This Week in Tech
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Facebook Invents Its Own Time
Facebook just created the “flick,” a unit of time that’s exactly 1/705,600,000 of a second. Why did it do it? The reason is a stroke of genius »
New Trick to Get Kids to Study
Getting your kids to study can be a nightmare. But YouTube recently figured out a way to get kids to start hitting the books — just press “record” »
No More Lines at The Grocery Store
Grocery stores with no shopping carts? Strange. Grocery stores with no cashiers or registers? Crazy. Step inside Amazon’s first fully autonomous supermarket »
Try this Surprisingly Simple Key to Happiness
Most of us don’t think twice about paying $5 for fresh-brewed coffee from our local Starbucks. But find out why sipping a 99-cent generic cup of joe might unlock instant euphoria »
Can this Chinese Monkey Cure Cancer?
In China, using the same technique that brought us Dolly the sheep, a monkey was cloned for the first time ever. Scientists say this breakthrough in genetics could impact treatments for diseases including Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and cancer. Read more here »