Your weekend reading: The ban on gay Boy Scouts lifted, Carl Zimmer on rare diseases, and more
More than 60 percent of 1400 Boy Scout leaders voted to lift its longtime ban on openly gay scouts.
Fun stuff, stuff to make you cry, serious stuff, weird stuff. Here, a recap of all the coolest stuff on the interwebs this week.
- More than 60 percent of 1400 Boy Scout leaders voted to lift its longtime ban on openly gay scouts. [The New York Times]
- A fantastic piece by Carl Zimmer on how studying rare diseases can help mainstream medicine. [The Atlantic]
- Listen to the only known recording of Virginia Woolf’s voice. [Paris Review]
- Some cool visualizations of the world’s tallest building, which will be 838 meters tall and in an empty field in China. [Quartz]
- Dexter Johnson begins a column in which he explores the origins of “seven or never,” a principle in nanotech that says any new technology appears on the market in seven years or not at all. [IEEE Spectrum]
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