In Short: Gotye crowdsources a remix, scientists near a blood test for cancer

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  • Musician Gotye posted this video over the weekend, titled “Somebodies: A YouTube Orchestra.” It’s a remix of his song “Somebody That I Used To Know” crafted by bringing together the many individuals who’ve posted themselves playing the song. [YouTube] Perhaps Gotye took a note from Erik Whitacre, who gave the amazing TEDTalk “A virtual choir 2,000 voices strong” at TED2011.
  • UCLA scientists report that they are a step closer to creating a blood test for cancer. How would it work? Ultra-fast cameras would snap images of the blood sample, looking for CTCs — cells that have broken away from cancerous tumors. The test would allow for early detection of the devastating disease. [Popular Science] And if that has you excited, you will want to check out our playlist “8 diagnostic tests we could have at our disposal in the near future.”  [TED…

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