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The latest from news outlets and blogs around the Northwest and beyond, chosen by Crosscut editors.

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShip Two crashes

Virgin Galactic's commercial plane, designed to travel at the edges of the atmosphere, crashed in a test Friday.

NBC NEWS

OrganJet gets patients to organs fast

Waiting lists for donations can vary between cities so new online app, OrganJet, tells patients where they can get donations quick and then flies them there on a private jet. 

THE ATLANTIC

Google developing pill that detects illness

Google X, the experimental division of the Bay Area giant, is working on a pill that could detect cancer cells and send readings to a wearable device.

KOMO NEWS

Apple Pay rival already hacked

The Apple Pay rival, CurrentC, adopted by Walmart, has already been hacked.

GEEKWIRE

Elon Musk: Artificial Intelligence is something for humanity to genuinely fear

The tech wizard says, "With artificial intelligence, we are summoning the demon."

MASHABLE

Your second job as a Facebook volunteer

Writes Gideon Rosenblatt, "We don’t get paid for these hours, so really it’s more of a volunteer gig. Except that, in this case, we’re not really doing it for a charitable, nonprofit organization, but for an entity whose net profits were $1.5 billion last year and whose revenues are now growing at around 55% a year."

MEDIUM

When Siri is your son's best friend

"For children like Gus who love to chatter but don’t quite understand the rules of the game, Siri is a nonjudgmental friend and teacher."

NEW YORK TIMES

The Silicon Valley perk war's latest: Paying for women to freeze eggs

"Facebook recently began covering egg freezing, and Apple will start in January, spokespeople for the companies told NBC News. The firms appear to be the first major employers to offer this coverage for non-medical reasons."

NBC NEWS

Is reading to a child from an e-book like any other reading?

Evidence has been lacking but new studies are pointing to a possible loss of educational benefits. Parents interact differently with the children. And publishers are making use of the electronic medium to add bells and whistles.

NEW YORK TIMES

New Tesla will be fast -- and equipped with 'autopilot' mode

It's not self-driving but it will be able to sense objects, even people, keep you in the lane and slam on the brakes.

SLATE
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