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Check your compass: The magnetic north pole is on the move

The World Magnetic Model (WMM) enables compasses to point north and is used in navigation systems. Its latest update revealed the North Magnetic Pole is wandering about 34 miles a year. It crossed the international dateline in 2017 and is leaving the Canadian Arctic on its way to Siberia. This is causing a navigational nightmare for compasses in smartphones, boats

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“Kill Your Foster Parents”: Amazon’s Alexa Talks Murder, Sex

Amazon’s Alexa is shocking its owners with conversations about sex acts, dog defecation, with one device telling a customer to “kill your foster parents.” These outbursts are allegedly “episodes” that are meant to make the device a better communicator, according to Reuters: The episodes, previously unreported, arise from Amazon.com Inc’s strategy to make Alexa a better communicator. New research is

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Scientists Urge World To Share DNA In Centralized Database “For Your Protection”

Between the ever-encroaching eye of Big Brother, the imminent events of pre-crime AI, the exposure of tech behemoth privacy contempt, and the inevitable ‘hack’ of any and everything online, it is perhaps understandable that your average joe is more than a little nervous. No matter how romantic the idea of discovering you are 1/1024th native American – to hand over

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Exposed: Polio Vaccines And The Danger To Your Children

For the past three weeks, toddler Julia Payne has been treated at Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago where she was recently diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis, a rare but serious condition that causes inflammation in the spinal cord area that directly affects a person’s muscles. David Knight explains how this is comparable to polio. FOLLOW THE LINK FOR THE FULL

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Hang up! Radiation from mobile phones can affect your memory

Mobile phone radiationmay affect memory performance in adolescents, according to a new study. The rapid evolution of information and communication technologies (ICT) goes along with an increase in exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF) in our daily life. The most relevant exposure source to the brain is the use of a mobile phone close to the head. -Media usage and

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DNA for Sale: Ancestry wants your spit, your DNA and your trust. Should you give them all 3?

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 LLC has grown to become the world’s largest DNA testing conglomerate. Since 2012, it has lured more than 5 million people to spit into tubes and add their genetic

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The Pentagon Will Know Who You Are by How You Hold Your Phone

The Defense Department is funding a project that officials say could revolutionize the way companies, federal agencies and the military itself verify that people are who they say they are and it could be available in most commercial smartphones within two years. The technology, which will be embedded in smartphones’ hardware, will analyze a variety of identifiers that are unique

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