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Science

New Crystalline Material Sparks Interest in Scientific Community

Whenever we find something new in this world, we have a tendency to want to know everything about it. In a world so full opportunity and discovery, it makes sense. With our immense ability to research and evaluate just about anything we find, why not find out everything that we can about, well, everything?

Sometimes though, we can find objects that totally shatter the conventional rules of what we thought we knew.

For example, a new crystalline material has been found that appears to have electronic properties never seen in the past. This unique new material was found recently and is made up of a mixture of aluminum and platinum.

It’s got a set of electronic properties that are unique, in that we have never seen their likes in the past. This was picked up in the Nature Physics science journal. Apparently, the structure is capable of producing Rarita-Schwinger fermions through its interior and also its Fermi arcs. That’s very interesting and shows a material state that behaves like an actual particle.

The finding is noted to be of significant importance moving forward. The research team working on it at the Paul Scherrer Institute, using the Swiss Synchrotron Light Source SLS, used this to observe the particles for the first time. It’s a very interesting finding and one that breaks away from a lot of conventional findings.

Unusual formation

Indeed, there is a repeated pattern of atoms taking place in a cube-shaped style, forming a cell unit of up to two elements. Inside this particular crystalline formation, there is a different layout. Normally, there would be a symmetry of sorts taking place within. This is different, with a slightly offset design in the middle. This forms what is known as a helical line.

This is known as a chiral crystal – a pair of mirror images, in essence. It’s very exciting and is the kind of finding which is often exceptionally rare in these particular fields. By using the SLS X-ray in conjunction with photoelectron spectroscopy tools at PSI, they were able to look at these unique electrical properties.

They found that it was not only chiral; it was also topological, meaning that it shows resistance to defects.

The hope is that, in time, this kind of finding could be used to assist in the creation of high-end computing equipment, such as quantum computing, in the near future.

Whenever we find something new in this world, we have a tendency to want to know everything about it. In a world so full opportunity and discovery, it makes sense. With our immense ability to research and evaluate just about anything we find, why not find out...

Health Lifestyle

Study Suggests Diet Soda Can Cause Weight Gain

A recent study published in the journal Pediatric Obesity, presents new evidence which suggests that children who drink diet soda are consuming 200 extra calories each day.  The study suggests that opting for the low-calorie option in an attempt to lose weight can actually cause weight gain.

The scientists compared teens who consumed diet soda to those that drank water.    A surprising finding was that those drinking diet soda were still receiving the same total dietary intake of calories as those drinking the regular sugary version.

Water is the best choice

The study, which took place at the George Washington University, was headed by Dr. Allison Sylvetsky.  The findings recommend water as the best option and confirms that the results of the study challenge the commonly accepted opinion that low-calorie or diet drinks were useful in weight management.

Dr. Syletsky’s team have conducted may studies on drinks over the years, and have found that as well as low-calorie sweeteners in drinks, children and young adults also eat these sweeteners in other food and drinks.  In fact, during the period between 1999 and 2012 their consumption in this age group leapt by a massive 200%.

Despite the growing popularity of low-calorie sweeteners, there is still no concrete knowledge as to how this affects a child’s calorie intake, and there is no guarantee that the sweeteners contribute to weight loss.

Diet drinks don’t reduce calorie intake

Between 2011 and 2016 Dr. Sylvetsky and her team examined the dietary records of 7,026 children and teens who had been enrolled in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.  In the survey, the participants self-reported everything they ate and dank within a 24-hour period.

The research was focused on those who were drinking sodas – either with low-calorie sweeteners or regular sugar.  The team compared those drinking the soda with water drinkers and discovered that those having diet drinks were consuming extra calories and they were taking in more sugar from other types of food and drink.

Accounting for body weight, the researchers compared the results for soda drinkers and water drinkers and found that:

  • Those children who consumed diet sodas increased their daily intake by 196 additional calories.
  • Drinking regular soda (sugar-based) led to an intake of an extra 312 calories each day.
  • Drinking both the diet and regular versions of drinks resulted in an additional 450 calories being consumed each day.

Weight gain can kill

The findings of Dr. Sylvetsky and her team are important because of the health effects of weight gain.

