fiction, and the Man Who Ripped Off James Joyce

Doublecheck your old books for poisons