Weekly Roundup: The Best of Pop Culture X Science

We unveil our latest section – The Best of Pop Culture X Science, a place we scour the web for the best of the weird, wonderful and interesting, so you don’t have to.

Ξ Microsoft unveiled an app that can enable you to interact with people via hologram.


Ξ Scientists at the NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases have discovered a vaccination for the Zika Virus. Tested amongst 20 volunteers, after six months all remained free of infection.

Ξ In a very surprising move, Google has decided to get rid of its spectacularly terrifying robotics arm, Boston Dynamics.

Ξ Apple’s lead designer Jony Ive received the Sascha Baron Cohen treatment for the comedian’s latest film Grimsby.

Ξ A.I. kicked off its war against humanity with Google’s AlphaGo in a best of 5 series.

Ξ And finally, researchers from the University of Rochester developed a machine-learning algorithm that is able to spot drunken tweets.