Did you read about the test-tube burger, parasites, and South Dakota?

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Are test-tube burgers the way of the future?
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  • Are test-tube burgers the way of the future?
Reader staffers share stories that fascinate, amuse, or inspire us.

Hey, did you read:

• About the novelist who died just before her first published book hit the best-seller list? Aimee Levitt

This essay arguing that the increase in mental illness has a lot to do with an increasingly alienating social order? Tony Adler

• About the test-tube burger, which, according to scientists, should be supermarket-ready within five to ten years? Kevin Warwick

• About the ubiquity of parasites? ("Parasitism is the most popular lifestyle on Earth. . . . For humans alone, there are more than 100 host-specific parasites.") Kate Schmidt

• About the disturbing new history of the Vietnam war that argues that the My Lai massacre was not an anomaly but standard operating procedure for U.S. troops? Aimee Levitt

• That the state of South Dakota is moving forward with a program to train teachers and staff to carry guns in schools? Mick Dumke

• These angry letters children wrote to Neil deGrasse Tyson about Pluto being downgraded? Gwynedd Stuart

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