At present, the figures for American children state that 1 in 3 is overweight or diagnosed as obese.  Weight gain is a key factor for increased risk of type II diabetes, cancer, heart disease, and other health issues.

The data suggests that there is a link between drinking low-calorie drinks and consuming more calories and sugar throughout the day.  They are skeptical about claims that diet drinks help in weight loss.

Experts continue to give advice to parents with organizations like The American Heart Association advising against long term consumption of these low-calorie drinks.  Dr. Sylvestky confirms that this is good advice.  Children, teens, and adults drink should drink more water and add whole grains, fruit and vegetables to their diet.

A good alternative to diet sodas, she suggests, is to add some 100% fruit juice to some sparkling water.

A recent study published in the journal Pediatric Obesity, presents new evidence which suggests that children who drink diet soda are consuming 200 extra calories each day.  The study suggests that opting for the low-calorie option in an attempt to lose...

Cool Stories

Skydiver Solves Rubik’s Cube While Free Falling

Rumble / Unusual Talents — The world is full of many talented individuals. Some have very common talents such as singing or dancing, while others have very unique talents on their own. Whatever the case, talents deserve to be recognized. One such unique talent has emerged in this awesome video here!

There are many interesting and unique people in this world. Some have very unique skills and talents that others don’t. It seems that one such unique person with and amazing talent was discovered in this video here! Check out this daredevil as he attempts to solve a Rubik’s cube after jumping out of a plane!

Footage presents his 6th attempt to jump from 14,000 feet as he falls for about 60 seconds. However, it takes him 56 seconds to solve the cube which is insane! Most people have a very hard time solving a Rubik’s Cube just as it is, so it is a real miracle how this man manages to solve the cube in less than a minute during a free fall while skydiving! Talk about having an amazing talent!

It is amazing that he can do something like this! Most people take forever to solve a Rubik’s cube as they are pretty complicated. This man solved it in seconds and made it look so easy! The fact that he did this venture while skydiving made it even more memorable!

In addition, man’s nonchalant face expression makes this video unforgettable! He is so peaceful and concentrated at his task, that you can barely tell that he is actually solving it mid-air! Amazing!

Have you ever seen something like this before? Do you have any unique talents to present? Let us know down in the comments section below! Please share this video with your family and friends as it will surely make them smile! This is one clip that no one wants to miss!

Rumble / Unusual Talents — The world is full of many talented individuals. Some have very common talents such as singing or dancing, while others have very unique talents on their own. Whatever the case, talents deserve to be recognized. One such unique...

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Observatory Transformed into R2-D2

The German professor Hubert Zitt currently teaches at Zweibrücken University of Applied Sciences but frequently travels internationally to lecture on the subjects of electrotechnology, Star Wars, and Star Trek. But recently he did more than just lecture about Star Wars.

The famous professor’s efforts to give the Zweibrück Observatory of the Natural Sciences an R2-D2 themed facelift put his name in the headlines when Mark Hamill – Luke Skywalker himself – tweeted about it.

Getting the Job Done

Professor Zitt didn’t do all the work on his own. He pulled, first, his father-in-law Horst Helle in to help paint the observatory, and then to ensure its perfection, Zitt also involved Klaus Ruffing, an expert painter. On top of these three skilled men, many of Zitt’s students eagerly joined in to get the job done.

A True Star Wars Expert

Dr. Zitt is a unique character as he is a well-studied, international professor that lectures not just in science, but also in Star Wars and Star Trek. He does so in such a way that even non-fans find the subject interesting since he leaves out all of the typical jargon only avid fans usually comprehend.

But Zitt isn’t just knowledgeable in these iconic movies; he’s hugely skilled in relating them to scientific knowledge, just as he did in a famous lecture about the physics in Star Trek.

Interest in Astronomy

Zitt got permission from the university to transform the observatory after he noticed that it was shaped very much like R2-D2, according to Euronews. Once he started painting it, the media coverage blew up, and as a result, more and more people are flooding in to visit the observatory.

What Dr. Zitt loves so much about this endeavor is that a simple paint job is getting everyday people more interested in astronomy. This is just one simple anecdote that encompasses Zitt’s entire teaching career – making complex subjects more palatable to the public.

