Tuesday, June 19, 2018
By Stuart Leavenworth, McClatchy Washington BureauLEHI, Utah — It markets its DNA kits with promises that tug at the heartstrings: Discover ancestors. Strengthen family ties. Understand your life.Aided by venture capital and a flood of savvy marketing, Ancestry...
More than 3,000 people in Sweden have implanted tiny microchips beneath their skin to replace their credit card information, identification, keys, train tickets, among other everyday items, Agence France-Press announced Sunday.The implant, which is about the size of a grain of...
As Hawaii prepares for a possible "explosive eruption," confusion has arisen about the relationship between Kilauea and the West Coast's "ring of fire" volcanoes.But experts say there's not cause for concern for those who live near "ring of fire"...
The same group that recreated the Roman triumphal arch that once welcomed travelers to the Temple of Baal is now honoring another pagan deity.The United Arab Emirates, the Italian mission to the United Nations and the Institute for Digital Archeology have...
NEW DELHI — Seeking to build an identification system of unprecedented scope, India is scanning the fingerprints, eyes and faces of its 1.3 billion residents and connecting the data to everything from welfare benefits to mobile phones. Civil libertarians are...
Toxic gasses are spewing from Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island, as new fissures form and thousands are forced to flee. The Hawaii Fire Department on Saturday reported extremely dangerous air quality conditions due to high levels of sulfur dioxide...
A robot has been nominated to run for the position of mayor in Tokyo, promising to be "fair and balanced" to all its constituents.The mayoral election in Tama City features the usual high-ranking local politicians, as well as an artificial intelligence...
A gaggle of geese was found dead in a parking lot in Idaho Falls, Idaho, in what wildlife officials are calling a "freak accident." The 51 birds were clumped together, soaking wet, as golf ball-sized hail rained down on...
Scientists in San Francisco may be close to finding a cure for Alzheimer's disease. The key to their success was looking not at the brains of mice – a standard practice in scientific research – but of men.Researchers at...
Several congregants at a historic church in London were offended by a Star Wars "Stormtrooper" crucifixion that was being displayed as part of a "Stations of the Cross" exhibit that opened to the public Thursday.The controversial work, called the...

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