Dan Hipkin

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Kid Cannabis: The Wild Rise and Violent Fall of a Teenage Weed Kingpin

Nate Norman was hanging out with his buddy Topher Clark when he came up with The Idea. The two friends were sitting around Nate’s house, a dumpy …

How 'Minecraft' is Transforming Developing Cities Around the World

In Haiti, a waterfront in the poorest part of Le Cayes is getting a makeover. The area was prone to flooding from the ocean, affecting the slums.<p>But …

After Genetic Tweaks, Fruit Flies Glow When They Sense Cancer

The genetically engineered _Drosophila melanogaster _can even signal for different types of breast cancer cells.<p>Fruit flies are able to distinguish breast cancer cells from healthy mammary tissue, according to a new study. The humble fly joins dogs and honeybees as members of the animal kingdom …

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13 Things You Need To Know About Concussions

Ahead of the Super Bowl, here’s the lowdown on brain damage in sports.<p>In recent years, researchers have only just begun to understand how and why concussions are dangerous, fueling the debate about football safety. Here’s what you need to know.<p>1. There are roughly 1.6 to 3.8 million concussions in …

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Bitcoin’s Future Foretold By Developer Momentum

If you think developers predict the future then there is more reason to believe that Bitcoin is the real deal. The crypto currency is a hit with developers, according to data collected on GitHub by the founders of Bitcoin Pulse, a service recently launched that tracks Bitcoin adoption.<p>Bitcoin Pulse …

Dolphins caught chewing on fish to get high

A new BBC documentary will show adolescent dolphins getting high by chewing on pufferfish. The fish secrete a toxin that gives the dolphins a buzz, and the crew on the upcoming show filmed male bottlenose dolphins passing around a puffer fish before acting "most peculiarly." The program's executive …

My daughter died from taking drugs

Anne-Marie Cockburn wrote the following words on 21 July 2013: "My 15-year-old daughter died yesterday. I watched them try to save her. They pumped her chest and drilled something into her leg, but I knew she was already dead on arrival at the hospital. They elevated her arms, but I don't know why: …

Nymphomaniac to be hardcore only as Lars von Trier gives up final cut

Lars Von Trier has abandoned plans to release a softcore version of his sex epic Nymphomaniac. The film's two-part four-hour cut, which is due to debut in Copenhagen on Christmas Day, will now contain explicit scenes.<p>The release of Nymphomaniac will see the Danish director give up final cut for the …

Why NSA's war on terror is more than just a 'neat' hacking game http://trib.al/tKvzlYd Photograph: Washington Post

Mother Nature talks nanotech: data storage breakthrough

WoodyStock/Alamy<p>A new method of data storage could place 200bn pages of text on a glass plate the size of a compact disc. Photograph: WoodyStock/Alamy<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/cartoons/2013/10/14/1381764372595/piles-of-books-008.jpg<p>460<p>WoodyStock/Alamy<p>A new method …

Video: Dutch Artist Turns His Dead Cat Into a Flying Quadcopter

After Bart Jansen's cat Orville was killed by a car, the artist had the animal taxidermied and then, "after a period of mourning," converted the stuffed kitty into a radio-controlled quadcopter. The video is below.<p>It's not clear whether or not Orville always dreamed of being a flying cat, but let's …

Watch Somebody Pilot A Drone With Google Glass

It was only a matter of time, really<p>This is one of those ideas it's surprising we didn't hear about earlier: a Google Glass-controlled drone! (Come on, guys, Google Glass has been around for, what, four months?) But then again, if this coding narrative from Glass developer Blaine Bublitz is any …

A reader has been hitting targets, yet their under-performing colleague has received a £10k pay rise. Any advice? http://gu.com/p/3tcd7 Photograph: Artiga Photo/Corbis

Want To Get Ahead? Stop Talking And Listen

Yes, you have tons of exciting things to say. But you can’t learn something new without listening.<p>You can hear the prejudice in our idiotic idioms: It’s best, we’re told, to get the <i>first word</i>, the <i>last word</i>, and the <i>last laugh</i>–clearly, silence is not something we generally cherish.<p>“People abhor …