The German professor Hubert Zitt currently teaches at Zweibrücken University of Applied Sciences but frequently travels internationally to lecture on the subjects of electrotechnology, Star Wars, and Star Trek. But recently he did more than just lecture...

Nature & Tech

Martian Landslide in Breath-Taking Image

The stunning photo that NASA recently shared of a landslide on Mars looks more like a watercolor painting than the Red Planet.

According to NASA’s press release, the area of Mars pictured in the photo is called the Cerberus Fossae, a steep-sided set of troughs slicing volcanic plains.

The image was captured by the HiRISE camera aboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft. Landslides, or “mass wasting,” are active throughout the steep slopes in the Cerberus Fossae; the area is believed to be the youngest of the Red Planet’s fault systems.

NASA identifies two categories of activities happening in Cerberus Fossae. One is the light blue boulders on the slope that seem to come from the bedrock layer (also a light blue shade) at the top. The other is the recurring slope lineae that the dark thin lines illustrate, probably because of mass wasting, but made of finer-grained materials.

Earlier this week, NASA’s InSight lander detected a faint signal through its Seismic Experiment for Interior Structures (SEIS) instrument, and they believe it to be the first recorded “marsquake” on the Red Planet. Rather than a motion caused by above-the-surface weather conditions, this tremble may have begun inside the planet.

“We’ve been waiting months for a signal like this. It’s so exciting to finally have proof that Mars is still seismically active,” said Philippe Lognonné, SEIS team lead at the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (IPGP).

Similar data gathering about the Red Planet will be collected by the InSight lander’s seismometer, which was placed on Mars in December.

The stunning photo that NASA recently shared of a landslide on Mars looks more like a watercolor painting than the Red Planet.

According to NASA’s press release, the area of Mars pictured in the photo is called the Cerberus Fossae, a steep-sided set of...

Cool Stories

Scientists Might Have Solved the Terracotta Army Mystery

As one of the most stunning pieces of creation in Chinese history, the Terracotta Army is a truly special finding. We can only imagine what it would have been like for those who first came across them.

The story of how they are so well-preserved, though, has remained shrouded in mystery for a long time. Indeed, one theory is that the preservation was carried out using some form of high-end anti-rust solution. However, it appears that the actual preservation was a happy accident, caused by the natural conditions of where the monument was first erected.

This comes from the UK Department of Archaeology at the University of Cambridge. Lead by Marcos Martinon-Torres, the aim was to find out how the Terracotta Army came to exist in the first place.

Working alongside Chinese experts, they’ve looked at the ancient civilization of the earth to work out how this could have actually taken place. Dating from around 210-209 B.C. was built for Qin Shi Huang, who was the founder of the unifying Qin dynasty.

With around 8,000 soldiers and over 100 chariots, with hundreds of horses and cavalry also, this was a sizeable undertaking. Buried alongside the first emperor of unified China, this became a major part of history. It was first discovered as late as the 1970s, and since then it has been a subject which confuses and fascinates the scientific community.

With not much to go on until now, though, it’s always been quite a confusing part of history. However, one interesting find was that the bronze weapons of the army were found to have chromium traces. However, Martinon-Torres and his team have managed to finally rule out the theory that the Terracotta Army was preserved with advanced technology.

How is the Terracotta Army preserved, then?

According to their report in the Scientific Reports journal, the analysis was that a contaminated lacquer might be the culprit. This was used to help treat the wooden sections on the weapons. Given less than 10% of the tested weapons contained chromium, it can be ruled out as the sole cause for preservation.

Soil composition is unique in the burial site, as are the levels of tin and bronze used throughout. Therefore, while the theory was always quite cool, it appears that the preservation of this amazing piece of history is not intentional, but a happy accident.

While that might feel like a disappointment to some, to others it will feel like a happy conclusion to a very confusing, mysterious part of archaeology.

As one of the most stunning pieces of creation in Chinese history, the Terracotta Army is a truly special finding. We can only imagine what it would have been like for those who first came across them.

The story of how they are so well-preserved, though, has...

Vacation

New ‘Visa’ Process for Americans Traveling to Europe

What Need to Know:

The freedom of hopping on a plane and arriving in Europe at any time with just a passport and a ticket is coming to an end. With the world as it is and security becoming more and more of an issue, many European countries are heightening their security system.

