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For Regular People, a List of Places to Avoid

Wired released its list of "top tech towns" (read: geek gathering zones) in the US. The magazine says it used "highly scientific methodology as well as algorithms snuck out of NASA and Google" to evaluate 30 cities on a number of factors, including proximity to highly ranked engineering schools, tech jobs per capita, free Wi-Fi availability, and more. Check out the rankings here.

The Scan

Pig Organ Transplants Considered

The Wall Street Journal reports that the US Food and Drug Administration may soon allow clinical trials that involve transplanting pig organs into humans.

'Poo-Bank' Proposal

Harvard Medical School researchers suggest people should bank stool samples when they are young to transplant when they later develop age-related diseases.

Spurred to Develop Again

New Scientist reports that researchers may have uncovered why about 60 percent of in vitro fertilization embryos stop developing.

Science Papers Examine Breast Milk Cell Populations, Cerebral Cortex Cellular Diversity, Micronesia Population History

In Science this week: unique cell populations found within breast milk, 100 transcriptionally distinct cell populations uncovered in the cerebral cortex, and more.