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Arizona's Bitcoin ATM Struck By Lightening

popsci.com — Lightning strike stymies Tucson cryptocurrency machine 0 Is there a deity out there who hates cryptocurrency? To the list of disasters that have befallen the bitcoin economy in 2014, including the bankruptcy of the enormous Mt.

Engineers Make The World's First Verified, 2-Dimensional Polymers

popsci.com — In spite of its looks, this is not the lovechild of an accordion and an earthworm. It is actually a whole new material photographed in the middle of its creation process. It's a crystalline material being soaked in a special acid solution. After some days of soaking, the pleats in this structure sloughed off.
Jul 30, 2014

Engineers Make The World's First Verified, 2-Dimensional Polymers -- just one atom thick po.st/1uhllQ

The Fight Against Fake Birth Control

popsci.com — As a traditionally Catholic country, Peru has been slower than most to accept contraceptives. Over the past decade, most citizens' ideology has gradually stretched to accommodate the need for birth control, but emergency contraception (AKA the "morning after" pill) is still highly controversial in Peru.
Jul 30, 2014

RT @LadyBits: Counterfeit contraceptives are alive and well in Peru--but so is the fight against them. popsci.com/article/scienc… pic.twitter.com/j2UIIwq7uZ

Jul 28, 2014

How many unwanted babies linked to this fraud? Excellent story by @alexandraossola, scary implications: popsci.com/article/scienc… HT @danfagin

Jul 28, 2014

RT @PopSci: Testing finds that some of the "morning after" pills sold in pharmacies are useless fakes. popsci.com/article/scienc…