Don’t panic, however. All they’re requiring as of 2021 is a little extra paperwork and a small fee before you travel. The European Travel Information and Authorisation System will charge €7 (about $8) potential travelers from “visa-free” countries to complete the required application online, and once you are approved, it lasts for three years.

The application is expected to only take up to 10 minutes, and 95 percent of the applicants should be approved within minutes, according to the European Commission.

Which Countries?

The countries adopting this new security regulation are those in the Schengen Area, named such after a treaty made in 1985 allowing for easier travel between countries.

The area contains the following countries: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

If you’ll notice, Britain is not included in this list, so traveling to and from the U.K. should stay much the same as it has been.

Over 60 countries including the U.S. have not needed a visa to visit the EU, but once the ETIAS is set in place, they will need to apply before traveling anywhere in the Schengen Area. However, ETIAS has been very clear that this is not a visa.

While there has been some confusion, the European Commission states firmly in a fact sheet on its website that “the ETIAS authorization is not a visa” (emphasis theirs). Americans will still not need to apply for visas to go to Europe.

There has been one site, so far, that has become misleading ― ETIASVisa.com. This so-called travel agency refers to the process as a “visa” application, but again, it is not.

The ETIAS does not require biometric data or any of the complex information required to apply for a Visa. The whole process was approved in 2018.

All-in-all, the change is not so drastic. The EU only hopes to set in place a new security measure to conduct “pre-travel screening for security and migration risks of travelers benefiting from visa-free access to the Schengen area,” as two European Commission leaders said in a statement last year about the proposed change.

This process is much like an existing U.S. system called the Electronic System for Travel Authorization, which requires people from any of 38 other countries to seek approval prior to arrival in the U.S. and to pay a $14 fee.

What Need to Know:

The freedom of hopping on a plane and arriving in Europe at any time with just a passport and a ticket is coming to an end. With the world as it is and security becoming more and more of an issue, many European countries are heightening...

Cool Stories

Dogs Refused to Continue Dog Sled Race

Musher Nicolas Petit had to drop out of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dos Race when his dogs refused to continue along the trail. Petit along with his 10-dog team had been ahead in this year’s race when the dogs suddenly stopped approximately 14 miles out of Shaktoolik on a Sunday night.  They were more than three-quarters of the way in the 1,000-mile race.

While camped on the sea ice, Petit said two of his dogs started fighting so he started yelling at one of them.  He said he never shouts at his dogs but at that moment everyone heard him!  He went on to say that at that point they wouldn’t go on, so they camped where they were to see if anything would change.  Petit placed second in the race the year before.

He said it was confusing, his dogs were eating and didn’t seem to have any physical issues. This was the second time Petit’s sled was flipped upside down on a 50-mile stretch of trail that ran from Shaktoolik and Koyuk. This stretch has been described as a bleak, flat, and a deadly monotonous leg.

When Petit’s team stopped, Pete Kaiser took the lead in the race, passing him on the trail and was the first to reach Koyuk which is approximately 171 miles from the finish line in Nome.

What Is The Iditarod?

This is a long-distance sled dog race that runs annually in the month of March.  It starts in Anchorage and ends in Nome. The entire race stays within the borders of the state of Alaska.  Mushers and their team of dogs cover anywhere from 8 to 15 days and sometimes even longer.

Musher Nicolas Petit had to drop out of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dos Race when his dogs refused to continue along the trail. Petit along with his 10-dog team had been ahead in this year’s race when the dogs suddenly stopped approximately 14 miles out of...

Health Science

New Technology In Genetic Testing!

Don’t start rolling your eyes just yet. I know that blockchain technology is suggested as the savior to everything. However, in the world of genetic testing, it’s becoming a genuinely viable solution to a problem that is showing no signs of getting any better.

Genetic testing is one of the most powerful tools that we have as a species, but it’s also an industry that is fraught with data leaks and other such problems.

With DNA sequencing now a fully affordable solution, more and more people are getting involved with it. However, the question has to be asked – how will that data be used in the first place? How will the medical industry use our genetic data to help make the world a better place?

Privacy, of course, is the next big challenge. We look at the world and we see the increase of data and the drop-off of privacy becoming a major problem. Genetic testing, then, is no different: so how could we make a genetic testing industry that is both affordable and private?

