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‘I Fundamentally Believe That My Time at Reddit Made the World a Worse Place’

<i>Over the last few months, Select All has interviewed more than a dozen prominent technology figures about what has gone wrong with the contemporary</i> …

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Sugar: the evolution of a forbidden fruit

Sweetness was meant to be irresistible.<p>We are born with a sweet tooth. Babies drink in sugar with their mother’s milk. Sweetness represents an instant energy boost, a fuel that kept our ancestors going in a harsher world where taste buds evolved to distinguish health-giving ripeness and freshness …

Springtime in Tiananmen Square, 1989

While teaching English in Beijing, I witnessed one of the most tumultuous protests in modern history.<p>We were young, and maybe a little naive, and we were angry at injustice. Whenever a group of us foreign teachers got together to share a meal or some beers, Chuck, the most cantankerous of our lot, …

Adware vendors buy Chrome Extensions to send ad- and malware-filled updates

Once in control, they can silently push new ad-filled "updates" to those users.<p>One of the coolest things about Chrome is the silent, automatic …

Booth Babes Don’t Work

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>This is a guest post by Spencer Chen (@spencerchen), head of marketing and growth at Frontback. Previously led market development for Mixpanel, Appcelerator, Huddle, and a bunch of old-school enterprise companies.</i><p>This past week Las Vegas played host to the annual CES conference and …

Mosquitoes can smell your ankles

Studying the mosquito's sensory pathways helps scientists find new repellents.<p>The deadliest animals in the world, female mosquitoes, target their …

Soylent hits its 1.0 formula, nears release

We talk with Soylent's creator on what's changed since we slurped down the beta.<p>Soylent, the food replacement from former engineer Rob Rhinehart, has …