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The Hidden Danger of Do-It-Yourself Genetic Tests

The Hidden Danger of Do-It-Yourself Genetic Tests More “Genetic tests, here! Get your genetic tests!” No one would’ve expected to hear that refrain at an NFL game — at least not until this fall. Biotech firm Orig3n planned to distribute “free” genetic tests at a Baltimore Ravens game as part of a September promotion dubbed “DNA Day.” The Ravens ultimately postponed the event, questioning whether Orig3n needed to secure federal approval before distributing the tests. Trending: China Must Prepare for Imminent War With North Korea, Top National Security Experts Warn…

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China installs high-frequency radars in secret plot to militarise islands over WW3 fears

It comes military expert Li Jie warned that China has started preparing its military to support North Korea if World War 3 breaks out with the US. And now satellite images reveal Chinese activity has been detected on the Spratly and Paracel islands,  contested with several other Asian nations, spanning 72 acres (29 hectares). Over the last several months China has constructed what appears to be a new high-frequency radar array at the northern end of Fiery Cross Reef in the Spratlys, according to a report by the Washington’s Center…

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Grand Jury Slams Penn State for 'Rampant and Pervasive' Fraternity Hazing After Tim Piazza's Death

“No fraternity’s existence is worth more than the life of Tim Piazza” More A new grand jury report faulted Penn State University for enabling a fraternity culture that led to the hazing death of 19-year-old sophomore Tim Piazza in February. The report — released by Centre County District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller on Friday — condemned hazing within the Greek community at Penn State as “rampant and pervasive,” and accused Penn State of demonstrating apathy to drinking culture and turning a blind eye to problems within fraternities. “If it takes…

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The U.S. Military Could Go 'Star Wars': Build Deflector Shields to Stop Laser Weapons?

Michael Peck Security, Is the force with America?  The U.S. Military Could Go ‘Star Wars’: Build Deflector Shields to Stop Laser Weapons? Calling it a “deflector shield,” with its Star Trek connotations, is a clever bit of marketing by BAE, though perhaps not totally accurate. The USS Enterprise’s deflector shields could repel both matter and energy. LDAL, if it works, would be useful against laser weapons but probably not bullets. Nonetheless, given the impending advent of directed-energy weapons, stopping a laser beam from drilling a hole in a tank or a human is no small…

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A Man Accused of Driving into a Crowd of Protestors Faces a First-Degree Murder Charge

A Man Accused of Driving into a Crowd of Protestors Faces a First-Degree Murder Charge More (CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.) — The man accused of driving into a crowd protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville faces a new charge of first-degree murder after a court hearing Thursday in which prosecutors presented surveillance video and other evidence against him. Prosecutors announced at the start of a preliminary hearing for James Alex Fields that they were seeking to upgrade the second-degree murder charge he previously faced in the Aug. 12 collision in Charlottesville…

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Lockheed selects NEC artificial intelligence software to study space data

Intelligent machines are taking the technology world by storm, and have started to move to outer space. WASHINGTON — The United States’ largest military contractor Lockheed Martin Corp. announced Wednesday it will start using artificial intelligence software from NEC to analyze data collected by sensors in space. Intelligent machines are taking the technology world by storm, and have started to move to outer space. One of the most advantageous uses of smart software is to analyze data, and increasingly governments and industries see AI as the answer to the big-data…

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Alibaba launches cat-shaped car vending machines in China – Roadshow

Chinese e-commerce leviathan Alibaba is set to open two massive cat-shaped car vending machines in Nanjing and Shanghai that will allow prospective buyers the chance to see, test-drive and even buy on-site the car of their choosing. Yes, you read that correctly. Welcome to 2017. This announcement comes shortly after reports of a possible partnership between Alibaba and Ford to utilize its automotive vending machines and infrastructure to sell vehicles in China. This all may seem strange to American buyers, who have long been saddled with the traditional dealership model,…

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Police seize BIBLES during China church raid – Christian crackdown continues

Officials across multiple government departments joined forces to raid the church service in Anhui province, eastern China. NGO ChinaAid, which promotes religious freedom for Christians in China, said the incident took place last month. The authorities raided a clandestine church inside a house belonging to Christian Yu Jiafang. They confiscated religious items and bibles and threatened to punish Ms Jianfang. ChinaAid claims the move violates the Chinese constitution, which enshrines freedom of belief. China has launched a major crackdown on religion in recent months in an attempt to exercise control…

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World War 3: Chinese airforce ENCIRCLES Taiwan after diplomat ‘threatens US with INVASION’

GETTY The aircraft flew over the Miyako Strait in Japan’s south and the Bashi Channel Numerous Chinese fighter jets, bombers, and surveillance aircraft conducted “routine” and “planned” distant sea patrols on Monday to safeguard national sovereignty and territorial integrity, Air Force spokesman Shen Jinke said. China’s military confirmed the military action on Tuesday. The aircraft flew over the Miyako Strait in Japan’s south and the Bashi Channel between Taiwan and the Philippines to “test real combat capabilities”, Shen said. The fighters include H-6K bombers, Su-30 fighters, J-11 fighters, surveillance, alert…

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Mosque linked to ISIS Jihadi terror forced to install CCTV to monitor Islamic worshippers

Following a nationwide crackdown on extremism, intelligence officials in France have demanded the al-Rawda mosque install an extensive surveillance system. The al-Rawda mosque, which is located in Stains, an impoverished suburb north-east of Paris, was closed down by the interior ministry in November 2016 after it was identified by French intelligence officials as a “breeding ground for Salafi-jihadists”. It was one of the 30 mosques to be shut down under the country’s two-year emergency rule, which allowed authorities to shut down ‘radical’ places of worship without prior warning.  French counter-terrorism…

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