According to the CEO of Geneyx, David Yizhar, the solution is going to be a blockchain technology offer. Stressing that it offers the security and anonymity that is needed to help keep genetic tasting data safe, this could be the bespoke solution that the industry has been crying out for.

Blockchain and genetic testing: a happy combination?

As Yizhar says, they want to make genomic data available without having to put people’s privacy at needless risk. The hope is that, by using the data of your own genomes, you could hunt down people who suffer from the same condition as you – anonymously at first. It might help those with rare genetic mutations to find treatments in other parts of the world.

The challenge is making sure that it’s sliced up into enough tiny screeds of data as to be more or less impossible to take over. This means that if one piece of data was collected, it could never be enough for a hacker or leaker to be able to trace the source of the data itself.

At present, genome data is secured in the one location, on a single local server. For a hacker, that’s a piece of cake to get around. Though Geneyx has around 50,000 genomes at the moment, they want to get to 100,000 before they can start to use it to anything like its full potential.

For now, though, it’s certainly a good and honest idea. Many people feel unsure about giving out their contact details online: it’s then much harder to convince someone to give out their genetic data. So, if this system managed to show a safer and more trustworthy way of making this work, more people would likely take part.

It’s all a bit carrot and stick at the moment. If genome testing could become a safer experience, and more anonymous, people would take part. With a blockchain-style solution, though, that might not be so far off now.

Don’t start rolling your eyes just yet. I know that blockchain technology is suggested as the savior to everything. However, in the world of genetic testing, it’s becoming a genuinely viable solution to a problem that is showing no signs of getting any...

Cool Stories

You’ll Love This 101-Year-Old Mom Playing In The Snow

When you think of sledding, snowmen and snowball fights, you most likely picture kids in mittens and knit caps.  What you may not be expecting is that one of the kids playing in the snow is anything but; she is 101 years young and full of appreciation, spunk, and a wicked snow ball throwing arm.

Armand Foisy took his 101-year-old mother for a day trip in Lillooet, British Columbia.  When Armand was going to turn around and avoid the snow, his mother begged him to take her straight to the heart of the snowfall.  Armand may have been curious, but he couldn’t have predicted Albini’s next move.

When he pulled over for a view of the peaceful snowfall, Albini had something else in mind altogether.  She left the warm, snug car and bounded outside to frolic in the fluffy snow.  Luckily for all of us, Armand had his camera ready and captured this adorable footage of his 101-year-old mother playing in the snow like a jubilant child.

Armand uploaded his footage to Facebook with the caption “Here’s proof that if you find pure joy in the simple things you can live 100 years.”

Let Your Inner Child Come Out

The holiday season brings out the youth in all of us, no matter how old we are.  Albini proves that aging gracefully means staying in touch with your inner child and carrying a spirit of youth with you throughout your life.  She is living proof that people can find joy, no matter what their age.

While kids are the ones we usually see building snow forts and having snowball battles while the adults shiver in cold misery,  Albini reminds us that we can still enjoy winter no matter our age and revel in its beauty like the kids we all should still be at heart.

We are so lucky that Armand had his camera and was able to capture this inspiring footage of Albini as she frolicked happily through the cold, wet snow like any kid, perfecting her skills making snowballs.

We may consider ourselves to be cool and hip adults, but one thing’s for sure; until you’ve played in the snow while being just over a century in age, you’ll never be quite as cool as the joyful, sweet and fun-loving Albini.

When you think of sledding, snowmen and snowball fights, you most likely picture kids in mittens and knit caps.  What you may not be expecting is that one of the kids playing in the snow is anything but; she is 101 years young and full of appreciation...

Lifestyle TooCool

‘1 Alcoholic Bev’ – The Meme That Will Break the Internet

Do you remember when Kim Kardashian starred on the front cover of that magazine, promising to ‘break the internet’?

Well, it turns out that we might have something on our hands so irritatingly viral that it might break the whole thing. It’s the ‘1 Alcoholic Bev’ meme, and it’s gone so far, so wide and so fast it’s very unlikely you haven’t seen it yet. Anyway, if you are somehow free of its clutches, then you’ll want to know what it is – right?

