As we looked back on The Two-Way's year, the "most liked" comment by a reader stood out. It was a simple call for civility. The rough-edged, sometimes cruel things said in comment threads get much attention. We want to say thank you for the more gracious tone many Two-Way readers take.
Say the words "high-tech startup" and chances are you picture a world that's mostly white, male and set in Silicon Valley. Now, a group in Nairobi, Kenya, is working to get more female entrepreneurs into the male-dominated world of tech.
If you've been arrested in the last 10 years, there's a good chance your arrest photo ended up on any number of websites. You'll have to pay to make them take it down, but one lawyer aims to make the websites pay instead.
With the rise of the do-it-yourself movement, more groups are springing up to encourage kids to link crafts and science. Modeled on more traditional Scouting groups, kids and their parents meet up in tool-filled "hacker spaces" to build electronics and get creative.
The hagfish or "slime eel" shoots out slime containing silk-like fibers of remarkable strength. Douglas Fudge, a biologist at the University of Guelph, says it could be a good substitute for today's synthetic fibers--it's 10 times stronger than nylon, for example--and bacteria can be trained to make it.
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