Behold! Pumpkin Spice poop spray!

If you’ve ever wondered what the end of late stage capitalism looks like, look no further than to this bottle of Pumpkin Spice pre-poop spray from Poo-Pourri. Designed to mask the emanations of the discerning defecator, the spray smells delicately of cinnamon and nutmeg and will reduce your poo smells considerably (or so we were told).

We’re not certain when or if this exciting product will be available on shelves but if everything in your live revolves around Fall then maybe a spritz of this can make post-coffee bathroom break just that much more pleasant.

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Customized, personalized medicine is a reality

There are 6 billion characters in human DNA. Everyone has some typos in theirs, little mutations. Sometimes they’re harmless, and sometimes they cause debilitating conditions. (They have yet to produce a Storm, Wolverine, or Jean Grey to my knowledge.) Usually, these conditions aren’t treated effectively because they require medicine to be made specially for the patient. Most pharmaceutical companies won’t do this because they aren’t set up to make individualized medicine.

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Robots teach social skills to children with autism

Autism is a developmental delay disorder, which affects as many as 1 out of every 59 children in the United States. One of the symptoms is a difficulty to acquire social skills, and trouble recognizing and responding appropriately to social cues. Part of the problem is that it’s incredibly difficult as a parent to know what therapies are beneficial to intervene, therapists are incredibly expensive, and practitioners are few and far between. But what about robots?

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The Oura ring measures your health from your finger

I’m not a ring guy but lately I’ve been wearing a massive granite-colored ring that looks like something Sauron would have slipped on to mess with the Hobbits. Why? Because it’s also one of the best health trackers I’ve ever worn.

Nerd jewelry like Fitbits and Garmin devices are everywhere and the Apple Watch, once considered a poor replacement for a Timex Ironman, has become the gold standard of fitness devices. But all of these wrist-worn devices have one detriment: they are ugly.

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