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'Terror owl' awaits relocation after wreaking havoc on Dutch town of Purmerend with silent aerial attacks

A falconer has finally caught the aggressive Eagle Owl that’s terrorised a small Dutch town, attacking more than 50 people in the last year.<p>The local …

Birds

BBC axes live F1 races to save money - then hires more staff

Programmes were cut because managers could not make the necessary productivity savings<p>The BBC has slashed the number of live Formula One motor race and cut spending on BBC 2 programmes to save money, at the same time as hiring more staff.<p>A report from the public spending watchdog found that the BBC …

United Kingdom

ISIS and the Foreign-Fighter Phenomenon

Why do people travel abroad to take part in somebody else’s violent conflict?<p>In August 2014, ISIS marked Eid al-Fitr, the end of Ramadan, with a 20-minute, high-definition video offering its greetings to the Muslim world.<p>Gauzy images of smiling worshippers embracing at a mosque cut to children …

Islam

23andMe Founder Discusses The Promises And Perils Of Genetic Information

Anne Wojcicki, the founder of the popular direct-to-consumer genetics testing company 23andMe, sat down with us at the SXSW Interactive gathering this past weekend in Austin, Texas to discuss both the promise and perils of giving the masses access to their health data.<p>“If consumers were more …

FDA Warns Genetic Tests for Consumers Are Unapproved

The Food and Drug Administration is warning companies making genetic tests for consumers, including one backed by Google, that the agency requires …

Controversial genetic self-testing kits coming to Canada

A controversial California company is going to start selling genetic test kits in Canada, and provide the information on more than 100 health conditions to its Canadian clients, despite the fact that the U.S. regulator forbids it from doing so south of the border.<p>Anne Wojcicki, CEO and co-founder …

23andMe: Personal Genetic Tests Provide 'Incomplete View' Of Disease Risk, Experts Say

By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer<p>Published: 11/26/2013 03:17 PM EST on LiveScience<p>A major shortcoming of the genetic tests offered by the Google-backed company 23andMe is not necessarily their accuracy, but rather the limited information they use to evaluate a person's lifetime risk of complex …

23andMe's Database of Genetic Information Is Going to Make It Lots of Money

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For quite some time, tech companies have realized big data means big bucks. (Hello cookies and updated privacy policies.) Facebook is notorious for collecting information on its users, Foursquare sells its users' data to ad-targeting …

Molecular Biology

Meet 23AndMe, The Company That’s Selling Your DNA Behind Your Back

23AndMe seems, at first, to be a neat little company. Give them a vial of spit and a questionnaire, and they’ll send you a little report about your genetics and help you find people you might be related to and where you come from. It’s a cool idea, except for when it destroys families. Or when they …

23andMe Finds Genes for Motion Sickness

The personal genomics company 23andMe has identified 35 genetic factors tied to motion sickness, according to a new study published in the journal</i> …

Genetics

Britain under the Green Party: Zero growth, no army, and everyone either high or hungry

What would happen if the Green Party were actually given the chance to put its politics into effect? Here's one vision<p>For many years the <b>Green Party</b> played a role in politics of creating general awareness of environmental issues. The detail of its policies and what their impacts might be was of much …

Pope's choice of new cardinals puts emphasis on poor | Reuters

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis put his first stamp on the group at the top of the Roman Catholic hierarchy on Sunday, naming 19 new cardinals from around the world and emphasising his concern for poor countries.<p>Pope Francis (R) greets members of the Catholic Committee for Cultural …