Essentially… see the mate in your group who cannot handle their alcohol? That after a single pint/bottle/can/whatever, they are absolutely mashed?

Well, the 1 Alcoholic Bev meme was made in celebration of their wonderful ability to get lashed for so little. It’s also a celebration of the fact that these people become extremely loose with their words afterward, often to comical effect.

This meme has exploded, celebrating every one of the times we’ve all had a heart to heart with a complete stranger, or nearly had a fight with a random person over a football opinion. Sometimes, all it takes is one drink to turn you into a complete clown – and the 1 Alcoholic Bev meme is here to celebrate that ridiculous transformation we all take.

There’s a rather comical tweet series we came across that perfectly surmises the 1 Alcoholic Bev meme for those who have somehow managed to miss it.

How the 1 Alcoholic Bev usually works

So, these are all fine examples of a good night out. You are out and about with the sensible clothes on and the complete intention of having a simple night. No messing around. One drink in, though, you are on the table – the inhibitions are gone. You are dancing on the table, and the mild mannered couple across from you are looking partially intrigued, partially horrified.

Stumbling out the door afterward, it’s straight for a fantastic bite to eat – the smell just wafts right up your nose. You would eat out of a bin if someone told you it was the reason for the aroma you now want to marry. All it takes is that one drink to turn that donor kebab you nearly threw up thinking about earlier into the stuff of dreams.

As you trapeze on home, you think of sitting in bed. Cold. Alone. You tell yourself you won’t do it, but you send the text anyway – to him/her. You do it because you know you must, even though you know both of you will despise the approach tomorrow. But you do it anyway, as all it takes is one drink to convince you that – actually – you can make things work.

So, what has the worst been for you after a single alcoholic beverage? Try and avoid counting the times when you would start your drinking with something of supreme power, like Absinthe. Try and think of when all it took was a Becks, a simple Becks, to make you transform into the ‘real you’ that you hide in sobriety?

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Do you remember when Kim Kardashian starred on the front cover of that magazine, promising to ‘break the internet’?
Well, it turns out that we might have something on our hands so irritatingly viral that it might break the whole thing. It’s the ‘1...

Tech News

Musical Playlists Built on Your DNA

While it might all sound a little too “Humans of Late Capitalism” for some, it appears DNA-driven musical playlists could be a thing. The streaming era has brought a huge amount of pros, as well as a fair amount of cons depending on your viewpoint and position within the industry.

Regardless, musical playlists have evolved to be far more personal. Rather than just a combination of different songs you think to add, apps like Spotify make it much easier to find music without having to go too far searching. Now, though, DNA playlists could be a thing.

Teaming up with Ancestry, Spotify is going to be bringing us DNA-curated playlists. If you have ever used an Ancestry DNA test at home, then you will be able to link-up to your Spotify account and curate away. You’ll be given a host of playlists to pick from that is literally built on your own DNA – taking music that is important and popular in the homeland of your very ancestors.

Although the prospect of this might sound a bit off to some, it’s definitely an interesting idea if nothing else. However, the idea that it comes from is pretty decent. According to Vineet Mehra, the Ancestry Executive Vice Preisdent and Chief Marketing Officer, speaking as part of the Spotify promotion via Quartz: “It’s so much more than the stats and the data and the records,

“How do we help people experience their culture and not just read about it? Music seemed like an obvious way to do that.”

Hitting the right note

Given music’s appeal to nostalgia and memory, it’s a nice touch to see we can now actively find music linked to the past of our very families. While it might all seem a touch gimmicky, it’s an idea that very much comes from the right place.

Ancestry has been working with Spotify to help make this a reality, with the aim to help people better connect to their heritage. It’s a smooth idea and one that obviously comes from a good place.

Of course, you don’t need to get involved with this if you don’t want to. Should you already have a Spotify account, you have no need to get an Ancestry account to continue access. If you already have an Ancestry account set up, though, it’s well worth looking a touch closer at. It’ll provide you with a rather interesting service that certainly shows Spotify is thinking well outside the box for a music streaming service.

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While it might all sound a little too “Humans of Late Capitalism” for some, it appears DNA-driven musical playlists could be a thing. The streaming era has brought a huge amount of pros, as well as a fair amount of cons depending on your viewpoint and...