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The $300 million plan to farm salmon in the middle of the ocean: Bloomberg reports, the semi-submersible Ocean Farm 1 off the coast of Norway can hold 1.5 million fish.

Boston-area startups are on pace to overtake NYC venture totals: TechCrunch reports, after years of trailing New York City in total annual venture investment, Massachusetts is taking the lead in 2018. Venture investment in the Boston metro area hit $5.2 billion so far this year, on track to be the highest annual total in years. The Massachusetts numbers year-to-date are about 15 percent higher than the New York City total. 

China produces 50% of the world’s cannabis: Most of its crop is non-psychotropic hemp, used for fabrics, medicine, and recreation.

9 astronauts: Nine NASA astronauts — five of whom flew on the space shuttle — have been announced as the crew of new commercial spacecrafts built by Boeing and SpaceX. Beginning next year, these crafts will head toward the International Space Station in the first manned missions from the U.S. since the shuttle program ended seven years ago.

Omega-3 supplements: A $15 billion industry that is growing at an annual rate of 7 percent. However, an analysis of 79 studies with an aggregate 100,000 participants found omega-3 consumption has little or no effect on promoting heart health.