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How Canadian researchers reconstituted an extinct poxvirus for $100,000 using mail-order DNA

Eradicating smallpox, one of the deadliest diseases in history, took humanity decades and cost billions of dollars. Bringing the scourge back would probably take a small scientific team with little specialized knowledge half a year and cost…
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Upstate NY man who killed friend for eating his sandwich gets 22 years in prison

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A New York man who fatally shot a friend for eating his leftover sandwich has been sentenced to 22 years in prison. The Erie County district attorney's office says 34-year-old Marcus Gottsche was sentenced Wednesday…
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Gawker.com shutting down their business thanks to Terry Bollea, (aka Hulk Hogan)

Gawker.com is shutting down today, Monday 22nd August, 2016, some 13 years after it began and two days before the end of my forties. It is the end of an era. The staff will move to new jobs on other properties in Gawker Media Group, which…
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Woman Who Worked for Google Killed After Going for Jog in Massachusetts

A 27-year-old woman who worked for Google appears to have been killed in broad daylight Sunday near her mother’s home in Princeton, Massachusetts, officials said. Vanessa Marcotte, who lived in New York City, went out for a jog Sunday…
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Photographer sues Getty Images for $1 billion after she's billed for her own photo

Carol Highsmith is a distinguished photographer who has traveled all over America, aiming to chronicle for posterity the life of the nation in the early 21st century. She’s donating her work to the public via the Library of Congress,…

Hackers claim to have launched DDoS attack that crashed Pokémon Go servers

Hacker group PoodleCorp claimed responsibility for taking down Pokémon Go servers, although Niantic did not verify the attack. Shortly after Pokémon launched in 26 new countries, the servers crashed. While sluggish and/or unresponsive…

Say hello to the robot overlord. - The Killer Robot Used by Dallas Police

The killer robot is here. Police rigged a bomb-disposal robot to kill an armed suspect in the Dallas police shooting , in what appears to be the first time U.S. police have used a robot for lethal purposes. As such, it may represent the…

E. coli: The ideal transport vehicle for next-gen vaccines?

Most people recoil at the thought of ingesting E. coli. But what if the headline-grabbing bacteria could be used to fight disease? Researchers experimenting with harmless strains of E. coli -- yes, the majority of E. coli are safe and…
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Obama dreams of opening a T-shirt shack in Hawaii after he leaves the presidency

WASHINGTON — “Are you up?” The emails arrive late, often after 1 a.m., tapped out on a secure BlackBerry from an email address known only to a few. The weary recipients know that once again, the boss has not yet gone to bed. The…

FDA Approves Drug To Help Dogs Frightened By Fireworks

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — This Fourth of July holiday weekend, fireworks will be booming around the country, creating loud noises leave many pets trembling with anxiety. However, there is a new drug that could help dogs during those…

FDA: People are overdosing on anti-diarrhea drugs

WASHINGTON -- Federal health officials are investigating sometimes-deadly overdoses with common anti-diarrhea drugs, a bizarre manifestation of the nation's drug abuse problem. The primary ingredient in prescription Imodium and similar…

Watch: New York Sanitation Officers Search Through People’s Trash to Cite them for Recycling Improperly

A video posted to Facebook this week shows New York City sanitation officers playing a dirty trick on  residents in order to generate revenue. Digging through their trash. And then citing anyone who wasn’t “recycling properly”. The…
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Google Removes a Chrome Extension That Identified and Tracked Jews

Coincidence Detector used multiple brackets around a user’s name to identify them as Jewish. An extension for Google’s Chrome browser that let users identify and track suspected Jewish members of the media and entertainment industries…
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Judge halts Ohio law that blocked funds for Planned Parenthood

A federal judge in Cincinnati temporarily blocked the implementation of a state law that would have effectively de-funded 28 Ohio Planned Parenthood clinics, in a ruling on Monday. U.S. District Judge Michael Barrett granted a two-week…
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Sorry, We Don’t Take Obamacare

AMY MOSES and her circle of self-employed small-business owners were supporters of President Obama and the Affordable Care Act. They bought policies on the newly created New York State exchange. But when they called doctors and hospitals in…