Category Archives: Technology

Some media-and-tech flavored bytes from June

Hillary Clinton is a big fan of Twitter. But some Republicans on Capitol Hill, not so much. News of this stand- off emerged after a couple of young Twitterati from the State Department made waves with their widely followed tweets during … Continue reading

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Need to know: troubled oceans, lurking flu, vuvuzela filters and more

A handful of need-to-knows this week: The oceans are in trouble even without rigs dumping oil into them. Science’s coverage of the issues in its latest issue, is, well, oceanic. The direst of the problems seems to be that the oceans’ pH … Continue reading

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Now Big Brother wants your DNA too (psst, it might already have it)

Whether it’s a good thing or not is debatable, but the truth of the matter is that Big Brother, a.k.a, the federal government, already has gathered a little too much info about us by snooping on our digital lives. Govt.-commissioned … Continue reading

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10 year old human genome feels the weight of false expectations

It’s annoying when people pick on the human genome. Especially since this June marks its 10th birthday (scientists unveiled its first draft 1o years ago), and we should be throwing the genome birthday bashes, not bashing it up. And particularly … Continue reading

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The Neanderthalizer and other weapons of mass instruction

Want a Neandertal makeover? There’s an app for that. There’s also an app to keep tabs on NASA. And a couple for beating climate-change skeptics and anti-evolutionists at their own game. These and scores of other nerdy downloads are some … Continue reading

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