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How Stem Cell Therapy Might Change Your Dog’s Life

When it comes to this pioneering treatment, dogs are way ahead of humans.

Animal companions keep us happy and healthy, and more of us own pets than ever before. It’s clear that we’re sentimentally devoted to those pets—more than half of us say we’d “leap into action” for our furry family members if they were injured. And with 47 percent of American households owning at least one dog, and more than 83 million dogs claimed as pets in the United States according to the American Pet Product Association (APPA), the old adage about dog being man’s best friend appears to have a lot of truth to it.

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We’re Putting Everything in the Cloud. That’s Scary as Hell, and Here’s Why.

The cloud is a real thing, and it’s not as secure as you think.

Did you open up a Google doc today? You used the cloud. You did it again when you checked email and Facebook. And when you uploaded that file to Dropbox? You used cloud storage. You can see where this is going. The cloud dominates the modern internet. In fact, global cloud IP traffic will reach 6.5 zettabytes—or a trillion gigabytes—annually by the end of 2018. That’s the equivalent of streaming 234 million years of HD-TV. Everyone from mega-corporations to individual internet users store data in the cloud, both non-sensitive and private—often extremely personal—information.

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Listicles are big business in the land of web content. In 2014, lists proved to be the No. 1 most-shared article type, each one socially shared at an average rate of 21,000 times per month. (Even GOOD is not immune to the listicle’s charms.) Though lists have been around for a long time (pop quiz: how many commandments were there?), they’re becoming one of the major ways we consume journalism, even about serious topics (see “9 Questions About Syria You Were Too Embarrassed to Ask”). And, for good or ill, their lack of nuance might just be limiting our comprehension.

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Though you can’t deny the convenience of online shopping, there’s something nice about shopping at brick-and-mortar shops. There’s the face-to-face access to customer service, the tactile experience of merchandise, not to mention, the occasion to get out of your home and encounter other consumers like you. What we really need is the best of both worlds, and IBM researchers are already working on it.

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