Your weekend reading: The ban on gay Boy Scouts lifted, Carl Zimmer on rare diseases, and more

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Fun stuff, stuff to make you cry, serious stuff, weird stuff. Here, a recap of all the coolest stuff on the interwebs this week.

  • More than 60 percent of 1400 Boy Scout leaders voted to lift its longtime ban on openly gay scouts. [The New York Times]
  • A fantastic piece by Carl Zimmer on how studying rare diseases can help mainstream medicine. [The Atlantic]
  • Listen to the only known recording of Virginia Woolf’s voice. [Paris Review]
  • Some cool visualizations of the world’s tallest building, which will be 838 meters tall and in an empty field in China. [Quartz]
  • Dexter Johnson begins a column in which he explores the origins of “seven or never,” a principle in nanotech that says any new technology appears on the market in seven years or not at all. [IEEE Spectrum]
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