Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Science Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by Barbara Rae-Venter’s genealogical sleuthing acumen has inspired others to help law enforcement with unsolved cases, as well as an ethics and privacy debate. ByHeather Murphy Aug. 29, 2018 Much to the frustration of her proud son, “I was worried about my safety, which is why it’s taken me so long to come out of the closet,” said Barbara Rae-Venter. Last week, the 70-year-old former attorney, who lives in California, decided she was ready, allowing Paul Holes, a retired investigator at the Contra Costa District Attorney’s Office to name her in a tweet: The genetic genealogist who helped find #GSK Deangelo has given me permission to divulge her name - Barbara Rae-Venter. Without Barbara's help we would probably still be building family trees. She gave us structure … [Read more...] about She Helped Crack the Golden State Killer Case. Here’s What She’s Going to Do Next.
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Style Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by As in, it will become even more of a time suck. The influencers are stoked. ByJonah Engel Bromwich June 21, 2018 Those who make a living through Instagram — a group of influencers who can be critical of developments on the platform — are thrilled about the company’s newest feature, Instagram T.V., announced Wednesday. The feature, which will allow users to stream videos up to an hour long, has already appeared within the app, bringing a whole new mode of entertainment to an environment that already takes up a whole lot of its users’ free time. It will also exist as a stand-alone app for those who want all Introducing IGTV, a new app for watching long-form, vertical video from your favorite Instagram creators. https://t.co/7aSMmmAsyB pic.twitter.com/Py8QI1rS23— Instagram (@instagram) … [Read more...] about I.G.T.V. Is Going to Change How You Use Instagram
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index U.S. Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByJulie Bosman and Mitch Smith June 13, 2018 CHICAGO — There are two standard, rage-inducing ways to reach O’Hare International Airport from downtown Chicago. You can ride the L, a sluggish crawl on a train that meanders through neighborhoods and down the middle of an expressway. Or you can attempt driving on the expressway itself, which tends to be clogged with traffic and even slower. Rahm Emanuel, the mayor of Chicago, and Elon Musk, the billionaire inventor, say that they have concocted a dreamy alternative. Mr. Emanuel, who is running for a third term as mayor, said in an announcement late Wednesday that Mr. Musk’s company has been chosen to build a transportation alternative seemingly lifted from a space-age fantasy: an unimaginably zippy ride from Chicago’s Loop to O’Hare in … [Read more...] about Chicago Says Elon Musk’s Company Will Build Tunnels and Electric Cars to Go to O’Hare
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In After researchers created a virus from mail-order DNA, geneticists sound the alarm about the genetic tinkering carried out in garages and living rooms. Across the country, biohackers — hobbyists, amateur geneticists, students and enthusiasts — are practicing gene editing, concerning some bioterrorism experts. Credit Ryan Christopher Jones for The New York Times Supported by ByEmily Baumgaertner May 14, 2018 WASHINGTON — As a teenager, Keoni Gandall already was operating a cutting-edge research laboratory in his bedroom in Huntington Beach, Calif. While his friends were buying video games, he acquired more than a dozen pieces of equipment — a transilluminator, a centrifuge, two thermocyclers — in pursuit of a hobby that once was the province of white-coated Ph.D.’s in institutional labs. “I just wanted to clone DNA using my … [Read more...] about As D.I.Y. Gene Editing Gains Popularity, ‘Someone Is Going to Get Hurt’
You might have noticed while about to do a Google search today, that the Alphabet division is promoting its iOS and Android apps right underneath the search bar on its home page. The short message reads, "Unwrap the best of Google for Android and iOS." Clicking on both links will take you to a listing of popular Google apps available for your Android or iOS devices.Android apps listed include the Chrome Browser, Google Maps, Google Photos, Google Translate, and of course, YouTube. Others include Snapseed, Gmail, Hangouts and Google Drive. Many of these are already pre-installed on a new Android phone.If you click on the iOS link, you will receive a number of pages for both the iPhone and the iPad. If you got a new iOS device for the holidays, you are going to want to install some Google apps. For example, remember that the YouTube client hasn't come pre-installed on iOS for years; that is a must-have that you will want to download on your new iOS flavored phone or tablet right away. … [Read more...] about Google promotes some popular iOS and Android apps on its home page