Humans no longer “own” their own genes.
The more than 40,000 patents on DNA molecules have allowed companies to essentially claim the entire human genome for profit, report two researchers. Their study, published March 25 in the journal Genome M [...]
At the one year mark of Facebook's initial public offering on the stock market those who invested have yet to see any profit. Analysis suggests that Facebook is struggling to adapt to the major shift of users away from desktop and laptop systems onto [...]
Russia's posturing in the Middle East has been shown to be purely political posturing from a recent WikiLeaks posting. Secure cables from the Russian foreign ministry show that while Russia promised countries in the Middle East missile systems, they [...]
It turns out that some people think cholesterol is not the silent killer that results in heart disease. An evaluation of the original studies that brought forth the theory that cholesterol is connected to heart disease will show that the an [...]
Many people have raised privacy concerns about the Google Glass. Some establishments have even gone so far as to ban the device. Congress has written a letter to the CEO of Google asking several pointed questions about the device and its capabilities [...]
Since its introduction of genetically modified crops, Monsanto has generated a sea of controversy among small farmers across the U.S., and the company is now trying to expand south into Mexico. After years of trying to penetrate the Mexican market, M [...]
Just below is a runner's view of the marathon in Boston just before the explosions. And following that are images from someone who lives right next to where the final firefight happened.
For more photos visit the blog of Kitz. [...]
Last night, twelve year-old Matthew Lannon delivered an impassioned testimony before Rhode Island’s Senate Judiciary Committee in favor of marriage equality. The sixth-grader from Providence, who has two moms and two dads, ended his statement by sa [...]
According to The Economist the use of online tools for crime is on the rise. Apparently organized crime has taken the advances in tools available online in stride. The article cites Shawn Henry, formerly of the FBI, as saying that a company recently [...]
After looking into the pros and cons of nine methods of electricity production (including coal, geothermal, biomass, and solar), a group of 9 and 10 year-olds from Central Park School for Children in Durham, North Carolina decided that their classroo [...]